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The following are accepted by MVD as proof of Identification Number:

  • Social Security Card | View Example

    Social Security Card ExampleSocial Security Card

    In the United States, a Social Security number (SSN) is a nine-digit number issued to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and temporary (working) residents under section 205(c)(2) of the Social Security Act, codified as 42 U.S.C. § 405(c)(2). The number is issued to an individual by the Social Security Administration, an independent agency of the United States government.

  • Social Security Number Verification printout from the
  • Social Security Administration | View Example

    Social Security Number Verification printout from the Social Security Administration

    If you do not have your Social Security Card, you can go to your local Social Security Administration and request a Social Security Number Verification printout. The printout must show which field office issued the printout and must be signed by the Social Security Administration employee issuing the printout.

If you do not have a Social Security Card or Social Security Number Verification printout then you must provide two of the following documents that must contain your social security number printed on them:

Note:  If you plan to use any of these below documents to satisfy your Identity requirement, then you can not use as part of proof of your identification number. 

  • United States or state or local government issued medical card | View Example

    United States, state or local government issued medical cardUnited States or state or local government issued medical card

    Can include Medicaid, Medicare, Armed Forces, Veterans, or state or local government-issued medical/ insurance cards. Documents must show your Social Security number.

  • Statement from a federally regulated financial institution | View Example

    Statement from a federally regulated financial institution

    Documents can include end-of-year interest statement from your bank or mortgage company or other financial institution. Documents must show your Social Security number.

  • Driver license, learner’s permit or identification card issued by the US government or by a state or territory of the US, or by a jurisdiction of Canada, as long as it has a photograph and has not been expired more than one year | View Example
    Alternative Identification CardDriver's License Sample
    Alternative Identification Card - Under 21Driver's License Sample - Under 21

    (note: NM’s new Alternative Identification Card may not be used to satisfy this requirement)

    Top Left: Alternative Identification Card

    Top Right: Driver's License

    Bottom Left: Alternative Identification Card - Under 21

    Bottom Right: Driver's License - Under 21

  • Photo identification document card issued by the US Military or Coast Guard or the NM National Guard | View Example
    Military Identification Sample

    Photo identification document card issued by the US Military or Coast Guard or the NM National Guard

    The US Military, the Coast Guard and the NM National Guard issue identification document cards to its enlisted members or members’ dependents. Documents must show your Social Security number.

  • Identification document issued by the US Veterans Administration (VA), if it is accompanied by a VA Medical Center ID card | View Example
    US Veterans ID Sample

    Identification document issued by the US Veterans Administration (VA), if it is accompanied by a VA Medical Center ID card

    The Department of Veterans Affairs issues photo Veterans Identification Cards.

  • Valid US active-duty, retiree or reservist military ID (DOD ID DD-2)| View Example
    Active Duty Military Identification

    Valid US active-duty, retiree or reservist military ID (DOD ID DD-2)

    A United States Military ID is an identity document issued by the United States Department of Defense to identify a person as a member of the Armed Forces or a member's dependent, such as a child or spouse.

Items NOT accepted by MVD as proof of meeting this requirement include:

  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Library Card
  • Hospital Birth Record
  • Retail Membership Card
  • Auto Club Card
  • Gym Membership Card

If you are not eligible for a social security number, you will need to bring the following documents to any MVD Field Office:

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