Real ID Documentation Requirements
If you need to obtain your Real ID, stop by one of our convenient MVD locations in Rio Rancho, Albuquerque, Santa Fe or Las Cruces today. New Mexico is moving toward full compliance with the Real ID Act of 2005, which requires specific documentation to establish proof of federal identification number, identity and age and New Mexico residency. Below is a list of eligible documents you may use.
Documentation You Need
Documents that Establish Proof of Identification Number
|One (1) of the following:|
Documents that Establish Proof of Identity and Age
|One (1) of the following:|
If presented, see below for a list of additional documents required in conjunction with this form of ID.
Documents that Establish Proof of New Mexico Residency
|Two (2) of the following:|
The following documents must be dated within 60 days:
Applicants under 18 may also provide:
PO Box is not a Valid Address for Proof of Residency
If the applicant provides a REAL ID Act of 2005 driver’s license or ID card as Proof of Identity and Age from LIST B, the applicant must also present one (1) of the following documents issued by the US Federal Government verified through SAVE:
- Unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa status for admission into the United States
- Pending or approved application for asylum in the United States
- Admission into the United States as a refugee
- Pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United States
- Approved deferred action status
- Pending application for 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
If you have a question about whether a particular document or form of ID is acceptable for your New Mexico Real ID-compliant license or state identification card, please contact us.
Important Real ID Information Regarding Name Changes
- If your proof of identity document (birth certificate, social security card, passport, etc.) does not contain your current full legal name, you must present official documents reflecting any name change(s). This may include a marriage certificate, divorce decree, adoption records or court order.
- In a case of multiple name changes, you must present official documents for each name change. Divorce decrees must reference the maiden name or former name before marriage.
- If your passport or identity document contains your current legal name, you do not need to provide proof of a name change.
Please note: These documentation requirements are acceptable for the issuance of Real ID-compliant non-commercial driver’s licenses. Please see MVD Driver’s Manual for details about documentation required for CDLs.