You can obtain a REAL ID driver license by visiting your local DMV field office.
All original (first-time) driver license (DL) and/or identification (ID) card applicants must visit an office in person and present proof of California residency in addition to meeting all other existing DL/ID card requirements.
Can I apply for my drivers license online?
To save time, DMV customers can fill out the online Electronic Driver License and ID Card application before visiting a DMV field office. If you plan to apply for a driver license or ID card during your visit, you should complete this electronic application before you arrive.
What paperwork do I need to get my driver’s license?
Then they must bring some combination of the following documents to their state’s license-issuing office:
- Social Security card.
- Identification (photo ID or passport)
- Proof of state residency (copy of lease, utility bill or mortgage)
- Proof of citizenship (birth certificate, passport, resident card, etc.)
How do I get a new driver’s license in California?
How To Replace A Lost California Drivers License
- Step 1: Head To Your Local California DMV. Pack your bags! Time for a trip to your local DMV.
- Step 2: Fill out forms. Once you arrive at your assigned California Department of Motor Vehicles, you’ll fill out the appropriate forms in order to replace your California drivers license.
Do I need proof of residency to get a California drivers license?
Currently, applicants under Assembly Bill 60 are already required to provide proof of California residency. A few examples of acceptable documents to prove California residency are: Rental or lease agreement with the signature of the owner/landlord and the tenant/resident. Deed or title to residential real property.
Do you need a California driver’s license to drive in California?
If you are over 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license from another state, you may drive in California only while visiting. You are not required to have a California driver’s license: To drive snowmobiles or off-highway vehicles that are legally registered (except on a freeway).