DoD Announces ID Card Extensions for Retirees, Dependents

DoD Announces ID Card Extensions for Retirees, Dependents
An Air Force veteran utilizes the online ID card renewal process. (Photo by Jet Fabara/Air Force)

DoD announced the further extension of certain expired retiree and dependent identification cards in a June 7 news release.


The previous extension was scheduled to end June 30. Now, all ID cards with expiration dates between Jan. 1, 2020, and July 31, 2021, will be extended as described below:

  • Through Aug. 31, 2021, for all Foreign Affiliates and their dependents.
  • Through Oct. 31, 2021, for active duty dependents, as well as Reserve and Guard servicemembers and their dependents.
  • Through Jan. 31, 2022, for retirees, their dependents, and all other Uniformed Services ID (USID) beneficiaries.


ID cards that expired prior to Jan. 1, 2020, or will expire after July 31, 2021, must follow regular ID card replacement protocols. 


More Resources

Have questions about the ID card process? Check out these links for expanded details:

  • DOD’s response to COVID ID policy can be found at, where you’ll also be able to view and download PDFs with answers to frequently asked questions, service-specific ID card information, fact sheets, and more.
  • Use the RAPIDS locator tool to find a RAPIDS office and make an appointment online. ID office phone numbers are also available on the website.
  • Check out MOAA’s ID card webpage, which includes email and postal addresses, fax and phone numbers, and other useful ID information.
  • Need more? Visit this DoD webpage for full details on sponsorship, eligibility, issuance, and other ID guidance.


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Capt. Paul J. Frost, AFC®, USN (Ret)
Capt. Paul J. Frost, AFC®, USN (Ret)

Frost co-leads MOAA's Financial and Benefits Education program and is also an accredited Veteran Service Officer (VSO), providing VA disability compensation claim and appeal information and advice to the military community.