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Obtaining an ID card is suggested while in the U.S. This document will provide you with sufficient proof of identity throughout your stay in the United States. By having an official U.S. identification card, you will not have to carry your passport around with you all the time.

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Index 2016 502 Of 13 The State ID card is accepted at banks, stores, airports (for domestic flights only), and other businesses where name and age identification is required. You do not need to pass a driving test, as you will for a driver's license, to receive this identification card but it holds equal value. You can get a California ID from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

How to apply for the CA State ID:

  1. Visit DCISS and make sure you have completed visa check-in requirements and your SEVIS record has been activated.
  2. Wait at least 10 calendar days from your entry date into the U.S before applying.
  3. Wait at least 10 calendar days after your SEVIS record has been activated before applying.
  4. Schedule an appointment with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Santa Monica Office.
  5. Complete an original application form DL 44 (Available at the DMV and at the Dashew Center).
  6. Provide the following documents
    • Valid UCLA I-20 or DS-2019
    • I-94 Admission Record
    • Original Passport
    • Social Security Number (SSN) if applicable
    • Proof of California Residency: Two Documents that verify your local California address. Both documents must display the same California address. Click here to view which documents are acceptable.
  7. Pay a nominal application fee
    • Cash, check, money order or debit cards are accepted. NO credit cards!