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How to Notify the New Mexico MVD (DMV) of an Address Change?

How to change your address for your New Mexico DMV?

When looking to change your address for your New Mexico DMV, you have three options to pick from:

Keep reading to learn more with our step-by-step guide.

If you are moving within, to or even from New Mexico, you will need to update your address with the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). MVD is a state-level government agency that manages everything related to vehicles and licenses. You can update your address online, in person and by mail at a MVD office in New Mexico.

New Mexico MVD requires you to update your address within 10 days of your move. You are required to update your vehicle registration information and driver’s license information.

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I’m moving within New Mexico: How to change my address with the New Mexico MVD?

When you’re moving within your state, you are required to change your address with the motor vehicle Division (MVD) as soon as possible. Every state has their own rules and policies. If you’re moving within New Mexico, you are required to update your address with the MVD within 10 days of your move.

Because updating your address is so crucial, many states have narrowed the process significantly. To update your address on your license and on other documents, you should be aware of the steps that are to be followed in your state.

So how can you apply for a New Mexico MVD change of address?

 

1. Online

In New Mexico, you can complete the driver’s license change of address request online, just with a few clicks. It is one of the most convenient options available, considering that you have your New Mexico driver’s license, ID, date of birth and a social security number (SSN).

Step by step process

  1. Visit the New Mexico MVD website.

My MVD Service New Mexico

  1. Choose the online change of address option.

My MVD Service step New Mexico

  1.  Fill in the requested information and follow the steps of the process. 
  2.  Complete the application and double-check for any errors.
  3.  You will be required to provide your date of birth, license, or ID number and last four digits of your SSN. If any additional documents are needed, scan and upload them.
  4.  After getting done with the request, decide if you want to request a replacement license.
  5. You will have to pay the fee online by credit card.

 

2. In person

If you don’t want to apply for an address change online, you can do it the old-fashioned way. You can visit your local driver license office and submit the address change form. You can also apply for replacement documents when you are at the office.

Following are some of the major MVD office and their address in New Mexico:

 

Rio Rancho

Motor Vehicle Division

4114 Sabana Grande Ave SE, Rio Rancho, NM

Albuquerque

Motor Vehicle Division

11500 Menaul Blvd NE Ste F1, Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque

Motor Vehicle Division

9651 Eagle Ranch Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM

Find your local MVD field office

 

Step by step process

  1. Locate your nearest MVD office.
  2. Request for the Change of Address request form and provide the requested information.
  3. You will need your current license and a proof that your address has been changed.
  4. New Mexico address change with MVD is free but you’ll have to pay $18 if you need a replacement license with your address updated.
  5. Same documents will be required for both, changing your address on your driver’s license and vehicle registration.

 

Documents required

  1. Proof of signature
    • New Mexico driver’s license, New Mexico ID Card (either document from the two)
  1. Proof of residency
    • Deed/Title, Mortgage, Rental/Lease agreement
    • Bank Statement
  2. Proof of social security Number
  3. Date of birth

 

I’m moving from another State to New Mexico: How to change my address with the New Mexico MVD?

If you are moving from another state to New Mexico, you need to get a new driver’s license from the New Mexico MVD. You must apply for a new license within 60 days and also register your vehicle within 30 days of establishing residency, considering you have a valid, unexpired driver’s license from another U.S. state.

Sorry to break it to you but you will have to visit the New Mexico MVD in person to apply for a new driver’s license. You can visit the office addresses mentioned in the moving within New Mexico part.

 

Steps to get a new driver’s license from the New Mexico MVD:

  1. Locate your nearest MVD office.
  2. Ask for the application for a driver’s license.
  3. You’ll be required to surrender your current out-of-state license.
  4. You’ll need your ID number, date of birth, and SSN for it.
  5. Pass the vision exam and you’ll be charged $33 for your four-year license.
  6. If you have a valid driver’s license, your written and driving tests will be waived.

 

Documents/Information required

  1. Proof of signature
    • New Mexico driver’s license, New Mexico ID Card (either document from the two)
  1. Proof of residency
    • Deed/Title, Mortgage, Rental/Lease agreement
    • Bank Statement
  1. Proof of social security number
  2. Date of birth

Note: You cannot apply for a driver’s license or vehicle registration on phone, mail or online.

New Mexico DMV

I’m moving from New Mexico to another State: How to change my address with the New Mexico MVD?

You don’t need to update the New Mexico MVD if you are moving from New Mexico to another state. Your New Mexico driver’s license will be canceled as soon as you receive a new one from the state you’re moving to. The same goes for your vehicle registration as well. You will not be required to surrender your plates to the New Mexico MVD.

 

Things to do when moving out of New Mexico:

  • Apply for a new driver’s license, the time-limit for the process varies from state to state. However, most states require this to be completed within 30 to 60 days of establishing residency. 
  • Apply for a vehicle registration, the time-limit for this process also varies from state to state. 
  • You will have to apply for the driver’s license and vehicle registration by visiting the MVD office of the state you have moved to. Note that the requirements will vary according to the state you’ve moved to.

 

What are the documents required?

Here are the documents you might need to update your address with the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division online:

  • Your new and old address
  • License plate number
  • Last four digits of your VIN and SSN
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or, if you are not a U.S. Citizen, evidence of lawful presence.
  • SSN and I.D.
  • Proof of New Mexico residency
  • Current vehicle registration
  • Proof of liability insurance 
  • Proof of inspection
  • Proof of ownership

 

Frequently asked questions about DMV change of address

When should I notify the New Mexico MVD of my move?

You must notify the New Mexico MVD within 10 days of establishing residency.

Do I need to take a driving test?

No, you will not be required to take the driving test. 

Will filling out an official U.S. postal service change of address form update my vehicle registration records?

No, filling out an official U.S. postal service change of address form will not update the information on your DMV records. 

After moving to another state, do I need to return the license plates?

You are not required to return your license plates to the New Mexico MVD.

Can I change my name and address on my driving licence at the same time?

You can only change your name and address simultaneously if you’re applying for a new license or ID. Otherwise, both the processes require separate procedures. 

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