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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2019
Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering no-fee identification cards to senior citizens this week at the Palm Springs Leisure Center at 405 S. Pavilion Way.
The DMV Senior Connect Center will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customers must be at least 62 years old to qualify for the no-fee identification card. Driver licenses and other DMV services will not be available.
The DMV offers two identification card options: a federal compliant REAL ID with a bear and star in the upper right corner, and a federal non-compliant card with “Federal Limits Apply” in the same corner. Starting October 1, 2020, Californians will need a REAL ID driver license or identification card, or another federally approved document like a valid U.S. passport, to board domestic flights, access secure federal facilities and enter military bases.
Seniors interested in applying for a federal compliant REAL ID identification card must bring specific documents (full list of accepted documents and more information at REALID.dmv.ca.gov) when applying:
- One Proof of Identity – original or certified copy (example: valid U.S. passport, birth certificate, etc.)
- One Proof of Social Security number – must display full number
- Two Proofs of California Residency – photocopies accepted (example: utility bill, cell phone bill, bank statement, vehicle registration card, etc.)
The DMV Senior Connect Center is part of the DMV’s community outreach efforts while the Palm Springs field office at 950 N. Farrell Drive is closed for renovations. The office is scheduled to reopen in September. The department is in the process of identifying temporary office space to help residents conduct DMV business during the closure.
The DMV reminds customers that many transactions can be completed without visiting a field office, including vehicle registration and driver license renewals, and changing an address. Californians also can save time by filling out the driver license application online before they visit a field office. For more information on all online services visit here.
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