Identification Cards in New Mexico

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SUMMARY: New Mexico Identification Cards

Apply for a state ID card in person at a NM MVD office. Bring proof of your identity, identification number, NM residency, and payment for the required fee. Replacements and renewals must also be made in person.

Continue reading this page to learn how to apply for, renew, and replace a non-driver ID card in New Mexico.

Apply for a New Mexico ID Card

An ID card identifies a person as a citizen of a specific state. You are not allowed to have one if you already possess a driver's license.

You must apply for an ID card in person at a New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) office. There, you have to provide the following documentation (view the complete list):

DO NOT bring highlighted documents—the MVD will reject them.

A photograph will be taken of you for an ID card, and you will need to provide your thumbprint and signature. As with a driver's license, you have the choice of registering as an organ donor (minors must have a guardian's signature).

You'll need to pay:

  • $18 for a ID card that is valid for 4 years.
  • $34 for an ID card that is valid for 8 years.

NOTE: Your ID card will be free if you are 79 years old or older.

If you are unable to provide the identification documents required for a secure ID above, you can obtain an alternative identification card by providing:

  • 2 documents proving your identity.
  • 1 document proving your your New Mexico residency.

DO NOT bring highlighted documents—the MVD will reject them.

Renew Your ID Card in NM

New Mexico ID cards are issued for a period of either 4 years or 8 years.

Because New Mexico does not have online renewal services available, you will need to go in person to your local Motor Vehicle Division Office to process your ID card renewal. You'll need to surrender your old ID card.

The renewal fee is $18 for 4 years, $34 for 8 years, or free if you are 79 years old or older.

Replace a Non-Driver ID Card

To replace a lost, stolen, or damaged ID card, head to your local New Mexico MVD office with state-approved identity documents in hand.

Duplicate ID card fees are the same as regular identification card fees:

  • $18 for an ID valid for 4 years.
  • $34 for an ID valid for 8 years.

NOTE: ID cards are free if you're 79 years old or older.

Change Your Name or Address

If you've changed your name or address, you'll need to notify the NM MVD. Address changes can be made either by email, fax, mail, or in person. Name changes must be made in person and you will be required to provide proof of the change.

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