Beginning Jan. 1, immigrants who demonstrate lawful presence in the U.S. will be able to use a Social Security number to obtain a Colorado driver license, instruction permit or identification card and renew their driver license online.
Senate Bill 18-108, passed by the Colorado General Assembly to modify the Colorado Road and Community Safety Act, takes effect Jan. 1.
Currently, immigrants are required to provide proof of an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number to obtain a driver license, instruction permit or identification card, and a Social Security number is not accepted. They are also required to make an appointment to visit one a driver license offices in Westgate, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs or Aurora to renew their credential.
Requirements as of Jan. 1 are a Social Security number or ITIN and:
Proof of Colorado tax return filing for the preceding tax year and proof of current residency in ColoradoOr three documents demonstrating proof of continuous residency in Colorado for the immediately preceding 24 months.And an affidavit of residency, available at the driver license officeAnd a passport, consular ID card or military ID from the applicant’s country of origin.And an affidavit that the applicant has applied or will apply as soon as the applicant is eligible for lawful presence within the U.S., available at the driver license office.In addition, individuals who have a driver license, instruction permit or identification card will have the ability to renew online at mydmv.colorado.gov. They will be required to upload the required affidavits, along with proof of Colorado tax return filing for the immediately preceding tax year and proof of current residency in Colorado or documents demonstrating proof of continuous residency in Colorado for the immediately preceding 24 months as part of the process. The documents will then be reviewed.
First-time applicants are required to make an appointment at colorado.gov/dmv or 303-205-5663.
For more information, visit colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/node/48731/.