6 Months Validity Passport Rule: What You Need to Know

6 Months Validity Passport Rule: What You Need to Know

6 Months Validity Rule for Passports: Here’s What You Need to Know Many of us know we need a passport to travel internationally. What you might not know is that your passport actually needs to be valid for months longer than you think. Many countries require 6 months of validity. Others require less. Here's what you need to know to make sure you don't get stuck at the airport before your next international trip. What is the 6 months validity rule for passports? Your passport should have at least six months of validity if you're traveling internationally.  Many countries will deny you entry if your passport isn't valid for at least 6 months after your last day of travel. For example, if you’ve booked a getaway to Belize and plan to stay there until March 1, 2019, your passport cannot expire before September 1, 2019. The rule is a requirement of other countries accepting foreign travelers and not a requirement of the U.S. government, which...
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The 6 New Changes At The California DMV You Should Know About

The 6 New Changes At The California DMV You Should Know About

The Ultimate Guide to California's New Driving Laws for 2019: What You Need to Know On January 1st, 2019, several important new DMV laws came into effect in California. If you don't yet have your Real ID yet, have a hybrid or electric car or are thinking of buying one, or have ever ridden a Bird or Lime scooter, you'll definitely want to read on! 1. No more helmets required for scooters If you're over 18, you don't need a bicycle helmet to use a motorized scooter anymore. Not that anyone ever knew about that law, or followed it. With the explosion of electric scooter companies, like Bird and Lime, the state decided a change was needed. This is part of the effort to figure out ways of embracing new mobility options, and we think it's a good start! 2. California now requires two pieces of proof of residency to get your Real ID. Guess what? It turns out that the California DMV has been...
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What are the chances you’ll pass your California road test?

What are the chances you’ll pass your California road test?

We studied driver's test pass rates across 12 of the most popular DMV's in California. Here's what we found. Passing the California DMV road test (or behind-the-wheel test) on the first try is not easy. While being a good driver is the most important thing, there are a lot of other factors that come in to play. We've taken a look at our data to see which DMV's have the highest (and lowest) pass rates and the results were surprising... What matters on the road test? Before we take you through our top 12 list, a few important notes on what you should focus on when preparing for your California behind-the-wheel test. When it comes to passing your DMV road test, practice and experience is the most important factor. You should know what's on the test and how it's scored. Here's our post on The Top 5 Mistakes People Make on Their Road Test we definitely recommend. However, the scoring is still subjective to some degree and...
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Why is the wait for a California DMV appointment so long?

Why is the wait for a California DMV appointment so long?

  Most people dread going to the California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) and avoid it as long as humanly possible. Even if you decide to make a California DMV appointment, chances are you may have to wait weeks, if not months, for that appointment. Here is data we have on appointment trends that will help you save time when you book your next DMV appointment. And if you remember one thing from this post, book an appointment, there's no excuse. Consider even express appointments options if you're in a pinch. What our California DMV appointment data reveals... We recently booked our 1000th California DMV appointment for folks looking to take driving tests, renew licenses, or register vehicles - like you! Our YoGov data team wanted to better understand just how long people had to wait for an appointment at the DMV.   🎈 2018 update: Here are the latest wait times for an DMV appointment online.   By now, we know that most California residents have learned that booking...
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Here’s how to quickly register a vehicle in California

Here’s how to quickly register a vehicle in California

  If you’re new to California or have just purchased a vehicle in California, here are the simple steps you need to know to quickly register your vehicle in California.   Moving to California with a Vehicle? If you’ve just moved to California, you’re supposed to register your vehicle within 20 days of becoming a resident. So, you’ll need to go into your local DMV office and register in person. You should make an appointment at your local DMV office first. Then you’ll need to fill out the Application for Title or Registration, ensure that all registered owners sign the form, provide proof of vehicle insurance, and a smog and emission certificate. (If you have commercial vehicle you’ll need to fill out this form, and if you have a trailer, this form.) For the smog and emission certification, the majority of California zip codes require a smog check, and you need to have your smog check done before you can register your vehicle. Here’s...
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The Longest DMV Wait Times in California

The Longest DMV Wait Times in California

The Longest DMV Wait Times In California There can be quite a bit of confusion and misinformation with walk-in wait times at California DMV's: just when is the best time to visit? And how long can the waits actually be? We decided to crunch the numbers to understand exactly how long people have to wait at when walking into DMV's across California. We put together charts that help explain this based on thousands of wait times collected from 11/28 to 12/2 in 2016. Here's what we learned. Be sure to read to the end to learn how to cut down on your DMV wait times completely. Also, above all else, book an appointment to cut down on your wait time! Yes, California DMV wait times can be over 3 hours Of the thousands of average California DMV wait times we collected throughout the week at around 40 California DMV locations, we can confidently say this: There are some very unfortunate wait times. In the chart below,...
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Wait Times at the DMV Explained: Why it Feels Like Torture

Wait Times at the DMV Explained: Why it Feels Like Torture

In 2012, the NYTimes published a story titled "Why Waiting is Torture". We have taken a look at the science behind waiting and expectations based on this NYTimes article, why the DMV feels like one of the worst culprits, and how you can avoid this torture completely. "Why Waiting is Torture" According to Alex Stone, who wrote this NYTimes Opinion piece in 2012, "the experience of waiting, whether for luggage or groceries, is defined only partly by the objective length of the wait". His example was this: Some years ago, Houston airport executives were receiving a large amount of complaints about waiting at baggage claim. When the Executives analyzed the data, they found that on average, passengers spent 1 minute getting from their arrival gate to baggage claim. At baggage claim, the spent an average of 7 minutes waiting for their bags. The solution: The airport moved the arrival gates further away from baggage claim. Instead of waiting at baggage claim, passengers spent that idle time...
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Real-Time DMV Wait Times

Real-Time DMV Wait Times

Want real-time wait times for the California DMV offices? Select the California DMV office you're interested in to find out the average wait times with and without an appointment. A typical wait time is 2-3 hours minimum at most California DMVs. We strongly recommend making an appointment to save hours of waiting. You can also use our express appointment service to get an appointment within 2-3 weeks, instead of 6-8 weeks for a small fee. Lastly, if you need to go to the DMV asap but don't wan't to wait, check out our line waiting concierge service.   How quickly do you need to go to the DMV?  ✅ Today? Check out wait time averages. You might be waiting for several hours. ✅ Within a few days? Check out our line concierge service to save you 3-4 hours of waiting ✅ Within a few weeks? Book an express appointment (most popular) so you skip the line entirely.   Bay Area DMV Wait Times Oakland Claremont DMV Wait Time Oakland - Coliseum DMV Wait Time San Francisco DMV Wait Time San Mateo DMV Wait...
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Yuba City DMV Location, Hours, and Information

Yuba City DMV Location, Hours, and Information

Yuba City DMV Location & Information The Yuba City DMV is located in Yuba City, California. It’s open from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, except for Wednesday when it opens at 9am. Yuba City DMV Wait Times 📌 Based on our historical data, the average wait time here is 1.1hrs 📌 The average wait time with an appointment is 0.1hrs 👉 Book a free appointment 📌 The average time to get an appointment is 1.5 weeks 👉 Get an express appointment   🤓 Pro-tips: If you have a day or two to spare, it's strongly recommended that you book an appointment. This is always faster than waiting in line.   😇 Disclaimer: As a independent third-party we have no control over DMV wait times. The wait times our based on data we've collected from users just like you and continues to improve over time. All things being equal, wait times in the mornings in the middle of the week are typically the shortest. Yuba City DMV Map and Directions  ...
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San Diego DMV Location, Hours, and Information

San Diego DMV Location, Hours, and Information

San Diego DMV Location & Information The San Diego DMV is located in San Diego, California. It’s open from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, except for Wednesday when it opens at 9am. San Diego DMV Wait Times 📌 Based on our historical data, the average wait time here is 2.1hrs 📌 The average wait time with an appointment is 0.1hrs 👉 Book a free appointment 📌 The average time to get an appointment is 3.5 weeks 👉 Get an express appointment   🤓 Pro-tips: If you have a day or two to spare, it's strongly recommended that you book an appointment. This is always faster than waiting in line.   😇 Disclaimer: As a independent third-party we have no control over DMV wait times. The wait times our based on data we've collected from users just like you and continues to improve over time. All things being equal, wait times in the mornings in the middle of the week are typically the shortest.   San Diego DMV Map and Directions ...
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San Jose DMV Location, Hours, and Information

San Jose DMV Location, Hours, and Information

San Jose DMV Location & Information The San Jose DMV is located in San Jose, California. It’s open from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, except for Wednesday when it opens at 9am. San Jose DMV Wait Times 📌 Based on our historical data, the average wait time here is 3.1hrs 📌 The average wait time with an appointment is 0.2hrs 👉 Book a free appointment 📌 The average time to get an appointment is 4.5 weeks 👉 Get an express appointment   🤓 Pro-tips: If you have a day or two to spare, it's strongly recommended that you book an appointment. This is always faster than waiting in line.   😇 Disclaimer: As a independent third-party we have no control over DMV wait times. The wait times our based on data we've collected from users just like you and continues to improve over time. All things being equal, wait times in the mornings in the middle of the week are typically the shortest.   San Jose DMV Map and Directions ...
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Santa Monica DMV Location, Hours, and Information

Santa Monica DMV Location, Hours, and Information

Santa Monica DMV Location & Information The Santa Monica DMV is located in Santa Monica, California. It’s open from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, except for Wednesday when it opens at 9am. Santa Monica DMV Wait Times 📌 Based on our historical data, the average wait time here is 2.1hrs 📌 The average wait time with an appointment is 0.1hrs 👉 Book a free appointment 📌 The average time to get an appointment is 3 weeks 👉 Get an express appointment   🤓 Pro-tips: If you have a day or two to spare, it's strongly recommended that you book an appointment. This is always faster than waiting in line.   😇 Disclaimer: As a independent third-party we have no control over DMV wait times. The wait times our based on data we've collected from users just like you and continues to improve over time. All things being equal, wait times in the mornings in the middle of the week are typically the shortest.   Santa Monica DMV Map and Directions    ...
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San Francisco DMV Location, Hours and Wait Times

San Francisco DMV Location, Hours and Wait Times

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Sacramento DMV Location, Hours, and Information

Sacramento DMV Location, Hours, and Information

Sacramento DMV Location & Information The Sacramento DMV is located in Sacramento, California. It’s open from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, except for Wednesday when it opens at 9am. Sacramento DMV Wait Times 📌 Based on our historical data, the average wait time here is 1.6hrs 📌 The average wait time with an appointment is 0.1hrs 👉 Book a free appointment 📌 The average time to get an appointment is 3 weeks 👉 Get an express appointment   🤓 Pro-tips: If you have a day or two to spare, it's strongly recommended that you book an appointment. This is always faster than waiting in line.   😇 Disclaimer: As a independent third-party we have no control over DMV wait times. The wait times our based on data we've collected from users just like you and continues to improve over time. All things being equal, wait times in the mornings in the middle of the week are typically the shortest.   Sacramento DMV Map and Directions ...
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Oakland Coliseum DMV Location, Hours, and Information

Oakland Coliseum DMV Location, Hours, and Information

Oakland Coliseum DMV Location & Information Updated September 2018: The Oakland Coliseum DMV is located in Oakland, California. It’s open from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, except for Wednesday when it opens at 9am. Oakland Coliseum DMV Wait Times 📌 Based on our historical data, the average wait time here is 1.6hrs. The average wait time with an appointment is 0.1hrs. The average time to get an appointment is 6-8 weeks ⚡ If you need an appointment within 3-4 weeks, we recommend booking an DMV Express Appointment. 🙋‍♀️ If you need to visit the DMV this week, we strongly recommend our DMV Line Concierge service. 📝 Have other questions? Check out our California DMV Knowledge Base Oakland Coliseum DMV Map and Directions 😇 Disclaimer: As a independent third-party we have no control over DMV wait times. The wait times our based on data we've collected from users just like you and continues to improve over time. All things being equal, wait times in the mornings in the middle of the week are typically the shortest....
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Daly City DMV Wait Times, Directions, and Hours

Daly City DMV Wait Times, Directions, and Hours

  Daly City DMV Address, Hours, Information Address: 1500 Sullivan Ave, Daly City, CA 94015 Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am - 5pm, 9am on Wednesdays Phone: +1 (800)777-0133 ← Other DMVs in California Daly City DMV Wait Times 📌 Based on our historical data, the average wait time here is 2.6hrs. The average wait time with an appointment is 0.1hrs. The average time to get an appointment is 6-8 weeks ⚡ If you need an appointment within 3-4 weeks, we recommend booking an DMV Express Appointment. 🙋‍♀️ If you need to visit the DMV this week, we strongly recommend our DMV Line Concierge service. 📝 Have other questions? Check out our California DMV Knowledge Base   😇 Disclaimer: As an independent third-party we have no control over DMV wait times. The wait times are based on data we've collected from users just like you! Wait times in the mornings in the middle of the week are typically the shortest. ← Other DMVs in California ...
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Los Angeles DMV Location, Hours, and Information

Los Angeles DMV Location, Hours, and Information

Los Angeles DMV Location & Information The Los Angeles DMV is located in Los Angeles, California. It’s open from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, except for Wednesday when it opens at 9am. Los Angeles DMV Wait Times 📌 Based on our historical data, the average wait time here is 2.9 hrs 📌 The average wait time with an appointment is 0.2hrs 👉 Book a free appointment 📌 The average time to get an appointment is 4 weeks 👉 Get an express appointment   🤓 Pro-tips: If you have a day or two to spare, it's strongly recommended that you book an appointment. This is always faster than waiting in line.   😇 Disclaimer: As a independent third-party we have no control over DMV wait times. The wait times our based on data we've collected from users just like you and continues to improve over time. All things being equal, wait times in the mornings in the middle of the week are typically the shortest.   Los Angeles DMV Map and Directions ...
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Ultimate Guide to Renewing CA Driver’s License

Ultimate Guide to Renewing CA Driver’s License

Everything you need to know about your California Driver License Renewal Wondering what you need and how you can renew your California Driver's License? Read on! Here are some basic facts on your driver's license: Your California driver's license expires every 5 years on your birthday (or until the date you're legally authorized to stay in USA ) To be eligible to renew your license, it must expire within 60 days or already be expired - the California DMV will mail you a renewal notice 2 months before the expiration You can renew your license online even if it is expired You can renew your driver's license online, in-person or by mail depending on the status of your driver's license (valid, expired, lost) and your age - each renewal process is outlined below How do you renew your California driver’s license online? You are eligible for online renewal if you: Are not changing your address Are not on driving suspension or probation Have a driver's license from only one state Have not violated a...
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