State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - New Mexico

Bill/Statute: NM ST § 66-5-9

Year Law Enacted: 2003

Effective Date: 2003

Name of Document Issued: Driver's License


What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Provide one document from the "Proof of Identification Number - No SSN" list (valid foreign passport, Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) card, or Mexican Matricula Consular card)
  • Provide one document from the "Proof of Identity - No SSN" list (foreign birth certificate, valid foreign passport, or Mexican Matricula Consular card)
  • Provide two documents to prove New Mexico residency                                                                                                                              

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How long is the card valid?

The license will be valid for 4 to 8 years.


Are there distinguishing features or language on the license?



Is there an anti-discrimination provision in the law?



Is there a data confidentiality provision in the law?



 This summary was prepared in January 2014 for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. For questions, please contact CLINIC’s State & Local Advocacy Attorney Jen Riddle at or (301) 565-4807. 

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