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Old 02-01-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Can I make an appointment? In CA you dont HAVE to but it cuts the wait time by more than half. How bad are the lines typically?

This is for a CA to NC transfer - written test and pay fees.
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:59 AM
 
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We couldn't but it wasn't a really long wait. My advice would be to not go at the end of the month, when people are renewing expiring licenses. Also, we went in the morning early.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Hoover, Alabama
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I went on a weekday afternoon shortly after 3:30, and I was in and out in half an hour. When I took my mother-in-law on another occasion, it was just as quick. We were both moving from out of state and had to take the written test, so it goes pretty quickly.

I think I did mine early in the month, and my mother-in-law went middle of the month.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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From the NC DMV web site:

Examining stations are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In larger cities and towns the stations are open Monday through Friday. Stations in smaller towns may only be open for certain days each week or one day every two weeks. Appointments for driver license examinations are available. Contact your local driver license office.
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:00 AM
 
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Hi Sneezecake,

My husband and I went in a week and a half ago to the Cary location for the Drivers License piece. That office opens at 8 in the morning. After reading everyones recomendations in this forum, we went in at 7:45. There were about 10 people waiting by then, and by the time they opened, there were about 20 people (guess everyone had the same idea!). None the less, we were in and out in 45 minutes. We headed over to the car registration location in Cary (Buck Jones Road) and there was 1 person in line. Again, we were in and out. This was the best DMV experience I think I have ever had.

In California without an appointment, the wait where I lived was typically about 45-75 minutes just to get helped!

Best of luck to you! The thread in this forum re: the test- was very helpful as well
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:49 AM
 
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Hey, I went to the location on Roxboro in Durham. When the man saw that I had two small kids with me, he whispered, "I'll let you go next, but if anyone asks, tell them you had an appointment". So I guess they do, the wait was pretty long otherwise.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Well, just went.

Got there at 1:30...2.5 hours later they called my number.

As an FYI to everyone I thought I would post this.
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