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State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Puerto Rico

Bill/Statute: P C0900

Year Law Enacted: 2013

Effective Date: August 7, 2014

Name of Document Issued: Licencia de conducir provisional (Provisional Driver's License)

 

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Show residence in Puerto Rico for at least one year                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Prove identity by presenting a valid passport from your country of citizenship                                                                                                                                                          
  • Meet other license eligibility requirements                                                                                                        

For more specifics, please visit: http://www.dtop.gov.pr/servicios/det_content.asp?cn_id=71

 

How long is the card valid?

The license will be valid for 3 years.

 

Are there distinguishing features or language on the license?

The license will be distinguished from other driver's licenses by a unique design or color and will contain language clarifying that it is not valid for purposes of federal identification or other official reporting purposes.

 

Is there an anti-discrimination provision in the law?

Yes, the Secretary of Transportation and Public Works will promulgate, within 180 days of August 7, 2013, implementing regulations to protect license holders against discrimination.

 

Is there a data confidentiality provision in the law?

Yes, the Secretary of Transportation and Public Works will promulgate, within 180 days of August 7, 2013, implementing regulations to protect the confidentiality of license holders' information.

 

 

This summary was prepared in January 2014 for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. For questions, please contact CLINIC’s State & Local Advocacy Attorney Jen Riddle at jriddle@cliniclegal.org or (301) 565-4807. 

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