BMV Release on Driver’s Licenses for DACA Recipients

COLUMBUS – Today the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) instructed the

state’s Deputy Registrars to begin issuing temporary driver licenses to qualified

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) grantees, but only after first

confirming applicants’ immigration documents via the U.S. Citizen and Immigration

Services (USCIS) database. The extra security steps are designed to combat fraud

or the use of counterfeit documents. BMV’s decision was established after reviewing

guidance expressed by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine that DACA grantees are

eligible for temporary driver licenses under Ohio law.


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