Pre-registration

Students of third-party driving schools may be asked to pre-register for their  driver license office appointment via our online services website, mydmv.colorado.gov. This service allows you to start an application for a Colorado driver license, ID or instruction permit online.

Pre-registration steps

Please follow these steps to pre-register:

  1. Visit www.myDMV.Colorado.gov 
  2. Click "Apply for a Driver License or ID"
  3. Click "Next"
  4. Answer the first question and enter Date of Birth and click "Next"
  5. Select which document you are applying for and click "Next"
  6. Enter information and click "Click to Verify Address," select the verified address, and click "Next"
  7. Answer mailing address question and click "Next"
  8. Answer Prior Out of State License question and click "Next"
  9. Answer Emergency Contact question and click "Next"
  10. Answer Demographic questions and click "Next"
  11. Answer Citizenship status question and click "Next"
  12. Select which document you will produce at the DMV to validate your Full Name and click "Next"
  13. Select which document you will produce at the DMV to validate your Social Security Number from the drop-down menu and click "Next"
  14. Select two different documents you will produce at the DMV to validate your address and click "Next"
  15. This screen will show you the documents you have chosen to bring to the DMV to validate your information. Click "Next"
  16. Select if you would like to receive a reminder 45 days before your ID or license expires and click "Next"
  17. Enter and re-enter your email address and click "Next"
  18. Review the information that was entered and Click "Submit" if everything is correct. If any information is not correct, click "Previous" to get to the screen with incorrect information.
  19. Provide the Driving School the Confirmation Number or if you are going straight to the DMV, provide the Technician the Confirmation Number

During the pre-registration process you will be asked for:

  • Your basic information (name, date of birth, address, sex, hair color, etc.)
  • Your citizenship status
  • Which documents you are planning on bringing to the DMV to meet identification requirements
  • Which documents you are planning on bringing to the DMV to meet Social Security/ITIN requirements
  • Which documents you are planning on bringing to the DMV to meet residency requirements
  • An email address for your confirmation

After you complete the pre-registration process:

  • You will receive a confirmation that will list the exact documents you need to bring to the driver license office to get your driver license or instruction permit, along with the fees you can expect to pay.
  • Print or retain the email confirmation electronically and bring it, along with the specified documents, with you when you visit the driver license office.
  • The driver license technician will scan the barcode on the confirmation, which will pre-populate the information you entered into the system.