US Navy installations worldwide will no longer authorise base access for individuals who do not have an approved US government-issued credential or state driver’s licence that is compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005.
Driver’s licences from Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Washington, and American Samoa are not compliant with the congressionally-mandated REAL ID Act of 2005 and therefore personnel seeking base access from these states will require a secondary form of identification.
Washington and Minnesota enhanced driver’s licences, however, which do meet the REAL ID Act requirements, will be accepted.
Navy installations will require visitors who present a driver’s license from a non-compliant state or territory to provide an additional form of identification. Examples include a US passport or passport card; employment authorization document (card); foreign passport with an I-551 stamp; federal, state or local government ID, Social Security card without restrictions; student ID with photo; original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued in the US, or a Native American Tribal document US citizen identification card (Form I-179).
“Information about the Real ID Act has been shared with our installations and we are working with our security personnel to ensure awareness of base access changes,” said Capt. Anthony Calandra, director of public safety for the Navy Installations Command. “We are implementing this process in accordance with the Department of Defense (DoD), which recently announced that all DoD installations would comply with the Act.”