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What documents do I need to go to the DMV?

The DMV requires all applicants to provide legal name, age, identity and proof of lawful presence in the United States by submitting a certified copy or original of the following documents:

Stand Alone Documents
• Colorado license (expired less than ten years with photo on file)
• Colorado identification card (expired less than 10 years with photo on file)
• United States passport (expired less than ten years)
• Out of State driver’s license or identification (expired less than one year)
• Foreign passport with photo, U.S. Visa and I-94 form
• Valid military identification or common access card
• Certificate of Naturalization with photo less than 20 years old
• Certificate of Citizenship with photo less than 20 years old
• Valid I-551 endorsement
• Valid employment authorization document
• Refugee/Asylee I-94 with photo less than 20 years old

Lawful Presence Documents
• Social Security card verified by Social Security Online Verification (SSOLV)
• United States birth certificate
• Certificate of Citizenship from the Department of Interior
• United States adoption order with birth information
• Asylee/Refugee I-94 (no photo required)

Name, Age and Identity Documents
• Colorado license (expired less than ten years, no photo on file)
• Colorado identification card (expired less than ten years, no photo on file)
• Out of state driver’s license or identification (expired less than ten years)
• Bureau of Indian Affairs card with photo (less than 20 years old)
• Military identification or common access card (expired less than 10 years)
• Veteran’s Affairs card with photo
• Parent or guardian affidavit if under 21 years
• United States school record (less than 12 months old)
• Colorado Department of Corrections or Federal Bureau of Prisons identification card

In addition to the above, applicants must also provide one of the following documents that prove residential address in Colorado:

• Utility bill
• Credit card statement
• Pay stub or earnings statement
• Rent receipt
• Phone bill
• Transcript or report card from an accredited school
• Bank statement
• Mortgage document
• Tax document
• Homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy
• Vehicle registration

A DMV employee can review other items with a local address.

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