The Department of Motor Vehicles is expecting heavy traffic at its 170 field offices and four driver license processing centers as undocumented immigrants begin applying for AB 60 licenses.
Jessica Gonzalez is with the DMV. She says applicants should come prepared.
"Right now we have the documents that an AB 60 applicant would need to obtain a driver license on our website," she says. "So we have a list of documents to show identity and California residency."
Gonzalez says the DMV hired an additional 1,000 people to help process AB 60 applications. And she says the DMV has been working to get its staff ready.
"We want to get them prepared so that when we do start taking AB 60 applications they are trained, they know how everything works. They know how to do everything. Instead of opening that day and being overwhelmed,"Gonzalez says.
Applicants must make appointments if they plan on attending a DMV field office. But the Driver License Processing Centers in San Jose, Lompoc, Granada Hills, and Stanton, accept both appointment and walk-in customers.
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