New Colorado law allows immigrants to get driver’s license with Social Security number

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, Colorado residents who are unable to demonstrate lawful presence in the United States will be able to use a Social Security number to obtain a driver’s license, instruction permit or identification card and renew their driver’s license online.

These changes are a result of Senate Bill 18-108, legislation the Colorado General Assembly passed this year to modify the Colorado Road and Community Safety Act to simplify the process for these individuals seeking or renewing a driver license.

Currently, these residents are required to provide proof of an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number to obtain a driver license, instruction permit or identification card, and a Social Security number is not accepted. They are also required to make an appointment to visit one of four driver license offices (Westgate, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs or Aurora) to renew their credential.