How Can I Get My State ID??

Applying for a Standard State ID Card

  • Visit a Secretary of State office.
  • Present proof of a valid Social Security number or a letter of ineligibility from the Social Security Administration.
  • Present proof of identity, U.S. citizenship or legal presence and residency.
  • Pay the standard state ID card fee if not exempt.

What documents are needed for real ID in California?

REAL ID. DRIVER LICENSE / ID CARD: To apply, you must visit a DMV field office and present original or certified documents (no photocopies) proving your identity, Social Security number, and California residency (beginning April 2019 two different residency documents are required.

How long does it take to receive California ID in the mail?

We mail your license, learner permit or non-driver ID to the address we have our records. Allow 2 weeks to receive the document. If your document is not delivered two weeks after the date the document was processed, you can send a question to us online, call the DMV or visit your local DMV office.

Where can I get an ID?

Each type of valid photo ID can be obtained at a different location in your community. Travel to your local Department of Motor Vehicles, or DMV, office to apply for a driver’s license or state ID card.

What are the 6 Point ID requirements?

There are four requirements for 6 Point ID Verification: At least one Primary ID. At least one Secondary ID. Verifiable Social Security Number.

Are you required to have an ID in California?

Some states have what are called “Stop and Identify” statutes that require someone suspected of criminal activity to provide identification to police, making refusal a crime. California has no such statute, so if you refuse to provide an ID while police are detaining you, they can’t arrest you just for refusing.

Do I need an appointment to get a California ID?

To apply for an ID, you must complete a Driver License and Identification Card application and pay any fees. For current ID fees, visit Make an appointment before visiting a DMV office. Appointments can be made online at or by calling 1-800-777-0133.

Can I get a temporary ID?

If your identification is lost or stolen or you do not currently have proper photo identification, it is wise to obtain a temporary photo identification card as quickly as possible. Every state can issue this card, typically valid for 30 days, at the Department of Motor Vehicles or Driver Services Office.

How do I apply for an ID?

Identification (ID) Card Check List

  1. Complete a Driver License or Identification Card Application form.
  2. Present an acceptable Identity document.
  3. Present an acceptable residency document.
  4. Provide your social security number.
  5. Provide your true full name.
  6. Pay the application fee.

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