How to Replace a Motorcycle License in New Mexico
Anyone who wishes replace a motorcycle license in New Mexico must do so immediately if their license is lost, stolen or becomes damaged. It is illegal to operate a motorbike in NM without the proper credentials, and drivers could face fines and penalties for doing so.
Ordering a motorcycle license replacement is also important because in most cases, the card also serves as a resident’s driver’s license. Without the card, the driver cannot legally operate any vehicle in the state.
When ordering a duplicate motorbike license, applicants must submit documentation of their identity. Examples of acceptable documents include a U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, Social Security Number (SSN) and utility bills. Applicants who wish to receive a new license number must file provide a copy of the police report to document that their license was stolen.
Drivers must submit all required documentation to a New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division field office and pay the required fee. Read further for complete details on how to replace a lost license in the state of New Mexico.
When is a motorcycle license replacement required in New Mexico?
Drivers must order an NM motorcycle license replacement immediately if their license is lost, stolen or becomes damaged. Operating a motorbike without the appropriate credentials is illegal. Anyone who rides their bike without a valid license could face fines and penalties.
In the state, the Motor Vehicle Division issues motorcycle licenses as an endorsement to an existing driver’s license. Thus, anyone who loses their license will also be unable to operate any vehicle legally. As such, it is important for drivers to replace their license immediately to avoid fines, penalties and any inconvenience associated with not having the appropriate documentation.
Documents Required to Replace a Motorcycle License in New Mexico
Drivers must submit NM motorcycle license replacement documents when requesting a duplicate license. In the state, anyone looking to replace their lost or stolen card must replace it with a REAL ID or a driving authorization card. Anyone who wishes to obtain a REAL ID card must provide one proof of age and identity, one proof of identification number and two proofs of New Mexico residency.
Drivers who wish to obtain a driving authorization card need only provide one proof of age and identity and two proofs NM residency. The following are acceptable forms of documentation:
Acceptable documents to prove age and identity include:
- U.S. Passport
- U.S. Birth Certificate
- Foreign Passport
- Certificate of Birth Abroad
Drivers may use any of the following to prove their legal identification number:
- Social Security Number (SSN) Card
- W-2 or 1099 Tax Forms
- Pay Stubs
- Foreign Passport (With Visa and I-94)
The following documents may be used to prove New Mexico residency
- Utility Bill
- Bank Statement
- Pay Stub
- Insurance Bill
- Rental Agreement
Documents provided when requesting a duplicate motorcycle license must be originals or certified copies. Anyone who wishes for their replacement license to have a different driver’s license number must file a police report and provide the report to the MVD. The driver must also submit a written letter stating why they would like the MVD to issue a new driver’s license number.
How to Replace a New Mexico Motorcycle License Online
Drivers may request an NM duplicate motorcycle license online only if their current license is valid and not yet expired. Anyone who wishes to use this option must provide their New Mexico Driver’s License/ID Card number, date of birth, last name and last four digits of their Social Security Number (SSN).
How to Replace a New Mexico Motorcycle License in Person
Drivers must replace their motorcycle license in New Mexico by visiting an MVD field office if they do not meet the criteria to request a replacement online. When requesting a duplicate license, drivers must gather all required documents and bring them to any MVD field office. The MVD charges a fee for processing the request.
How to Report a Lost Motorcycle License in New Mexico
Drivers are required to report a stolen license when requesting a duplicate motorcycle endorsement in NM if they wish to have the MVD assign a new driver’s license number. The applicant must file a police report with their local police department and provide a copy of the report to the MVD.
When the MVD replaces the card, the driver’s license number associated with the old card will no longer be valid. The driver must begin using the new card with their new number immediately.
New Mexico Motorcycle License Replacement Fees
The New Mexico duplicate motorcycle license fee is $18 for a four-year license. The Fee for an eight-year replacement is $34. Drivers 79 years of age or older are not required to pay a fee.
- Drivers Procedures Manual from NewMexico.gov
- Replace a lost or stolen Driving Credential from NewMexico.gov
- NM REAL ID List of Acceptable Documents from NewMexico.gov