SANTA FE, N.M. —
The New Mexico Tax & Revenue Department has changed its policy on middle names when it comes to getting your Real ID.
Previously, the middle name on all three required forms of identification/proof of residency needed to be exactly the same.
That meant that if your full middle name was listed on one document, while just an initial was listed on another, the documents weren’t sufficient.
But after some backlash from the New Mexican public, Tax & Rev has changed that policy.
The new rules, already in effect, allow a middle initial on one document with a full middle name on another, so long as the first letter of that full middle name matches.
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