DMV Relays Real ID Problems Fixed
Sacramento, CA — The California Department of Motor Vehicles says it is now in full compliance with federal requirements for Real ID driver licenses or identification cards.
This past week, the state says it received notification of approval by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to start issuing the identification cards again. Applicants initially had to provide one proof of residency, but Homeland Security later decided two are needed. As earlier reported here, beginning in October of 2020 airport security checkpoints will require these ID cards to meet new security requirements.
Real ID cardholders who only submitted one proof of residency will receive an address verification letter that must be signed and mailed back. Letters will be sent to approximately 3.6 million holders of the 4.1 million Real ID cards issued to date.
Americans will need to show a valid passport or federally approved document such as a Real ID to board airline flights in the U.S. starting on Oct. 1, 2020.