Unfortunately, only California residents who are lawfully present in the U.S. can obtain an official state ID. This means you need federally issued documents proving your immigration status. The DMV will accept any of the following U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services documents as proof:Valid Linkedin Linkedin Valid
Permanent Resident/Resident Alien card.
Temporary Resident ID card.
Valid foreign passport with valid Record of Arrival/Departure (Form I-94).
Employment Authorization Document (EAD) I-766 card.
Valid foreign passport stamped "Processed for I-551."
Permanent Resident Re-entry Permit.
Refugee Travel Document.
Immigration judge’s order granting asylum
Valid I-94 stamped "REFUGEE", "PAROLE" or "PAROLEE", "ASYLEE", "HP", "PIP", Section(s) 207, 208, 209, or 212d(2).
Valid I-94 with attached photo stamped "Temporary evidence of lawful admission for permanent residence."
CA DMV, “FFDL 6 Requirements for a California Identification Card,” available at https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffdl06. ↑