A lost or stolen driver’s license can be extremely inconvenient, but at MVD Express, we can help you replace your license in no time at all! When you visit one of our locations throughout New Mexico, one of our friendly staff members will be there to assist you in replacing your license. Want to get through the line even quicker? Contact your local MVD Express and schedule an appointment today!

Replacing Your New Mexico Driver’s License

If your driver’s license was stolen, then you will first need to report the event to your local police. Doing so will alert your local police of potential identity theft in the area, and obtaining a copy of the police report will allow you to obtain a replacement license with a different New Mexico license number.

Since the rollout of the Real ID Act, replacing a lost driver’s license requires presenting the same documents you would need to get a brand-new license. You also get the choice (until about 2020) if you want to replace the same type of license you lost (that is, a Standard Driver’s License or a Real ID-compliant license.

For both license a Real ID-Compliant license, you need to provide:

  • One (1) proof of identity and age (birth certificate)
  • One (1) proof of identification number (SSN)
  • Two (2) proofs of New Mexico residency

For a Standard Driver’s License, you need to provide:

  • One (1) proof of identity and age (birth certificate)
  • Two (2) proofs of New Mexico residency

Regardless of whether your license was stolen or lost, you will need to bring the required documents listed above in order for our staff at MVD Express to issue you a replacement driver’s license.

Driver’s License Replacement

If you need to replace your New Mexico driver’s license, there are two main types of driver licenses you can apply for: a REAL ID driver’s license or a Standard Driver’s License. A REAL ID license card can be used to board an aircraft or to enter a federal facility where an ID is required. A Standard Driver’s License, which is not in accordance with the Federal Act, can be used strictly as an identification card and driver’s license. If you’re not sure which type of identification you may need, contact MVD Express today!

Schedule an Appointment!

If you have any questions about obtaining a replacement for a lost or stolen driver’s license, then our staff at MVD Express is more than happy to help! Give us a call or stop by one of our many locations. Once you’re ready to receive your new license, you can schedule an appointment or check out our live wait times to see how long it will take if you stop in right away!

We look forward to seeing you.