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California DMV

Before processing documents pertaining to your vehicle or driver\’s license, it is advisable to first make an appointment at the DMV in California, the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) is the body in charge of managing everything related to motor vehicles, such as registrations, permits, licenses, etc.

Steps to schedule an Appointment Online at California DMV


    Scheduling an appointment at the DMV is easy. In California, you can do this by phone call or directly from the institution\’s website. To be on the safe side, remember that for some operations opening a MyDMV account will be necessary but not in all situations.

    While seeking an appointment at the DMV California, these steps will come in handy:
    • Visit their website.
    • Choose the type of procedure you want to carry out in the top menu of the page.
    • Based on this process, log in into your MyDMV account.
    • Select the date/time of your appointment and fill in the form if it is a requisite.

    When you’ve booked the appointment, show up 15 minutes before the meeting because if you’re late, it’ll force you to have to schedule it again. In addition, you must have at hand the necessary documentation to carry out the procedure such as identification, residence card, etc.

    What services do I need to make an appointment for?

    The DMV is in charge of everything related to transportation, whether public or private, so its services are very varied. Some of them are:

    • Renewal of driver’s licenses.
    • Identification card renewals.
    • Programming of driving tests.
    • Change of address online.
    • Duplication of your license/identification.
    • Registration of your motor vehicle.
    • Vehicle insurance records.
    {Procedures for the sale of vehicles, etc.|

    Also, it is possible to get your Real ID courtesy of the DMV. With this kind of paperwork, you can fly to any destination within the country and gain access to federal facilities and military bases. When applying for a Real ID, it is imperative that you visit the DMV office with the following.

    • Valid paperwork verifying your identity.
    • Evidence of; US citizenenship, lawful permanent residency/temporary legal status.
    • Evidence of a social security number or lack of.
    • Any other relevant document.

    Learn about the procedures you can handle at the California DMV online appointments.

    Vehicle Registration


    VLF for taxes

    Calculate my fees

    Renewal processing times

    New Registration

    Change my name / address

    License plates, decals and signs

    Notice of transfer and release of liability


    Pay $14 suspension fee

    Registration card replacement

    Smog inspections

    California Driver License

    Apply for Real ID

    Renew your license

    Driver Licenses

    Renewal Processing Times

    Change my name/address

    Request a duplicate

    Instruction Permits

    Knowledge and driving test preparation


    AB 60

    Identification Cards

    Find a DMV office in California near you

    If you need to find a MVD Arizona office near your town you can get it here:

    California DMV offices

    Get your REAL ID at California DMV

    Starting on May 3, 2023 a new federal law will require you to have a REAL ID to fly within the U.S. or visit a federal facility.

    Since we expect wait times to drastically increase as the deadline looms, it is in your best interest to acquire your REAL ID without delay. Don’t delay, apply for your REAL ID today.

    If you need to visit the DMV to your first driver’s license, transfer your out-of-state license to a new state, or replace your current ID due to a name change (marriage, divorce, or court order), it usually makes sense to just to get a REAL ID anyway since you’re already there. Find more information about appointments for your REAL ID

    What to bring to my appointment at California DMV

    Based on the procedure you wish to perform, the DMV may ask for different necessary documents. Generally, these are the needed documents.

    • Proof of social security number.
    • Utility bills having your name to prove your state residency status.
    • Evidence that you are US citizen or you’re in the country legally, for instance, a passport or birth certificate.

    Make sure that the documents you avail at the DMV are original with official seals of the concerned authorities. By doing so, processing will be swift and you’ll have your new paperwork in record time.

    California DMV Forms

    Following are some of our most widely used forms as well as instructions on completing them. Most of the forms are set up so that you can type the information on the form and print them, making it easier to complete and read. In case you print the form prior to typing the needed details, MAKE SURE you use blue or black ink. You must have Adobe Acrobat to view and print the forms.

    Please use all CAPITAL LETTERS when typing information in the form.

    When the printing is complete, go through your document to ensure that everything is as it should be. Don’t forget to sign the form and also circle or mark any places that indicate so. Please do not send as an email attachment. To ensure our security is not compromised, we never open email attachments.

    All California forms

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