San Diego DUI Law Center

Termination of Suspension / Online DUI Program for Out-of-State Residents

Use this Termination of Suspension Option if you continue to use your state license and wait out California DMV suspension period(s):

Apply for Termination of  California DMV’s Suspension Action based on Out of State Residency

You have to contact Mandatory Unit and order the DL 4006 (formerly 1650) form from DMV at Tel. (916) 657-6576 or Fax (916) 657-5942.
Download the DL 4006 Application for Termination here.
Mail the original DL 4006 application to:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Mandatory Actions Unit M/S J233
PO Box 942890
Sacramento, CA 94290-0001
You also need to provide an SR-22 and affirm that you will not return to California for three years.

That’s the only way to avoid doing the alcohol program in California.

What DMV says, absent having done a program in California, you in theory can’t drive here for three years, and you must file the forms or you’ll never be able to drive in California again, even on a valid out-of-state license.

The DL 4006 packet has explicit instructions on how to complete and what supporting documents are required for approval by the DMV.
It can take 4-8 weeks from when the forms are received for DMV to process.
You have to request the waiver and the DMV must note the file so when the completed waiver is returned to the DMV it can be processed.
There have been problems with the waiver being processed when it wasn’t noted on the record that a waiver was sent.
You  supposedly can only apply for this waiver once in a lifetime, according to DMV.

Residents from another state who receive a DUI in San Diego California may be required to complete a DUI program in their home state. Out-of-State Residents need San Diego Court approval for programs not listed as a California provider program as they not accepted by California DMV.

See DMV site for California Proof Requirements for Non-Residents (DL 300).

You are eligible for termination of action under VC §13353.5 if all of the following applies to you:

  • Any suspensions or revocations imposed against your driving privilege are no longer in effect.
  • Any Administrative Per Se restrictions are no longer in effect.
  • Any court-ordered restrictions or DMV ignition interlock device (IID) restrictions are no longer in effect.
  • All applicable Administrative Service fees have been paid.

To obtain information regarding your driver record, you may call the Mandatory Actions Unit at (916) 657-6525, or you may request a copy of your driver record online ($2 fee), or by mail by completing a Request For Your Own Driver License Identification Card or Vehicle/Vessel Registration Information Record (INF 1125) form, available online ($5 fee).

You must include at least one acceptable out-of-state residency document with the DL 4006.  The out-of-state residency document must include your first and last name, and the residence address must match the residence address listed on the DL 4006:

  • Receipts for payment of resident tuition at a public institution of higher education or school records.
  • Home utility bill including cellular phone bill.
  • Documents issued by a licensing authority indicating a current application for a driver license in the state of residence.
  • Official voter registration documents.
  • Official document issued by a governmental agency that can be used by the department to prove residency.
  • Rental or lease agreement with the signature of the owner/landlord and the tenant/resident.
  • Deed or title to residential real property.
  • Mortgage bill.
  • Filing of homeowner’s property tax exemption or homestead exemption certificate.
  • Medical document.
  • Employment document.
  • Insurance document, including medical, dental, vision, life, home, rental, and vehicle.
  • Change of Address Confirmation by the United States Postal Service.
  • Property tax bill or statement.
  • Faith based document that includes the name and address of the issuing organization.
  • Tax return documents.
  • Record of financial institution.
  • Court documents that list the applicant as a resident outside of California.

You may also be required to pay DMV fees or provide proof of SR-22 financial responsibility, which must be submitted with your application, if required.

San Diego County DUI Law Center recommends getting a free quote by calling Alondra Ambrocio at (714) 809-9940 or emailing for a free quote and all insurance-related help.  

If you are out of state defendant who was convicted in San Diego county and unable to find a DUI program in your home state equivalent to California standards, your attorney can advise you whether or not the particular San Diego County DUI court may allow an online equivalent located on this site.


Your lawyer must obtain court approval from your San Diego county court where you received your DUI before enrolling. Many judges do not presently approve; other judges are simply unaware of this option.

These courses are for out of state residents to meet court requirements only and are not accepted by the California DMV.