a) Driver’s License: In order to obtain a driver’s license in the state of Virginia, the applicant must prove to be a resident of the state. Furthermore, the applicant must provide two forms of identification, one proof of legal presence (e.g. U.S birth certificate, U.S passport, Resident Alien Card), and proof of your social security number. Please visit the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles website for more information.
- SB 1058/HB 1954: Legal Presence Required for Virginia Driver’s Licenses (amending 46.2-105.2 of the Code of Virginia). (Approved by Governor Mark Warner on March 22, 2003).
- Text of Law: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0819).
- Governor Warner’s Statement regarding passage and signage of SB 1058/HB 1954 (March 22, 2003).
- Statement of Attorney General Kilgore on passage of Legislation Denying Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Aliens (February 22, 2003).
- Attorney General Kilgore Announces Support for License Integrity Act (August 27, 2002).
b) Instate Tuition – Currently, there is no law which would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates in this state.
HB 2339: relating to in-state tuition for undocumented students at Virginia’s colleges and universities: Vetoed by Governor Mark Warner on April 20, 2003.
- Press Release: Governor Warner vetoes bill (HB 2339) relating to in-state tuition for undocumented students at Virginia’s colleges and universities (April 30, 2003).
- Governor Warner’s recommendation for amendments to HB 2339(rejected by House on April 2, 2003) and explanation of subsequent veto.
- Governor Warner’s Statement regarding HB 2339 (recommending amendments) (March 22, 2003).
c) Scholarship/Funding: Undocumented students are able to apply for private scholarships.