Beginning January 2016, the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will process applications for Driver Privilege Cards (DPC). The Delaware DPC is a valid driver license that is issued for driving purposes only and is not to be used as a valid form of identification. The DPC will be available to undocumented Delaware residents who do not have legal presence within the United States but can meet certain eligibility requirements.
DMV is currently working through official processes and procedures with the Delaware State Bureau of Identification and Division of Revenue; therefore, specific information regarding requirements upon application is unavailable at this time. General information pertaining to eligibility requirements are listed as:

  • Applicant must complete a criminal background check through the Delaware State Bureau of Identification (SBI)
  • DMV must receive a favorable background review from DE SBI on the applicant prior to beginning the application process through DMV

Applicant shall provide the following to the DMV:

  • Sufficient documentary evidence of applicants name and date of birth
  • Preceding two years of filed Delaware income tax returns or must have been claimed as a depended by an individual who has filed Delaware income taxes
  • Two valid proofs of current Delaware address
  • Pass all nationwide system checks pertaining to driving authority through the Problem Driver Pointer System

Once the applicant’s documentation has been verified and he/she is eligible to apply for a DPC, the applicant must pass eye, written, and road exams before the DPC process is complete.
The fee for the Driver Privilege Card is $20.00 and will be valid for a period of 4 years. The Driver Privilege Permit and Card will be a unique design and bear the distinct verbiage “Driving Privilege Only” and “Not Valid for Identification.” DPC holders are not eligible to apply for Commercial Motor Vehicle driving authority.
More information will be made available once all processes and procedures have been finalized.
A printable version of this information is available here. Click here for a Spanish translation.