If your New Mexico driver's license or identification card has been lost, stolen, or mutilated, you can apply for a replacement or duplicate license at your local Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) office.
Instructions for replacing a lost, stolen or mutilated New Mexico driver's license or identification card:
- Locate the New Mexico MVD field office Motor Vehicle Division. Be sure to note the days and hours of operation.
- You don't need to carry any identification documents to replace your license. The state of New Mexico allows for the use your âenhanced driver's license' photo from the MVD database as proof of identity and identification number in case of replacement of a lost, damaged or stolen license.
- Bring the correct fee. Normally, there is an $18 fee for replacing a lost, stolen, or mutilated four-year license and a $34 fee for replacing an eight-year license. Please contact your local MVD office to confirm the fee before applying in person, since fees may vary.
- You will first be issued a temporary extension which is valid for 45 days from the date of issue. Meanwhile your new driving license will be mailed to you in about 15 days.
Instructions for New Mexico residents who are temporarily out of state:
New Mexico residents who are temporarily out of state and unable to apply in person may apply for a temporary license valid for 30 days by calling (888) 683 4636. Once you return to New Mexico you can visit the nearest MVD office
to get a permanent replacement license.
- If your license or identification will expire within the next 90 days, you can renew your license or identification card instead of applying for a replacement
- You cannot apply for a replacement driver's license or identification online.