Get an appointment at DMV New Mexico

How do I get an appointment at the New Mexico DMV? If you are a new resident of New Mexico, you may need to consider some of the processes and paperwork necessary to keep your vehicle’s documents in order, as well as the driver’s documents in order.

The New Mexico Department of Motor Vehicles (MVD) is the office in charge of processing driver’s license, vehicle and related paperwork in the state of New Mexico. You can schedule an appointment at DMV New Mexico online, by phone or in person at an office near you.

Request an appointment at DMV New Mexico

DMV New Mexico online dating fast and easy.

  1. Log in from DMV New Mexico at
  2. Choose from Online Services, Vehicles, Driver’s License/ID, Commercial License and Registrations.
  3. You can schedule an appointment, exam, renew your license, ID card, request a duplicate, make changes or payments.
  4. However, you can also check hours of operation and access phone numbers.
  5. Some DMV New Mexico offices will be able to assist you in person, others from telephone services.

At DMV New Mexico, an appointment-only reservation system has been implemented for certain required in-person transactions that cannot be completed online, by phone or by mail.

Best times to visit the DMV New Mexico

Here are some tips on the best times to visit the New Mexico DMV.

  • Afternoons tend to be busier than mornings
  • The middle of the week tends to have shorter waits than Monday and Friday
  • The DMV New Mexico office starts the lunch break around noon, which leaves fewer employees. Try to avoid the lunch hour if possible.
  • Make sure you have enough time to finish your paperwork, especially if you are obtaining a permit or taking a road test.

What to do at DMV New Mexico

DMV New Mexico is adding more and more online services so you can get things done without having to visit a physical office for an appointment. You can renew your vehicle registration, replace your license and more online.

Online services

Here are some of the services you’ll be able to perform at DMV New Mexico online appointments.


The following links provide DMV New Mexico access to services such as registration, title and license plates for your vehicle. Using the links below, you can also obtain information on vehicle insurance requirements and emissions testing.

Commercial Vehicles

What to Bring to Your New Mexico DMV Appointment

If you are applying for a driver’s license or a travel ID (a REAL ID-compliant license or ID) in New Mexico, you will need to bring a few documents with you to your New Mexico DMV appointment. If you have all of your documents with you, your visit will go faster and smoother. Documents include:

  • Proof of identity, such as a passport or birth certificate
  • Proof of social security number, such as a social security card or W-2 form
  • Two documents proving New Mexico residency, such as a utility bill or a lease agreement

New Mexico DMV offices

As you may know, the DMV New Mexico is an office dedicated to serving anyone who wishes to process their vehicle, driver’s license or identification card documents throughout the state.

  • New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division
  • Joseph Montoya Building
  • P.O. Box 1028
  • 1100 South St. Francis Drive
  • Santa Fe 87504-1028
  • Toll-free phone number: 888683 4636 or 888 for information.

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