Children 10 and Older Can Now Obtain Photo Identification Cards

(HARRISBURG) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will now make photo identification (ID) cards available to Pennsylvania residents ages 10 and older, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming).

Yaw said the previous minimum age requirement to obtain a photo ID card was 16, but a 2006 state law took effect last weekend, changing the minimum age to 10. The program is voluntary, and individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when they apply.

To obtain a photo ID card, Yaw said an individual must complete Form DL-54A, “Application for Initial Photo Identification Card,” which is available on PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services Web site, under the Driver License/Photo ID Information Center.

Individuals must bring the completed form, along with the required identity documents and a fee of $12 to a PennDOT Driver License Center to obtain the photo ID. Required identity documents are listed on Form DL-54A. To locate a PennDOT Driver License Center, visit the Locations Information Center on the Driver and Vehicle Services Web site.

Rita Zielonis (717) 787-3280

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