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Thursday, April 5, 2012

DMV Partners with Children's Hospital Foundation
Staff to Promote Child IDs and Other Safety Messages at Spring Events

How to Apply for a child ID

  • Bring one document as proof of your child's identity
    • State-issued birth certificate
    • U.S. passport
  • Fill out an application and show proof of your identification and Virginia residency Identity
    • Driver's license
    • Photo ID card
    • U.S. passport
  • Residency
    • Virginia-issued driver's license or ID card
    • Utility bill

Visit the interactive document guide on for a list of additional acceptable documents.

RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is partnering with the Children's Hospital Foundation this spring for two health and safety events.

DMV staff members will promote child IDs and other important safety messages to children at the Richmond and Petersburg Health & Safety Days. The Richmond event is on Tuesday, April 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Children's Hospital of Richmond located at 2924 Brook Road, Richmond, VA, 23220. The Petersburg Health & Safety Day is on Tuesday, May 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Petersburg Sports Complex located at 100 Ballpark Road, Petersburg, VA, 23805.

Staff will talk to children about the importance of buckling their seatbelts and school bus safety. Every child who visits the DMV booth will be sent home with an activity book full of safety messages and information for their parents about child IDs.

ID cards are available for children under age 15. In addition to serving as an identity document, the child's photograph is stored in DMV's database. If the child becomes missing, DMV can retrieve the image and transmit it to law enforcement anywhere in the United States immediately. No other ID card can provide this service. Parents or guardians may obtain ID cards for their children for $10 at any DMV customer service center.

Later this year, DMV's mobile office, called DMV 2 Go, will conduct child ID and all other DMV transactions at the Children's Hospital Foundation's 4 Mile Walk/Run on Saturday, September 22 at 2924 Brook Road. DMV 2 Go will be open for business at the event from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

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