Colorado Department of Revenue
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What Type of Identification Do I Need?

In addition to a signed affidavit, individuals age 18 years or older applying or reapplying for a public benefit must provide any one the following types of identification with the application:

  • A valid Colorado driver's license (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) or valid Colorado identification card , or
  • U.S. military card or military dependent's identification card, or
  • U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card, or
  • Native American Tribal Document.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The address you provide on the application for a public benefit should match the address on record for your Colorado driver's license, Colorado identification card, or other identification document you submit. If the address does not match, the application may be denied. To update your address on your Colorado driver's license or identification card, submit a change of address form (DR 2285: Change of Address) with the Colorado Motor Vehicle Division or change your address online

 

 

 

Other Forms of Identification Accepted

 

In addition to the four types of identification listed above, the Department will accept the following types of identification.

    • Certificate verifying naturalized status issued by an authorized agency of the United States bearing Applicant's intact photograph impressed with the raised embossed seal of the issuing agency;
    • Certificate verifying United States citizenship issued by an authorized agency of the United States bearing Applicant's intact photograph impressed with the raised embossed seal of the issuing agency;
    • Valid driver's license or ID card bearing applicant's photograph issued by a lawful presence state.  All states are lawful presence states including the District of Columbia with the exception of: Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah, and Washington. If on the face of the license or ID card presented it says that it is an Enhanced driver’s license or ID card, then it is to be accepted as a lawful presence document.
    • Valid immigration documents demonstrating Lawful Presence and verified through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements, administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security. Valid immigration documents are as follows:
      • Unexpired Foreign Passport bearing an unexpired "Processed for I-551" stamp or with an attached unexpired "Temporary I-551" visa.
      • Unexpired Foreign Passport accompanied by an "I-94" indicating a specific future "until" date.
      • "I-94" with refugee or asylum status.
      • Unexpired "Resident Alien" card, "Permanent Resident" card, "Temporary Resident" card, or "Employment Authorization" card.