• July 12th, 2024
  • Friday, 08:31:41 PM

DMV Simplifies Appointments for Undocumented Coloradans


Starting July 1, undocumented Coloradans seeking a driver license or identification card appointment will be able to choose any driver license office and appointment type. (Photo: Adobe Stock)

 

 

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced a significant improvement for undocumented Coloradans seeking an appointment.

 

Starting July 1, undocumented Coloradans seeking a driver license or identification card appointment(opens in new window) will be able to choose any driver license office and appointment type.

 

Previously, the DMV had separate appointment types for Coloradans who could provide proof of legal presence in Colorado and those who could not. However, the DMV and Gov. Jared Polis announced a few changes to DMV services on June 2 during an event to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Colorado Road and Community Safety Act of 2013.

 

These changes included offering licensing services to undocumented Coloradans at all of the state’s 36 driver license offices and a move to streamline the program’s nomenclature and better align terminology with other states. The DMV has started calling credentials issued under the CO-RCSA program as “standard” driver licenses and ID cards since they are not REAL ID compliant.

 

Implemented on Aug. 1, 2014, the Colorado Road and Community Safety Act (SB 13-251) enables undocumented or temporarily legal residents in the United States to obtain driver licenses, instruction permits, or identification cards after completing the necessary testing. This initiative reflects the DMV’s unwavering dedication to public safety.

 

Currently, the appointment scheduling website has (SB-251) next to driver license offices (DLOs) that offer standard licenses and ID cards; however, (SB-251) will be going away on July 1 since all state DLOs will offer this service.

 

The DMV is committed to enhancing its services and ensuring a positive experience for all Coloradans. By simplifying the driver license process and introducing new terminology, the DMV aims to eliminate confusion and provide clarity to its valued customers.

 

Undocumented residents can schedule an appointment by calling 303-205-2335 or by visiting DMV.Colorado.gov/AppointmentScheduling(opens in new window).

 

Visit DMV.Colorado.gov for more information on Colorado Road and Community Safety Act services.

 

The DMV is committed to providing services for all Coloradans where they are needed most, whether it’s in-office, online or on the go. Visit DMV.Colorado.gov/Anywhere to find out how you can DMV anywhere.