Applying for a California REAL ID
- Make an appointment to visit a field office on or after January 22, 2018.
- Provide proof of identity (for example: U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, certificate of naturalization or citizenship, employment authorization document, permanent resident card, or foreign passport with an approved form I-94).
How much does a real ID cost in California?
The DMV has posted a list of documents that Real ID applicants may use. The cost is the same as for a regular California driver’s license, $35. The cost is $30 for state ID cards.
What documents do I need to get a real ID?
A: In order to apply for a REAL ID driver license or ID card, you must visit a DMV field office and submit federally required ID documents such as a U.S. passport, passport card, an original or certified copy of a birth certificate, also proof of social security number on a W-2, or paystub.
How do you get a REAL ID driver’s license?
To apply for a REAL ID:
- Make an appointment (recommended) to visit a DMV field office.
- Provide proof of identity, such as a certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, employment authorization document, permanent resident card or foreign passport with an approved form I-94.
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