NEW MEXICO DRIVing permit
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READY TO APPLY FOR YOUR NEW MEXICO DRIVING PERMIT?
Is your fifteen-year-old wanting to drive? Or maybe you are ready to roll up your sleeves and brave the road?! Whatever the reason may be for obtaining your driving permit, MVD Now can help you make one quick trip. Our friendly MVD agents are ready to assist you and answer any questions that you may have.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE APPLYING FOR A DRIVING PERMIT
In New Mexico, any person 15yo or older who is enrolled or has completed a driver’s education course that includes a DWI prevention component, can apply for a driving permit. This driving permit allows the applicant to operate a motor vehicle when accompanied by a licensed driver with the following requirements.
- must be 21 years of age or older
- must be licensed for at least 3 years
- and must be seated in the passenger seat beside the driver
Once you apply for a New Mexico Driving Permit, you will receive a temporary printout of your permit that is valid for 45 days. You will need to carry this printout until you receive your physical permit in the mail. All permits are printed and mailed by the State of New Mexico. Please allow up to 3 weeks for you to receive your new permit in the mail. We understand that many scenarios may impact your driving permit application process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 505-341-2MVD, or email us. We will be more than happy to assist you in the process.
DOCUMENTS AND EXAMS REQUIRED FOR A DRIVING PERMIT
Our goal at MVD Now is to save you the headache and stress that comes with applying for your driving permit. We understand that you are busy, that time is valuable and limited, and that the last thing you want to do is wait in line. That’s why we want to help you make one quick trip to the MVD. Here are the documents that you will need to provide to apply for your New Mexico Driving Permit.
- One (1) proof that the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an approved Driver Education Program. The applicant must have a Driver Education Referral Card or Certificate of Completion
- Proof of financial responsibility (this means that a parent or guardian must be present to sign for the applicant if the applicant is under 18 years of age)
- Must have completed the written test or have their Certificate of Completion from an MVD-contracted driver education school
The documents mentioned above are required to transition from a New Mexico Identification Card into a New Mexico Driving Permit. If you do not have a valid New Mexico Real ID Identification Card or a New Mexico Standard Identification Card prior to applying for a driving permit, you will have to bring in some additional documents. The reason for this is that your driving permit will also serve as your Identification Card now. Please take a look at the respective pages to see what other documents will be required to fulfill the “Identification Card” requirements.
You must pass the New Mexico Driver’s Knowledge Exam to receive a driving permit, or have a Certificate of Completion from an MVD-contracted driver education school. The knowledge exam is available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Italian, German, French, Vietnamese, and Chinese. You must score a 70% or better to pass this test. In case you do not pass on your first try, you can re-take the test that same day. If you do not pass the second time, you will need to wait one week to re-take your exam. If you do not pass after your third exam, you will need to wait six months before you can re-test. One proof of identity is needed so that we can issue your written exam. Please give yourself up to 2 hours to complete the written test. Walk-ins are welcome, but we recommend that you schedule an appointment to take this test at any of our offices. This will ensure that the testing station is available for you. Once you complete and pass your written test, your score will be saved in the New Mexico MVD system for 5 years. This gives you enough time to apply for your permit in case you need to wait to fulfill other requirements.
This is a simple eye exam that is administered to everyone applying for a driver’s license or driving permit. This ensures that you meet the minimum eyesight requirement to operate a motor vehicle with or without the need for corrective lenses. This test is administered in all of our MVD Now offices.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT MVD NOW
Here at MVD Now, we want to make your MVD visit as seamless as possible. Walk-ins are welcome, but we encourage you to schedule an appointment so you can guarantee zero wait time. There are two ways you can schedule an appointment. You can call us at 505-341-2MVD and we can schedule your appointment and also verify your documents over the phone. You also have the option of scheduling your own appointment through our online scheduler. If you schedule online, one of our MVD agents will call you to verify your documents before your appointment date. This will ensure that you bring all the necessary documents and prevents the dreaded “multiple trip” headache.
When you arrive at any of our offices, you will be greeted by a friendly MVD agent at the front door. They will help you check in for your appointment, verify your documents, and answer any questions that you may have. One of our other MVD agents will promptly assist you and process your transaction. Once completed, we collect payment and you are on your way! MVD Now also partners with local charities throughout the year. Currently, we are working with Make-A-Wish New Mexico. You have the option of rounding your MVD total to the nearest dollar or donating any other amount to this great foundation. Our goal is to deliver the most secure, efficient, professional, and friendly MVD services in town.
WHY CHOOSE MVD NOW FOR YOUR DRIVING PERMIT?
We understand that your time is valuable. That is why we strive to help you make one quick trip! You can walk into any of our 7 locations in Albuquerque or Bernalillo, or schedule an appointment. Come experience our customer service, speed, and efficiency. We break the MVD stereotype!
“Fastest and most kind interaction I’ve ever had at an MVD.”
“These People break the stereotypes about MVD workers!”
“Great place, fast and friendly. Highly recommended!”
Make One Quick Trip With MVD Now
Allow us to help you make one quick trip to the MVD! You do LIFE, we do MVD
Guarantee zero wait time. Book your appointment and one of our agents will contact you to verify your documents, guaranteeing One Quick Trip!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. One of our friendly MVD Now agents will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
With 7 locations in Albuquerque & Bernalillo, there is bound to be an MVD Now office near you. Visit us and make One Quick Trip to the MVD.
WHAT TO BRING?
Not sure what to bring? We have you covered! View a list of required documents for every service we offer. Avoid the confusion and multiple trips.