Updated information on Colorado Driver’s Licenses for undocumented persons

COLORADO ROAD AND COMMUNITY SAFETY ACT

DOCUMENTS

The following documents must be obtained before making an appointment with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and pertain to those individuals who are unable to demonstrate a lawful presence in the U.S.

ITIN NUMBERS – All applicants must have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) in order to apply for a driver’s license or identification card with the DMV
Persons who do not already have an ITIN number may apply for one by visiting: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Individual-Taxpayer-Identification-Number-(ITIN) and can download and fill out FORM W-7. Please note it will take four (4) to six (6) weeks to receive your ITIN number after you apply

TAX RETURNS – If you have filed taxes in the past you must provide the DMV with Proof of Tax Return Filing for the immediately preceding year. You may apply for a Proof of Tax Return Filing by visiting http://www.colorado.gov/cms/forms/dor-tax/dr5714.pdf and filing out form DR-5714. You will not need to complete this step if you have never filed taxes in the state of Colorado

EVIDENCE OF RESIDENCY – Whether or not you have filed taxes in Colorado you must provide the DMV with documents that prove you are a resident of Colorado.

Acceptable documents include, but are not limited to, mortgage statements, rental agreements, phone bills, public service bills, cable bills, and bank statements.

*If you have not filed taxes in the state of Colorado you must provide the DMV with three separate documents.
1. A document dated between now and three (3) months ago
2. A document dated between ten (10) and fourteen (14) months ago
3. A document dated between twenty four (24) and twenty eight (28) months ago
These documents can be from the same source or from different sources. However, each document must list your name and a Colorado address.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN DOCUMENTATION
You must present to the DMV one of the following documents from your country of origin (all documents must be translated to English by a state registered translator)
• Passport
• Consular ID card
• Military Identification

*You will need to provide additional documentation if the document provided to the DMV does not prove your NAME (full legal name), AGE (date of birth), and IDENTITY (photograph).

AFFIDAVIT
During your appointment with the DMV you will fill out and sign an affidavit that states that you are a current resident of Colorado and that you have applied (or will apply as soon as you are eligible) for lawful presence within the U.S. This affidavit will be provided to you by the DMV at your appointment and does not need to be filled out beforehand.

COLORADO ROAD AND COMMUNITY SAFETY ACT

DOCUMENTS

The following documents must be obtained before making an appointment with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and pertain to those individuals who are able to demonstrate a lawful presence in the U.S.

PROOF OF TEMPORARY LAWFUL PRESENCE – One or more of the following documents must be presented to the DMV to prove temporary lawful presence in the U.S.:

• Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
• Passport/U.S. Visa/I-94

*These documents will be verified through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements system

PROOF OF NAME, AGE, AND IDENTITY – One or more of the following documents must be presented to the DMV that prove your Name (Full Legal Name), Age (date of birth), and Identity (photograph)

Passport
Consular Identification Card
Military Identification Document

*All documents must be translated to English by a state registered translator

COLORADO ROAD AND COMMUNITY SAFETY ACT

APPOINTMENTS – You must schedule an appointment with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in order to apply for a state driver’s license, state driving permit, or state identification card.

Appointments may be scheduled by visiting: https://www.colorado.gov/apps/jboss/dor/online/appointment/scheduling/select-service.xhtml
And clicking the ORANGE button on the bottom left hand side
or
By calling (303) 205-2335

In general, appointments are being scheduled ninety (90) days out.

About one hundred twenty (120) new appointments open up every business day. It is recommended that you call the number above or visit the website everyday to check the availability of new appointments

APPOINTMENT LOCATIONS – The following locations are where appointments are being scheduled. Certain locations may have more appointments available. If you are willing to travel, it is suggested that you check the appointment availability at multiple locations.

 1865 W. Mississippi Ave. #C, Denver 80223
 14391 E. 4th Ave. Aurora 80111
 2446 N. Union Blvd. Colorado Springs 80909
 3030 S. College, Ste. 100, Fort Collins 80525
 222 S. 6th St. #111, Grand Junction 81501

APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR DRIVERS 18 AND OVER
Provide required documentation to demonstrate full legal name, date of birth, identity, residence, and temporary lawful presence (if applicable)
Pass a written test
Pass a vision test
Pass a driving test

It is the goal of the DMV for individuals to walk away from their appointments with their temporary driving license. The DMV will review your documents and will issue the written, vision and driving test during the same appointment.

Once you have passed the written and vision test you will be issued a driving permit. Once you have a driving permit you will be able to take the driving test. If you pass the driving test you will be issued you temporary driving license. Your driver’s license identification card will then be mailed to you.

*If there is a problem with any of your documents you will be sent home. The DMV will then contact you at a later date with further instructions.
**If you fail the written, vision or driving test you will be required to make a new appointment with the DMV.

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