Summer is here. This season is one of the most popular travel times, and if you or your family members are planning a summer vacation, be sure to check getting a REAL ID on your travel checklist.
Wherever your summer vacation takes you, REAL ID is your plane ticket. This time next summer, federal regulations will require you to show a REAL driver’s license or other federally approved identification—passport, military ID, etc.—to travel within the United States and visit federally protected sites such as military bases, federal courts.
REAL ID cannot be used for international travel, a passport is still required.
It’s no secret, we are all ready to travel again. And with a REAL ID, you’ll be ready! The REAL ID process is easier than ever with DMV online services. Get ahead of the summer holidays and launch your simple online app today.
Q1: My children are 7 and 11 years old. Will they need REAL IDs to fly to Florida next summer?
O1: No. The TSA does not require individuals under the age of 18 to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the United States. However, the companion will need a form of federally recognized ID – REAL ID, US Passport, US Passport Card, DHS Trusted Traveler Card, etc.
Q2: What documents do I need to get a REAL ID?
A2: You will need 1 original or certified ID and 2 different printed proof of residence in California. Follow the three easy steps below and visit dmv.ca.gov/realid to apply for a REAL ID and view the full list of eligible documents: Gather your documents, complete the online application and upload your documents, make an appointment and visit DMV. office to complete the process.
Visit dmv.ca.gov/realid to get a REAL ID today.