The Fort Carson ID Cards/DEERS office provides enrollment assistance for the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS) database, as well as issues Common Access Cards (CAC) and other United States Uniformed Services Identification Cards to authorized individuals.

Fort Carson ID Card/DEERS Section
1839 O’Connell Blvd., Building 1039

Hours of operation
Monday-Wednesday and Friday: 7:30 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.
Closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. and all federal holidays

Voice Mail:  719-524-3704
Fax Number: 719-524-1202

RAPIDS Self-Service (RSS)
Acceptable Identification List

Required documents

Note: Sponsor must be present for all transactions unless current and valid Power of Attorney is presented. Federal law does not recognize expired IDs as valid. Even if the state or issuing entity extends its validity, such as extending driver’s licenses, due to being in the military. If the U.S. government extends the validity then the ID will be recognized as valid during the published time.

Common Access Cards (CAC)

DOD Civilian/Contractor Lost or Stolen

1. Memo from manager or supervisor

2. Memo from Provost Marshal’s Office (PMO)

3. Two forms of valid ID
a. Driver's license or passport with Social Security card or birth certificate.

DOD Civilian/Contractor New Hire and Renewal

1. Must already be top loaded in DEERS

2. Two Forms of valid ID
a. Old ID card with driver's license and Social Security card, birth certificate or valid passport

Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Employee

1. DD 1172-2 completed and signed by Signature Cardholder

2. Two forms of valid ID
a. Valid driver’s license or passport with Social Security card or birth certificate

3. Memo from manager and Provost Marshal's Office statement if lost or stolen.

Damaged ID Card Other than Normal Wear and Tear

Soldiers

1. Two forms of valid ID
a. Old CAC with driver's license or Social Security card, birth certificate or valid passport

2.Damaged ID Memo from commander

ID Card Initial Issue

Adoption

1. Final adoption decree signed by judge

2. New birth certificate and new Social Security card

Child Born Out of Wedlock

1. Court order establishing paternity, voluntary acknowledgement of paternity or approved dependency determination from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)

2. State birth certificate (original or certified copy)

3. Social Security card

Custody/Guardianship

1. Custody or guardianship court order signed by judge (must state for 12 months or longer if temporary court order)

2. State birth certificate (original or certified copy)

3. Social Security card

Dependent Child

1. Birth Certificate and Social Security card if under 18, and driver’s license and Social Security Card if 18 or older

Note: Children under 10 years of age do not receive an ID card unless the following condition(s) exist:

1. Single parent family

2. Joint military family

3. Child resides outside of household

Disabled American Veteran

1. VA letter stating 100% disability rating

2. DD-214

3. Two forms of valid ID
a. Driver’s license or passport

4. Social Security card

Newborn/Stepchild

1. State birth certificate (original or certified copy)

2. Marriage certificate(original or certified copy) required for stepchildren enrollment

3. Social Security card

Note: Enrollment of stepchildren: Divorce decree required if spouse was previously married to a service member.

New Marriage

1.Marriage certificate (original or certified copy)

2. Two forms of valid ID
a. Valid driver’s license or valid passport(photo ID)
b. Social Security card

3. Final divorce decree signed by judge if spouse was previously married to service member.

Pre-Adoption

1. U.S. recognized placement agency paperwork or court order of adoption in process.

2. State birth certificate (original or certified copy)

3. Social Security card

Spouse and Children with Foreign Documents

1. Spouse
a. Marriage certificate(translated), valid passport and visaor foreign driver’s license (identification must meet acceptable identity documents)

2. Child
a. Birth certificate (translated), valid passport and visa if over 18

Note: All foreign documents must be translated to English.

ID Card Renewal/Update

Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve

1. Two forms of valid ID
a. Old CAC with driver’s license and Social Security card birth certificate or valid passport

2. The following applicable documents:
a. Promotion order
b. Reenlistment contract or extension orders
c. Enlisted Record Brief (ERB)
d. Officer Record Brief (ORB)
e. Oath of Office (from enlisted to officer)

3. Military members must be within grooming standards, per AFI 36-3026

4. ID cards are not reissued to Soldiers or Family members being frocked until promotion orders are presented.

5. Active-duty Soldiers name change: ERB or ORB and updated driver’s license or Social Security card.

6. Reserve/National Guard name change: 2-A for enlisted/2-B for officers.

Active-Duty Retirees

1. Two forms of valid ID
a. Old CAC with driver’s license and Social Security card, birth certificate or valid passport

2. DD 214 (copy 4) or retirement orders

Reserve Retiree (60 and older)

1. Two forms of valid ID
a. Old Reserve retiree ID card with driver's license and Social Security card, birth certificate or valid passport
b. 20-year letter

Retirees and Spouses (65 and older)

1. Retirement ID, driver's license and Medicare card

Lost ID Cards

Dependents

Sponsor must be present or valid Power of Attorney presented

1. Spouse: Two forms of valid ID
a. Driver's license and Social Security card, birth certificate or valid passport. NOTE: Name on both listed IDs above have to match name in DEERS.

2. Child
a. Birth certificate or Social Security Card if under 18; driver’s license and Social Security card if18 or older.

Disabled American Veteran

1. Two forms of valid ID
a. Valid driver’s license or passport

2. PMO or police report if lost of stolen

Retirees

1. Two forms of valid ID
a. Driver's license and Social Security card, birth certificate or valid passport.

Soldiers (Including Final Out-Processing)

1. Two forms of valid ID
a. Driver' license and Social Security card, birth certificate or valid passport

2. Lost ID card memo from commander

3. Lost ID card memo from Provost Marshal’s Office(PMO)

Other

Dependent Full-Time Students Ages 21-23

Note: Sponsor must update dependent's DEERS information unless valid Power of Attorney presented.

1. School certification with the following Information:
a. Student letter: form must be on official letterhead from an accredited school
b. Start date of school
c. Expected date of graduation
d. Must state full-time or at least 12credit hours
e. Point of contact name, phone number and signature of school official.

2. Old ID, valid state or federal ID with Social Security card

Note: Sponsor must provide over 50% of dependent's care.

Mail Out Program

1. Sponsor resides in another state and no Power of Attorney is available
a. Two forms of valid ID: Old ID card with driver's license and Social Security card, birth certificate or valid passport
b. Current address of sponsor.

Note: Dependent will beissued 30-60 day temporary IDuntil mail-out returned.

2. Sponsor or dependent incapacitated or immobilized

a. Notarized 4x6 (minimum size) photo of applicant

b. Notarized DD Form 1172-2.

Mail documents to:

Fort Carson ID Card/DEERS Section

1839 O’Connell Blvd./Bldg. 1039

Colorado Springs, CO 80913

Out-Processing (DEMOB, ETS)

1. Old CAC
a. If lost, memo from unit commander and Provost Marsal's Office Statement plus two forms of valid ID

2. Final DD214, Copy 4 (no worksheet)

3. REFRAD or separation order

4. Clearance paper or out-processing checklist

Sponsor Appellate/Incarcerated Status

1.Two forms of valid ID
a. Old CAC with driver's license, Social Security card, birth certificate or valid passport

2. Verification from approving agency (JAG, Army legal, etc.) or DEERS verification through Army Clerk and Recorder’s Office.

Un-Remarried Former Spouse

1. For initial ID card
a. Final divorce decree
b. Marriage certificate
c. Old ID card with driver's license and Social Security card, birth certificate or valid passport
d. DD214 or Statement of Service card only

2. Renewal
a. Two forms of valid ID: Driver’s license and Social Security card

Note: Only former spouses meeting 20/20/20 or 20/20/15 status may receive continued benefits.

Un-Remarried Widow (Expired Card)

1. Two forms of valid ID
a. Old ID card with driver's license, Social Security card birth certificate or valid passport

2. Sponsor’s death certificate (for initial update only)

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