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Learn more about the Real ID Act

How to Get or Renew an Identification Card 

The New Mexico MVD issues secure identification cards to help protect New Mexicans from identity theft. Persons applying for a New Mexico identification card are issued a temporary ID card while their regular ID card is being processed and mailed.

If you have an old New Mexico driver license or an old ID card, it will be voided and may be used in conjunction with the temporary ID card, for up to 45 days from the date of issue.

You must go into a MVD Field Office to get your New Mexico identification card. Staff at any Field Office can issue your temporary identification card.

Documents Required for a REAL ID Identification Card

To obtain a REAL ID identification card, you will need to bring the following documents to any MVD Field Office:

    •    One (1) proof of identification number, and
    •    One (1) proof of identity, and
    •    Two (2) proofs of New Mexico residency.

To obtain a driving authorization card, you will need to bring the following documents to any MVD Field Office:
    •    Two (2) proofs of identity and identify number, and
    •    Two (2) proofs of New Mexico residency.

Please note, if you cannot provide proof of lawful status:
    •    you may only apply for the non-compliant card, and
    •    if you do not have a valid New Mexico driver’s license, you must provide fingerprints at one of the following
         MVD field offices: ABQ Special Services, Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Clovis, Espanola, Farmington,
         Las Cruces-Del Rey, Raton, Roswell, Ruidoso, Silver City, T or C, or Tucumcari.

Renew a New Mexico Identification Card

Please note: If you are renewing your current New Mexico identification card to obtain a REAL ID identification card or a non-compliant identification card for the first time, please follow the requirements for REAL ID and non-compliant identification card above.

 

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