California Identification Card Program
The California Identification Card (CAL-ID) Program provides a valid CAL-ID to eligible inmates 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.
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.