More driver's license offices offering services to undocumented and temporary immigrants

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PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - DMVs in five more Colorado communities including Pueblo will allow undocumented and temporary legal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses and ID cards beginning next year.

Colorado Springs, Aurora, Grand Junction and Lakewood Westgate DMVs already offer this service. Pueblo, Lamar, Montrose, Glenwood Springs and Durango will begin offering this service on Jan. 2.

Alamosa and Sterling offices will begin offering the service July 1.

Temporary legal immigrants can apply for a driver's license, instruction permit or ID card at any of the above locations simply by going to the office, while undocumented immigrants must make an appointment. The state Division of Motor Vehicles said appointments can be made up to 60 days in advance. To schedule an appointment, call 303-205-2335 or click here.

"By expanding the number of offices offering these services, more Coloradans will be sufficiently trained to operate a vehicle on roads and highways throughout the Centennial State and will be able to obtain insurance. This will make driving safer for all Coloradans. Additionally, rural Coloradans won’t have to drive as far when seeking these services," the Division of Motor Vehicles said in a statement Wednesday.

These DMV services cost more for non-citizens than citizens: $33 versus $28 for driver's licenses, $21 versus $16.80 for permits, and $13 versus $11.50 for ID cards.

"This program is completely funded by those using these services, who pay higher fees than Coloradans who are U.S. citizens," the Division of Motor Vehicles said.