If you are a new Oregon resident and need to register a vehicle from your old state, or if you need to renew or apply for your driver’s license for the first time, or take a driving test at the DMV Oregon, you must first make an appointment to go to an office to complete your paperwork.
While it is not necessary to go to an office in person, it is mandatory to appear in person for certain procedures. To schedule an appointment with the DMV Oregon, you can do so online, by phone, or in person.
It is worth mentioning that the DMV is the Department of Motor Vehicles, the federal agency in charge of processing all paperwork related to vehicles, drivers, such as driver’s licenses, and other paperwork related to the state of Oregon.
What documentation should I bring to my DMV Oregon appointment?
- 1 What documentation should I bring to my DMV Oregon appointment?
- 2 How to request an appointment at DMV Oregon: Step by Step
- 3 What paperwork can I do at the Oregon DMV?
- 4 DMV Oregon contact information
- 5 Frequently Asked Questions
The documents you have to show at the time of your appointment, depends on the procedure you decide to performance.
For example, if you need to apply for a Real ID-compatible driver’s license, or a travel ID, you will have to take with you a number of required documents:
- Proof of Social Security number, either a Social Security card or W-2 form.
- Proof of identification, such as passport or birth certificate, proving your U.S. citizenship or lawful presence.
- Two documents certifying that you are currentlyresiding in Oregon, this can be a lease agreement, or utility bills, such as electricity, gas, cable, water or internet, for example.
All documents must be original and stamped, if necessary. If at the time of making your appointment, you sent the required documentation, you must bring to the appointment, without exception, an identification card or driver’s license.
TIP: Find out which documents you must show at the appointment. If you don’t bring every paperwork you need, you may miss your appointment and you will have to make a new one.
How to request an appointment at DMV Oregon: Step by Step
- Go to the official DMV Oregon website.
- Locate the “How to make an appointment” section, as shown in the image.
- Next, indicate that you want to request an appointment by clicking on “Let’s get started“.
- Then, confirm that you are not a robot by clicking on the captcha.
- Select the service for which you want to request an appointment.
- If, for example, you indicate that you want to renew a driver’s license, click on the corresponding option, as shown in the image.
- Follow the necessary steps to complete the questionnaire.
- Enter the data requested in the following options.
- Select the date, time and place to have your appointment with the DMV Oregon.
What paperwork can I do at the Oregon DMV?
In recent years, the DMV Oregon has added multiple services available online, without the need to visit a DMV office in person. Online services have increased with the advent of the pandemic, as it avoids crowds and, therefore, long lines and hours of waiting.
Among the services offered by the DMV Oregon online, you will find the following:
License, Permit & ID
- Apply for a new Oregon license/permit/ID card or order a copy of your driving record.
- Apply for a license/permit/ID card.
- Renew my expiring card.
- Replace my lost/damaged card.
- Purchase my driving record.
- Apply/renew/change hardship permit.
- Schedule a DMV appointment.
- Change or cancel an existing appointment.
Vehicle Title & Registration
- Start a new passenger vehicle title application and calculate fees.
- Renew/replace my vehicle registration.
- Order a new plate.
- Make a payment – Received letter from DMV.
Status Check Tools
- Where’s my new card?
- Check my driving privilege.
- View my Ignition Interlock Device (IID) requirements.
- Receipt Reprint.
- Notify the DMV.
DMV Oregon contact information
- 1905 Lana Avenue. NE. Salem, OR, 97314.
- Oregon Department of Transportation: 355 Capitol Street NE, MS, 11. Salem, OR, 97301-3871.
Find your local DMV Oregon office in this link.
- DMV: (503) 945-5000.
- ODOT: (888) 275-6368.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which are the best times to request an appointment at DMV Oregon?
We recommend, below, the most and least convenient times to head to the DMV Oregon offices.
- Tuesdays, Wednesdaysand Thursdays are less crowded than Mondays and Fridays.
- Morningstend to be more crowded than afternoons.
- Avoid midday, as this is the lunch hour and several assessors are not available, so there will be fewer employees to serve the public.
REMEMBER: Confirm and verify, on the DMV Oregon official website, what requirements and documents are obligatory to complete your procedure, since not all of them have the same requirements.
If you want to know more about the DMV in different states, such as New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma or Pennsylvania, you can click on the corresponding link, or click in here to see all the states.