STANDARD IDENTIFICATION CARD
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WHAT IS A STANDARD IDENTIFICATION CARD?
A New Mexico Standard Identification Card is an alternative to the New Mexico Real ID Identification Card. If you do not have the required documents for a Real ID, or cannot find them, you can apply for a Standard Identification Card. This ID gives you the same credential in all 50 states, just as a Real ID would. The only difference is that you can not use your Standard Identification Card as proof of federal identification. You will not be able to use this ID to fly domestically or enter certain federal facilities, military bases, or other places that require federally compliant proof of identification. A Standard Identification Card looks identical to a Real ID, it’s the same size and shape, but there is one small difference. The Standard Identification Card is missing a golden star on the top right corner of the credential. This indicator is only found on Real IDs.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE APPLYING FOR A STANDARD IDENTIFICATION CARD
Anyone regardless of age can apply for a Standard Identification Card. If you are applying for a first-time Standard Identification Card, you will need to provide specific documents. We will go over the required documents in detail in the next sections.
Once you apply for a Standard Identification Card, you will receive a temporary printout of your ID valid for 45 days. You will need to carry this printout until you receive your new physical ID in the mail. All credentials are printed and mailed by the State of New Mexico. Please allow up to 3 weeks for you to receive your new ID in the mail. We understand that many scenarios may impact your Standard Identification Card 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 REQUIRED FOR A STANDARD IDENTIFICATION CARD
Our goal at MVD Now is to save you the headache and stress that comes with applying for your ID. We understand that you are busy, time is valuable, and 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 Standard Identification Card.
You can purchase a 4yr or 8yr Standard Identification Card. If you are between the ages of 18 and 20, your ID will expire one month after you turn 21. At that point, you will need to renew your ID to receive a horizontal version.
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 STANDARD IDENTIFICATION CARD?
We understand that your time is limited and valuable. That is why we strive to help you make one quick trip. We treat you like you would treat you! We invite you to come and experience our customer service, speed, and efficiency. We break the MVD stereotype!
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“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.