DMV Answers REAL ID Questions during NBC4 LA/Telemundo52 News Phone Bank

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December 3, 2019

Los Angeles – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) teams up with NBC4 LA and Telemundo52 on December 4 to answer viewer questions about REAL ID driver licenses and identification cards. DMV representatives will discuss the REAL ID program and answer viewer phone calls during the 4, 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts on NBC4 and 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. newscast on Telemundo52.

The DMV, NBC4 LA and Telemundo52 want to help Southern California residents prepare for new federal identification requirements to board flights within the United States and access secure federal facilities and military bases. When the October 1, 2020 enforcement date takes effect, Californians will be required to show one of the following documents at airport security checkpoints and specific federal screening locations:  

Example of federal compliant Real ID

For Californians who want to continue to use their driver license or identification card to fly within the United States or enter secure federal facilities, the DMV offers residents a REAL ID card, which is identified with a bear and star.

To apply, individuals must visit a DMV office and bring the following documents:

  • One proof of Identity – original or certified
    • (Ex: valid passport, birth certificate, etc.)
    • A name change document(s) is required if the name on your identity document is different than your current legal name.
  • One proof of Social Security Number
  • Two proofs of California residency – paper copies
    • (Ex: utility bill, cell phone bill, bank statement, vehicle registration card)

For a complete list of acceptable documents, visit

Timesaving Tip:  Customers are encouraged to fill out the online driver license application before their office visit:

View and embed the REAL ID Application Guide video:

Extended Morning Hours: The DMV opens more than 60 of its field offices at 7 a.m. every weekday except Wednesday. Find the nearest office offering extended hours.

Saturday Service: The DMV offers Californians convenient Saturday service at more than 60 of its field offices throughout the state.  Find the nearest office offering Saturday hours here.


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