The Lunar New Year is right around the corner, and as we get ready to celebrate the Year of the Tiger with family and friends, staying healthy is our top priority. And with COVID-19 on the rise again, taking precautions to protect ourselves and our loved ones is more important than ever.
Fortunately, the DMV’s expanded online services can help Californians avoid a trip to a DMV. Customers can complete important transactions online through the DMV at dmv.ca.gov/online. Fast and convenient, there is no need to wait in line, interact with people or even leave home. In fact, services can even be completed from your phone!
Most DMV transactions, including vehicle registration and driver’s license renewals, and changing an address, can be completed online. Services that do require in-person appointments, like getting a REAL ID or new driver’s license, can go much faster by completing the driver’s license application online, reducing the time spent in the DMV office and making it a very quick in-person visit.
There is no reason to be nervous about using the DMV’s expanded online services. Safe and secure, the DMV’s newly redesigned website is user-friendly, easier-to-navigate, and offers 100+ translation options, making services easy to find and complete.
For customers who are on-the-go, another good alternative to visiting a DMV office is taking advantage of one of the 365 self-service kiosks, available in supermarkets and other convenient locations throughout the state.
With a few simple taps on the touchscreen, customers can instantly renew their vehicle registration, replace a registration card or sticker, request a driver or vehicle record, or pay a reinstatement fee for a suspended vehicle registration, among other transactions. For registration renewals, customers need their renewal notice, most recent registration card or vehicle insurance program letter. Kiosks offer services in multiple languages and customers can pay by debit/credit card and, in some locations, cash. Find a list of kiosks on the DMV website.
Stay safe, save time and take advantage of DMV services this Lunar New Year by going online. Get started today by visiting dmv.ca.gov/online.