If you are obtaining an ID card for a Dependent 21 years old or older start at LEAST 90 days ahead of the expiration date on your Dependent’s card.DD Form 137-5 can take several days for parents/guardians to complete and require a large amount of supporting documentation.Armed Forces Identification Cards and RAPIDS/DEERS information updating are performed in accordance with current DOD and Coast Guard Instructions. Distinct ID Cards The Department of Defense (DOD) provides members of the Uniformed Services with a distinct ID card identifying them as Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, or Retired members and authorizing them to receive Uniformed Services’ benefits.
This must be the FIRST thing accomplished upon in-processing at your duty station.
Whether it is for Mobility prior to AD/TDY Deployment for part time service members or a PCS change for AD members, nothing can happen without these documents being obtained by the service member (Sponsor) and their dependants.
The VHIC is issued only to Veterans who are enrolled in the VA health care system.
The VHIC is for identification and check-in at VA appointments.
California and Washington have passed legislation and are currently in the process of implementing the veterans designation.