California REAL ID Compliance Extended to April 10, 2019

Sacramento, CA – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) an extension on REAL ID compliance to April 10, 2019.

This extension allows all valid California driver licenses and identification cards to continue to be accepted for federal purposes, such as boarding commercial aircraft and entering federal facilities.

This extension, however, most likely will not be reflected on the DHS website until the partial federal furlough ends.

Before renewing driver license or identification card, or apply for one, residents must choose between a REAL ID card and a federal non-compliant one.

Residents applying for or renewing an AB 60 driver license are not eligible to receive a REAL ID driver license.

To get a REAL ID license or ID card, residents must go into a DMV field office and present original or certified documents proving identity, Social Security number and residency.

Additional original or certified documents will be required if the legal name has been changed.


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