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California DMV reminds residents about looming REAL ID deadline

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Posted at 12:55 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 15:55:36-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The California Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding residents about the looming REAL ID deadline.

Starting October 1, 2020, U.S. residents will need a REAL ID to fly domestically or enter secure federal facilities and military bases.

The new ID is the result of the 9/11 Commission's recommendation to establish standards for identity verification and security features.

In California, a gold bear and star indicates REAL ID compliance.

The DMV is also reminding residents about requirements to obtain a REAL ID. Check out the requirements below:

  • One proof of Identity – Original or Certified (Valid passport, birth certificate, etc.)
  • One proof of Social Security number (Social Security card or W-2 form showing entire number)
  • Two different proofs of California Residency showing street address Paper documents required. (Utility or cell phone bill, bank statement, mortgage bill, etc.)

Click here for a full list of acceptable application documents.