Protect your child with an ID card

Protect your child with an ID card

ADOT Communications
September 15, 2014

This blog post was revised September 2022.


You might think that your child’s first visit to an MVD office will come once it’s time for him or her to get behind the wheel, but did you know there’s a good reason to make the trip much sooner?

Protect your child with an Arizona ID cardWhen you bring your child to an MVD or MVD authorized third party office, you can easily obtain an Arizona identification card for him or her at any age - even if they’re a baby.

Having an Arizona ID card can help protect your child against identity theft, and it allows law enforcement agencies to rapidly distribute your child’s information and photograph in the event of an Amber Alert. An Arizona ID card can also make it easier for children to travel, enroll in school or activities and even get a driver license once they’re old enough.

An Arizona ID card is is $12. You can start the application online through your secure AZ MVD Now account, then bring your child to an MVD or MVD authorized third party office with appropriate documentation. (Please visit our website to see the full list of acceptable forms of identification.)

After your child’s photo is taken, you will receive a temporary ID before you leave the MVD office. Your child’s ID card will arrive by mail within 15 days.

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