The DMV encourages all customers to use its online services, expanded virtual services and other service channels to complete transactions, including eligible driver’s license and vehicle registration renewals.
Customers can also use the Service Advisor on the DMV website to learn their options to complete DMV tasks.
Get Your REAL ID
To apply for a REAL ID, customers need to visit REALID.dmv.ca.gov, fill out the online application, upload their required documents and schedule an appointment. An office visit is required to complete the application.
REAL ID applicants must provide a valid Social Security number, proof of identity and two proofs of California residency. A list of qualifying documents and other helpful information can be found at REALID.dmv.ca.gov.
Starting May 3, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require a valid passport or other federally approved documents, like a REAL ID driver’s license or identification card, to board flights within the United States and access secure federal facilities and military bases.