real id california

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i am on h1b with visa stamped april 2020 and but my h1b renewed until 2022.

can i get my real id based on my renewed h1b visa 2022? or do i need to get h1b stamped again before i apply for my real id
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  • Uber FIop37
    you need stamped H1B on your passport
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    • Google 6Feet6Inch
      Two wrongs don’t make a correct.
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    • Salesforce mazda
      I was asked for my passport (they didn’t look at visa stamp) and my i797 validity. Got the real ID at Santa Clara DMV
      5d
    • Dropbox dbxNoob
      You now need valid visa stamp, otherwise it will not work.
      5d
    • Salesforce mazda
      What do you mean “now”? Was something changed?
      4d
    • Uber FIop37
      @6Feet6Inch you are lucky doesnt mean most people will work out like you. You wont be guaranteed to have the real id without the stamped visa. from what i know from most people around me, they need to have the stamped visa.
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  • F5 Networks / Eng .build
    They give it upto your i94 validity
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  • Google 6Feet6Inch
    I think I can answer this correctly rather than others who are talking out of their a**.

    Yes you will get your real ID based on your I-797A. No need for the stamp on your passport.

    Since this is a new document and not many people have situation like yours, there’s a lot of misinformation around this. If someone in the DMV tells you otherwise, ask them to talk with someone higher up. Not everyone knows about this.
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    • LinkedIn oD3Fi5
      Which dmv did you go to?
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    • Google 6Feet6Inch
      Santa Clara
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    • LinkedIn oD3Fi5
      I went to Santa Clara dmv twice and argued with 3 different people. They turned me down. When did you get yours?
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    • Google 6Feet6Inch
      3 months back. I think you should try another DMV then, I just got lucky :)
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  • Anyone know about Washington state?
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    • H1B folks do not get RealID in WA
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    • Microsoft kick9
      You can get a real ID compliant license in WA only if you are a US citizen.
      Yesterday
    • So sad
      Yesterday
    • It’s crazy because I lived in Illinois that does. Easiest state to get driving license
      Yesterday
  • Symantec / Eng
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    kaaymore
    No need for stamping. I-797 is enough. I got mine without stamping.
    5d 2
    • LinkedIn oD3Fi5
      Which dmv? When?
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    • Wells Fargo gNsj26
      I got my real id multiple times without visa stamp. I went to san jose and san mateo.
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  • Aspect AvKW75
    Wait h1bs are eligible for real id in california? NH real id is for gc holders and above
    5d 2
    • Apple pcWg70
      Not really. I got a real ID recently on H1B.
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    • Credit Karma Pizza🍕🍕
      I got real ID on F1 when I was in college
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  • Uber anavrin
    Yup I have real ID and I am on H1b
    5d 0
  • Apple 2.70|10:1
    Isnt driving license good enough?
    5d 1
    • Symantec / Eng vtWY77
      The normal driver license in California will no longer be accepted as a form of valid id at federal facilities or airports beginning in October 2020.
      5d
  • Been in similar situation. H1B stamp (from previous employer) was till March 2020, but the new I797 was till 2022. Got my DL(real id compliant) renewed last month at Santa Clara. Only exception was my prior DL was already real id compliant.
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