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.