Beginning January 1, 2016, the California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) will allow individuals to b
Immigrants impact California’s real estate profession.
Immigration reform for growth
. This change in licensing law comes along with many other immigrant-friendly laws in California. California is one of:... ten states which allows individuals to apply for driver licenses, regardless of immigration status;
To obtain their real estate license, each applicant will need either a Social Security number (reserved for U.S. citizens) or an individual tax identification number (ITIN). They are also required to fulfill all licensing education requirements. Editor’s note — Homebuyers lacking a social security number can also use an ITIN to take out a mortgage, though some lenders screen for immigration status.