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ODPS Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles ID R Kids - Frequently Asked Questions


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How do I obtain an Ohio ID card for my child?

You may apply for an Ohio ID card for your child at any local Deputy Registrar location. Check www.bmv.ohio.gov for locations.

What documentation will I need to have an Ohio ID card issued for my child?

The applicant (child) must provide proof of the following:

                                    • Full legal name
                                    • Date of birth
                                    • Social Security number (if one has ever been assigned)
                                    • Legal presence (U.S. Birth Certificate, valid U.S. Passport/Passport Card, Naturalization Papers, USCIS documents)
                                    • Residency

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Any child under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who must also provide proof of name, date of birth, and Social Security number, if ever assigned, or their Ohio driver license.

Why should I get my child an Ohio ID card?

Ohio ID cards for children will assist authorities in the event that a child is reported missing. The photographs and information can be easily obtained by law enforcement and distributed to the media to assist in a quick recovery in the event your child goes missing.

How old does my child have to be before they can obtain an Ohio ID?

There is no minimum age for obtaining an Ohio ID card.

How much does an Ohio ID cost?

Each Ohio ID card is $8.50.

Where can my child use their Ohio ID card?

Ohio ID cards are used for identification purposes only. This card cannot be used for anything else, including driving privileges.

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