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The federal REAL ID Act places new rules on which forms of identification may be used to board flights within the United States (U.S.) and enter secure federal facilities, such as military bases, federal courthouses, and other federal facilities. A California issued REAL ID driver’s license or identification card meets these new requirements and is marked with a gold bear and star. Applying for a REAL ID requires proofs of identity, California residency, and a trip to a DMV office.
For more information on REAL ID, visit the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) websites.