Photo identification (ID) cards are now available to Pennsylvania residents ages 10 and older. The previous minimum age requirement to obtain a photo ID card was 16. Act 159 of 2006 lowered the minimum age requirement for a Pennsylvania photo ID card to age 10. The law took effect Nov. 29, 2009. All other requirements for obtaining a Pennsylvania photo ID card remain the same.

To obtain a photo ID card, an individual must complete Form DL-54A http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms/dl_forms/dl-54a.pdf [1].

Application for Initial Photo Identification Card." An individual 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 card. Required identity documents are listed on Form DL-54A. PennDOT reminds individuals under the age of 18 applying for a photo ID card that a parent, guardian or person in loco parentis must accompany them to a PennDOT Driver License Center.