If The Land of Enchantment is your new home, it’s time for you to make it official with your new resident driver’s license. MVD Express in Albuquerque, NM is the fastest way to obtain your new state driver’s license. It is our goal to get you in and out as quickly as possible so you can move on with your day—and your new life in New Mexico.

New Resident Driver’s License

If you are in need of a new resident driver’s license, you’ll need to bring the following documentation with you on your visit:

Please note that the “None for the Road” DWI Home Study is only for people seeking a new state driver’s license who are between the ages of 18 and 24. If you need more information about what documentation you need, see our ‘What to Bring’ page, or contact us with any questions you have about obtaining a new driver’s license. “None for the Road” will also be required if you have been convicted of a DUI/DWI in another state.

Call your local MVD Express today to talk to one of our helpful staff members!
575.373.8247 in Las Cruces or 505.294.1732 for all Other Offices

New Driver’s Licenses

PLEASE NOTE: All new driver’s licenses are centrally issued at a single, secure manufacturing facility and then mailed to the cardholder. New driver’s licenses or ID cards are generally received within 7-10 days, but delivery time may take up to 40 days. When you apply for your license at MVD Express, you will receive a temporary card to use while you wait for your permanent card to be delivered. It is advised that you carry your prior driver’s license with you (this will be returned to you with a hole punched in it) as back-up identification. All males between the ages of 18 and 26 must sign up for Selective Service in order to receive a Driver’s License or State ID. CLICK HERE for the Selective Service System.


Wondering why you can’t find a DMV in Albuquerque to obtain your new driver’s license? Well, there isn’t one. In New Mexico, we call it the Motor Vehicle Department, or MVD. Same service, different name. While DMV’s are often the only option to obtain a driver’s license in other states, New Mexico allows privately-owned companies to do exactly what your traditional state office does—only faster.

MVD Express is proud to serve New Mexico with locations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Las Cruces.