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DMV extends advance appointment calendar to 45 days

SACRAMENTO – Due to increased demand, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today that field office appointments can now be made 45 days in advance, either on the department Web site ( or by telephone (800 777-0133).

“In order to keep up with customer demand, we’ve extended the online appointment calendar to 45 days,” said DMV Director George Valverde. “We believe this will help accommodate additional drive test appointments each month.”

Customers can make advance appointments for DMV services, including the behind-the-wheel drive test.

The department, which conducts nearly 1 million drive tests annually in California, reminds customers that the following are required for making a drive-test appointment for a driver license exam:

· Provide either driver permit number of driver license number;

· True full name;

· Date of birth.

For a more seamless appointment, the department encourages drive test applicants to make sure to bring the following on drive test day:

· Driver permit;

· Proof of insurance for the vehicle to be used on the drive test;

· Proof of valid registration for the vehicle to be used on the drive test.

Applicants under age 18 must have held their driver permit a minimum of six months; must provide the driver education and driver training completion forms; and have completed 50 certified hours of practice with an adult age 25 or older.

Applicants who pass the test will be issued an interim license valid for 60 days until a permanent license is mailed. Applicants that fail the test must wait two weeks before taking the exam again.


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