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In New Mexico, driver’s licenses are generally valid for 4 and 8 years (applicants 79 years old and greater receive a 1yr license). It’s always smart to renew your NM driver’s license with the Department of Motor Vehicles before it expires to continue driving legally in the state. We’re happy to help you renew your driver’s license in one, quick trip!


You can renew your Driver’s License as early as 90 days before expiration. You can simply check your license for the expiration date, this will tell you everything you need to know. Keep in mind that anyone 79 years old and above is required to renew their driver’s license every year.

Once you apply for a New Mexico Driver’s License renewal, you will receive a temporary printout of your license which is valid for 45 days. You will need to carry this printout along with your old license until you receive your new physical Driver’s License in the mail. All Driver’s Licenses are printed and mailed by the State of New Mexico. Please allow up to 3 weeks for you to receive your new license in the mail. We understand that many scenarios may impact your Driver’s License renewal process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 505-341-2MVD, or email us. We will be more than happy to assist you in the process.

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Our goal at MVD Now is to save you the headache and stress that comes with renewing your driver’s license. We understand that you are busy, that time is valuable and limited, and that the last thing you want to do is wait in line. That’s why we want to help you make one quick trip to the MVD. Below is some information that will help you determine what you need to provide when renewing your driver’s license.

  • If your New Mexico Driver’s License has been expired for less than 1 year, no need to worry. You can renew your license without having to provide additional paperwork. As long as you keep the same type of license (REAL ID or Standard).
  • If your New Mexico Driver’s License has expired for more than 1 year, you will need to bring in all the required paperwork for a first-time Driver’s License application. Either a Real ID Drivers License or a Standard Driver’s License. You will not need to retake the written or road test.
  • If your NM driver’s license has expired for five years or longer, you will need to bring in all the required paperwork for a first-time Driver’s License application. Either a Real ID Drivers License or a Standard Driver’s License. You will also be required to re-take the written and road driver’s license tests if you’d like to renew.

If you need to renew your license but can not find it, don’t worry! We will ask you for some personal information such as your name, date of birth, federal identification number, or other identifiers to find you in the New Mexico MVD system. Once found, we can continue with the renewal process. 


This is a simple eye exam that is administered to everyone applying for a driver’s license. This ensures that you meet the minimum eyesight requirement to operate a motor vehicle with or without the need for corrective lenses. This test is administered in all of our MVD Now offices. 

If you are not able to pass the vision exam or have previously been asked to provide an MVD Vision Report, you will need to bring in a completed MVD From 10125. This is a “Request for Ophthalmologic or Optometric Information Form” and its purpose is to inform the MVD that you have been seen by a certified professional, and they verified that you can safely operate a vehicle. You will need a new original form every time you renew your license. We can not use the same form multiple times.

Download MVD Form 10125 Here!

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Here at MVD Now, we want to make your MVD visit as seamless as possible. Walk-ins are welcome, but we encourage you to schedule an appointment so you can guarantee zero wait time. There are two ways you can schedule an appointment. You can call us at 505-341-2MVD and we can schedule your appointment and also verify your documents over the phone. You also have the option of scheduling your own appointment through our online scheduler. If you schedule online, one of our MVD agents will call you to verify your documents before your appointment date. This will ensure that you bring all the necessary documents and prevents the dreaded “multiple trip” headache.

When you arrive at any of our offices, you will be greeted by a friendly MVD agent at the front door. They will help you check in for your appointment, verify your documents, and answer any questions that you may have. One of our other MVD agents will promptly assist you and process your transaction. Once completed, we collect payment and you are on your way! MVD Now also partners with local charities throughout the year. Currently, we are working with Make-A-Wish New Mexico. You have the option of rounding your MVD total to the nearest dollar or donating any other amount to this great foundation. Our goal is to deliver the most secure, efficient, professional, and friendly MVD services in town.


We understand that your time is valuable. That is why we strive to help you make one quick trip! You can walk into any of our 7 locations in Albuquerque or Bernalillo, or schedule an appointment. Come experience our customer service, speed, and efficiency. We break the MVD stereotype!


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