DEERS/RAPIDS Identification Cards
PROOF OF IDENTITY IS MANDATORY
Two (2) valid, unexpired forms of identification must be presented to receive any ID card. Refer to the I-9 List of Acceptable Documents. Click Here.
All documents must be originals or they must be certified true copies.
All court documentation must be state or county certified stating that it has been filed and recorded in the courthouse.
All foreign documents must be originals with an Apostille and translated in English. Please contact the Department of Foreign Ministry Affairs in the country of issuance or Google "Apostille certification & country" to obtain guidance.
When a Social Security (SS) number is required, you may use a SS Card or other official documentation showing the SS number (i.e. Tax ID form, letter from SS Office with SS number).
Driver’s Licenses must have an actual date of expiration.
LOST OR STOLEN ID CARD
The following procedures/documents are required to receive a replacement ID Card for ALL Lost or Stolen ID Cards along with two (2) acceptable forms of ID (Refer to the I-9 List of Acceptable Documents).
LOST OR STOLEN ID CARD, MILITARY MEMBERS
A memorandum or Counseling Statement from the Soldier’s Commander, 1SG, or Adjutant describing the date, place and circumstances of the loss or theft.
LOST OR STOLEN ID CARD, DOD/DA CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE
MP/Police Report/Statement or a memorandum from the employee’s HR department or supervisor describing the date, place and circumstances of the loss or theft.
LOST OR STOLEN ID CARD, DOD CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL
MP/Police Report/Statement or a memorandum from the contractor’s COR, COTR or CVS Trusted Agent (TA) describing the date, place and circumstances of the loss or theft.
LOST OR STOLEN ID CARD, FAMILY MEMBERS/DEPENDENTS
MP/Police Report/Statement describing the date, place and circumstances of the loss or theft. Sponsor must be present or Family member must have an original unexpired Power of Attorney.
LOST OR STOLEN ID CARD, RETIREES
MP/Police Report/Statement describing the date, place and circumstances of the loss or theft.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY MEMBERS
Official documentation must be presented for any updates or changes (i.e. Promotion Orders, Name Change Memorandum,ETC). Must present (2) valid forms of identification.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, DOD CONTRACTORS
All data must be previously input and verified through the Contractor Verification System (CVS). If going overseas, a Letter of Authorization (LOA) is required. Must have two (2) valid, unexpired forms of identification.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, DOD CIVILIAN
All data must be previously input through Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC),two (2) valid, unexpired forms of identification in addition EE (Emergency Essential) must have original SF 50, MY BIZ verification, PD (Position Description)and DD 2365.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, FAMILY MEMBERS
Must have two (2) valid, unexpired forms of identification and one of the following: Sponsor present, original unexpired Power of Attorney (POA), original DD Form 1172 (ID Card Application) signed by the Sponsor and a Verifying Official.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, RETIREES
Initial Retirement: Retirement Orders and DD Form 214 (Copy 4). Reserve/National Guard Retirees: Orders/Letter transferring to Retired List and authorizing retired pay. If Medicare eligible, must present Medicare Card.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, 100% DAV
Letter from Department of Veteran Affairs showing member as a honorably discharged veteran rated as 100% service connected, authorizing commissary store and exchange privileges, DD Form 214 (Copy 4).
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, FULL TIME STUDENTS
21-23: Must be attending an accredited institution, Sponsor must be providing over 50% support, (2) valid, unexpired forms of identification and letter from the school registrar certifying full-time course of study. The letter from the school registrar needs to certify full-time course of study leading to an associates's degree or higher and anticipated date of graduation or National Student Clearing House verification. If student falls below full-time status, the ID card must be turned in to local IDCF. Only newborns and foreign nationals can be enrolled without a SS Card. The SS Card must be provided once received to continue receiving medical benefits.
ADDING FAMILY MEMBERS
All documents must be original or a true certified copy. All foreign documents must have an Apostille and English translation. Please contact the Department of Foreign Ministry Affairs in the country of issuance or google "Apostille certification & country" to obtain guidance.
ADDING FAMILY MEMBERS, SPOUSE
Marriage Certificate/License, birth certificate, SS Card, photo ID issued by state or local government and final Divorce Decree, annulment or death certificate from previous marriage.
NAME CHANGE FOR SPOUSE UPON ENROLLMENT
The name may only be changed if the spouse provides at least one identity source document listed on the OMB I-9 form such as a Social Security Card or valid Drivers License reflecting the name change.
ADDING FAMILY MEMBERS, FORMER SPOUSE
Marriage Certificate/License, final Divorce Decree, DD Form 214 (Copy 4), if available, Military ID Card (DD Form 1173), photo ID issued by state or local government, and SS Card.
ADDING FAMILY MEMBERS, CHILDREN
(If parents are not married, see illegitimate child section below), birth certificate and social security card (if received).
ADDING FAMILY MEMBERS, STEP CHILDREN
Marriage Certificate/License, birth certificate and social security card
ADDING FAMILY MEMBERS, ADOPTED CHILDREN
Final Adoption Decree or documentation from authorized placement agency under the Department of Human Services, birth certificate and social security card.
ADDING FAMILY MEMBERS, WARD
Court order granting custody to the Sponsor. The court order must stipulate that the child will be in the care and custody of the Sponsor for no less than twelve (12) consecutive months. Birth certificate and SS card.
ADDING FAMILY MEMBERS, ILLEGITIMATE CHILD
Birth certificate, social security card, and one of the following: Dependency Determination from DFAS, voluntary acknowledgment of paternity from the State in which the child was born or court order establishing paternity.
ADDING FAMILY MEMBERS, CHILD BORN OVERSEAS
FS 240 (Consular Report of Birth Abroad) or DS Form 1350 (Certification of Report of Birth) and social security card.
DFAS PACKETS, INCAPCITATED CHILD
DFAS approval (DD 1172 and DD 27-88), photo ID, SS card and medical sufficiency statement (memorandum from doctor).
DFAS PACKETS, PARENT/PARENT IN LAW
DFAS approval (DD 1172 and DD 27-88), photo ID, SS card, birth certificate and birth certificate of sponsor. Parent-in-law: in addition to above documentation please include birth certificate and marriage certificate of sponsor and spouse.
DFAS PACKETS, WARD
DFAS approval (DD 1172 and DD 27-88), birth certificate, SS card and photo ID if over 18 yrs of age.
DFAS DEPENDENCY APPROVAL
The ID Card Facility does not handle the approval for these packets. Packets can be picked up at our customer service window. Once completed you must mail or fax to DFAS Indianapolis Center. All packets need to be re-certified every 4 years.