Virginia driver privilege card applications now available to non-US citizens at DMV

Posted at 2:40 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 14:41:02-05

RICHMOND – Eligible Virginians can now apply for a driver privilege card at the DMV.

Applications will be accepted by appointment only and appointments can be made at here.

The driver privilege card creates a driving credential for individuals who are non-U.S. citizens and cannot meet Virginia’s legal presence requirements.

Customers may be eligible if they have reported income from Virginia sources or are claimed as a dependent on a tax return filed in Virginia in the last year.

To be eligible, one must also not have a driving privilege that is currently suspended or revoked in Virginia or any other state, to include insurance-related infractions

“Now is the time to prepare for your visit to DMV to obtain this new credential. Gather necessary documents, make an appointment and study for any applicable testing,” said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. “Preparation is key to a successful visit and we have many resources available to assist at We look forward to serving you.”

In order to obtain a driver privilege card in Virginia, the following documents must be provided:

  • Two proofs of identity (e.g., foreign passport and Consular identification document issued by country of citizenship)
  • Two proofs of Virginia residency (e.g., monthly mortgage statement and utility bill)
  • Proof of Social Security number (if one has been issued) or the individual’s taxpayer identification number (e.g., W-2 form or ITIN letter)
  • Tax return documentation (e.g. Virginia Resident Form, Virginia Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return Form or Virginia Nonresident Income Tax Return Form, filed in the past 12 months)

All documents must be originals and are subject to verification. Printouts of approved online residency documents may be accepted.