• DMV Simplifies REAL ID Application Process

    Californians applying for a REAL ID from the Department of Motor Vehicles no longer have to provide a Social Security card or W-2 to prove they have a Social Security number. Instead they can now simply provide their Social Security number. Those applying can fill out the online application, upload their documents and bring their […]

  • Deadline to get REAL ID extended

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security pushed back the enforcement date of REAL ID’s to May 3, 2023.  The DMV is taking many steps to improve its services and make getting a REAL ID easier. By filling out the REAL ID application here and uploading their documents, Californians can bring their confirmation code and documents […]

  • Driverless vehicle testing begins in San Jose

    The California Department of Motor Vehicles issued a permit April 12 to WeRide Corp., authorizing the company to test driverless vehicles on public roads in San Jose. While WeRide has had a permit from DMV to test autonomous vehicles with safety drivers since 2017, the new permit allows the company to test two autonomous vehicles […]

  • DMV Warns Customers of Phishing Scam

    The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has learned of a text message phishing scam related to REAL ID and reminds customers that it will never ask for personal information related to driver’s license number, Social Security number or financial information through email, text or over the phone. The DMV has heard from multiple customers […]

  • DMV: Behind-the-Wheel Driving Tests Return February 1st

    The California Department of Motor Vehicles will resume behind-the-wheel driving tests statewide on February 1.  The DMV previously postponed all behind-the-wheel tests through the end of January in response to COVID-19. The DMV will automatically reschedule customers for behind-the-wheel drive test appointments that were canceled between December 14 and February 1.  Rescheduling is expected to […]

  • DMV Suspends Behind-the-Wheel Driving Tests Through January

    The California Department of Motor Vehicles will continue its temporary suspension of behind-the-wheel driving tests until at least February 1. The DMV previously suspended the tests until January 11. The DMV is taking this step for the health and safety of customers and employees during the ongoing statewide surge in COVID-19 cases. Customers with scheduled […]

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