New Mexico DL/ID Renewal
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Time to renew your New Mexico Driver’s License or Identification Card? Don’t worry, In & Out MVD has your back and we make the process super easy to get you “In & Out”! You may renew your Driver’s License or Identification Card up to 90 days prior to its expiration date. Remember that there are two types of credentials, REAL ID and Standard. Click here for more information about the differences between the two. If you have not converted your credential to REAL ID, we recommend that you do. If you wish to do so, you may be required to bring additional documentation but it may be worth getting it out of the way. However, if you have a Standard credential and cannot provide proof of lawful status, or simply do not wish to convert it to a REAL ID, it’s ok, you are not required to do so.
To renew your REAL ID or Standard Driver’s License or Identification Card, you simply need to bring it with you. It has all the information we need to process your renewal. In the event you lost it or forgot it, no worries, we can pull your record by verifying some personal information when you’re at one of our offices. In most cases, you will be able to renew it for 4 or 8 years, however, in some few scenarios you may only be eligible to renew it for a lesser term.
If you wish to renew and convert your Standard Driver’s License or Identification Card into a REAL ID compliant credential, you will need the following:
- One Proof of Lawful Identity and Age
- One Proof of Identification Number
- Two Proofs of Residency in New Mexico
To help you, here is a list of acceptable documents:
- Lawful Identity and Age (One (1) of the following):
- S. Original or Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
- Valid U.S. Passport or US Passport Card
- Affidavit of Birth issued by any Federally recognized Tribal Nation’s Vital Records
- Valid Foreign Passport – must include:
- I-551 Stamp or
- US Visa affixed accompanied by the approved I-94 form documenting the applicant’s most recent admittance into the US (valid and verified by SAVE)
- Consular Report of Birth abroad issued by US Dept. of State forms:
- Documents issued from Department of Homeland Security or US Citizenship & Immigration Services
- Permanent Resident Card (I-551)
- Certificate of Naturalization (DHS forms N-550 or N-570)
- Certificate of Citizenship (DHS forms N-560 or N-561)
- Valid Employment Authorization (I-766 or I-688B)
***Note: Must be verified through Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements System (SAVE)
- Real ID Act of 2005 Driver’s License or ID Card plus 1 of the following:
- Unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa status for admission into the US
- Pending or Approved application for asylum in the US
- Admission into the US as a refugee
- Pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the US
- Approved deferred Action Status
- Pending application for the adjustment of status to legal permanent resident or conditional resident
- Conditional permanent resident alien status
- Other documents as DHS may designate by notice published in the Federal Register
- Identification Number (One (1) of the following):
- Social Security Card
- W2 Form
- Non-SSA 1099
- Foreign Passport w/visa and I-94
- Proof of Residency in New Mexico (Two (2) of the following):
- Current real property rental or purchase agreement
- Most current Local Property Tax Document issued by County Assessor
The following documents must be dated within 60 days
- Utility Bill which includes water, gas, electric, propane, internet, cable, satellite (no cell phone bills)
- Bank, Credit Card or Mortgage Monthly Statement
- Employment Pay stub
- Education Institution Document which include a transcript, report card or enrollment confirmation
- City, County, State, Tribal or Federal document attesting to NM residency
- NM Medical Assistance Card with letter from issuing agency that came with card showing name and address or profile print out from issuing agency or benefit award letter showing current benefits
- NM Public Assistance Card with letter from issuing agency that came with card showing name and address or profile print out from issuing agency or benefit award letter showing current benefits
- Document evidencing eligibility and proof that the applicant is currently receiving services from a non-profit organization qualified pursuant to Section 501 (C) (3) of the Federal IRS Code of 1986 provided the document displays the applicant’s physical address
The following documents must be dated within 6 months and be unexpired
- Insurance Bill, Card or Binder
*If you are presenting a binder you must be the policy holder
**Home, health, life, auto, homeowners and renter’s policies are acceptable
For Applicants under the age of 18
- Document indicating membership in a NM religious organization issued by that organization
- Document indicating membership in a NM sports organization issued by that organization
- Affidavit from the applicants parent or guardian stating the applicant lives with that person as long as the affidavit is accompanied by the parent/guardian’s NM Driver’s License/ID Card If the parent has an out of state credential the parent must present 2 proofs of NM physical residency along with the affidavit. (This affidavit can be completed at our office)
IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING REQUIREMENTS ABOVE:
- All proof of residency documents MUST include your name and physical NM address, not a PO BOX or HC address
- Printed paperless statements are acceptable
- If you are married you can present proofs of residency in your spouse’s name along with the marriage certificate
- All documents must be in English or submitted with a written translation. In & Out MVD offers translation services. Click here for translation services information.
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ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
- If your Driver’s License has been expired for more than 1 year, you will be required to take and pass the Written Test again.
- If your Driver’s License has been expired for more than 5 years, you will be required to take and pass the Road Test again.
- Drivers who are 79 years old or older must renew their Driver’s License every year, however, they are not charged state renewal fees, only our convenience service fee.
- Once you have renewed your Driver’s License or ID, you will be issued a temporary paper Driver’s License or ID valid for 45 days while your regular credential is being processed and mailed to you. You may use your old credential in conjunction with the temporary paper Driver’s License or ID while you receive your regular credential.
We are always just a call away!
We understand some requirements may be confusing but don’t worry, In & Out MVD is always just one call away to promptly answer any questions you may have about Real ID or Standard credential renewals. We are committed to giving you the best MVD customer service experience in New Mexico and would love the opportunity to assist you and earn your business. Visit or call us today, we are here for YOU!