Quite recently, the DPS in Texas issued new rules that can impact all Texas visitors who are planning to obtain a drivers license here for the period of their state. Under the new laws, visitors who have less than 6 months remaining on their visas are not eligible to obtain or renew their Texas drivers license. According to some claims, applicants whose visa expires in less than a year are also denied the license.
These new drivers license laws will affect not only the international visitors who came to Texas for a holiday or a business trip and would like to be able to obtain a Texas drivers license for the period of their stay. The laws also concern the international labor force that is annually employed for seasonal work at many Texas companies, such as the landscaping firms. The new laws will have a great impact on the business and may force some owners to restructure their companies.