ORS 807.730¹
Issuance of limited term driver licenses, permits and identification cards
  • rules

(1) The Department of Transportation may issue or replace a limited term driver license, limited term commercial driver license, limited term driver permit, limited term commercial learner driver permit or limited term identification card only for a person who provides proof, as determined by the department by rule, that the person is legally present in the United States on a temporary basis.

(2) A limited term driver license, limited term commercial driver license or limited term identification card is valid:

(a) During the applicant’s authorized stay in the United States, but no longer than eight years from the date of issuance; or

(b) If there is no definite end to the authorized stay, for a period of one year.

(3) A limited term driver permit or a limited term commercial learner driver permit is valid:

(a) During the applicant’s authorized stay in the United States, but no longer than the period of time for which a driver permit of the same type is issued by the department.

(b) If there is no definite end to the authorized stay, for a period of one year but no longer than the period of time for which a driver permit of the same type is issued by the department.

(4) A limited term driver license, limited term commercial driver license, limited term driver permit, limited term commercial learner driver permit or limited term identification card may be renewed only upon presentation of valid documentation, as determined by the department by rule, that the status by which the applicant qualified for the limited term driver license, limited term commercial driver license, limited term driver permit, limited term commercial learner driver permit or limited term identification card has been extended or is still in effect.

(5) A limited term driver license or limited term driver permit grants the same privileges as a driver license or driver permit.

(6) A limited term identification card shall bear a statement to the effect that the limited term identification card is not a license or any other grant of driving privileges to operate a motor vehicle and is to be used for identification purposes only.

(7) A limited term commercial driver license or limited term commercial learner driver permit grants the same privileges as a commercial driver license or commercial learner driver permit.

(8) The department may issue a limited term commercial driver license or limited term commercial learner driver permit if the applicant is otherwise eligible for commercial driving privileges. The department may adopt rules describing eligibility requirements for limited term commercial driver licenses and limited term commercial learner driver permits.

(9) A limited term driver license, limited term commercial driver license or limited term identification card shall clearly indicate that it is a limited term driver license, limited term commercial driver license or limited term identification card and indicate the date on which it expires. [2008 c.1 §4; 2009 c.258 §1; 2017 c.306 §6; 2017 c.568 §19]

Note 1: The amendments to 807.730 (Issuance of limited term driver licenses, permits and identification cards) by section 19, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2017, become operative July 1, 2020. See section 21, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2017. The text that is operative until July 1, 2020, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

807.730 (Issuance of limited term driver licenses, permits and identification cards). (1) The Department of Transportation may issue or replace a limited term driver license, limited term commercial driver license, limited term driver permit, limited term commercial learner driver permit or limited term identification card only for a person who provides proof, as determined by the department by rule, that the person is legally present in the United States on a temporary basis.

(2) A limited term driver license, limited term commercial driver license or limited term identification card is valid:

(a) During the applicant’s authorized stay in the United States, but no longer than eight years from the date of issuance; or

(b) If there is no definite end to the authorized stay, for a period of one year.

(3) A limited term driver permit or a limited term commercial learner driver permit is valid:

(a) During the applicant’s authorized stay in the United States, but no longer than the period of time for which a driver permit of the same type is issued by the department.

(b) If there is no definite end to the authorized stay, for a period of one year but no longer than the period of time for which a driver permit of the same type is issued by the department.

(4) A limited term driver license, limited term commercial driver license, limited term driver permit, limited term commercial learner driver permit or limited term identification card may be renewed only upon presentation of valid documentation, as determined by the department by rule, that the status by which the applicant qualified for the limited term driver license, limited term commercial driver license, limited term driver permit, limited term commercial learner driver permit or limited term identification card has been extended or is still in effect.

(5) A limited term driver license or limited term driver permit grants the same privileges as a driver license or driver permit.

(6) A limited term identification card shall bear a statement to the effect that the limited term identification card is not a license or any other grant of driving privileges to operate a motor vehicle and is to be used for identification purposes only.

(7) A limited term commercial driver license or limited term commercial learner driver permit grants the same privileges as a commercial driver license or commercial learner driver permit.

(8) The department may issue a limited term commercial driver license or limited term commercial learner driver permit if the applicant is otherwise eligible for commercial driving privileges. The department may adopt rules describing eligibility requirements for limited term commercial driver licenses and limited term commercial learner driver permits.

Note 2: The amendments to 807.730 (Issuance of limited term driver licenses, permits and identification cards) by section 7, chapter 701, Oregon Laws 2019, become operative January 1, 2021, and apply to driver licenses, driver permits and identification cards issued, renewed or replaced on or after January 1, 2021. See sections 25 and 26, chapter 701, Oregon Laws 2019. The text that is operative on and after January 1, 2021, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

807.730 (Issuance of limited term driver licenses, permits and identification cards). (1) The Department of Transportation may issue or replace a Real ID limited term driver license, Real ID limited term commercial driver license, Real ID limited term driver permit, limited term commercial learner driver permit, limited term commercial driver license that is not a Real ID or Real ID limited term identification card only for a person who provides proof, as determined by the department by rule, that the person has lawful status in the United States on a temporary basis.

(2) A Real ID limited term driver license, Real ID limited term commercial driver license, limited term commercial driver license that is not a Real ID or Real ID limited term identification card is valid:

(a) During the applicant’s authorized stay in the United States, but no longer than eight years from the date of issuance; or

(b) If there is no definite end to the authorized stay, for a period of one year.

(3) A Real ID limited term driver permit or a limited term commercial learner driver permit is valid:

(a) During the applicant’s authorized stay in the United States, but no longer than the period of time for which a driver permit of the same type is issued by the department.

(b) If there is no definite end to the authorized stay, for a period of one year but no longer than the period of time for which a driver permit of the same type is issued by the department.

(4) A Real ID limited term driver license, Real ID limited term commercial driver license, limited term commercial driver license that is not a Real ID, Real ID limited term driver permit or Real ID limited term identification card may be renewed only upon presentation of valid documentation, as determined by the department by rule, that the status by which the applicant qualified for the Real ID limited term driver license, Real ID limited term commercial driver license, limited term commercial driver license that is not a Real ID, Real ID limited term driver permit or Real ID limited term identification card has been extended or is still in effect.

(5) A Real ID limited term driver license or Real ID limited term driver permit grants the same driving privileges as a driver license or driver permit.

(6) A Real ID limited term identification card shall bear a statement to the effect that the Real ID limited term identification card is not a license or any other grant of driving privileges to operate a motor vehicle and is to be used for identification purposes only.

(7) A limited term commercial driver license, a Real ID limited term commercial driver license or limited term commercial learner driver permit grants the same privileges as a commercial driver license or commercial learner driver permit.

(8) The department may issue a Real ID limited term commercial driver license, limited term commercial driver license that is not a Real ID or limited term commercial learner driver permit if the applicant is otherwise eligible for commercial driving privileges. The department may adopt rules describing eligibility requirements for Real ID limited term commercial driver licenses, limited term commercial driver licenses that are not Real ID and limited term commercial learner driver permits.

(9) A Real ID limited term driver license, Real ID limited term commercial driver license, limited term commercial driver license that is not a Real ID, Real ID limited term driver permit, limited term commercial learner driver permit or Real ID limited term identification card shall clearly indicate on the face of the card and in the machine readable zone that it is a Real ID limited term driver license, Real ID limited term commercial driver license, limited term commercial driver license that is not a Real ID, Real ID limited term driver permit, limited term commercial learner driver permit or Real ID limited term identification card and indicate the date on which it expires.

Note: Sections 2 to 5, chapter 60, Oregon Laws 2018, provide:

Sec. 2. Section 3 of this 2018 Act is added to and made a part of the Oregon Vehicle Code. [2018 c.60 §2]

Sec. 3. (1) Notwithstanding ORS 807.021 (Proof of Social Security number) and 807.730 (Issuance of limited term driver licenses, permits and identification cards), a person is not required to provide proof of legal presence in the United States when applying for a limited term identification card, a limited term driver license or a limited term driver permit if:

(a) The Department of Transportation previously issued a limited term identification card, a limited term driver license or a limited term driver permit to the applicant;

(b) The applicant presents to the department an Employment Authorization Document issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services under category C33, A12 or C19; and

(c) The applicant’s Employment Authorization Document expired on or after August 1, 2014.

(2) Notwithstanding ORS 807.022 (Verification of identity source documents), the department may not verify the documents described in this section.

(3) Notwithstanding ORS 807.130 (Expiration), a limited term driver license issued or renewed under this section expires two years from the date of issuance. [2018 c.60 §3]

Sec. 4. Section 3, chapter 60, Oregon Laws 2018, is repealed on December 31, 2020. [2018 c.60 §4; 2019 c.701 §23]

Sec. 5. Section 3 of this 2018 Act applies to limited term identification cards, limited term driver licenses and limited term driver permits issued, renewed or replaced on or after July 1, 2018. [2018 c.60 §5]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 807—Driving Privileges and Identification Cards, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors807.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.
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