Upgrade to a REAL ID at This Year’s Los Angeles County Fair

Contact:  Office of Public Affairs
2415 First Avenue 
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 657–6437 | dmvpublicaffairs@dmv.ca.gov

APRIL 29, 2022

DMV mobile office processes applications on Thursdays and Saturdays

Los Angeles – Food, rides, music and upgrading to a REAL ID. The list of things to do at this year’s Los Angeles County Fair is vast and varied with fairgoers having the chance to complete their REAL ID application and avoiding a visit to a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) field office. Californians must first start their application online at REALID.dmv.ca.gov at least two days before arriving to the Pomona Fairgrounds to complete the process.

Every Thursday and Saturday, from May 5 until May 28, ticketholders can complete their REAL ID application at a mobile tech station inside Expo Hall 4 South between noon and 6 p.m.

“The DMV is excited to bring our mobile field office to the LA County Fair and give more Californians the chance to get their REAL ID at their convenience,” said DMV Director Steve Gordon.

Before arriving to the fairgrounds, applicants must fill out the online REAL ID application and upload documents. Instead of selecting a field office at the end of the application process, customers should select “special event” and save the confirmation code. Applicants can then go to the fairgrounds with a copy or photo of their confirmation page, along with their uploaded original documents. An appointment is not required.

Customers who do not complete the required tasks at least two days before attending the fair will not be in the DMV system and will need to return another day or go to a DMV field office.

DMV Mobile Office Days at the Fair
Noon to 6 p.m.

Thursday May 5, 12, 19 and 26

Saturday May 7, 14, 21 and 28

Image of REAL ID Driver License with arrow pointing to the gold star and bear

The REAL ID application can be started at REALID.dmv.ca.gov. Customers must provide documents to prove identity, like a valid passport or original or certified birth certificate, two proofs of California residency and their Social Security number.

Beginning May 3, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires you to have a REAL ID or other federally approved document, like a passport, to fly within the United States, visit military bases or access a federal building.

Remember, most DMV tasks do not require an office visit. The DMV encourages customers to use its online services and other service channels to complete transactions, including vehicle registration renewals. Customers can also use the Service Advisor on the DMV website to learn their options to complete DMV business.


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