JavaScript must be enabled in order for you to use DMVNow in standard view. However, it seems JavaScript is either disabled or not supported by your browser. To use standard view, enable JavaScript by changing your browser options, then try again. To get the best experience, you'll need to upgrade to a modern browser.
Skip to Content
Agencies | Governor
Search Virginia.Gov

Email this pagePrint this page  

Legal Presence Guidance for Customers with Employment Authorization Documents (EAD I-766)

For proof of legal presence in the United States, driver's license or ID card applicants with an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) will need to provide another document. Below are recommended documents based on the EAD category displayed on your EAD card.

EAD Category Suggested Documents for Proof of Legal Presence
A1
  • Permanent Resident Card,
  • Passport with I-551 stamp,
  • Passport with Immigrant visa, or
  • I-94 with I-551 stamp with photo of bearer
A2
  • Valid passport, visa, and unexpired Form I-94, or
  • I-797
A3
  • Form I-94 with refugee stamp,
  • I-94 with refugee stamp with Placement and Assurance Form, or
  • Unexpired refugee travel document (I-571)
A4
  • Form I-94 with refugee stamp,
  • I-94 with refugee stamp with Placement and Assurance Form, or
  • Unexpired refugee travel document (I-571)
A5
  • Form I-94 with asylum stamp, or
  • USCIS letter or Immigration Judge's decision granting asylum
A6
  • Valid passport, visa, and unexpired I-94, or
  • I-797 case type I-485
A7
  • Valid passport, visa, and unexpired I-94, or
  • I-797
A8
  • Valid passport, (no visa) and unexpired I-94
A9
  • Valid passport, visa, and unexpired I-94
A12
  • I-797 case type I-821 currently dated
A15
  • Valid passport, visa, and unexpired I-94, or
  • I-797 Approval Notice
A16
  • I-797 Approval Notice for T non-immigrant status
A17
  • Valid passport, visa, and unexpired I-94, or
  • I-797
A18
  • Valid passport, visa, and unexpired I-94, or
  • I-797
A17
  • Valid passport, visa, and unexpired I-94, or
  • I-797
A18
  • Valid passport, visa, and unexpired I-94, or
  • I-797
A19
  • I-797 "U" visa approval notice
A20
  • I-797 "U" visa approval notice
C1
  • Passport, visa, and I-94 with D/S
C2
  • Valid passport, visa, and unexpired I-94, or
  • I-797
C3A
  • Passport, visa, I-94 with SEVIS I-20 stating OPT requested
C3B
  • Passport, visa, I-94 with SEVIS I-20 stating OPT requested
C3C
  • Passport, visa, I-94 with SEVIS I-20 stating OPT requested
C4
  • Passport, visa, and I-94
C5
  • Passport, visa, I-94 with DS-2019 currently dated, or
  • I-797
C6
  • Passport, M visa, I-94 with SEVIS I-20 where PT has been requested
C7
  • Passport, visa, and unexpired I-94
C8
  • Application for asylum with documentation from USCIS or U.S Immigration Court
C9
  • I-797 with case type I-485 receipt notice
C14
  • Court order,
  • Official notice, or
  • Other official documentation stating granted deferred action
C16
  • I-797 with case type I-485 receipt notice
C17i
  • Valid passport, visa, and unexpired I-94, or
  • I-797
C17ii
  • Valid passport, visa, and unexpired I-94, or
  • I-797
C17iii
  • Valid passport, visa, and unexpired I-94, or
  • I-797
C19
  • I-797 case type I-821 currently dated
C21
  • Valid passport, visa, unexpired I-94
C23
  • Valid passport, visa, and unexpired I-94, or
  • I-797
C24
  • I-797 with case type I-485 receipt notice
C25
  • Passport, visa, and unexpired I-94, or
  • I-797 Approval notice for "T" status
Any other code
  • Any acceptable document as listed on the DMV141 for proof of legal presence.

Document Help

Use the interactive Document Guide to determine all documents you will need to bring with you to DMV when you apply for a Virginia driver's license or ID card.