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DoD extends Uniformed Services ID expiration policy

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The Department of Defense (DoD) remains committed to ensuring the health and safety of all DoD personnel and beneficiaries and ensuring their continued access to healthcare and all authorized benefits.

In its ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on identification card site operations, effective immediately, the Department of Defense is extending temporary Uniformed Services ID, or USID, card expiration policy guidance for all USID cards with expiration dates between Jan. 1, 2020, and July 31, 2021, as follows:

• Through Aug. 31, 2021, for all Foreign Affiliates and their dependents;

• Through Oct. 31, 2021, for the Dependents of Active Duty uniformed Service members, and Reserve and National Guard uniformed Service members and their dependents; and

• Through Jan. 31, 2022, for retirees and their dependents, and all other USID card populations.
ID cards that expired prior to Jan. 1, 2020, have not been extended and must be replaced.

ID cards with expiration dates after July 31, 2021, must be replaced by their expiration date.

To learn more about the extension of policy guidance for expiring USID cards, visit the DoD Response to COVID-19 - DoD ID Cards and Benefits website at for a fact sheet and FAQs.

To schedule an appointment to have an ID card reissued, visit the ID Card Office Online website at, and select the ID Card Office Locator & Appointments option.