NEW MEXICO PROVISIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSE
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READY TO APPLY FOR YOUR NEW MEXICO PROVISIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSE?
Are you ready to upgrade from your Permit? Congratulations! You are one step closer to your obtaining your official New Mexico Driver’s License. The next step is obtaining your Provisional Driver’s License. But before you can upgrade, there are some requirements that you must meet. Let’s go over those requirements in more detail.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE APPLYING FOR A PROVISIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSE
In New Mexico, anyone 15 years and six months of age or older who has completed a driver’s education course that includes a DWI prevention component, can apply for a provisional driver’s license. This provisional driver’s license allows the applicant to operate a motor vehicle between 5:00 a.m. and midnight. When operating a motor vehicle, the provisional licensee may be accompanied by 1 passenger under the age of 21, who is not a member of their immediate family. A provisional licensee may drive at any hour of the day if they meet the following:
- accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 years of age or older
- required by family necessity as evidenced by a signed statement of a parent or guardian
- required by medical necessity as evidenced by a signed statement from medical personnel
- driving to and from work as evidenced by a signed statement from the licensee’s employer
- driving to and from school or a religious activity as evidenced by a signed statement of a school or religious official or a parent or guardian
- required due to a medical emergency
Once you apply for a New Mexico Provisional Driver’s License, you will receive a temporary printout of your license which is valid for 45 days. You will need to carry this printout along with your Permit until you receive your physical Provisional in the mail. All Provisional Driver’s Licenses are printed and mailed by the State of New Mexico. Please allow up to 3 weeks for you to receive your new Provisional in the mail. We understand that many scenarios may impact your Provisional 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 REQUIREMENTS NEEDED FOR A PROVISIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSE
Our goal at MVD Now is to save you the headache and stress that comes with applying for your provisional driver’s license. 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 and requirements that you need to meet in order to apply for your New Mexico Provisional Driver’s License.
- Applicant must be at least 15 years six months of age
- Held a Driving Permit for at least six months
- Not been cited for a traffic violation that is pending at the time of application
- Logged at least 50 hours of actual driving by the applicant. At least 10 hours of night driving
- Passed a road exam
- Have a Driver’s Education Certificate of Completion
The documents mentioned above are required to transition from a New Mexico Driving Permit into a New Mexico Provisional Driver’s License.
EXAMS REQUIRED FOR A PROVISIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSE
You will only need to complete one exam to qualify for your Provisional Driver’s License. You must pass a road exam or take a road skills exam with an MVD-contracted Drivers Education School.
This is a simple eye exam that is administered to everyone applying for a driver’s license. 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 PROVISIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSE?
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.