Driver’s License for Undocumented People FAQ:

January 9, 2019

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Covered:

  1. I renewed online and haven’t received my driver’s license/instruction permit/ID yet.
  2. My driver license/instruction permit/ID has been lost or stolen. Can I get a replacement online?
  3. I don’t want to renew online. Do I need to make an appointment?
  4. If I have a Social Security number instead of an ITIN, do I need a different type of appointment?
  5. What documents can I use to show proof of my Social Security number?
  6. Which offices offer SB13-251 services?
  7. How much does a driver license/instruction permit/ID cost if I am not able to demonstrate lawful presence in the United States? This cost is the same for initial issuance and renewal.
  8. Where can I find more information?


  • I renewed online and I haven’t received my driver license/instruction permit/ID yet.
    1. Keep in mind that it will take some time for the driver license technician to verify the documents you have submitted.
    2. You may check the status of your renewal at https://mydmv.colorado.gov/?Link=TrackLicense.
    3. If it has been more than 30 days since you renewed and this link does not say that your license was returned to a driver license office, please call 303-205-2335 to make an appointment to visit a driver license office and obtain a free duplicate. You will be required to renew again if it has been more than 60 days since your renewal and you have not received your card/it has not been returned to a driver license office. If you choose not to renew online, an appointment is required.

  • My driver license/instruction permit/ID has been lost or stolen. Can I get a replacement online?
    • You may apply for a renewal online to replace your lost or stolen card. You will be charged the standard renewal fee.

  • I don’t want to renew online. Do I need to make an appointment?
    • Yes. Individuals applying for the first time or renewing in an office are required to make an appointment. Appointments can be made at Colorado.gov/dmv or by calling 303-205-2335. Renewal appointments at the Aurora Driver License Office are available by phone only.

  • If I have a Social Security number instead of an ITIN, do I need a different type of appointment?
    • No. You may use the same CO-RCSA SB251 appointment type. You may only obtain a driver license/instruction permit/ID using a Social Security number after January 1, 2019.

  • What documents can I use to show proof of my Social Security number?
    • Acceptable documents to provide proof of Social Security number are:
      1. Social Security Account number card (not laminated)
      2. W-2 form (not accepted electronically)
      3. SSA-1099 form
      4. Non-SSA-1099 form
      5. Pay stub with the applicant’s name and SSN on it
      6. Documents used as proof of Social Security number must be provided in hardcopy, not electronically.



  • How much does a driver license/instruction permit/ID cost if I am not able to demonstrate lawful presence in the United States? This cost is the same for initial issuance and renewal.
    1. Driver license – $33
    2. Instruction permit – $21
    3. Identification card – $13

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the Colorado DMV webpage for more information.

Are you having issues with renewing or obtaining your license?

Submit your issue here.