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Getting a Colorado driving license... What is needed?

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Hi guys,

I'm immigrating to Denver, Colorado next month on a CR-1 visa. My wife has a car over there and we recently bought a small RV - ready for a big american road trip soon after we arrive! Now the question is, am I allowed to drive or not...

1) I know I need to a CO drivers license. Reading the topics here I assume I need my SSN and a proof of address, in combination with a proof of address to be able to do the test and get a license. Is this correct? I already have an appointment made, but I don't think I will have the SSN in time... I definitely won't have a green card by that time.

2) In the meantime, I would like to drive our 'shared' car during our road trip (multiple states). I have a valid Dutch drivers license. Is this allowed or not? I read about a 90-day rule, but is the insurance company OK with that as well? Maybe the state allows it but the insurance company doesn't?

During my earlier visits I have always just been driving around in her car, but I know wonder if that even was legal... It's all very confusing, your help will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Rene

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Oh and SS number is needed too.

They said I could drive on my UK licence for a certain amount of time when I originally moved here (think it was 1 month after becoming a resident, may have been 3 months. It was a long time ago lol)

Our insurance company (Geico) added me to my husbands insurance policy for $20 extra per month as a permit holder to drive our new car.

My SSN came in about a week after applying at the office off the 16th St Mall.

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It can take a bit to get a license here If your name gets messed up on the save database like many are.

My suggestion though is to make an appointment for the driver license office. (Not all DMV do appointments or licenses. Some are just vehicle registration.) You can save yourself 2+ hours by doing an appointment especially closer to summer when every kid is in there too.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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You can use a foreign license for 90 days after establishing residency in Colorado which happens 30 days after moving there. As for the other states, I'm not sure.

Sometimes an RV will require a special license too, make sure you don't need one!


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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