4501:1-1-37 Nonrenewable drivers licenses and nonrenewable identification cards for temporary residents.

(A) As used in this rule,

(1) "Nonrenewable license" means an Ohio driver's license, commercial driver's license, motorcycle operator's license, temporary instruction permit identification card (TIPIC) or any duplicate thereof issued to an applicant who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. A nonrenewable license shall not extend beyond the duration of an applicant's temporary residence in this state, and shall expire automatically on the same date listed on the applicant's legal presence documentation, or on the same date in the fourth year after the date the nonrenewable license is issued, whichever comes first. A nonrenewable license is nontransferable, meaning that the holder may not rely on it to obtain a driver's license in another state.

(2) "Nonrenewable identification card" means an Ohio identification card or duplicate identification card issued to an applicant who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. A nonrenewable identification card shall not extend beyond the duration of an applicant's temporary residence in this state, and shall expire automatically on the same date listed on the applicant's legal presence documentation, or on the same date in the fourth year after the date the nonrenewable identification card is issued, whichever comes first. A nonrenewable identification card is nontransferable, meaning that the holder may not rely on it to obtain an identification card in another state.

(3) "Temporary resident" means any person who lives in Ohio but does not qualify as a resident of this state under paragraph (C) of rule 4501:1-1-35 of the Administrative Code.

(4) "Legal presence" means for the purposes of this rule that the individual has taken the necessary steps to ensure that they have a recognizable legal status with the United States as evidenced by the appropriate legal documents issued by the United States citizen and immigration services (USCIS).

(5) "Legal presence documentation" means for the purposes of this rule the legal documents issued by the United States citizen and immigration services (USCIS). The documentation must be verifiable in accordance with rule 4501:1-1-21 of the Administrative Code.

(B) A nonrenewable license or nonrenewable identification card may be issued to a temporary resident of this state when the applicant presents acceptable documents, including those listed in rule 4501:1-1-21 of the Administrative Code, verifying the following: the applicant's full legal name, date of birth, social security number if ever assigned, proof of Ohio street address and legal presence in the United States, and temporary residence in this state.

(C) A nonrenewable license or a nonrenewable identification card may not be replaced by a new license or identification card unless the applicant provides acceptable documentation of the applicant's full legal name, date of birth, social security number if ever assigned, proof of Ohio street address, continued legal presence in the United States, and continued temporary residence in this state. Acceptable documentation shall conform to the documents listed in rule 4501:1-1-21 of the Administrative Code.

(D) A nonrenewable Ohio driver's license or a nonrenewable identification card may contain any security features the registrar prescribes, including, but not limited to:

(1) The license shall list the month, day, and year of expiration.

(2) The license shall conspicuously state that it is "nonrenewable and nontransferable".

Effective: 03/21/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/30/2010 and 12/30/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4501.02 , R.C. 4507.01 , R.C. 4507.09
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4507.09
Prior Effective Dates: 12/02/02, 4/23/06, 8/13/07