People living in the United States illegally will qualify for a Nevada driver’s privilege card.
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is ready for an expected influx of undocumented persons to apply for driver’s privelege cards. DMV spokesman Kevin Malone said the computer programming is done and the forms are in place.
“The staff has been training for a month and we’re ready to go,” he said.
Legislators who backed the legislation predicted 60,000 would apply. There are four DMV offices in Clark County that will handle the applications.
The DMV will also usher in another new law, which will phase in eight-year driver’s licenses instead of licenses that expire every four years. Individuals with odd-numbered birth years still will receive a four-year license at their upcoming renewal; they will be issued an eight-year license on their next renewal. Those with even-numbered birth years will get the expanded eight-year license for their upcoming renewal. By 2018, everyone should have an eight-year license. Those 65 years and older will still have to renew their license every four years.
The DMV also is making the following license-related changes: Those taking the written driver’s examination will be asked about their knowledge of the ban against using cellphones while on the road, and military veterans will be able to have a “veteran” stamp on their driver’s license.