An identification card is issued to any Pennsylvania resident who is at least 10 years of age. This is not a driving product.
Visit your local Driver License Center and take along the following:
- A completed Form DL-54A, “Application for Initial Photo Identification Card.”
- Acceptable Proof of Identification
- Your Social Security Card
- A check or money order payable to PennDOT for the appropriate fee (cash is not accepted) and, if you are 18 or older, two acceptable forms of address verification are required.
Please note: If you are under the age of 18 applying for a Photo ID card, a parent, guardian or person in loco parentis must accompany you to a PennDOT Driver License Center.
When your application and supporting documentation have been reviewed and processed, a Driver License Center staff member will direct you to the Photo Center to have your photo taken for your Photo ID card.
Once your photo has been taken, you will be issued your Photo ID card. PennDOT uses state-of-the-art facial recognition technology when an individual has their photo taken for their driver’s license/identification card.