Why should I get an ID Card?

Do you have a drivers license? If so, you may not need a state ID card.

However, if you don't have a license, an ID card can be an ideal solution for those occasions when you need to present photo ID - and not just if you're a teen. Think of all the occasions you may be asked to verify your identification, like these:

  • Boarding an airplane.
  • Attending a movie.
  • Purchasing alcoholic beverages.
  • Casting a vote in a government election.
  • Applying for a job.
  • Establishing a bank account.
  • Cashing or writing a check.
And, those are only some of the possibilities.

Getting Your State ID Card

Check with your state's DMV as each state has different procedures for applying for an identification card.

Also, the fees vary. And, so do the documentation requirements and the age limits. For instance, in some states, all teens are considered old enough to apply for an ID card. However, in other states, you may need to be 16 or older to apply.

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