Identification

Identification Help
Acceptable Documents–Social Security Administration

Acceptable Documents–Social Security Administration

Statewide

You must have original documents or certified copies that prove your identity and proof of US citizenship when you order a replacement Social Security card. Click on the website to see the complete list. Be sure to click on who the card is for (adult or child), type of card, and citizenship of the person the card is for.

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Born Abroad

Born Abroad

If you were born outside of the United States and need to get a copy of your Consular Report of Birth Abroad, click on the link below to learn how you can apply for this document.

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Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Birth, Death, and Other Vital Records

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Birth, Death, and Other Vital Records

Statewide

Denver

If you were born in Colorado, you can order a certified copy of your birth certificate by phone, mail, or through a local Vital Records Office. You can get your birth certificate the same day if you go to a Vital Records Office. Phone and online orders take 3-5 days. Mail orders take 30 days. The main office is in Denver, but other offices are located throughout Colorado. Click on the website and scroll down to Other Locations Near You for a list of locations. If you need help getting your birth certificate, check in the Help Getting Your ID section and with Re-entry Help organizations listed on remerg.com. The cost for a certified copy is $20.

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Colorado Driver’s License/State ID–Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Colorado Driver’s License/State ID–Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Statewide

Click on the website link below to go to myDVM for Colorado. If you're under court supervision, ask for a letter of referral to cover the cost. This site allows you to complete tasks such as renewing your driver license, identification card or motor vehicle registration; updating your address; requesting a driving record and more. To get started, choose "Driver/ID Services" or "Vehicle Services" or choose an option from the quick start menu.

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Colorado ID Project

Colorado ID Project

Denver Metro

Denver

The CO ID Project can help with getting identification documents, including ordering birth certificates from other states. You may apply by phone at 303-837-1313 x444 or online using the link below. You may also walk in and usually be seen that day. Vouchers may also be obtained in-person Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm. free help applying for identification documents

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DD-214

DD-214

Statewide

A DD-214, or Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, can be of help when you’re applying for another identification card. For example, a DD-214 is one of the secondary documents accepted by the Vital Records Office for applying for a birth certificate. The National Archives website is the place to order a copy of a DD-214. You can do this online or by mail. Click on Request Military Service Records, then start the form online. In most cases, this copy is free. You may also be able to get help ordering a copy of your DD-214 through some of the Veteran agencies.

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DMV2GO

DMV2GO

Statewide

DMV2GO is a mobile ID unit developed by the Division of Motor Vehicles. The unit visits all parts of Colorado to help people get an ID, including jails, prison, shelters, and other locations. In Denver, they currently visit Saint Francis Center in the United Way building on the second Tuesday of every month, Urban Peak on the second Monday of every month, and the Denver Rescue Mission men's shelter on east 48th Avenue the third Thursday of each month.

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Documents You Need–Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Documents You Need–Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Statewide

When you're applying for a Colorado license or ID card, you must provide proof of your identity and lawful presence, as well as your residential address. Click on the website for a chart that lists many of the documents accepted. If you can't provide everything that's required, click on the Exceptions Process button in this section.

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Exceptions Process–Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Exceptions Process–Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Statewide

The DMV has an exceptions process if you can't provide all of the documents you need to get a state ID or driver's license. It can take 2-3 weeks to complete the exceptions process. Click on the website link below for the frequently asked questions page.

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Holy Ghost Social Ministry Office

Holy Ghost Social Ministry Office

Denver Metro

Denver

Holy Ghost Church in Denver helps with birth certificates, divorce decrees, and CO state ID and driver’s licenses. The office is in the basement of the church. Walk-ins are welcome.

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ID Vouchers

ID Vouchers

If you need a voucher to pay for an identification document, click on the website link below. Metro Caring created a statewide interactive map with the locations of many of the organizations that distribute ID vouchers. While it's not a complete list, it may help you find a location near you. statewide interactive map of organizations that provide ID vouchers

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Make an Appointment–Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Make an Appointment–Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Statewide

You can schedule an appointment to renew your Colorado driver's license or state ID online. Click on the website to learn how. You can also call the number below to schedule an appointment.

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Metro Caring

Metro Caring

Denver Metro

Denver

Metro Caring has an ID program that can help with vouchers for in-state driver’s licenses, state IDs, and birth certificates. You can also get help with out-of-state birth certificates by calling 720-343-8466 on Tuesdays at noon and leave a message with your name, phone number, and state of birth.

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Office Locations–Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Office Locations–Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Statewide

You may apply for a state ID or driver’s license at a DMV office. For a complete list of all DMV offices in Colorado, click on the website link. The cost is $28 for a driver’s license and $11.50 for a state ID card, although a state ID is free if you’re 60 or older, or if you're under court supervision, ask your parole officer, re-entry specialist, jail re-entry staff, or a department of human services staff about getting your state ID for free with a letter of referral.

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Office Locations–Social Security Administration

Office Locations–Social Security Administration

Statewide

You can order a Social Security card in person at a Social Security office. Click on the website and then type in your zip code to find the office nearest you. Be sure you check out the documents you need to bring with you.

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Order a Replacement Card–Social Security Administration

Order a Replacement Card–Social Security Administration

Statewide

You can now order a replacement Social Security card online! To do so, you must be 18 or older with a US mailing address, not requesting a name change, and have a driver's license or state-issued identification card from Colorado. You have to create an account online first, which takes about 10 minutes.

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Order Birth Certificate from Another State

Order Birth Certificate from Another State

Statewide

If you need to order a birth certificate from another state, click on the website link below. It links to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web page with information on how to order this document from all states and territories. Follow the applicant guidelines. You can also use this link to order divorce and marriage vital documents. Click on the pdf link for a booklet form of the same information.

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Order Divorce Decree – Colorado District Courts

Order Divorce Decree – Colorado District Courts

Statewide

If you were divorced in Colorado, you need to order a certified copy of your divorce decree from the district court system where your divorce was granted. The cost is around $20. If possible, it may be best to visit an office in person to order a copy. Click on the website link for the locations of all judicial districts in Colorado. Then click on the district to find the contact information for the court that granted your divorce. You can call that office to find out details. Divorce decree is a secondary form of ID for birth certificates

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Order Marriage Certificate – Colorado Clerk & Recorder Offices

Order Marriage Certificate – Colorado Clerk & Recorder Offices

Statewide

If you were married in Colorado, you need to order a certified copy of a marriage license at the Office of the Clerk and Recorder in the county where you were married. A certified copy should cost about $1.25 and you may be able to order a copy through the mail. Call the office in the county where you were married for information on how to order a copy. Click on the website for a list of all Clerk and Recorder’s offices in Colorado with their addresses and phone numbers. Marriage certificates are a secondary form of ID for birth certificates

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Out of State – Order Marriage & Divorce Documents

Out of State – Order Marriage & Divorce Documents

Statewide

If you need to order a marriage or divorce document from another state, click on the website link below. It links to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web page with information on how to order these documents from all states and territories. Follow the applicant guidelines. You can also use this link to order a birth certificate.

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Reinstatements–Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Reinstatements–Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Statewide

If your Colorado driver’s license has been suspended, revoked, cancelled, or denied, you must go through the process of reinstatement. Click on the website and then click on FAQ, or Frequently Asked Questions, for more specific information.

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