REAL ID Program Implementation


California has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to continue to accept driver’s licenses and identification cards from California at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and federally regulated commercial aircraft. The California DMV will begin offering federal compliant REAL ID driver license and ID cards on January 22, 2018. See below for additional resources and information.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Click here for information regarding California’s implementation of the REAL ID program.
Click here for a list of frequently asked questions useful to the public about the REAL ID Act.

California Department of Motor Vehicles

Click here for more information about the REAL ID program.

View California DMV's REAL ID Fact Sheet

View letter from CA DMV Director Jean Shiomoto sharing information about DMV’s plans for REAL ID implementation


Click the infographic below to watch a video about the “REAL Facts About REAL ID”

REAL ID Program Implementation