Colorado Department of Revenue
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2.1  A first time Applicant or Applicant seeking to reapply for Public Benefits on or after August 1, 2006 may demonstrate lawful presence by both executing the affidavit required in  §24-76.5-103(4)(b) C.R.S. and producing:


2.1.1  One of the forms of identification set forth in  §24-76.5-103(4)(a) C.R.S. as amended:


I.  A valid Colorado driver's license or a Colorado identification card, issued pursuant to article 2 of title 42, C.R.S., or

II.  A United States military or a military dependent's identification card, or

III.  A United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card, or
IV.  A Native American tribal document, or
V.  A document described in paragraphs 2.1.3 or 2.1.4 below.


2.1.2  For purposes of  §24-76.5-103(4)(a)(I), a valid Colorado driver's license or identification card includes only a current driver's license, minor driver's license, probationary driver's license, commercial driver's license, restricted driver's license, instruction permit or identification card.  In the case of a resident of another state, the driver's license or a state-issued identification card from the state of residence, if that state requires that the applicant prove lawful presence prior to issuance of a document.

2.1.3  Benefit Agencies may also accept the listed forms of identification published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, in the full Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) governing the specific services provided. In the absence of specific governing CFR regulations, Benefit Agencies shall accept the listed forms of identification published in Attorney General's Order Number 2129-97 Interim Guidance on Verification of Citizenship, Qualified Alien Status and Eligibility Under Title IV of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, as issued by the Department of Justice, Federal Register, November 17, 1997, Vol.62, No. 221 and which are incorporated by reference. Attachments A and B provide lists of documents acceptable per this federal publication.


Material incorporated by reference in this rule does not include later amendments to or editions of the incorporated material. Copies of the material incorporated by reference may be obtained by contacting the Director, Motor Vehicle Division, of the Department of Revenue, 1881 Pierce Street, Room 100, Lakewood, Colorado, telephone: 303-205-5935 during regular business hours. Copies of materials may also be examined at any state publication depository library. Certified copies shall be provided at cost, upon request.