The Driver’s License and Privacy (Green Light) Act became law at the end of 2020. It allows all New York residents age 16 and older to apply for a standard non-commercial driver’s license or learner’s permit regardless of citizenship or legal status. Please note, standard licenses cannot be used for any federal purposes such as air travel, but they are legal IDs in other circumstances.
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website has details on how to apply for a license. The site is available in many languages including Spanish and English. Information is also available on the website of the Worker Justice Center of New York in Spanish and English. If you need further assistance, contact UIDN’s Elana Michelson at 845-658-9838 or email@example.com.