DMV News Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, April 12, 2011
DMV, YMCA of Greater Richmond Partner to Offer Child ID Cards
DMV Mobile Office Will Visit Midlothian YMCA April 27
RICHMOND - In a partnership between the Y and DMV in April, children at more than 40 YMCA child care sites will take home informational brochures and applications for child identification cards issued by DMV. These cards may be used to save a life in the future.
Child IDs serve as identity documents for youth under age 15. In addition, the child's photograph is kept on file with DMV so that in an emergency, the picture can be instantly distributed to law enforcement nationwide. "Parents of children with a Virginia child ID can feel safer knowing that if their child is ever lost, law enforcement can swiftly cast a wide search network," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb.
"We are thrilled to partner with DMV to help keep local children safe," said YMCA of Greater Richmond CEO Barry Taylor. "Offering Virginia Child IDs to our parents and their students is right in line with the Y's philosophy of safeguarding our youth and young teens."
For parents' convenience, the DMV 2 Go mobile customer service center will be at the Midlothian Family YMCA on Wednesday, April 27 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. to serve parents of child care and preschool students. Or parents can visit any DMV office to obtain ID cards for their children under age 15.
As an incentive for parents, the materials they are receiving through the YMCAs will allow their family to receive expedited service at DMV customer service centers when they apply for their child's Virginia ID card.
To apply for a child ID card at DMV, a parent or guardian is required to certify the child's identity and Virginia residency using DMV's Identification Card Application for Minors (DL5), which is included in the materials sent home to YMCA preschool and child care parents. Documents commonly used to prove identity include a birth certificate or passport, and documents frequently used to prove residency include a deed, monthly mortgage statement, income tax return or utility bill. For a complete list of acceptable documents, and for DMV office locations and hours, visit www.dmvNOW.com.
The cost of a Child ID is $10. The child ID card contains:
- Customer number
- Date of birth, height and gender
- Expiration date and issue date
- Full legal name and address
- Full-face photograph
- Organ donor information