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Chapter 7 – Driver Authorization Card (DAC)-Non-Federal Compliant

01/08/2009
10:35 AM

Section A.  Acceptable Documents for Driver Authorization Card (DAC)
Section B.  Lists of Acceptable Documents for Driver Authorization Card (DAC)

Revised May 25, 2011

Section A: Acceptable Documents to Prove Identification numbers, Identity and Residence for Driver Authorization Card (DAC)-Non-Federal Compliant

Created date: November 1, 2016

18.19.5.15 PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, IDENTITY, AND AGE FOR A DRIVING AUTHORIZATION CARD OR IDENTIFICATION CARD THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR FEDERAL PURPOSES:

  1. Applicants for a New Mexico driving authorization card or identification card that is not acceptable for federal purposes must provide documentary proof of their identification number, identity, age and residency.
     
  2. An applicant who does not currently hold a valid New Mexico driver’s license or identification card must also submit fingerprints for a background check, as provided in 19.18.5.17 NMAC.
     
  3. An applicant who chooses to provide a social security number must present his or her social security administration (SSA) account number card. If a SSA account card is not available, the person shall present one the following documents, provided that the document bears the applicant’s social security number:
  • W-2 form
  • SSA-1099 form
  • Non-SSA-1099 form
  • Pay stub with the applicant’s name and SSN on it

Acceptable documents to prove identity (2 required if no SSN provided):

  1. Applicants can use the following documents to provide documentary proof of their identification number or documentary proof of their identity, but one document cannot be used for proof of both their identification number and identity:
  • passport or passport card from the applicant’s country of citizenship if not verified through systematic alien verification for entitlements system (SAVE);
  • certified copy of a birth certificate filed with a state office of vital statistics or equivalent agency in the individual's place of birth;
  • consular report of birth abroad issued by the U.S. department of state, form FS-240, DS-1350 or FS-545;
  • unexpired employment authorization document issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, form I-766 or form I-688B, verified by SAVE;
  • identification card issued by the Consulate of Mexico in El Paso, Texas or Albuquerque, New Mexico or such other foreign consulate with which the New Mexico motor vehicle division has established a reliable method of verifying the authenticity of the identification card;
  • individual tax identification number;
  • certified letter of enrollment issued by a federally recognized Indian nation, tribe or pueblo;
  • valid identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian nation, tribe or pueblo;
  • certified copy of foreign birth certificate issued by the applicant’s place or birth, provided that if the document is not in English, a certified copy of the foreign birth with a notarized English translation;
  • affidavit of Indian birth;
  • state issued driver's license, a driver’s license issued by a territory of the United States, or by jurisdiction of Canada, as long as it has a photograph and has not been expired more than one year;
  • state government-issued photo identification card, or a photo identification card issued by a territory of the United States, or by a jurisdiction of Canada, as long as it has a photograph and has not been expired more than one year;
  • a state government-issued photo learner’s permit, or a photo learner’s permit issued by a territory of the United States, or by a jurisdiction of Canada, as long as it has a photograph and has not been expired more than one year;
  • American Indian or Alaskan proof of Indian blood, certificate of degree of Indian blood, federal Indian census card or tribal membership card;
  • photo identification card issued by the United States military, United States coast guard or New Mexico national guard;
  • identification document issued by the United States veterans administration, so long as it is accompanied by a United States veterans administration medical center identification card;
  • valid United States active duty/retiree/reservist military identification card (DOD ID DD-2);
  • United States, state, or local government-issued photo ID, issued based on name, social security number and date of birth;
  • N560 Certificate of Citizenship if verified in SAVE;
  • N550 Certificate of Naturalization if verified in SAVE;
  • valid permanent resident card issued by the United States government if verified in SAVE;
  • valid I-551 resident alien card issued since 1997 if verified in SAVE;
  • valid New Mexico license or identification card
  • a court order for name change, gender change, adoption or divorce, as long as it includes the legal name, date of birth and court seal;
  • a New Mexico correction department photo identification card, or a photo identification card issued by the federal bureau of prisons, that includes the name, date of birth and documentation that the card has not expired within the past year;
  • a social security card;
  • a medical insurance card or documentation of medical insurance coverage of eligibility that contains an identification number;
  • military discharge/separation papers (DD 214);
  • Selective service card.

[18.19.5.15 NMAC - N, 9/15/2016]

18.19.5.16 NMAC PROOF OF NEW MEXICO RESIDENCY: (2 required)

  1. All applicants for a REAL ID Act of 2005 compliant New Mexico identification card, driving permit, provisional driver’s license, or driver's license, other than a commercial driver's license, and all applicants for a driving authorization card and identification card not acceptable for federal purposes must provide documentary evidence demonstrating New Mexico residency.
  • a current real property rental agreement or purchase agreement
  • a utility bill dated within 60 days, such as water, gas, electric, waste, telephone, cable or satellite bill, but not a bill for a cell phone;
  • an insurance bill, card or binder, dated within the past 6 months
  • a bank or credit card statement dated within 60 days;
  • an employment pay stub that contains the applicant’s name and address, dated within 60 days;
  • a current local property tax statement or mortgage documents;
  • a document from an education institution, such as a transcript, report card or enrollment confirmation, provided it is dated within 60 days;
  • original documents from a New Mexico community organization attesting to the fact that the applicant is a New Mexico resident, provided it is dated within 60 days;
  • original documents from a city, county, state, tribal or federal government organization attesting to the fact that the applicant; is a New Mexico resident;
  • a New Mexico medical assistance card with address on card, letter from issuing agency that came with card showing name and address, or profile printout from issuing agency;
  • a New Mexico public assistance card with address on card, letter from issuing agency that came with card showing name and address, or profile printout from issuing agency;

Under 18 years of age can also use:

  • documents indicating membership in a New Mexico religious organization, provided that the applicant is less than 18 years of age; or
  • documents indicating membership in a New Mexico sports organization, provided that the applicant is less than 18 years of age
  • an Affidavit of New Mexico Residency of Applicant under Age 18 (MVD-10021);

Applicants for an identification card not acceptable for federal purposes who are homeless or in temporary lodging and unable to provide two of the documents identified in paragraph B of this subsection may provide a notarized letter from a representative of a New Mexico governmental entity, not-for-profit organization, assisted care facility/home, adult assisted living facility/home, homeless shelter, transitional service provider, or group/half way house certifying to the address where the applicant resides or receives services in lieu of the documents required

       [18.19.5.16 NMAC - N, 9/15/2016]

Fingerprints Required:

Fingerprints will be required for the issuance of a Driver’s Authorization Card/ID (DAC) when the driver is unable to provide documentation of lawful status or their New Mexico Driver’s License has expired. If driver has an Interlock or Limited license no fingerprints will be required to obtain an Interlock or Limited DAC. If driver is from out of state no fingerprints will be required if the driver can provide documentation of lawful status.

When fingerprints are required:

      No lawful status and no NM license
      No lawful status and an out of state license
      Expired NM license
Note: If NM License is suspended or revoked but customer has an Interlock or Limited license no fingerprints required.

The following offices are the only offices equipped to obtain fingerprints for the issuance of a DAC:
ABQ Special Services, Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Clovis, Espanola, Farmington, Las Cruces Del Rey, Raton, Roswell, Ruidoso, Silver City, Socorro, T or C and Tucumcari.

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