The pandemic put a wrench in the ID card renewal process. With closures on base to minimize contact, an extension on expired ID cards was provide by the DOD. This extension has been extended for all temporary Uniformed Services ID (USID) cards that expire between January 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021. This time period has been outlined due to the increase in demand for ID card renewals secondary to the closures of renewal locations until recently. This does not apply to Common Access Cards (CAC).
Who does this affect, and by what date?
- Foreign Affiliates and their dependents have until August 31, 2021 to get a new card
- Dependents of Active Duty service members, Reserve and National Guard members and their dependents have until October 31, 2021 to get a new card
- Retirees and their dependents have until January 31, 2022 to get a new card
- All other USID card populations have until January 31, 2022 to get a new card
What is the minimal age for an initial USID card?
While historically, children/dependents age 10 were required to get a USID card, it is has not been increased to age 14.
What about previous expiration dates?
Any cards that expired prior to January 1, 2020 have NOT been extended through this new extension and must be replaced.
What about expiration dates after July 31, 2021?
Per the DOD release, any ID cards that expire after July 31, 2021 should be replaced by their expiration date.
Where do I get an ID card renewed?
Visit the ID card office near you! To check for locations and available appointment times, check out the website for the ID Card Office online here.
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