ID Card Eligibility Requirements

 

Proof of Identity is Mandatory! Below is guidance for acceptable identification documents.

  • Two (2) valid, unexpired forms of identification must be presented (Over the age of 18) to receive any ID card. For a list of authorized proof of identity please see the Department of Defense (DoD), Lists of Acceptable Documents.
  • All documents must be originals, certified or notarized copies.
  • 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.
  • All court documentation must be state or county certified stating that it has been filed and recorded in the courthouse.
  • Driver's Licenses must have an actual date of expiration.








Military Members

  • Official documentation must be presented for any updates or changes (i.e. Promotion Orders, Name Change Memorandum, Medicare Card, Official Notification Letter from Social Security Administration, etc)
  • Must present two (2) valid forms of identification.




DoD Civilians

  • All data must be previously input through Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC).
  • Must have two (2) valid, unexpired forms of identification




DoD Contractors

  • All data must be previously input through Trusted Agent Sponsorship System (TASS).
  • If going overseas, a Letter of Authorization (LOA)/Synchronized Pre-deployment and Operational Tracker (SPOT) is required. For initial card, LOA cannot be older than 30 days.
  • Must have two (2) valid, unexpired forms of identification




Family Member

For adding family members

  • Spouse
    • Marriage Certificate/License
    • Drivers License (Unexpired)
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
    • Photo ID issued by state or local government
    • Final Divorce Decree, annulment or death certificate from previous marriage
  • Former Spouse
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Drivers 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
    • Social Security Card or other official document showing social security number (See Documentation section above)
  • Children
    • If parents are not married, see Child born out of Wedlock section below
    • Birth Certificate (Must contain the name of at least one parent) or Hospital Confirmation of Birth
    • Social Security Card (if received)
  • Step Children
    • Marriage Certificate/License
    • Birth Certificate must contain the name of at least one parent) or Hospital Confirmation of Birth
    • Social Security Card
  • Adopted Children
    • Final Adoption Decree or documentation from authorized placement agency under the Department of Human Services
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
  • Ward
    • Court order granting custody to the Sponsor. 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. The court order can designate length of custody by age, time or permanency.
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
  • Child Born Out of Wedlock
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
    • One of the following:
      • Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity from the State in which the child was born
      • Court Order establishing paternity
  • Child Born Overseas
    • FS 240: Consular Report of Birth Abroad or DS Form 1350: Certification of Report of Birth
    • Social Security Card
  • DFAS Packets, incapcitated Child 21 or over
    • DFAS approval if applicable.
    • Photo ID
    • Military ID
    • SS card and medical sufficiency statement (memorandum from doctor).
  • DFAS Packets, Parent/Parent-in-law
    • DFAS approval, 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.
    • The ID Card Facility does not handle the approval for these packets. Once completed you must mail or fax to DFAS Indianapolis Center at the address below:
      • DFAS Indianapolis Center Code JMTCB
        8899 East 56th Street
        Indianapolis, IN 46249-0885
    • All packets need to be re-certified every 4 years.




Retirees (Initial Retirement)

  • Initial Retirement: Retirement Orders and DD Form 214 (Copy 4)
  • Reserve/National Guard Retirees need Orders/Letter transferring to Retired List and authorizing retired pay
  • If Medicare eligible, must present Medicare Card
  • Must have two (2) valid, unexpired forms of identification




100% Service Connected Disable Veteran (DAV)

  • Letter from Department of Veteran Affairs showing member as an honorably discharged veteran rated as 100%  service connected, authorizing commissary store and exchange privileges
  • DD Form 214 (Copy 4)
  • Must have two (2) valid, unexpired forms of identification.
  • Spouse and children will need to provide documentation under Family Member Information.




Full-Time Students

  • (21-23 years old) - Attending accredited institution.
  • Sponsor must be providing over 50% support - must be stated in block 89 (Remarks) of the DD Form 1172.
  • Must have two (2) valid, unexpired forms of identification.
  • Letter from Student Registrar's Office or National Clearing House stating an expected date of graduation. If no graduation date, a letter will be required for each semester to maintain benefits.




Valid Forms of Identification





Contact Information

Installation ID Card Facility
Building 1384
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121

Section Chief
Telephone: 502-624-4401
Fax: 502-624-4186
DSN: 464-4401

Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

ID Card Sign in Desk
Telephone: 502-624-4401
DSN: 464-4401

Verifying Officials
Telephone: 502-624-7616
Telephone: 502-624-1626
Telephone: 502-624-8123
Telephone: 502-624-7428
Telephone: 502-624-3473

Walk in Hours of Operation Monday-Thursday
7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM-4:00 PM

Appointment Hours of Operation Monday-Thursday
7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Friday
1:00PM-4:00 PM

MAKE AN ID CARD APPOINTMENT AT
https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/