Plaza Voices: Driver's License and ID Updates
Senate Bill 13-251, The Colorado Road and Community Safety Act, authorizes the issuance of a Colorado driver’s 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., beginning August 1, 2014.
Services will be provided by appointment only at 5 locations. As of July 1, 2014, appointments can be made on the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website. (This is the official website. Please do not make an appointment via third party websites.) See our instructions on how to use the appointment scheduler.
The Denver Public Library will have informational workshops presented in partnership with an attorney to provide more information and updates. The Colorado Department of Revenue will also hold several workshops in upcoming months. When you should talk to a lawyer first (PDF), information from the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association).
The DMV has posted flow charts, fact sheets, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), fee information, and workshop schedules. These documents are available in English and Spanish, and should answer any questions about eligibility, cost, and necessary documentation.
Please call the DMV at 303-205-2335, or contact a legal representative, for any further questions related to this new bill.
--With Will C.