DALY CITY, CA — Californians will need to start making their way to their local DMV’s to get new driver licenses or identification cards if they want to fly within the US.
“REAL IDs” are optional forms of identification — however, they will be required of all Californians looking to go through airport security or enter federal buildings after October 1, 2020.
California DMV’s began offering REAL ID’s this past January.
“To obtain one that meet the REAL ID requirements you must make an appointment, come into the field office in person, and bring their required documents which include proof of identity, proof of social security number, and proof of your California address,” said Armando Botello, DMV spokesperson.
The California DMV also addressed the concern of those undocumented immigrants who have state-issued driver licenses.
“Federally compliant driver licenses or ID cards or REAL IDs have anything to do with AB60. Anybody who wants to apply for an AB60 license or those who already have it will see no changes in their licenses.”
Californians still have until October 2020 to get a REAL ID to travel — however, you would still be able to use your passport, military ID, or TSA approved identification to get through airport security.