With so many documents to remember, you may feel overwhelmed when it comes time to go to the MVD to get your REAL ID. At MVD Express, we want to make your trip to our facility as stress-free as possible, which is why we strive to provide you with all of the information you need, making it easy for you to prepare for your appointment in advance. Ready to get the process started? Contact an MVD Express near you to make an appointment or check out our live wait times!
Proof of Residency Requirements
In order to obtain your REAL ID or standard New Mexico driver’s license, you will need to provide documents such as your passport, your birth certificate, and even your social security card. That being said, many people aren’t quite sure what to provide to prove residency. Currently, in order to obtain your driver’s license, you must provide TWO of the following:
|Documents that Establish Proof of New Mexico Residency|
|Two (2) of the following:
Note: Documents can be from the same category below, but not from the same entity and must be unexpired and valid.
The following documents must be dated within 60 days:
Applicants under 18 may also provide:
|NOTE: Applicants for a DL or ID card not acceptable for federal purposes who are homeless or in temporary lodging and unable to provide two of the documents identified in the list above may provide an affidavit or notarized letter from a representative of a New Mexico governmental entity, not-for-profit organization, assisted care facility/home, adult assisted living facility/home, homeless shelter, transitional service provider, or group/halfway house certifying to the address where the applicant resides or receives services in lieu of the requirements in the list above.|
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