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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 06:16 PM

3 million Californians might have to go back to the DMV after ID failure Second proof of residency

3 million Californians might have to go back to the DMV after ID failure
Second proof of residency will be required when they renew their licenses



More than 3 million Californians who obtained new identification cards to comply with a federal mandate might have to return to the Department of Motor Vehicles because the state did not comply with Homeland Security guidelines when it developed the program.

The Department of Homeland Security on Monday sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a letter notifying him that the DMV failed to require Californians to provide adequate identification when residents sought so-called Real ID cards.

The letter says that Californians with Real ID cards must provide more information to the DMV.

The letter is the latest lapse in California’s long struggle to implement the Real ID program, which Congress created 14 years ago as a more rigorous security measure following the 2001 terrorist attacks. Americans must have Real ID cards by Oct. 1, 2020, if they want to board airplanes and enter other federal facilities without a passport.

Read more: https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/04/09/3-million-californians-might-have-to-go-back-to-the-dmv-after-id-failure/

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Reply 3 million Californians might have to go back to the DMV after ID failure Second proof of residency (Original post)
TexasTowelie Apr 2019 OP
SoCalNative Apr 2019 #1
wryter2000 Apr 2019 #2
Juneboarder Apr 2019 #3
Zorro Apr 2019 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 06:51 PM

1. All the more reason I'm not bothering with RealID

I'll continue to use my passport when I travel.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 06:55 PM

2. Same here

So much easier just to get a passport

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 10:06 AM

3. I'm applying for mine come September...

Why resist change? Plus, I have a huge fear of losing my passport and do need to get onto base every once in a while, so it's just a given for me to accept the change and move on.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2019, 01:16 PM

4. I just got my California Real ID Driver License last month

I had to provide my passport, Social Security card, and 2 forms of evidence (utility bill, water bill, etc) as proof of my residency and legal status. There's a checklist on the DMV website specifically listing valid documentation one must bring to get the new license.

I don't understand what DHS is complaining about, unless it is just fucking around with California.

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