What year is the car? The reason I ask if it was issued stickers before 1/1/2017, those cars won't have solo HOV access after the end of this year, so there's really no point in applying. Existing green and white stickers are valid until the end of the year according to https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/carpool/carpool.htm
Someone on a different (non-EV) forum has a used Leaf and he just got his red stickers, even though his car won't qualify after the end of the year.
My younger brother has a 2016 eGolf but because of delays in processing, he didn't get his sticker until early 2017, so he's lucky and will get his HOV privileges extended.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.