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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

DMV Mobile Office Will Visit National Night Out Event August 7
Child ID Applications Available

RICHMOND - In partnership with the Historic Jackson Ward community, the DMV 2 Go mobile customer service center will be providing all services, including taking child ID card applications, at the National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7 at Abner Clay Park, located at 200 West Clay Street in Richmond, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Child IDs serve as identity documents for youths 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 instantly access the child's photo and swiftly cast a wide search network," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb.

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To apply for a child ID card, a parent or guardian must provide one document as the child's proof of identity and legal presence in the United States such as a U.S. birth certificate or U.S. Passport. In addition, the parent must show his/her own proof of identity, such as a driver's license or photo ID card, and a Virginia residency document, such as a utility bill or bank statement. Finally, the parent completes an application called DMV's Identification Card Application for Minors (DL5), available at the DMV 2 Go mobile office and the DMV website at The application will require the parent or guardian to certify that the child's name and address presented on the application is accurate. The cost of a child ID is $10.

DMV's mascot "Snap Dragon" will also attend the event encouraging children to make their safety belts "snap" and handing out coloring books.

For more information about child IDs, visit

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