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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Applying For Your New Mexico Driver's License
  • Preparing For Your NM Permit Test
  • Taking Your NM Permit Test
  • Preparing For Your NM Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your NM Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • After You Have Passed The NM Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Renewing Your NM Driver's License
  • What If You're Moving To NM Or Just Visiting
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Applying For Your New Mexico Driver's License
When am I eligible to apply for my NM Learner's Permit?
In NM, the minimum age requirement is 15 years old.
What documents do I need to take with me to apply for my NM Learner's Permit?
When you apply for your NM Learner's Permit, you will need to bring proof of your identity, proof of your Social Security Number and two documents that prove your residency in New Mexico. If you are under 18, eventually during the licensing process, you will need to submit proof that you have completed (or are enrolled) in a state-approved Driver's Education course. If you are between the ages of 18 and 24, you will need to complete a "None For The Road" DWI class.
Where should I go to apply for my NM license?
To apply for your NM Learner's Permit, you should visit a local MVD field office or a MVD "contracted" Driver's Ed. School. You can find a list of available MVD field offices near you by visiting this website: http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/maps-locations.aspx
Can I contact my NM MVD office?
Absolutely. You can visit your local MVD office in person or by calling. You can find available locations, hours and numbers near you by visiting this website: http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/maps-locations.aspx.
Do I need to my eyes checked before I can obtain a NM Driver's license?
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your NM license.
Where do I take my NM Driver's License photo?
You must take your NM Driver's license photo at the MVD office. When you take your photo, you should make sure that you wear what you would wear normally. It's extremely important that your face is clearly shown and recognizable. Look straight at the camera and do not smile, as a resting face is easier to identify.
Preparing For Your NM Permit Test
What should I use to study for my NM Permit Test?
The best way to study for the NM Permit Test is to read the entire New Mexico Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website [link] that can act as a supplement to the NM Driver's Manual.
Do I need to complete a Driver's Education course if I am under 18?
If you are under 18, yes, you will need to enroll and complete a Driver's Education course.
Where can I find a copy of the NM Driver's Manual?
You can find and download a copy of the NM Driver's Manual online by visiting this website: http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/mvd-procedures-manuals.aspx
Are there any chapters of the NM Driver's Manual that I can skip?
To have the best chance of passing your NM Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The NM Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, speed limits, traffic violations, drinking and driving laws, traffic signs, pavement markings and other topics that are covered in the NM Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the NM Permit Test to pass?
The NM Permit Test consists of 25 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 18 of those 25 questions correctly in order to pass.
Where can I go to take my NM Permit Test?
You will need to take your NM Permit Test at a local MVD field office or at a MVD "contracted" Driver Education School. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/maps-locations.aspx
Is there anything I should do the night before my NM Permit Test?
Don't cram the night before your exam. Instead, you should review the notes and information you have already studied. If you've done a thorough job studying, the night before should be a quiet review session. It's also a good idea to take a few practice questions on our website [link]. Get a good night's rest as well.
Taking Your NM Permit Test
At what age am I eligible to take the NM Permit Test?
In NM, the minimum age requirement is 15 years old.
What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my NM Permit Test?
On the day of your NM Permit Test, you will need to bring proof of your identity, proof of your Social Security Number and two documents that prove your residency in New Mexico. Your parents will need to sign your application as well.
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my NM Permit Test?
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you.
What do I need to know to pass my NM Permit Test?
To give yourself the best chance of passing your NM Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The NM Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, speed limits, traffic violations, drinking and driving laws, traffic signs, pavement markings and other topics that are covered in the NM Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the NM Permit Test to pass?
The NM Permit Test consists of 25 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 18 of those 25 questions correctly in order to pass.
Is the NM Permit Test open book?
No. You are not allowed to use your NM Driver's Manual or any other study material while you take your NM Permit Test.
Do I have to take a drug test to be able to take my NM Permit Test?
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an NM Driver's License.
What happens if I fail my NM Permit Test?
There are a few reasons, test takers fail their NM Permit Test. A test taker who fails may not have studied thoroughly. Or he or she may have been nervous, anxious and/or distracted on the day of the test. If you fail your NM Permit Test, you will not receive your NM Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. The MVD officials will tell you when you can retake the NM Permit Test.
What happens after I pass my NM Permit Test?
If you pass your NM Permit Test, you will receive your NM Learner's Permit. You will need to maintain your NM Permit for 6 months before you can take your NM Driving Exam. If you are under 18, during this time, you will need to pass a Driver's Education course, which is approved by the state of New Mexico, and you will need to complete 50 hours of driving practice. If you are between the ages of 18 and 24, you will need to pass a DWI component, which is also approved by the state.
Preparing For Your NM Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
How should I practice driving for my NM Driving Exam?
You should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. You should feel comfortable accelerating smoothly and gradually, passing through intersections safely, changing lanes effectively, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and traffic signals, sharing the road with other drives, maintaining the speed limit, staying in the correct lane and more. Remember during your exam, your primary responsibility is to demonstrate to your examiner that you know how to drive safely and effectively.
Where can I practice driving for my NM Driving Exam?
Anywhere in the New Mexico as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older, whenever you are behind the wheel. You should begin practicing in familiar areas then progress to different areas that will test your driving knowledge and your adaptability to different driving situations.
Do I need to learn how to parallel park for my NM Driving Exam?
Yes. You will need to learn how to parallel park for your NM Driving Exam.
Where do I take my NM Driving Exam?
You will take your exam at a local MVD field office or a MVD "contracted" Driver Education School.
What should I expect on my NM Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your NM Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Is there anything I should do the night before my NM Driving Exam?
The night before your NM Driving Exam, you should practice driving with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. You should make sure you get a good night's rest as well.
Do I need to supply my own car for my NM Driving Exam?
Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your NM Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle should be properly registered and insured. There are some driving schools will allow test takers to use their cars.
Taking Your NM Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
Does anyone need to accompany me to my NM Driving Exam?
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you.
Are there any tips that I should follow to help me pass my NM Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your NM Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Are there any common mistakes that I should avoid making?
You should avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, forgetting to signal, rolling stops and parking incorrectly. Always maintain good posture and signal well in advance.
What is the NM Road Test like?
On a NM Road Test, you will need to complete a course that is mostly standardized. Most New Mexico courses will require you to make at least two right turns and two left turns. You will most likely encounter an intersection controlled by traffic lights or a signal and an intersection controlled by stop signs.
Am I allowed to wear my contacts or glasses?
If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see clearly, you should absolutely wear your corrective lenses during your exam.
Who is allowed to be in the car with me during my NM Driving Exam?
During your NM Driving Exam, the only other person allowed in the vehicle, besides yourself, is your examiner.
What happens if I fail my NM Driving Exam?
If you fail the NM Driving Exam, you will not receive your NM Driver's License. You will be able to retake the exam, however, you should not rush retaking it after you have failed. You should pay attention to what your examiner indicates as your weaknesses, and you should work upon improving your driving skills.
After You Have Passed The NM Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What happens after I pass my NM Driving Exam?
After you pass your NM Driving Exam, you will receive your license in the mail.
Do I need to get car insurance?
Yes. You must carry liability insurance able to cover $25,000 per person and $10,000 property damages.
What documents do I need to apply for NM car insurance?
The documents that you will need vary depending on the insurance company to which you apply. Generally, insurance companies want you to submit proof of your identity, your driving record and information about the vehicle you would like to insure.
How much does NM car insurance cost?
The price varies depending on your age, your driving history, your car class and other factors.
Why is car insurance more expensive for new drivers in NM?
New drivers and inexperienced drivers (especially teens) have a higher risk of being in an accident so insurance companies often charge more to cover this potentially risk.
Renewing Your NM Driver's License
How do I renew my NM Driver's license once it has expired?
You must renew your NM Driver's License in person at a local MVD office or online.
Do I have to complete another vision test before I can renew my NM Driver's License?
No. You will not need to take an eye exam.
What If You're Moving To NM Or Just Visiting
Do I have to pass the NM road test when I move to NM from another state?
If your license is still valid, you do not have to take the NM Driving Exam. You will need to replace your out-of-state license with a NM License.
Is my out-of-state learner's permit valid in NM?
Yes. New Mexico will recognize out-of-state learner's permits.
How long can I drive in NM with my out-of-state license?
As long as you do not become a NM resident, you are allowed to drive with a valid out-of-state license for as long as you like.Question Category