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NEW MEXICO DRIVERS LICENSE SERVICES

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New Mexico Driver’s License or Permit

Is your fifteen-year-old wanting to drive? Or maybe you are finally ready to roll up your sleeves and brave the road?! Here is some information on how to obtain your Driver’s License or Learner’s Permit. 

NEW MEXICO DRIVERS PERMITS (AGES 15 AND UP) – REAL ID

If you have a valid New Mexico REAL ID Identification Card, you do not need to provide proof of identity, federal identification number, or New Mexico Residency. However, you will need to provide proof of enrollment in a driving school, and a written test score. 

NEW MEXICO PROVISIONAL LICENSE (AGES 15½ TO 17) – REAL ID

If you have a valid New Mexico REAL ID Drivers Permit, you do not need to provide proof of identity, federal identification number, or New Mexico Residency. However, you will need to provide proof of a road test score, certificate of completion from a driving school, and a driving log.

TO GRADUATE FROM A PROVISIONAL LICENSE TO A NEW MEXICO DRIVERS LICENSE:

  • Hold Provisional License for 1 year or turn 18. (whichever comes first)
  • Not have been convicted of a traffic violation 90 days preceding application
  • Not have been found guilty or have an offense pending involving the use of alcohol or drugs during the provisional period
  • A parent or guardian with their identification will be required to sign for the driver if underage

NEW MEXICO FIRST TIME LICENSE (AGES 18 AND OVER) – REAL ID 

If you have a valid New Mexico REAL ID Identification Card you do not need to provide proof of identity, federal identification number, or New Mexico Residency. However, you will need to provide proof of a written and road test score.

If you do not qualify or do not wish to apply for a REAL ID, you will need to bring in the following documents:

Someone who does not meet the requirements of the REAL ID, but still needs a driver’s license, can apply for the Standard Driver’s License which allows them to legally operate a motor vehicle and have some kind of picture ID. Effective 05/03/2023, you must present a REAL ID-compliant ID or another acceptable form of identification to board a domestic flight, enter a federal building, military base, or nuclear facility.

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Here at MVD Now, we want to make sure you make one quick and friendly trip every single time you come to MVD Now. Schedule an appointment today at one of our 7 locations in Albuquerque and Bernalillo or call us today at 505-341-2683. We are close to home or work, for you! Our DMV specialists are ready to help you!