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Noncitizen Driver Licenses (SB 13‑251)

The Colorado Road and Community Safety Act, Senate Bill 13‑251, allows the state to issue a driver license, minor's instruction permit, or identification card to a noncitizen resident of Colorado who cannot provide proof of lawful presence in the United States.  There are currently four DMV offices that issue identity documents to individuals who cannot demonstrate lawful presence: Aurora, Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, and Lakewood.  On January 2, 2020, five additional offices will issue documents: Durango, Glenwood Springs, Lamar, Montrose, and Pueblo.  Two additional offices, Alamosa and Sterling, will begin issuing identity documents on July 1, 2020.
Individuals seeking to obtain SB 13-251 documents are currently required to meet several documentation requirements, which include:
  • an individual taxpayer identification number (ITTN) issued by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, or a social security number;
  • a signed affidavit stating that he or she has applied, or will apply as soon as the applicant is eligible, for lawful presence within the U.S. with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;
  • a signed affidavit stating that the individual is currently a resident of Colorado with proof of a Colorado tax return filing for the immediately preceding year and evidence of residency in Colorado; or, if the individual has not filed a Colorado tax return, a signed affidavit stating that the individual has been continuously a resident of Colorado for the preceding 24 months with proof of residency for that time period; and
  • one of the following from the applicant’s country of origin: a passport, a consular identification card, or a military identification document.
Online renewals.  Documents may be renewed or reissued in accordance with the process used for standard documents if an applicant provides a previously issued SB 13-251 document and proof of current Colorado residency.