New Mexico Driver Application Requirements

Applicant Requirement Checklist

Document Requirements
  • Driver's license
  • Vehicle registration
  • Personal vehicle insurance
  • Driver photo
  • ASE vehicle inspection form
Vehicle Requirements
  • 2005 or newer:
    • Las Cruces
    • Roswell
    • Taos
  • 2003 or newer: All other cities
  • 4 doors
  • 5-8 seats, including the driver's

Application Steps


Start an Application

Apply to drive with Lyft.


Upload Your Documents

Take photos of each of the documents below and upload them in the Dashboard.

  • Driver's license
    Drivers are required to have a valid driver's license. A temporary license is acceptable, but be sure to upload your permanent copy when you receive it.
  • Vehicle registration
    Drivers are required to upload a copy of their vehicle registration.
  • Personal vehicle insurance
    Drivers are required to have personal vehicle insurance.
  • Driver photo
    Lyft requires a photo of all drivers. Your driver photo is a passenger’s first impression of you when they request a ride.
  • ASE vehicle inspection form
    Bring this form to an ASE certified mechanic for a vehicle inspection.

    If you're already an approved rideshare driver with an ASE inspection form, you can upload a copy of that form (you do not need a second inspection).

Become Approved

Lyft will notify you when you've been approved as a driver. Until then, you can check your application status for updates.

Get Set to Drive

Trade dress emblem placement
Drivers are encouraged to display the Lyft emblem while in driver mode. The Lyft emblem is Lyft’s official trade dress. It helps passengers and law enforcement identify your vehicle.

The Lyft emblem should be displayed in the lower corner of your windshield on the passenger side every time you enter driver mode. Make sure to remove the emblem when you are not in driver mode.