When applying for a REAL ID COMPLIANT and NON-COMPLIANT driving or identification credentials, the applicant must establish New Mexico Residency by providing TWO (2) of the following documents with the same physical address that are unexpired and valid. Note: Documents can be from the same category below, but not from the same entity.

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.
  1. Current real property rental or purchase agreement
  2. Current Insurance bill, card, or binder
  3. Local property tax statement
  4. Original documents from a city, county, state, tribal or federal government organization attesting to the fact that the applicant is a New Mexico resident
  5. New Mexico medical assistance card with address on card, letter from issuing agency that came with card showing name and address, or profile printout from issuing agency.
  6. 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 Internal Revenue Code of 1986 provided the document displays the applicant’s address
  7. NM Public Assistance card with address on card, letter from issuing agency that came with card showing name and address, or profile printout from issuing agency.

The following documents must be dated within 60 days:

  1. Utility bill; Does not include cell phone bills
  2. Bank or credit card statement
  3. Employment pay stub containing applicant’s name and address
  4. Documentation from an education institution such as a transcript, report card or enrollment confirmation.

Applicants under 18 may also provide:

  1. Documents indicating membership in a NM sports organization provided applicant is less than 18 years of age
  2. Documents indicating membership in a NM religious organization, provided the applicant is less than 18 years of age
  3. If the applicant is less than 18 years of age, an affidavit from the applicant’s parent or guardian stating that the applicant lives with that person, as long as the affidavit is accompanied by the parent/guardian’s New Mexico Identification card, or two proofs of residency of the parent/guardian
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.

For more information on the documentation requirements for proof of New Mexico residency, or if you have a question about whether or not a particular document is acceptable, please contact us.