News from our Partners: Extension of USID Card Expirations Policy Guidance for USID Cards with Expiration Dates Between January 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021

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 (ID) card site operations, effective June 2, 2021, the DoD extended temporary Uniformed Services ID (USID) card expiration policy guidance for all USID cards with expiration dates between January 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021 as follows:

  • through October 31, 2021 for dependents of Active Duty Uniformed Service members, and for Reserve and National Guard Uniformed Service members and their dependents; and
  • through January 31, 2022 for retirees and their dependents, and all other USID card populations.

USID cards with expiration dates after July 31, 2021, must be replaced by their expiration date. USID cards that expired prior to January 1, 2020, have not been extended and must be replaced.

USID Cards issued to retirees and their dependents extended in accordance with this guidance must be replaced by January 31, 2022. Please schedule an appointment at your earliest opportunity.

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 ( for a fact sheet and FAQs.

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

Page updated: Dec 9, 2021