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How To Advance To The Front Of The Line At The Wichita DMV

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Recently I had to make a trip to the DMV to renew my license. Its hard to believe that I had been here for seven years, and the time had come. I got my self out of bed at 6am and into the line of 50+ people before the doors even opened and felt completely helpless. I thought that by getting there before the doors opened that I would have an advantage. Not so.

While in line I did a little research on my phone and learned that the state of KS has a "text line" that works the same as grabbing a "ticket" at the dmv and waiting to be called. Except you can text in at any time and it will update you as to how long you have to wait for your number to be called. 

While in lines, I texted it. It informed me that I was #2 in line to be seen (even though I was about #50 in the physical line). Unsure of how this whole thing worked, I stood in line until a heard a voice announce over the speaker "phone number XXXX you will be seen at window 5". That was me!! I walked out from the back of the line and up to an open window and got my license renewed in about 5 mins. In total, I was in and out of the DMV in about 15 minutes. 

So... How do you do the same thing you ask? Here is info - Please share this page with your friends and family so they have an inside way of getting ahead at the DMV as well! 

TEXT "Wichita DL"  to (714)333-1234. 

Then follow the prompts it gives you when it texts you back!

That's it! I suggest doing it on your way there to see what the wait is, then time your drive their and you should be good to go - no wait! 


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