Military retirees and their dependents without an expiration date will need to move to the Next Generation Uniform Services Identification, USID, anytime – in the next four years. The goal of rotating to the USID cards, so they are more durable. Read more about the cards, and see what to expect in regards to the imaging here.
Any current cards that have expiration dates must be updated to the USID within 90 days of the expiration date.
The goal of the Department of Defense is for the USID card to be the only acceptable identification card by 2026. The USID card is more similar to the Common Access Card, or CAC, that military service members are more familiar with.
To renew an ID card, check the ID Card Office Online and click the office locator to find a location that is convenient and make an appointment to save time. The appointment locator can be utilized to schedule an appointment with anyone eligible to renew or update their Department of Defense identification card.