There’s nothing better than finally getting your license and hitting the open road. When you obtain your driver’s license, you gain a new sense of freedom, and suddenly you have a way to explore so many new places. In New Mexico, we love giving drivers the ability to get in the car and discover the beauty that is the Land of Enchantment. If you’re ready to get your New Mexico driver’s license, MVD Express is here to help!

Whether you’re new to New Mexico and you’re simply checking an item off of your to-do list, or you’re obtaining your very first driver’s license, at MVD Express, we can make the process as simple and painless as possible. Instead of having you wait hours in a seemingly endless line, we offer shorter wait times and friendly staff, allowing you to get in and get out quickly. In fact, we even give you the option of scheduling an appointment online! If you’re ready to obtain your New Mexico driver’s license, contact MVD Express today!

Obtaining Your Driver’s License

When you go to obtain your very first driver’s license, you will have to jump through a series of hoops before you can legally drive a vehicle on your own. In addition to driver’s theory courses and written exams, you will also be required to take a road test at your local MVD. It’s perfectly natural to feel anxious when you’re preparing for and taking the test, but there are general guidelines that you can follow to make the experience a lot easier on your nerves. When you’re preparing for and taking your driver’s license road test:


  • Know and respect the New Mexico traffic laws (speed, changing lanes, etc.)
  • Get lots of sleep the night before the exam
  • Have a good meal before you check in
  • Wear your seatbelt the entire time you’re in the car
  • Act courteously to your test administrator


  • Drive like you’re playing a video game
  • Change lanes without checking and signaling
  • Exceed the speed limit
  • Allow yourself to become distracted by the radio or your phone
  • Break any other New Mexico traffic laws

If you follow the traffic laws, drive safely and courteously, and obey all of the rules that you learned in your driver’s education classes, you’ll be on your way to passing the driver’s license road test!

Once You Pass Your Test

Once you pass your test, you’ll need to take care of a few final steps while you’re at the MVD. The steps you need to follow include:

  • Taking an eye exam
  • Providing proof that you passed the written test
  • Providing the necessary documentation (ID, Social Security Card, proof of New Mexico residency)

If you are under the age of 18, you’ll also need a parent or legal guardian present to get your graduated driver’s license. After you present all of the necessary requirements, you will receive a temporary driver’s license while you wait for your permanent driver’s license to arrive in the mail.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Are you ready to take your driver’s license road test? At MVD Express, we can schedule your appointment in advance, allowing you to skip the lines and get right to taking your exam. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Give us a call at one of MVD Express’ 10 convenient locations, and one of our friendly staff members will be more than happy to lend a hand.

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