Tom Wolf, Governor Leslie S. Richards, Secretary, Department of Transportation

Process for renewing a Photo Identification Card


Step 1:
If you have not received the computer generated renewal application and it will expire in six months or less, you can obtain Form DL-54B.

Step 2:
You must complete the application and mail it in to the address listed on the form with a check or money order payable to PennDOT for the appropriate fee.

Step 3:
Your camera card will be issued.

Step 4:
Once you receive your camera card, take it along with appropriate identification to any Photo Center to receive new digitized driver's license. You may be asked to verify the last four digits of your social security number.

PennDOT uses state-of-the-art facial recognition technology when an individual has their photo taken for their driver's license/identification card renewal.

Please note that customer demand for photo services is greatest the first and last 2 days of each month. Customer wait times are shorter on all other days.

Note: You can renew a photo ID on-line (link to online service)or by going to a local On-Line Messenger Service to have one processed and a camera card issued

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