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Pa. Photo ID cards now available for children 10 years and older

Published January 12. 2010 05:00PM

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

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.

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