Temporary Residency License Extensions

Cause for Extension

Temporary residency licenses are non-renewable; however, a current temporary residency license may be granted an extension for good cause, including but not limited to:

  • personal illness
  • illness of a family member
  • a verifiable family emergency
  • an additional residency training issue

Application and Fee

To request an extension, contact TDLR and inform the department of your intent to extend your temporary residency license.

The non-refundable application fee is $50.

A temporary residency license extension may be granted a maximum of two times.

Applicants with Criminal Convictions

If you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor (other than a minor traffic violation) or pleaded guilty or no contest (resulting in a deferred adjudication) to any in-state, out-of-state or federal criminal offense, you must provide a completed Criminal History Questionnaire (PDF) along with your application materials.

The department will conduct a criminal history background check on all persons who apply for or renew a license. Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Licenses may be denied based on the nature of the conviction and how long prior to the application the conviction occurred. Depending on your criminal history, a review can take from one to six weeks to complete.

Individuals may request TDLR review their Criminal History Evaluation Letter page for more information.

Please see the Guidelines for License Applicants with Criminal Convictions, which describe the process that TDLR uses to determine whether a criminal conviction renders an applicant an unsuitable candidate for the license, or whether a conviction warrants revocation or suspension of a license previously granted.