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Who does this bill apply to?

This law applies to all individuals that can demonstrate temporary lawful presence in the U.S. and individuals that do not have documents to demonstrate lawful presence in the U.S.

What is the process to get a driver’s license for those with temporary lawful status?

Those with temporary lawful status, including visa holders and DACA recipients, do not need to make an appointment at one of the above-listed 5 DMVs.

Go to any full service DMV. There you will be checked in the SAVE database to ensure that you have temporary status. You may need to return on another day after the DMV has verified your temporary lawful status, because some DMV locations only do SAVE database checks on at certain times. Call to check when those times are.

What if I applied for a driver’s license in the past using false information? If you have applied for a driver’s license in the past using false information or false documents, you may face criminal charges for fraud or criminal impersonation.  DO NOT APPLY for a driver’s license until you have first talked with an attorney.  The Meyer Law Office, PC offers services to help with all of these processes. You can call them at (303) 831.0817

Can I go to any DMV?

No, services will be provided at the following offices:

Ft. Collins, 3030 South College, Ste 100, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Grand Junction, 222 6th street, #111, Grand Junction, CO 81501

Colorado Springs, 2446 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Aurora, 14391 E. 4th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80011

Denver Central 1865 W. Mississippi Ave., #C, Denver, CO 80223 

Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes, Click Here or call the help line (303) 205-2335

The web page has not been working at times due to high traffic. Call the office, If you are having problems with the web site. PLEASE BE PATIENT.

What is the process?

Assuming you bring the right documentation you will meet with a staff member who will review your documentation. If you meet the requirements you are be provided with an application. The rest of the process depends upon whether you are applying for a driver’s license, driver’s permit, or an identification card.

Can I bring an interpreter to assist me when taking the written and drivers test?

Yes, you may use your interpreter with the written test but not the driving test.

What are the requirements for an interpreter?


The interpreter must be over 16 years old with a valid driver’s license.

Can I go to a 3rd Party Tester to take the written and/or driving test?

Yes, there is generally a 3rd Party Tester fee. 

Will the test be available in any other language?

Yes, the state test is provided in Spanish upon request. For additional languages, you may bring an interpreter with you.  The DMV is working to provide the test in other languages. 

What  if I do not pass the drivers test during my appointment?

You are required to make another appointment to take the test again.

What happens if I do not pass the written test during my appointment?

You have the opportunity to take the written test two times during your appointment. If you are unsuccessful you are required to make another appointment.

Does the Department provide the Driver’s Handbook in any language other than English?


No. Currently, the Department provides the Driver’s Handbook in English. The Driver’s Handbook will be available in Spanish in early August. Copies are available at the local Driver’s License Offices, on-line, and at libraries. To view handbook in English click here

Can a minor apply for a Driver’s license under this program?

You must be 16 years of age to apply, and hold your permit for 12 months. The same driver’s license rules apply as with a U.S. citizen’s minor driver’s license. Please click here for more information.

How long will a driver’s license or identification car be valid for?

They are valid 3 years from the date of issuance, with the exception of a minor driver license. A minor driver’s license will expire 20 days after that person’s twenty-first birthday.

Are there additional fees?

Yes, there are additional fees for cards issued under this program in addition to the standard fees for driver’s licenses, driver’s permit, and identification cards. The costs are the following:

▪ Driver's License = $50.50

▪ Driver's Permit = $14.00

▪ Identification Card = $14.00 

 The DMV accepts credit cards, cash, personal checks, and money orders. Make payment payable to: Department of Revenue

Will the driver’s licenses, driver’s permits, and I.D cards be marked differently?

Yes, all documents issued under this law will have a black banner with the wording “Not Valid for Federal Identification, Voting, or Public Benefit Purposes”

Will a driver’s license issued allow me to get license plates?

Yes, are required to get Colorado license plates.

What if I have questions about this new law?


You may go onto the Department of Revenue website by clicking here or call the help line at (303)205-2335.

How long will the process take?


The process can vary depending upon the type of card you are applying for: a driver’s license, driver’s permit, or an identification card.

Where can I get a list of state approved driving education schools?


They are listed on the Department website. You can click here to view the approved locations.

Can I get a motorcycle endorsement?


Yes, you will be required to take and pass the required testing in order to obtain this endorsement. Please reference the Department’s website for additional information, you can do so by clicking here. 

Can I obtain a Commercial Driver’s License?


If you can demonstrate temporary lawful presence in the U.S. you will be eligible to apply for a Commercial Driver’s License or Commercial Driving Learner’s Permit.

I have a Colorado Driver’s License and it is expired. What do I need to do?

If you are unable to provide documentation of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, you will need to make an appointment at one of the five offices that are authorized to issue documents under this Act (Ft. Collins, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, Aurora, and Denver Central). Any time after July 1, 2014, you may go to the Department of Revenue website to make an appointment by clicking here or call our help line at (303)205-2335. If your driver’s license has been expired over 1 year, you will need to retake and pass the written and driving tests. 

 Can I get a driver’s license , if I have an out of state license?


If you currently have an out of state driver's license, you will need to meet all qualifications in order to be issued a Colorado Driver’s License.  If your driver’s license has been expired for over 1 year, then you will need to retake and pass the written and driving tests, regardless of whether you currently have an out of state license,

I previously had a Colorado Driver License and it expired. I am not lawfully present. What do I do?

If the driver’s license has been expired for over 1 year, then you will need to retake and pass the written and driving tests. You will need to meet all qualifications in order to be issued a Colorado Driver’s License, even if you previously had a Colorado Driver’s License. I

Are there any special requirements for the Passport, Consular Identification Card, or the Military Identification Document?

Yes, they must contain your full legal name, date of birth, date of issuance, country of issuance, and your photograph. These documents will be accepted 10 years from the listed expiration date. Documents without an expiration date shall be accepted 10 years from issuance date.

Will the Department provide all of the affidavits that need to be signed?


 Yes, the affidavits will be available at Driver’s License Offices and on the Department’s website at www.colorado.gov/revenue

What is an ITIN? How do I get an ITIN?


An ITIN is an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, issued by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). For additional information, please visit the IRS’s website by clicking here

Where can I get help with my ITIN application?

An ITIN is issued by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and all questions must be answered by the IRS. Please visit the IRS’ web site by clicking here for more Information or call the number IRS toll-free at 1-800-829-1040. 

How do I know if I qualify for an ITIN?

All questions must be answered by the IRS. Please visit the IRS web page by clicking here or call the number IRS toll-free at 1-800-829- 1040.

What if my Passport, Consular Card, or Military Identification Document is not in English? Will I be able to use it? 


 All documents presented to the Department at the time of the application appointment must be in English or be translated into English. If they are translated into English, then you must present the original documents and corresponding translated documents. All costs associated with translating the documents will be at the applicant’s expense. Translation services are not provided by the Department.

What is the Division of Motor Vehicles Exception Processing (EP)?


If you cannot provide the required documents to prove your identity for a driver’s permit, driver’s license or identification card (ID) , then you may be eligible for Exception Processing (EP), in which you will be able to provide additional or alternative documents to prove your identity.

What documentation will be required to show Proof of Return Filing?


Tax Return Filing proof consists of a certified copy of the Colorado income tax return form DR 5714.

The return shows:

(A) Individual's name
(B) Individual's address
(C) The Tax Period (or Year, for example, 2013 income tax)
(D) Whether the return was filed as a full-year or part-year resident. If part-year, the taxpayer has to list the beginning and ending dates on the tax form.

This information is contained on the Colorado individual income tax form, whether filed electronically or on paper. The DR 5714 form is also available by clicking here.

If you do not have access to the Internet, you can call the Taxation Call Center to request a copy of the DR 5714 form, at 303-238-7378.

I am a permanent resident (LPR), do I need to get a new license?

No, if you are a permanent resident this law does not apply to you. 

Do I need to have the Tax Return Filing form (DR5714) notarized?


 Yes, the form must be notarized, once it is filled out accurately and completely.

How long will it take for me to get my tax return from the Colorado Department of Revenue and how much will it cost?

It will take from seven to ten days to receive your copies. If your request results in more than 10 pages you will be notified of the total cost. The first 10 pages are provided free of charge. Subsequent pages cost $0.25 per page. Copies will not be released until we receive payment. 


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