Reader report: “Enhanced” license apparently a hot ticket

Two days after the new “enhanced” driver licenses became available at the Westwood Village licensing office and 10 other spots statewide, we just got this report from Kevin (thank you!):

You may want to mention to your readers that the wait at the West Seattle Driver’s License Office are pretty long. I just called today (two days after the program started taking appointments) and I couldn’t get an appointment until March 7th. If your readers want to get an EDL/ID they need to call into the office pretty quick. They can only schedule for 3 months ahead of time, and they are getting all booked. Once March appointments are all taken, it will be til end of quarter before you can apply again.

The number to call for an appointment is here.

3 Replies to "Reader report: "Enhanced" license apparently a hot ticket"

  • mrsB January 24, 2008 (4:14 pm)

    I called on Tuesday morning (first day one could call) and got an appointment for that afternoon, then a little later on, I got a phone call saying that we had to reschedule and the earliest available date was February 5. Don’t know whether some people were getting priority appointments or perhaps just a screw-up!

  • tippy January 24, 2008 (6:16 pm)

    I feel much safer now. Much safer.

  • Michael January 25, 2008 (8:58 am)

    This confuses me. You’ll still need a passport or birth cert to get INTO Canada, as far as I’ve seen. So why??

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