Do you need to apply for a driver’s license for the first time, or renew an old one? Are you a new Washington resident, and want to register your vehicle? Do you need to take driving tests? For these procedures, among others, it is necessary to request an appointment at the DMV Washington.
It is important to remember that the DMV is the Department of Motor Vehicles, the entity in charge of processing different procedures related to vehicles and their drivers, such as registering a vehicle from the old state of residence to Washington, or driving tests, renewals and issuance of driver’s licenses, among other things that we will discuss below.
In addition, the DMV handles a variety of paperwork related to the state of Washington. To request an appointment with the DMV Washington, you can do so over the phone, online, from a computer or mobile device with an internet connection, or in person, by going to the DMV Washington office nearest you.
What documentation should I bring to my DMV Washington appointment?
- 1 What documentation should I bring to my DMV Washington appointment?
- 2 What procedures can I perform at DMV Washington
- 3 How to request an appointment at the DMV Washington: Instructions
- 4 DMV Washington contact information
- 5 Frequently Asked Questions
In the event that you have any DMV Washington-related paperwork to complete, whether it be applying for a REAL ID, driving tests, or a driver’s license, you will need to bring certain documentation, original and current, so that you can complete your paperwork as quickly as possible, and without any hassles.
To avoid potential problems at the time of your appointment at the DMV Washington, you will need to bring at least the following documents, which will be required when you pick up all of your paperwork.
- Proof of your identity, which can be your birth certificate or passport.
- Proof of social security number, which can be a social security card or, failing that, a W-2 form.
- Two documents verifying that the applicant resides in Washington, this can be a utility bill, such as water, gas, internet, electricity, or cable, or it can also be a lease.
IMPORTANT: Check which documents you need to submit depending on what you intend to do.
What procedures can I perform at DMV Washington
Getting a license
- Steps to getting your first license.
- Driver training and testing.
- Veterans and Military personnel.
- Agricultural permits.
- Medical and vision screening.
- Mandatory insurance.
- Organ donor.
- Voter registration.
- Facial recognition.
- Driver license designs.
- Moving? Get WA license.
Renewal and updates
- Renew your driver license.
- Update your driver license.
- Renew your driver license while out of state.
Replace a lost license
- Replace your license or instruction permit.
- Replace your driver license while out of state.
- Identity crimes or fraud.
Commercial Driver License (CDL)
- Do I need a CDL?
- CDLs and endorsements.
- Getting a CDL.
- CDL testing.
- Renew, replace, or get a duplicate CDL.
- Transfer your CDL.
- CDL third party examiners.
- Register to be a training provider or instructor.
- CDL disqualifications.
- CDL resources.
- Do I need an endorsement?
- How to get your endorsement or permit.
- Knowledge and riding skills tests.
- Motorcycle Safety Program.
- Check the status of a motorcycle endorsement.
- Get your WA identification card.
- Renew your ID card.
- Replace a lost ID card.
- ID card designs.
- Check the status of an ID card.
- Enhanced driver license/ ID card (EDL/EID).
- Driving record.
- Suspended license.
- Driving safety and accidents.
- Driver licensing offices.
How to request an appointment at the DMV Washington: Instructions
- Log in to the official DMV Washington website from this link.
- Go to the “Schedule an appointment” option, as shown in the image.
- Click on the captcha on the next screen, and click “Next”.
- Next, select the type of appointment you wish to schedule. In this example, we will choose “Driver license, ID card, or driving permit”, as shown in the image.
- In the next step, choose the service you wish to process, and press the “Next” button.
- Next, choose the office closest to your home, according to the county you live in, or the one that is most convenient for you to reach, and click “Next”.
- On the next screen, select the date and time to schedule your DMV Washington appointment.
- Before finishing, complete the requested personal contact information (Name, Phone Country, Phone and email), and click “Submit”.
- You are done! You now have your DMV Washington pre-appointment. Print the appointment confirmation request, to avoid possible errors, or write down the confirmation code in a safe place.
RECOMMENDATION: Take a picture or screenshot when you finish completing all the cases, as shown in the image above.
DMV Washington contact information
- TTY: 711.
Department of Licensing: PO Box 9030, Olympia, WA. 98507-9030.
Driver licensing offices
For more information about Driver licensing offices, click on that link and find the office that is closer to your home, according to your county.
Customer service hours
From Monday to Friday, from 8:00 to 17:00 hs.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best times to visit a DMV Washington field office?
At dmvappointment.net, we recommend the best times to visit a physical DMV Washington field office, so that you can go without any problems and, therefore, be served faster. This way, you will avoid long hours and long lines.
- Afternoons are busier than mornings.
- Try to avoid midday, as there are fewer staff and clerks available due to the lunch hour.
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays tend to have more availability than Mondays and Fridays.
If you need more information about DMV offices in Washington, go to this link and find the DMV office located in your county and closest to where you live.
If you live in Ohio, for example, you can click on the corresponding state to learn more about how to request a DMV appointment in, for example, Nebraska, or Kansas, as well as other information that will be extremely helpful if you need to complete a DMV procedure.