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What Are the Basics?When you move into the state or within the state, you must notify the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division to change your address on your driver’s license and vehicle registration.
How Do I Change My Address If I Am Moving Within New Mexico?If you don’t need a new copy of your driver’s license or registration, you can change your address online. You will need to have your email address, new address, VIN, control number, and license plate number to change the address on the vehicle registration. To change the address on your driver’s license, you’ll need the license number, last four digits of your Social Security number, new address, and date of birth. If you need official credentials, such as an updated license or registration card, you’ll need to go to an MVD field office.
How Long Do I Have to Complete This?You must complete the change form within 10 days of your move.
How Do I Change My Address If I Am Moving To New Mexico from Another State?If you are moving to New Mexico from another state, you will need to obtain a New Mexico driver’s license and registration. This must be done in person, bringing appropriate identification documents depending upon whether your want a RealID or standard driver’s license. You’ll have to take an eye test, but if you have a current driver’s license from another state, you are exempt from the requirement to take a knowledge or road skills test. If your license is expired, you may have to take the tests. If your license has been suspended in another state, you cannot receive a New Mexico license until you resolve the suspension. The state also requires a DWI records check on all those moving to New Mexico from another state. The fee is $15. To change your registration, you’ll have to have a VIN inspection. Once you have that, you go to the MVD field office with the following:
- Certificate of title (original only)
- Application for Vehicle Title and Registration (Form MVD10002)
- Proof of New Mexico car insurance
- Proof of identity
- Proof of New Mexico residency (two documents)
How Long Do I Have to Complete This?You must complete the change of address within 30 days of your move.
How Do I Change My Address If I Am Moving From New Mexico?New Mexico does not require that you notify the state about your driver’s license since New Mexico will cancel your license once you obtain one in your new state of residence. However, you are required to notify them about the vehicle registration. You notify them by mail at: NM vehicle registration to Motor Vehicle Division, Joseph Montoya Building, P.O. Box 1028, 1100 South St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87504.
Where Do I Call With Questions?Call 888-683-4636 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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