You must take your IA Driver's license photo at the DOT office. When you take your photo, you should make sure that you wear what you would wear normally. It's extremely important that your face is clearly shown and recognizable. Look straight at the camera and do not smile, as a resting face is easier to identify.
When you apply for your IA Learner's Permit, you will need to bring proof of your identity, your Social Security Number and proof of your residency in Iowa. If you are under 18, your legal guardian or parent should accompany you if they are not able to do so you will also need to submit a written consent form signed by your parent or legal guardian. Before arriving you should check with your local DOT office to see if there is a standard written consent form available that your parent or legal guardian should fill out.