Identification is always required
You must show a valid government ID which is current, or has been issued within the past 5 years [Civil Code Section 118(c)(3)&(4)]. Identification must have a photograph, description and signature of the person, and an identifying number.
Acceptable Forms of Identification Include:
* An identification card or driver's license issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
* A U.S. passport issued by the State Department of the United States.
Other state-approved identification card consisting of any one of the following, provided that it also contains a photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number:
- A passport issued by a foreign government, provided that it has been stamped by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service or the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service;
- A driver's license issued by another state or by a Canadian or Mexican public agency authorized to issue a driver's license;
- An identification card issued by another state;
- An military identification card issued by any branch of the armed forces of the United States;
- An inmate identification card issued by the California Department of Corrections, if the inmate is in custody.
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