Can a B1/B2 visa holder get a California Driver License?

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dl-frontEach state makes its own laws and regulations pertaining to driver license issuance, thus the law in California can differ significantly from Nevada law. The California only allows residents of California to obtain its driver license. Visitors cannot obtain a CA driver license.  By definition, B visas are temporary visitor visas, meaning that you are not considered a resident of any state. 

California does allow visitors to drive a vehicle on its highways/roads. If you are a visitor in California over 18 and have a valid driver license from your home state or country, you may drive in this state without getting a California driver license as long as your home state license remains valid. Visit California DMV website for more information.

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