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California DMV to Close All Offices for Real ID Training

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    California DMV to Close All Offices for Real ID Training

    California's Department of Motor Vehicles is closing all offices for a half-day Wednesday to train workers on the federal Real ID program. Bob Redell reports.

    (Published Wednesday, July 24, 2019)

    California's Department of Motor Vehicles  is closing all offices for a half-day Wednesday to train workers on the federal Real ID program.

    The Sacramento Bee says all DMV offices will be closed on Wednesday until 1 p.m.

    Americans must have updated Real ID identification cards by October 2020 if they want to board airplanes or enter federal facilities without using a passport.

    California has struggled to implement the program since its launch last year. The Bee says the DMV provided at least one incorrect ID card to a Californian with temporary immigration status.

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    California's DMV is trying to improve customer service by accepting credit cards, upgrading its website and offering clearer instructions on how to obtain a new federally mandated ID, but Gov. Gavin Newsom cautioned Tuesday the agency's long wait times and other troubles aren't over. Mark Matthews reports.

    (Published Tuesday, July 23, 2019)

    The DMV also has asked about 3.5 million Californians who applied for Real ID cards to submit a second proof of address because the initial system didn't meet federal guidelines.

    To learn more about what’s needed to get the new type of driver’s license before the October 2020 deadline, go to the DMV's Real ID website.

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