New Mexico is a stunning state, which is makes it no surprise that many decide to transport themselves to this sunny and visually stunning state. After you have decided to move to New Mexico you are required to transfer your existing CDL to a New Mexico CDL. This process is overseen by the New Mexico Motor Vehicles Division, and at the end of this article you will find a resources section with vital links to help ease the stress of transferring a CDL to New Mexico.
How to Transfer an Out-of-State CDL to a New Mexico CDL:
The first thing you will need to do when starting this process is gather the appropriate documentation. If you do not have the proper documentation you will be unable to transfer your out-of-state CDL to a New Mexico CDL.
The first thing you will need gather is your valid CDL, social security card, birth certificate and two proofs of New Mexico residency (such as utility bill, renters agreement, pay stub, etc.) You will also be required to provide a copy of the Commercial Driver Medical Form. This form must be signed by a licensed physician in your originating state or in New Mexico. It is possible for an existing medical examination form to be rejected by the New Mexico Motor Vehicles Division, if this happens you will have to have a new examination performed by a New Mexico physician.
Visit your MVD CDL Field Office, and bring all of the aforementioned documents. You will need to fill out the New Mexico CDL application as well as money to pay the required fees. If your CDL is currently valid you will not be required to undergo any additional examinations, unless you need a hazardous materials endorsement. This endorsement requires you to pass a written examination as well as clear a criminal background check.
New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department: Commercial Driver License
New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department: Commercial Services Forms
New Mexico Motor Vehicle Department: CDL Test and License Field Offices