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California DMV reaches out for REAL ID verification

Calif. DMVs now offering Real ID cards
Posted at 3:43 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 18:43:22-04

(KGTV) - The California Department of Vehicles is reaching out to state residents to make sure they have a valid REAL ID ahead of the 2020 federal deadline.

REAL ID cardholders who presented only one residency document when they applied must confirm their address by mail, DMV officials say.

The DMV sent 3.6 million letters to cardholders, asking them to verify their mailing address and return the letter to the agency.

Anyone who lost or did not receive a letter by Aug. 15 can request one through an online form, DMV officials say.

Starting Oct. 1, 2020, all travelers must present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or other TSA-approved identification, such as a passport or military ID, to fly within the United States.