How to get an appointment at the Kansas DMV

How do I get an appointment at the Kansas DMV? If you are a new Kansas resident, you may need to consider some of the processes and paperwork necessary to keep your vehicle’s documents in order, as well as the driver’s own.

The Division of Motor Vehicles (DOV) is the office in charge of processing driver’s license, vehicle and related paperwork administered by the Kansas Department of Revenue.

You can schedule an appointment DMV Kansas OnlineYou can schedule an appointment by phone or in person at an office near you.

Request an appointment at DMV Kansas

Steps to schedule an appointment at DMV Kansas.

  1. Log in from the Kansas DMV at
  2. Choose from online services, driver’s license/ID, vehicles or schedule your appointment.
  3. You can schedule an appointment, exam, renew your license, ID card, request a duplicate, make changes or payments.
  4. However, you can also check hours of operation and access phone numbers.
  5. Some Kansas DMV offices will be able to assist you in person, others from telephone services.

At DMV Kansas, an appointment-only reservation system has been implemented for certain required in-person transactions that cannot be completed online, by phone or by mail.

Best times to visit the Kansas DMV

Here are some tips on the best times to visit the Kansas DMV.

  • Afternoons tend to be busier than mornings
  • The middle of the week tends to have shorter waits than Monday and Friday
  • The DMV Kansas office starts the lunch break around noon, which leaves fewer employees. Try to avoid the lunch hour if possible.
  • Make sure you have enough time to finish your paperwork, especially if you’re getting a permit or taking a road test.

What to do at DMV Kansas

DMV Kansas is adding more and more online services so you can get things done without having to visit a physical office for an appointment. You can renew your vehicle registration, replace your license and more online.

Here are some of the services you will be able to perform at DMV Kansas online appointments.

Driver’s License

Kansas offers driver’s licenses to all Kansas residents who pass a driving test, written test, vision test and can prove legal presence. For teen drivers, the state has a graduated driver licensing process that allows for increased driving privileges based on age and experience.

However, if you are a Kansas resident and are not eligible or do not wish to drive a vehicle, you may apply for a state-issued identification card by providing sufficient proof of your identity and residency.

Driver Services

Driver manuals

State-approved driving schools for driver and motorcycle training.

Teen Drivers in Kansas

For teen drivers, the state has a graduated driver licensing process that allows for increased driving privileges with age and experience. Teen drivers between the ages of 14 and 17 follow the graduated driver’s license process. Learn more about the different requirements and get additional information below.

Senior Drivers in Kansas

Kansas CDL Commercial Driver’s License

Legislative updates and changes: no new updates for 2016

Obtaining Real ID in Kansas

Under the Real ID Act of 2005, minimum security standards are established for issuing, producing licenses and ID cards in all states.

As of May 3, 2023, all persons in Kansas must carry a REAL ID license to access certain federal buildings, enter nuclear facilities and board commercial flights within the United States.

Kansas Real ID Requirements

To obtain your REAL ID in Kansas, you can renew your license or ID card online for a new REAL ID. If you have not previously been issued a Kansas driver’s license or ID, go to a Kansas DMV office.

  • To apply for a REAL ID card, you must present an identity document as proof of your legal presence that includes your date of birth and your real, full name.
  • Choose one of the following: State-issued certificate; Current U.S. passport; Current permanent resident card; Current employment authorization card; Certificate of naturalization; Consular report of birth abroad (FS-240).
  • You must provide proof of your social security number such as; Current W-2 or 1099 Social Security Card showing full social security number or a current pay stub showing full social security number.
  • In addition to providing two proofs of current Kansas residential address. Proof must be dated within the last year.
  • Schedule an appointment at a DMV service center to obtain your Real ID Kansas.

Steps to obtain your Real ID

  1. Gather the documents you will need to apply for your REAL ID. See the requirements here.
  2. All of your documents must be original or certified copies. Also, you will not be able to mail them.
  3. Go to a DMV office, keeping in mind the estimated service time.
  4. Bring your documents with you and apply for your Real ID in Kansas.

What to Bring to Your Kansas DMV Appointment

If you are applying for a driver’s license or a travel ID (a REAL ID-compliant license or ID) in Kansas, you will need to bring some documents with you to your Kansas DMV appointment. If you have all of your documents with you, your visit will be quicker and smoother.

Documents include:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful presence, such as a passport or birth certificate
  • Proof of social security number, such as a social security card or W-2 form
  • Two documents proving your Kansas residency, such as a utility bill or lease.

All documents must be originals and stamped if necessary. If you already sent some documents when you applied for your appointment online, depending on the procedure to be performed, you will need to bring mainly an identification card or your driver’s license.

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