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Buy/Register in New Mexico for foreigners

In New Mexico, a foreign rider can buy and register a moto, for 1 or 2 years total time.
Here's how - until they change it -

1. you need an insurance card with your New Mexico address on it, or faxed certificate of insurance with same. You can get that thru Fernet Insurance - as a foreign rider.

2. You need a rental receipt from a friend, with the rental amount and address written on it.

Go to MVD, get registered - they will give you your Title and Registration card at the same time, no need to wait for mail, and like I say you can choose a 2 year plate,, and you are done.

For a short time, I am offering my address as a rental for our foreign friends...and will help at DMV if needed BUT ya' gotta come to Deming in the south to do that - as it is the easiest Motor Vehicle Department and I know them there -
buy new or used bike anywhere in country, ride here with your insurance paper as long as the old owners plate/registration is valid, and register here.


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It was just pointed out to me that I had written about obtaining a rent receipt rather informally...this has been changed. I just checked again with MVD here and a person registering needs a rent receipt as stated in 1st post, an insurance card, and 2 forms of ID...a drivers license, and passport will do.

and beware there are some riders that take grave offense at anyone putting things in italics -

such as "rent receipt", I've been warned dearly at adv about this, it is construed as attempting

to defraud someone....they are watching us evidently

Update: I'll be in Santa Fe the next 2 months if any riders coming through want to register.


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