How To Renew Your New Mexico Drivers License

Need to renew your New Mexico drivers license? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

1: Get Started with Online Application Services

Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DMV offices or websites, you will receive value added products such as a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. You will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to DMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail, if eligible (read below for instructions)

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the MVD in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local MVD.

3: Via a local MVD office

If you prefer to access MVD services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical MVD office location. Varying MVD offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local MVD allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.

 


 

A driver can renew their New Mexico driver's license up to a year in advance prior to expiration, and no more than two years after it expires. The MVD will mail drivers a license renewal notice between 45 and 60 days prior to expiration.

Renewing a New Mexico Drivers License In Person

In order to renew your New Mexico drivers license in person, you must complete the following:

  • Renewal application or hand in an already completed MV-44 form
  • Hand in two other forms of ID

A list of acceptable proofs of identification and dowloadable copies of the required forms can be found at the New Mexico MVD website.

Additionally, a person must pass a vision test at the driver's license office or bring a form certifying that a vision test was completed by an eye care doctor or specialist. 

Renewing New Mexico Drivers License Online
Not everyone is eligible to renew a New Mexico drivers license online. Those who are must have:

  • Passed a vision test and have a form that was completed by an eye doctor or specialist.  The form that must be completed by them is a MV-619 or MV-619R and must be recent.
  • The Department of Motor Vehicles must also have a person's Social Security Number on file or the process cannot be completed online.
  • An applicant's current address must be the same address that is on file with the DMV or it cannot be renewed. 
  • New Mexico drivers license renewals online are only available for people currently located in the United States, including military personnel. 

A driver must update their address online before completing the renewal process. For any other restrictions, check the MVD website's Online License Renewal FAQs.

Renewing New Mexico Drivers License By Mail
For the New Mexico drivers license renewal applicant wishing to renew New Mexico drivers license by mail, the New Mexico drivers license renewal applicant must send in:

  • Proof that they have passed a vision test as performed by an eye doctor. The form that can prove that is forms MV-619 or MV-619R and must be recent. 

If a driver has received a renewal notice through the mail, all they have to do is:

  • Fill it out and return it, along with the fee and the vision test certification. 

They can send it in the mail to the New Mexico MVD. The signature and photo that are on file will be what will appear on the renewed New Mexico drivers license and a driver will receive their new license in about two weeks.

Some people do not receive renewal notices but are still able to renew by mail, as well as send proof of passing a vision test.  In order to do so, a person must download forms MV-44, form MV-44.1 and form MV-619 to mail in. Proof of identity and a check or money order in the amount of the renewal fee should also be sent.

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