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DMV spotlighting countdown to REAL ID deadline

With 2020 just around the corner, the Department of Motor Vehicles is encouraging residents to make sure they have their REAL ID before the October 1, 2020 deadline.
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Posted at 5:53 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 20:53:24-05

With 2020 just around the corner, the Department of Motor Vehicles is encouraging residents to make sure they have their REAL ID before the October 1, 2020 deadline.

Starting Oct. 1, 2020 residents who plan to fly within the U.S. or enter military bases and other federal facilities will be required to have a REAL ID or other federally approved document, such as a U.S. passport.

Californians applying for a REAL ID are required to visit a DMV field office with the following items:

  • An identity document*, such as a valid passport or original birth certificate. *If you’ve changed your name, legal name change document(s) might be required
  • A document with the entire Social Security number visible, such as an original Social Security card or W-2 form.
  • Two hard copy documents showing California residency, such as a utility or cell phone bill, bank statement, or mortgage bill.

“With the October 2020 REAL ID federal enforcement date in sight," DMV Director Steve Gordon said, "we hope Californians will make a resolution to be #REALIDready so they are able to fly domestically.”