California Identification Card Program

The California Identification Card (CAL-ID) Program provides a valid CAL-ID to eligible offenders upon their release from prison in accordance with California Penal Code Section 3007.05. The purpose of the CAL-ID Program is to streamline access to support services; such as, medical, housing, and right-to-work documents.


Available at all CDCR institutions.

Program Length

Available within 13 months of release.


In order to be eligible for this program:

  • Have no active felony hold, warrant, or detainer that may result in additional incarceration following their release date;
  • Have no active USCIS – ICE Hold, which would result in deportation;
  • Have a Social Security Number;
  • Have been issued an identification card or driver’s license from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) within the previous 10 years. The DMV will verify this upon receipt of application.
  • Have an address, including a zip code (Institution/Parole/Probation office may be used in lieu of address of residence); and
  • No outstanding fees due to DMV. The DMV will verify this upon receipt of application.

Contact Information

(916) 327-3352