New to New Mexico and wondering “how do I get a motorcycle license?” As your one-stop shop for MVD motorcycle licenses, MVD Express is your answer. You’ll need one to tour your new state’s beautiful scenery, from mountains to forests to red-rock deserts.

 

HOW DO I GET A NEW MEXICO MOTORCYCLE LICENSE?

In the state of New Mexico, applying for a motorcycle license requires:

  • A motorcycle license test
  • A road test
  • The completion of a motorcycle safety course
  • A combination of the three

The type or types of tests you will need are determined by your age and the type of motorcycle you are planning on driving.

Call your local MVD Express today to talk to one of our helpful staff members!
575-222-1686 in Las Cruces or 505-226-9333 for all Other Offices

 

New Class M 13+ License New Class M 15+ License New Class M 18+ License
  • Required to be 13 years of age or older
  • Completion of Motorcycle Safety Course (Basic Rider Course) is required
  • Motorcycles must be under 100cc
  • Need a parent or guardian’s signature
  • Must wear a helmet
  • No passengers are allowed
  • License will have Y or Z endorsement ONLY
  • Required to be 15 years of age or older
  • Completion of Motorcycle Safety Course (Basic Rider Course) is required
  • Motorcycle license test is waived
  • Need a parent or guardian’s signature
  • Must wear a helmet
  • An instruction permit with a motorcycle endorsement may not carry a passenger while operating a motorcycle.
  • Will receive a license with W, Y, or Z endorsement (endorsement may be added to a Permit, Provisional or Driver’s License)
  • Required to be 18 years of age or older
  • Required to take a written motorcycle license test and a road test on a motorcycle the size of the sought endorsement (test waived with completion of Motorcycle Safety Course—Basic Rider Course)
  • Will receive a motorcycle license with W, Y or Z endorsement or W, Y or Z endorsement may be added to driver’s license based on size of motorcycle used to complete test

 

Once you have completed the required course work, bring all proofs of completion to MVD Express along with:
  • Birth certificate or certified copy
  • Social Security card (cannot accept laminated card)
  • 2 proofs of residency (P.O. boxes are not allowed)
  • A parent or guardian (if their signature is required)
  • Eyeglasses or contacts for the vision test (if you need them)
  • Proof of motorcycle license test or road test completion

 

Please note that any proofs of residency must be original and not older than 90 days. Any documents for proof of residency over 90 days old will not be accepted.

Motorcycle licenses are $18 for a four-year license and $34 for an eight-year license (in addition to our convenience fee).

 

MOTORCYCLE LICENSES FOR NEW RESIDENTS OF ALBUQUERQUE

MVD Express is here to meet all of your Albuquerque, NM motorcycle licensing needs with knowledgeable, helpful and fast service so that you can Get In, Get Done and Get Going! But if you’re still asking yourself “how do I get a motorcycle license?” please give us a call and one of our helpful staff member will give you the information you need.

Call your local MVD Express today to talk to one of our helpful staff members!
575-373-8247 in Las Cruces
505-226-9333 for all Other Offices

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