Colorado Department of Revenue
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General Information

Restrictions on Public Benefits
Affidavit and Identification Requirements
House Bill 06S-1023


Establishing Lawful Presence in the United States

Beginning August 1, 2006, individuals who are age 18 years or older and are applying for a public benefit must establish lawful presence in the United States. This law does not apply to tax licenses or tax exemption certificates. Lawful presence is established by (1) submitting a signed affidavit  and (2) providing certain types of identification.


1.  Affidavit

An individual age 18 years or older who is applying or reapplying for a state public benefit must submit an affidavit with the application.  Applications that do not include the signed affidavit will be denied. 

DR4679: Affidavit


2.  Identification

What Type of Identification Do I Need?

Limitations In Identification

Waiver Process