Learner's permits for new drivers in New Mexico

Learner's permits for new drivers in New Mexico

How to get a learner's permit in New Mexico


Getting a learner's permit is a great way to prepare yourself in becoming a licensed driver in the state of New Mexico.

Once you turn 15 you are eligible to apply for an instructional permit & if you meet these requirements:

  • You will have to have never been issued a license before, but if you have a license in a different state, and are a new resident of New Mexico the other driver's license must have been expired for longer than 6 months before obtaining a New Mexico learner's permit.

Steps to take to get a learner's permit in New Mexico:

  • Download or pick up a copy of the New Mexico Driver's Manual.
  • Your parent or legal guardian is required to sign consent on your application if you are under 18 years old.
  • Go to your local MVD office and bring your application with you completely filled out.

You must bring with you:

  • Appropriate identification and proof of New Mexico residency.
  • Your Social Security card.
  • Proof of enrollment in an approved driver education course.
  • The $18 fee.

The final step to receiving your learner's permit in New Mexico is to pass both a written exam and a vision exam.If you pass both exams you will then be given a learner's permit.You must have this for a minimum of 6 months.

When driving with an learner's permit in New Mexico you must be accompanied by a licensed driver age of 21 or older. This person must sit beside you.

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