What is the cost to renew a driver's license in New Mexico?

I was taking a flight from Albuquerque to Dallas to visit a friend when the TSA agent told me that my license was about to expire. I read something about how you need a certain type of driver’s license for domestic flights, so I want to make sure I get the right driver’s license when I renew. I’m also not sure if the state charges extra for this license. How much does it cost to renew a driver’s license in New Mexico?

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Answer provided by
Eric Schad
Answered on May 05, 2022
If you take domestic flights regularly, you will need a REAL ID-compliant New Mexico driver’s license to fly on or after May 3, 2023. However, the fee is the same whether you’re getting a standard license or REAL ID license. The cost to renew a driver’s license in New Mexico is:
  • $18 for a four-year license renewal
  • $34 for an eight-year license renewal
Ordinarily, you could renew your license online at the MyMVD Online website. Since you’re upgrading to a REAL ID-compliant license, you will have to apply in person.
Make sure that you bring the following documents when applying for a REAL ID:
  • Two proofs of New Mexico residency, such as a tax return, mortgage/lease agreement, or utility bill from the last 90 days
  • One proof of identity, such as a birth certificate or passport
  • Your Social Security card
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