Need a REAL ID? Here's How!
Use DMV’s interactive REAL ID document checklist to gather all of the documentation you will need to apply for your REAL ID.
Be sure to save your confirmation code.
Check wait times before you go and bring your application confirmation code. Your confirmation code will work like an appointment.
Already Have a REAL ID?
If you received a DMV letter asking for a second proof of residency and are unsure of what to do, see our Second Residency Requirement FAQs
Have a Question?
Visit the REAL ID Frequently Asked Questions.
For more detailed information, visit How Do I Get A REAL ID?
More About REAL ID
REAL ID Checklist
To apply for a REAL ID card, you must present documentation that includes your date of birth and your true full name. Confirm what documentation you need to get your REAL ID.
What Is REAL ID?
A REAL ID is a driver license or identification card that is also a federally accepted form of identification. REAL ID cards are marked with a gold bear and a star.
How Do I Get a REAL ID?
You can apply in person at a DMV office. You’ll need proof of your identity, your California address, and your social security number.