Name Change in New Mexico
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Continue reading this page to learn how to change your name with the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD).
Change Your Name with the SSA
When you change your name for any reason (including marriage, divorce, or other court order) you will need to update the Social Security Administration (SSA). You may wish to complete this task first before updating your NM driver's license, as the MVD may verify your information with the SSA.
To change your name on your Social Security card, you will need to submit the following documents to your local SSA office by mail or in person:
- Proof of your name change, such as your:
- Marriage certificate.
- Court order.
- Divorce decree.
- Proof of your identity, such as your:
- NM driver's license or ID card.
- Military ID.
- Proof of your U.S. citizenship (if required) OR lawful presence in the U.S., such as your:
- U.S. birth certificate.
- Work permit and I-94.
- U.S. passport.
- Application for a Social Security Card (Form SS-5).
Visit the SSA website for a complete list of documents that are required for a corrected Social Security card.
You will receive your updated card in the mail about 10 to 14 business days after processing.
NM Driver's License Name Change
To change your name on your New Mexico driver's license, visit your local NM MVD office in person. You will need to provide proof of your name change, such as your:
- Marriage license.
- Court order.
- Divorce decree.
You may also need to provide additional documents and payment for a replacement driver's license.
Contact the New Mexico MVD for more information.
Car Title and Registration Name Change
To change your name on your vehicle title and registration, you'll need to visit your local New Mexico MVD office in person. You'll likely need to provide the following documents:
- Proof of your name change (e.g. divorce decree, marriage certificate, divorce decree).
- Your current certificate of title.
- Your current registration.
You will also need to provide payment for any replacement documents.
Contact the NM MVD to confirm what documents you'll need and what fees you'll need to pay.
Fees to Change Your Name in NM
To change your name on your New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) driver's license, car registration, and certificate of title, you may need to pay the following fees:
- Driver's license:
- $18 for 4 years.
- $34 for 8 years.
- Certificate of title: Contact the MVD.
- Registration: Contact the MVD.
Contact the New Mexico MVD for specific fee information and accepted payment methods.
Change Your New Mexico Address
If you change your address in New Mexico, you will need to notify the MVD within 10 days of moving.
You can do this either:
- In person.
- By e-mail.
- By fax.
- By mail.
If you want an updated driver's license showing your new address, you'll need to change your address in person.
Application for a Social Security Card - SS-5
Application for a new, duplicate, OR corrected Social Security card.