October 1st was the deadline for California drivers to get a REAL ID and it now has been extended indefinitely due to the spread of coronavirus.
This will ease the high pressure on the DMV where it is now taking up to three months to book appointments for a required office visit. As of right now, we don't have a new deadline date.
Around 7.6 million state drivers have received their REAL ID. There are still 16 million that don't have one and without that or a valid passport, they will not be able to board domestic flights or enter federal facilities beyond October 1st.
The DMV has stopped accepting walk-ins, reduced seating in lobbies and grant 60 day extensions fro license renewals and getting smog checks. Plus, they even reduced their hours and want customers to remember to stay 6 ft apart from each other.
Do you have your REAL ID yet?