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Our Services and What To Bring with you

Unsure of what you need to bring? Call one of our six offices and our friendly staff will be glad to assist you. You will also find information on our home page under the services section. At MVD Now, we want your experience to be efficient and helpful. You can count on us to provide our customers and community with the finest MVD services available.

New Mexico State Identification Card (ID)

New Mexico State Identification Card (ID)

First Time New Mexico REAL ID

  • Proof of Identification Number: Original Social Security Card or W2
  • Proof of Identity- Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Two proofs of Residency
  • Marriage certificate with current name
  • Divorce Decree
  • Court-ordered name change
  • Certificate of Naturalization

How to Obtain a Real ID

New Mexico Driver Licenses

New Mexico REAL ID Driver Licenses

Drivers License Renewal or Replacement Drivers License

  • Proof of Identification Number: Original Social Security Card or W2
  • Proof of Identity- Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Two proofs of Residency
  • Marriage certificate with current name
  • Divorce Decree
  • Court-ordered name change
  • Certificate of Naturalization

First Time License (ages 18 and over)

  • Proof of Identification Number: Original Social Security Card or W2
  • Proof of Identity- Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Two proofs of Residency
  • Written and Road Test Scores
  • Certificate of Completion for None for the Road (ages 18-25)

Drivers Permits (ages 15 and up)

  • Must be at least 15 years old
  • Proof of Identification Number: Original Social Security Card or W2
  • Proof of Identity- Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Two proofs of Residency
  • Proof of enrollment at a driving school
  • Proof of a passing score on written exam
  • A parent or guardian with their identification will be required to sign for the driver.

Provisional license (ages 15½ to 17)

  • Proof of Identification Number: Original Social Security Card or W2
  • Proof of Identity- Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Two proofs of Residency
  • Permit held for a minimum of 6 months
  • Proof of a passing road test exam
  • Certificate of Completion from driving school
  • Proof of completion for None for the Road program
  • Driving log (50 hours. with at least 10 night hours.)
  • A parent or guardian with their identification will be required to sign for the driver.

To graduate from a Provisional license to a full unrestricted drivers license an applicant MUST:

  • Hold Provisional License for 1 year or turn 18. (whichever comes first)
  • Not have been convicted of a traffic violation 90 days preceding application
  • Not have been found guilty or have an offense pending involving the use of alcohol or drugs during the provisional period
  • A parent or guardian with their identification will be required to sign for the driver

How to Obtain a Real ID

TESTING

Written Test $25

  • Written test requires proof of social or a photo ID to determine identity.

 

Road Test $12.50 (to schedule appointment)

  • Written test requires proof of social or a photo ID to determine identity.

 


If you have lost your Social Security card, you can obtain a copy from your local Social Security office.

Link to the Social Security Administration click here.

If you have lost your birth certificate, you can obtain a copy from Dept of Vital Statistics from the state you were born in.

Link to the New Mexico Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics click here.

Renewal and Replacement Permanent Handicap Placards

Handicap Placard

All Handicap placard transactions require a Certificate of Eligibility for Parking Placard.

 

First Time Handicap placards
  • Application will need to be filled out by a physician. Sections A, C and D of the Certificate of Eligibility for Parking Placard will need to be filled out in full.
  • Form needed: MVD-10383
Renewal and Replacement Handicap placards
  • Application can be filled out by the customer. Sections A and E of the Certificate of Eligibility for Parking Placard will need to be filled out in full.
  • Form needed: MVD-10383

Titles

NM Title Transfer

  • NM Driver License or ID
  • If Out-Of-State Identification, 2 proofs of residency within 90 days
  • Title and Bill of Sale if Title is not signed or title does not include amount of purchase
  • Emission Certificate (Bernalillo County Resident) (Please see Emissions Section)
  • Proof of NM Insurance
  • If maintaining out of state insurance proof of coverage limits will need to be provided
  • If vehicle was purchased from a dealer the transaction will require a dealer invoice, odometer disclosure and any documentation dealer provided.

Out-of-State Title Transfer

  • Out of State Title (If title is with a Lien Holder (Please see Lien Holder Request Section)
  • NM Driver License or ID
  • If Out-Of-State Identification, 2 proofs of residency within 90 days
  • Bill of Sale must be provided if Title does not include amount of purchase
  • Emission Certificate (Bernalillo County Resident) (Please see Emissions Section)
  • Proof of NM Insurance
  • If maintaining out of state insurance proof of coverage limits will need to be provided
  • VIN Inspection (Please see VIN inspection section)
  • The vehicle does have to be present for the inspection
  • If vehicle was purchased from a dealer the transaction will require a dealer invoice, odometer disclosure and any documentation dealer provided.

Lien Holder Request

  • Information for Lien holder: Name, Address, Phone Number and Fax Number
  • Once we receive the title from lien holder we will contact you
  • The same procedures as an Out-of-State transfer will be followed (please see *Out-of-State Transfer*)

Duplicate Titles

  • Application for Duplicate title
  • Applicant’s name must be on the previous title.
  • Applicant needs to bring license plate number or VIN number
  • NM Drivers license or ID
  • A duplicate title cannot be obtained if there is a current lien on the title, without a release of lien from the lien holder.
  • Forms needed: MVD-10901

Transfer Upon Death

Registrations

Registration Renewal or Duplicate

  • Customer can bring in an old vehicle registration, plate number or VIN number.
    NOTE: The state may require proof of current insurance, if not previously entered

First Time Registration

  • NM Driver License or ID
  • If Out-Of-State Identification, 2 proofs of residency within 90 days
  • New Mexico title in applicant’s name.
  • Proof of NM Insurance
  • The state may require emissions test (Please see emissions section)
  • If maintaining out of state insurance proof of coverage limits will need to be provided

Replacement Plate

  • Drivers License or ID
  • Old Plate or case number

Additional Services

Interlock License (ages 18 and over)

  • New Mexico ID or Driver’s License
    NOTE: If applicant does not have a current New Mexico ID or DL they will have to present all the documents required for a first time license (see First Time License section)
  • Contract from the interlock provider
  • Current insurance on the vehicle with driver listed on policy
  • Affidavit of interlock (form MVD–10456)

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Inspections $30

  • VIN Inspections are required for all out of state title transfers and Government titles
  • To complete a VIN inspection the Public VIN (under the window) and Nader Sticker (driver side door jamb) must be visible.
  • MVD Now offers on location VIN inspections.

Emissions

Note: If a vehicle is driven in Bernalillo county it will have to have an EMS test.

  • Bernalillo Residents only
  • For vehicles 35 years old and newer
  • Motorcycles, ATV’s, boats and scooters do not require an emissions test.
  • Vehicles over 10,000lbs do not require an emissions test.
  • Hybrid vehicles do not require an emissions test but they might need a hybrid certification from AirCare Head Quarters for any vehicles coming from out of state and being registered in Bernalillo County.
  • Vehicle Pollution Management Program (AirCare Headquarters)

Phone: (505) 764-1110
Fax: (505) 764-1101
Address 1500 Broadway NE Albuquerque NM 87102

Weight Distance (Commercial Vehicles)

  • The field office will issue the vehicle Title. Complete the “Application for Vehicle Title and Registration” at the field office. The vehicle title and the WD plate are to be issued by the field office.
  • WDT account number – if carrier does not have WDT account they must log onto https://efile.state.nm.usand apply for an e-permit.
  • If the Declared Gross Vehicle Weight (DGVW) is 55,000 lbs and over, a receipted IRS Form 2290 (Heavy Vehicle Tax Return) must accompany applications. A copy of the 2290 will be faxed to CVB
  • The only proof of payment acceptable for IRS form 2290 is Schedule 1 receipted by the IRS (by stamp or electronic watermark).
  • Forms needed MVD-10002 and IRS-2290

Reinstatements

  • To pay any Reinstatement or Revocation fees, applicant must bring any clearance papers that may be needed to clear the citations.
  • If no clearance papers are required to reinstate, the customer may pay reinstatement over the phone.

Drivers History

  • Bring in a New Mexico ID or Driver’s License.
  • After one year driver must provide proof of Identification, proof of Identification number and Acceptable Documents.
  • Only the applicant can only receive their Driving Record. No one can come in for them.