First steps after your arrival!

Getting your Social Security Number

Documents to bring:

  • Passport + visa
  • DS-2019
  • I-94 (print a copy  here)
  • Social security letter from Cultural Care (can be found in au pair online account)
  • Social security application (find at office)

Once you have your social security number (usually within 2 weeks), you can open a bank account and get your CO license.

Social Security Office & Hours/Closures

Social security office Boulder: 

480 W Dahlia St,

Louisville CO 80027

Mon: 9-4
Tues: 9-4
Wed: 9-12
Thur: 9-4
Fri: 9-4

Getting your CO driver’s license


  • Written test $16.80
  • Driving test $26

Online Appointments for Written and driving tests

Documents to bring:

  • I-94
  • passport
  • DS-2019
  • social security number
  • letter from CCAP
  • home country and international driver’s license
  • proof of address
Note: German and French au pairs do not have to take the written and driving tests because of an agreement between the US and Germany/France. You still need to take all the documents listed above and tell them you have a German/French drivers license and you want the Colorado license.
2850 Iris Ave F, Boulder, CO 8030
11900 Washington St, Northglenn, CO 80233
917 S Main St #600, Longmont, CO 80501

Thursday, 1 December 2016 8:50 PM


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