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How to apply for a new permit

If mailing your new application package, mail to:


NM Department of Public Safety

SID/Concealed Carry Unit

6301 Indian School Rd. NE Suite 310

Albuquerque, NM 87110




You must complete and send in (or, hand-deliver the entire package) the NM DPS Application (at that page, scroll down to the IMPORTANT FORMS section, and click on "Concealed Carry Application"). 

  • The instructions are included in the document.

  • A total of $100.00 fee

    • ​​$44 for the Background Check (Fingerprints)​

    • The fingerprinting fee at Gemalto is $8.30 for Military/NM Mounted Patrol applicants

    • For non-military/non-NM MP applicants, you will pay $44 online for the fingerprints online when you sign up on the Gemalto fingerprint website. Click here, then scroll down to IMPORTANT FORMS section and click on "Fingerprinting Procedures and ORI's."

    • The balance of $56 for the Application Fee

  • When you send (or bring) in your application and other materials, just send the balance of $56 by check, money order, cashier's check, etc

  • Make your check, money order, etc., payable to "New Mexico Department of Public Safety".

  • Include a photocopy of your New Mexico Driver’s License or New Mexico Identification Card

  • Include a photocopy of your birth certificate *

  • Include a printout of my Certificate of Completion of Firearms Training

  • Be sure to include the two release forms (pages 3 and 4 of the application).

    • One requires notarization and the other must be witnessed.

    • "SSN" on the form that needs to be notarized means they want your Social Security Number.

  • Electronic Fingerprints

    • Send a copy of your paid Gemalto receipt with your application and other materials

* If your New Mexico driver's license is the "Real ID" version, you do not have to send birth certificate information

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