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Driver privilege cards now available in Virginia

Eligible Virginians may now apply for a driver privilege card at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Applications will be accepted by appointment only; appointments can be made at

This change in Virginia law, authorized by the General Assembly, creates a driving credential for individuals who are non-U.S. citizens and cannot meet Virginia’s legal presence requirements, making them ineligible to receive a standard or REAL ID-compliant driver’s license in Virginia.

Customers may be eligible to obtain a driver privilege card if they meet the following criteria:

—Are a non-U.S. citizen who is a resident of Virginia;

—Have reported income from Virginia sources or are claimed as a dependent on a tax return filed in Virginia in the past 12 months, and

—Do not have a driving privilege that is currently suspended or revoked in Virginia or any other state, to include insurance-related infractions.

The steps to obtain a driver privilege card vary based o...

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