Unless there is a licensed driver who is 21 years of age or older in the car, a temporary licence holder cannot have more than one passenger in the vehicle under the age of 21 who is not an immediate family member. This is a simple eye exam given to anyone applying for a driver`s licence. This ensures that you meet the minimum vision requirements to drive a motor vehicle with or without corrective lenses. This test is performed in all our MVD Now offices. You must go to a local MVD office to get your New Mexico driver`s license. Employees at each location can issue your temporary driver`s licence. You must hold the temporary driver`s licence for at least 12 months and keep your driving record clean before applying for your full (unrestricted) driver`s licence. The fee is $18.00 for a four-year licence or $34.00 for an eight-year licence. Drivers 79 years of age or older must renew their licence annually, but there is no renewal fee. If you`ve never had a driver`s license before, start with step 1. In addition to holding a six-month licence, you must keep a clean driving record for at least 90 days before attempting to obtain a provisional driver`s licence. In addition, you must complete an approved driver training program that includes at least three hours of driving instruction. Be sure to bring your certificate of completion with a successful grade to apply.

Once you`ve held your provisional driver`s license for one year and your driving record is clean, you can go to your licensing office and exchange it for your New Mexico unrestricted driver`s license. If you are under 18, you must still bring a parent or guardian. The New Mexico MVD issues a secure driver`s license to protect New Mexicans from identity theft. Individuals applying for a first driver`s licence, driver`s licence renewal or driver`s licence replacement will receive a temporary licence while their regular driver`s licence is processed and shipped. Once you have established your residence in New Mexico, you must surrender your license from another state and apply for a New Mexico license. If you have a driver`s license from another state, you can transfer it without tests other than an eye test if your driver`s license was valid or expired less than a year ago. On January 1, 2000, the New Mexico Graduated Driver`s License Act (GDL) went into effect. The law aims to give young drivers more driving experience and restrict driving in high-risk situations before young people get their driver`s license.

Anyone under the age of 18 applying for a learning permit must go through a three-step process to obtain a driver`s licence. Now you can practice driving supervised by another driver. You will keep your licence for at least 6 months before applying for the provisional licence. An overview of all the documents required to obtain a license or ID can be found in the following tables: If your licence expired more than a year ago, you must pass the written exam. If your licence expired more than 5 years ago, also take the road test. You do not need to transfer your valid driver`s license to a New Mexico driver`s license, if you have a foreign driver`s license, you can drive it until you become a New Mexico resident. Because there is no time limit to “becoming a resident,” you don`t need to get a New Mexico driver`s license if you want to return to your home country in a few months or even a year or more. State law now requires a DWI exam for all drivers moving to New Mexico from abroad. To pay for the record check, these drivers will have to pay an additional one-time fee of $15.00, bringing their total to $33.00 for a four-year licence or $49.00 for an eight-year licence.

If you have held a temporary driver`s license for 12 months, go to an MVD office with your parent/guardian (if you are under 18) and exchange your temporary driver`s license for a full driver`s license. After getting a teaching license for six months, you can move on to the next step in the licensing process – a temporary driver`s license. It is granted once the following conditions are met. To get your full driver`s licence, you must: Once you have completed the self-study course OR are over 25 years of age, you can go to a licensing office to obtain a full driver`s licence. Be sure to bring your Social Security card, birth certificate, and two documents proving your residency. Upon arrival, you will need to complete an application and take an eye test. You will also have to take a written exam that tests your knowledge of traffic rules and signage, as well as a driving test. It is forbidden to drive between midnight and 5 a.m. unless accompanied by a responsible adult with a license. Exceptions may be work permits, educational or religious functions, family and medical emergencies. You must keep a clean driving record for 90 days before applying for a provisional driver`s licence.

To get your New Mexico driver`s license, you must come to MVD Express with the required documents. In addition to being able to drive a vehicle legally, the driver`s license also serves as identification, which is why we require every new resident to bring the correct documents to prove their residency and identity. Documents we need include: If you apply for a replacement driver`s license, you will receive the same expiration date as on your lost or stolen driver`s license, unless you replace your driver`s license within 90 days of it expires. Once you apply for a replacement driver`s license in New Mexico, you will receive a temporary print of your valid driver`s license for 45 days. You must take this print with you until you receive your physical driver`s licence in the mail. All driver`s licenses are printed and shipped by the State of New Mexico. It can take up to 3 weeks to receive your new license in the mail. We understand that many scenarios can affect the process of replacing your driver`s license.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 505-341-2MVD or send us an email. We are happy to help. If you have an out-of-state license or a previous New Mexico ID card, it will be perforated and can be used in conjunction with the temporary license for up to 45 days from the date of issue. The temporary driving licence and the perforated driving licence or identity card are valid for identification purposes only when presented together. To obtain a REAL ID driver`s license, you must bring the following documents to a local MVD office: • One (1) proof of identity and • One (1) proof of identity and • Two (2) proofs of residence in New Mexico. Your New Mexico driver`s license complies with REAL ID (has a yellow star in the top right corner) if you have submitted enough Stage 3 documents. If you do not have enough documentation, you will receive a Driver`s Authorization Card (DAC). The above documents are only needed to replace your New Mexico driver`s license with a new license number.

If you just want to replace your license with the same number, you don`t need to bring any documentation. We will ask you for certain personal information such as your name, date of birth, federal identification number, or other identifiers to find you in the New Mexico MVD system. Once we are found, we can proceed with the exchange process. This is the second level of New Mexico`s graduate licensing system for youth over the age of 15 and a half. The provisional driver`s license allows you to drive alone, but with a number of restrictions: That`s all you need to know to get your New Mexico driver`s license. We hope this guide has helped you feel comfortable with the process now and that you know what it entails. If you need help studying for your upcoming exams, Zutobi is the perfect learning resource with a condensed textbook, a New Mexico licensing practice test, and a fun experience. Anyone 25 years of age and older who has ever been convicted of DWI and is applying for their first driver`s license in New Mexico must also prove that they have successfully completed New Mexico`s approved DWI prevention and education program, None for the Road, or another state`s equivalent program. Teen drivers must have held a provisional licence for at least 12 months. Have you lost your driver`s licence or has it been stolen recently? We understand how frustrating and scary this can be! Someone may have access to your personal information, such as: Your full name and home address. We recommend that you replace your license as soon as possible.

You have 2 options to replace your license. If you pass both the vision and knowledge tests, you will receive your permission to teach and be ready to practice on the street with a licensed adult over the age of 21. Any candidate who has never been licensed must pass an eye exam, a written exam and a road test. You can apply for your full driver`s licence at age 18 or at age 17 if you have a temporary driver`s licence. Your New Mexico driver`s license is valid for another 4 or 8 years. They will be processed within 45 days and will be sent to you by post. You can check the status of your license online. Once all of the above requirements are met, plan another trip to a licensing office with your parent or guardian who will need to sign the application form with you. Don`t forget your certificate of completion of your drive-thru program, your driver`s log and your teaching licence.

Follow the complete procedure to get your New Mexico driver`s license. A driver`s license is an automatic ticket to incredible sights and experiences. After all, many highways are wide, open, and uncongested; These are simply roads through beautiful desert and mountainous landscapes.