Coloradans can easily and securely present the Colorado ID in the wallet at select TSA checkpoints

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) recently announced the launch of the Colorado ID in Apple Wallet, which offers a simple, fast, and secure digital version of their state-issued driver’s license or ID card.

Now Coloradans can add their driver’s license or state identification (ID) card to Wallet and present it easily and securely with a tap of their iPhone or Apple Watch at select Transportation Security Administration (TSA) PreCheck® security checkpoints, including within Denver International Airport (THE).

“Colorado is at the forefront of digital innovation to better serve customers,” said Executive Director Mark Ferrandino. “We are committed to saving people time, improving convenience and safety, and expanding accessibility for all Coloradans.”

Colorado is the third state to implement IDs in Wallet. It is only available to individuals with a current, valid, Colorado-issued driver’s license or ID card, and serves as a supplement to the physical driver’s license or plastic ID card—it is not a replacement, and Coloradans are still required to carry their physical driver’s license or ID card with them.

“Colorado is always looking for services that provide security, privacy and ease of use for our residents,” said Electra Bustle, senior director of DMV. “As we work with the Transportation Security Administration to offer traveling Colorado residents a Colorado ID in Wallet, we’re excited to offer this new service to make their travel experience more seamless and convenient.”

How to use Colorado ID in Wallet at an airport

Currently, Colorado ID in Wallet is only accepted at select TSA security checkpoints at participating airports nationwide, including within DEN.

To use Colorado ID in Wallet at a TSA checkpoint, residents can simply tap their iPhone or watch on the TSA identity reader. From there, users will be presented with a prompt on their device showing the specific information requested by the TSA. Only after authorization with Face ID or Touch ID is the requested identity information released from a device, ensuring that only the required information is shared and only the person who added the driver’s license or state ID on the device presents it can. The TSA reader also takes a photo to complete the verification process.

All information is shared digitally, so users don’t have to show or surrender their devices to present their ID.

The Colorado ID in Wallet is private and secure

Colorado ID in Wallet takes full advantage of the privacy and security built into iPhone and Apple Watch. Identity data is encrypted and protects against manipulation and theft. When using a Colorado ID in Wallet, neither Apple nor the Colorado DMV have access to when or where a Colorado ID is displayed in Wallet.

In the event that an iPhone or Apple Watch is lost or stolen, residents can use the Find My app to easily lock and help locate their device, or remotely wipe their device.

For more information, see dmv.colorado.gov/applewallet.

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