New law will allow immigrants to use Social Security number for driver's license


DENVER (KKTV) - Starting in the new year, immigrants in Colorado who can't prove a lawful status can use a Social Security number to obtain a driver's license.

This change is a result of a state Senate bill passed earlier in 2018 to modify the Colorado Road and Community Safety Act. The new law will allow a Social Security number to be used to obtain instruction permits and identification cards as well as driver's licenses. It can also be used to renew driver's licenses online.

According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, these residents are currently required to provide proof of an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to obtain a driver license, instruction permit or identification card, and a Social Security number is not accepted. The change goes into effect Jan. 1.