Green Light NY


DMV offices across the New York State are currently in the process of reopening. See the state DMV website for reopening guidance and for up-to-date information about which services are available in your county. Please note that most DMV office are not currently allowing walk-ins. You will need to make an appointment at your local DMV in advance. 


For more information about the Green Light DMV reopening, watch the following video:


Green Light Proof of Identity

For more information about how to apply for a driver's license under New York's Green Light law, visit the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website or call the New York State Office for New Americans hotline at 1-800-566-7636.



If anyone tries to charge your money to assist with the driver's license application process, report them to the New York State Attorney General's Office Immigration Services Fraud Unit at 1-866-390-2992.


Additional Resources

Next Steps: Frequently Asked Questions in English and Spanish 

Overview of Green Light Privacy Protections in English and Spanish

New York State Driver's Manual in English and Spanish

Complete List of Accepted Proofs in English and Spanish

NYS Driver's License Application Form in English and Spanish

Affidavit of No Social Security Number in English and Spanish

Sample Certificate of Certified Translation



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