You’ll need originals and copies of the following documents to get a Mexican driver’s license:
Proof of address
In the case that your name is not on the proof of address (e.g. if your lease is in your spouse or friend’s name), you have two options. If the person is your spouse, then you can provide a marriage certificate.
However, if they are your partner or friend, you’ll have to go to immigration or Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) with your bill in their name. That way, the INM can write a letter that states your address is actually yours. You’ll have to bring the letter and a copy of it, along with a bill from the property and a copy of it.
Note that you will only be given one original letter, so hold onto it. Some expats have had their original letter from INM taken away during car registration. You can avoid the stress of this by only providing copies when needed and holding onto the original for proof.
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