DMV would require the Immigration status using the SAVE database before issuing or renewing the drivers License.
Having said that, people have reported varying experience when it comes to renewing the Drivers License while H1B Visa is pending.
Using the H-1B Visa Receipt Notice, most DMV’s should be able to issues a temporary Drivers License that is valid for upto 240 Days.
AB60 Drivers License in California:
Governor Brown of California, signed AB60 into law in 2013, which directs the DMV to issue a driver’s license to any California resident who is eligible, regardless of immigration status. This means that an applicant who is undocumented can receive a driver’s license under AB60.
Question: Does anybody have an experience with AB60 drivers license while waiting for H1B extension? Asking for California state. Is it okay to get this type of license? If yes , how long does it take to get one?
Answer : It is fine to get AB60 Drivers License in California. But that license cannot be used as ID, it’s just for driving. I got the AB60 license within 1 week while waiting for STEM EAD Card.