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Colorado Road and Community Safety Act (CO-RCSA SB251) Facts
Driver License and Identification Cards for residents who cannot demonstrate lawful presence in the U.S. and individuals who can demonstrate temporary lawful presence in the U.S.
The Act was signed into law in June 2013 and authorizes the issuance of a Colorado driver license, instruction permit, or identification card to those individuals who either cannot demonstrate lawful presence in the U.S. or can only demonstrate temporary lawful presence in the U.S.
Requirements of the Law
For Applicants who can demonstrate temporary lawful presence:
Must provide documents that demonstrate temporary lawful presence.
Must have temporary lawful presence verified through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE).
For Applicants who cannot demonstrate lawful presence:
Must sign an affidavit that the applicant is currently a resident of Colorado
provide proof of a Colorado Tax Return Filing for the immediately preceding year
present evidence of Colorado residency.
Must sign an affidavit that the applicant has continuously been a Colorado resident for the immediately preceding 30 months
present evidence of Colorado residency for that time period.
Provide an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) that is issued by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Must sign an affidavit that the applicant has applied or will apply as soon as the applicant is eligible for lawful presence in the U.S.
Must show, from their country of origin, a
consular identification card
military identification document
All documents must have the applicant’s:
Date of birth
Date of issuance
Country of issuance
All documents presented must be in English or translated into English at the cost of the applicant. The translation must be done by a translator who has an unexpired driver license or identification card and affirms their translation
Offices and appointments
For those unable to demonstrate lawful presence:
Applications will be accepted by appointment only at the following driver license offices:
Westgate - 3265 S. Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood
Grand Junction - 222 S. 6th St., #111, Grand Junction
Colorado Springs - 2447 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs
Aurora - 14391 E. 4th Ave., Aurora
To make an appointment, visit
or call 303-205-2335.
For those able to demonstrate temporary lawful presence:
Applications will be accepted at any state driver license office. No appointment is necessary for a renewal, written test, application and review of documents or instruction permit. However, you will need to make an appointment for a driving test. You can make an appointment (use blue boxes) via our
appointment scheduling website
at the offices that have scheduling capabilities or call 303-205-5901 to schedule a driving test.