Making a DMV driving test appointment with the Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) helps save time when you need when applying for a new driver’s license. Alabama DPS appointment scheduling is also available for other types of motor vehicle services. In addition to a DPS driving test appointment, you can schedule appointments for a Star ID application. Most AL drivers prefer to use the DMV appointment system online because doing so saves time waiting in line for motor vehicle-related services.

While you can schedule DMV appointment slots online for any Alabama town or location, any request by phone for an appointment must be directed to your local DPS office.  Keep reading to learn more about how to make an appointment DMV will honor, including what to do if you must cancel or reschedule an appointment.

Driving Test Appointments in Alabama

You must have an AL drivers license appointment to take the hands-on driving portion of an Alabama drivers license exam. A behind the wheel test appointment is your opportunity to prove your driving skills and will include tasks such as backing up, proper use of turn signals and performing a three-point turn. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) helps you prepare for your road test by providing a study guide, available online or at your local DPS branch office.

All tests scheduled through the AL DMV appointment system must be requested at least 48 hours ahead of the desired testing date. You may reserve your road test appointment up to two weeks in advance online or by phone.

Other Services Covered by the Alabama DMV Appointment System

Although ALEA offers many online DMV services, the Alabama DPS appointment system only offers appointments for a few types of transactions. In addition to DPS driving test appointments, you can schedule an appointment to obtain an Alabama ID card. DPS appointments are currently available for regular ID cards as well as Star ID cards. Star ID cards are REAL ID-compliant and meet the standards set by the Department of Homeland Security for domestic air travel beginning October 1, 2020.

Regardless of the reason for your visit, you can check DMV appointment status by logging into the system or by calling the Alabama DPS branch office you plan to visit. You may be able to complete certain transactions wholly online, such as renewing a drivers license, and, therefore, would not need an appointment.

How to Schedule a DMV Appointment in Alabama

You can easily schedule an Alabama DPS appointment online or by phone. For a DMV online appointment, visit the ALEA website for driver license services. You will know you are on the correct DPS appointment system page if you see “Welcome to MorphoTrust USA Online Auto Test Scheduling System” and the ALEA logo at the top of the page.

The DPS online appointment system will require basic information, including your last name, phone number and email address. Leave the DMV appointment number box blank to create a new user account at the end of the scheduling process.

If you find the DMV view appointment service is down at the time you need to make a motor vehicle services appointment, then call your local DPS branch office for assistance. You may also bypass the DPS online appointment process and simply make your ID card or DMV driving test appointment over the phone.

What to Bring to Your Alabama DMV Appointment

The AL DMV appointment system should inform you of the documents you will need to complete your motor vehicle transaction at your appointment time. If you are unsure of what is needed for your ID or drivers license appointment, then call ahead and ask a clerk for more information. Generally, you will need the following for a drivers license appointment:

  • Two forms of identification, at least one with your photo
  • Your Social Security card
  • A school enrollment form or proof of graduation for new applicants young than 19 years of age
  • The testing vehicle’s proof of auto insurance and registration
  • Your fee payment
  • Vision correction aids if you need them to drive

If your AL DMV online appointment is for an ID card, you will need the following documents:

  • A primary form of ID that verifies your name and date of birth
  • Social Security card
  • A third form of identification from the state’s list of acceptable documents if your primary ID does not include a photo,
  • A completed ID application

If you are a non-U.S. citizen appearing for an ID or drivers license appointment in Alabama, then you will need to verify your legal status by providing:

  • A valid foreign passport along with a visa or resident alien card
  • Social Security Number (SSN) verification or a letter from the Social Security Administration that verifies non-eligibility for an SSN
  • A document authorizing U.S. presence for more than 160 days
  • Fee payment

How to Cancel or Reschedule a DMV Appointment in Alabama

You may reschedule DMV appointment times online through the ALEA Driver License Division’s appointment scheduling portal as long as it is at least 24 hours until your scheduled time. You must enter your DMV appointment number, your last name, daytime phone number and email address. A window will open and provide you the opportunity to reschedule or cancel your appointment.

If you need to reschedule or cancel appointment DMV already set, then make sure you do not have more than one appointment scheduled in your name at once. If you try to schedule more than one DMV online appointment at a time, then all of the appointments will be canceled.

Last updated on Tuesday, September 25 2018.

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