If you are a new Tennessee resident and need to register your vehicle from your old state to your current state, or if you wish to get your driver’s license for the first time, or renew, or want to take driving tests, you must first make an appointment at the DMV Tennessee.
If you wish to complete any of these procedures, or any other procedure that requires you to visit a DMV Tennessee office in person, you must first make an appointment to avoid long lines and hours of waiting. In addition, with the arrival of the pandemic, more services were made available online, in order to avoid crowds and so that people can do their paperwork from their homes.
It is worth mentioning that the DMV is the Department of Motor Vehicles, the agency in charge of processing all procedures related to drivers, their licenses and vehicle documents. On the other hand, the DMV is in charge of carrying out paperwork for the state of Tennessee.
To schedule an appointment with the DMV , you can do so through three means, depending on which one is most convenient for you: online, at the official DMV Tennessee website, by phone, or in person at a DMV Tennessee office near you.
What documents do I need to bring to the appointment?
- 1 What documents do I need to bring to the appointment?
- 2 How to request an appointment at DMV Tennessee: Step by Step
- 3 DMV Tennessee contact information
- 4 Frequently Asked Questions
In the event that you need to perform some paperwork related to your driver’s license, or a travel ID (such as the REAL ID), you will be able to do it by requesting an appointment.
Once you have your appointment, you will have to compile some necessary documents, so that you can successfully complete the procedures faster and without missing anything, which could cause you to miss your turn. The documentation is:
- Identification card: this can be your passport, birth certificate, U.S. citizenship or lawful presence.
- Proof of social security: this can be any document that verifies the social security number, card or W-2 form.
- Two documents certifying that the applicant resides in Tennessee, such as a lease, or a utility bill (electricity, gas, water, internet, cable, etc.).
Absolutely all documents must be originals and stamped, if necessary. If you applied for your appointment online, and submitted any of the required documentation by this way, you will have to bring, to the office, your driver’s license or identification card with you.
How to request an appointment at DMV Tennessee: Step by Step
- Log in to the official DMV Tennessee website by clicking here.
- Select the “Driver Services Online” option, as shown in the image.
- In the next window, locate the “Appointments” option and click on it.
- Next, a new screen will appear with all the online services options for which you will need to request an appointment and then visit the DMV Tennessee office.
- Click on the “>” arrow next to the service you wish to process, and an information will be displayed. Scroll down to the bottom and click on “Schedule a X appointment“, depending on the service you wish to process. As an example, in the image we select “Driver License”.
- On the next screen, click on “Schedule an appointment“, as shown in the image.
- Next, start with the appointment request process by choosing the service for which you wish to request an appointment.
- Next, select the office location closest to you.
- Choose the date and time of your appointment, or confirm that you can attend the first available appointment closest to the date you are requesting, and click continue.
- Fill in the required personal data (First Name, Last Name, Primary Phone Number and Email)
- Check that all the information is correct and, if so, click on “Finish”.
You are done! Your appointment is now scheduled. Remember to print the confirmation or write down the code in a safe place. At the time of your appointment, these digits will help make your visit to the DMV Tennessee quicker and more expeditious.
IMPORTANT: If you are unable to attend, please take the time to cancel your appointment, as someone else may need your spot.
DMV Tennessee contact information
- Tennessee Department of Safety: PO BOX 945, Nashville, TN. 37202.
- Department of Safety & Homeland Security: 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue. Nashville, TN. 37243.
Find your local address by clicking here.
- (615) 251-5166
- Driver License Issuance
* (615) 253-5221.
* 1-866-849-3548 (Toll Free).
Frequently Asked Questions
Which are the best times to request an appointment at DMV Tennessee office?
At dmvappointment.net, we recommend that you go to a DMV Tennessee bureau during the following times of the day, as these are the moments when the personal are least crowded.
The best times to request an appointment at DMV Tennessee are:
- In the morning, as afternoons are busier.
- Avoid midday, as this is the lunch time and there are fewer DVS personal available, so you will have to wait longer.
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays have shorter wait times than Mondays or Fridays.
REMINDER: Don’t forget to contact the DMV by email, mail, in person, or by phone to confirm that you have all the documents that will be asked for at the appointment.
Who must have a Real ID in Tennessee?
As of May 3, 2023, a REAL ID license will be required for all persons having to make a commercial travel into the United States, to access government buildings or nuclear facilities.
What do I need to obtain my Real ID in Tennessee?
If you want to get your Real ID in Tennessee, you will have to meet a series of requirements.
- Requesting an appointment at a DMV office to get your REAL ID in Tennessee.
- Renew your ID card or license online.
- Present proof of identity (such as passport, birth certificate, bills or green card), showing your full name and date of birth.
- If you have never had a driver’s license or a Tennessee ID, you will need to go to a DMV office in your county.
- To apply for a REAL ID card, you have to present an identity document that has your day of birth and full real name on it (Passport, birth certificate, green card, receipts).