SCVNews.com | DMV Reminds Residents Real ID Deadline May 2023

For more than a century, California residents have been required to have a driver’s license. Holders of a driver’s license or identification card also used these cards as identification for other purposes.

Today, cardholders are encouraged to upgrade or apply for real ID to continue using their California driver’s license or identification card to fly in the United States. Starting in May 2023, the federal government will no longer allow you to use other versions of your driver’s license to pass through airport security checkpoints when you are flying domestically.

“You don’t have to wait until the last minute to get a real ID,” said DMV Director Steve Gordon. “Then after applying online and uploading your documents, you can complete your transaction at a DMV office in about 10 minutes. So don’t delay.”

Although the California driver’s license has evolved over the past 100 years, Real ID is still the most secure option. Start the app to get one online at California Real ID and upload the necessary documents. Bring the original documents and a printout or photo of the approval page to the DMV office appointment and get an express experience.

The DMV began offering the federally compliant Real ID in January 2018, a little over a century after the first California driver’s licenses were issued. Here’s the road map for driver’s license conversion.

1913 The California State Department of Engineering issues the state’s first “letter-size” driver.
a license that was free and valid until it was suspended or revoked.

Black-and-white photos from 1958 were added to the driver’s license.

1972 Photographs change from black-and-white to color.

1985 Licenses for California residents enrolled in the organ donation program are indicated by a dashed dot.

1990 Magnetic stripe and hologram added to driver’s license.
For California residents under 21, the photo is on the right side of the card.

1991 Digital photos debut.

2010 Vertical driver’s license issued to California residents under 21 years of age.

Recommended 2018 Real ID.

Keep in mind that most DMV tasks do not require an office visit. DMV encourages customers to use its online services and other service channels to complete transactions, including vehicle registration renewals. Customers can also use the Service Advisor on the DMV website to learn about their options for completing DMV business.

For more information visit the California DMV.

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