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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                                                                                                                              

For more specifics, please visit:

http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/Drivers/Licensing/Pages/How-to-get-a-New-Mexico-Driver-License.aspx                                     

 

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?

No

 

Is there an anti-discrimination provision in the law?

No

 

Is there a data confidentiality provision in the law?

No

 

 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 jriddle@cliniclegal.org or (301) 565-4807. 

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