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DPS issues statement regarding issuance of drivers’ licenses

The Texas Department of Public Safety has no plans to change its rules or procedures regarding licensing of persons who do not have a Social Security number.

The Texas Attorney General has issued an opinion regarding the furnishing of a Social Security number as a requirement for a Texas driver license.

In Opinion No. JC-0409, Attorney General John Cornyn stated that an individual is not required to have a Social Security number to receive a driver’s license.

He went on to say that the current policy provides a method to allow such applicants to obtain a driver’s license.