Applicants who cannot demonstrate Lawful Presence

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If you are a Not Lawfully Present Resident and are unable to provide an identification document to establish identity or date of birth you may go through Exceptions Processing and provide, documents from the Exceptions Processing Document List (Spanish) to meet these requirements.,

The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will issue you a Notice of Incomplete Application if you are missing documents, the DMV can use to verify your identity and/or date of birth. The Notice of Incomplete Application will list the acceptable documents you have provided, as well as the additional documents you still need to complete your application.

If you did not have the documents required to complete your application during your initial visit, you can return with the required documents to complete your application.

If, for reasons beyond your control, you cannot provide the required documents from the Identification Requirements Chart, you can request Exceptions Processing and provide documents from the Exceptions Processing Document List (Spanish).

 

Please Note: You must receive a notice of incomplete application at your CO-RCSA appointment before you are eligible for exceptions processing.

How Exceptions Processing Works

If you cannot demonstrate lawful presence, you are required to provide a consular card, military document or passport. If one of these documents doesn't show your photograph or age as proof of identity or date of birth, you may go through Exceptions Processing and provide documents from the Exceptions Processing Document List (Spanish) to meet these requirements.

Notes:

  • There are no alternative documents that can be accepted in lieu of the Consular Card, Military Document or Passport.
  • All applicants must sign an affidavit that you are a Colorado resident currently, and provide proof of Tax Return filing for the immediately preceding 12 months, and present evidence of residency in Colorado for the preceding 12 months, OR sign an affidavit that you have continuously been a resident in Colorado for the immediately preceding 24 months and present evidence of residency in Colorado for the immediately preceding 24 months.
  • All applicants are still required to have an ITIN.

All applications for Exceptions Processing are subject to the following:

  • You must present documents from the Exceptions Processing document list (Spanish).
  • All documents must be originals or certified copies
  • All documents must be in English or translated to English
  • You must provide a name change document issued through marriage, adoption, court order or other mechanism permitted by State law or regulation for any name changes
  • The DMV reserves the right to review, consider and request additional information and documentation when determining identity, date of birth and U.S. citizenship
  • If the documents gathered through Exceptions Processing do not reasonably establish your identity, date of birth or lawful presence, you shall be issued a Notice of Denial. You can then request a hearing with the Hearings Section of the Department.