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REAL ID Act - Implementation at Kirtland

Beginning Sept. 15, 2016, access to this installation has been restricted for people with a state-issued identification card or driver’s license from Minnesota, Missouri, Washington or American Samoa. The states and territory are not compliant with the Real ID Act of 2005.

New Mexican-issued licenses and IDs are valid under Real ID, as the state has become fully compliant with the Real ID Act.

From Sept. 15, people with an ID from a state or territory that does not meet Real ID provisions (Washington, Missouri, Minnesota and American Samoa) have had to present an alternate form of ID for base access without an escort who already has access privileges.

From Jan. 10, 2017, people with state-issued IDs from states or territories currently under an extension (Alaska, Arkansas, California, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, N. Marianas, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, and South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Virgin Islands) will need one of the prescribed alternate forms of ID for unescorted base access, unless further extensions are approved.

Alternate forms of ID considered valid include:
• U.S. Passport;
• U.S Passport Card;
• Permanent Resident Card/Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551);
• A foreign passport with a temporary (I-551) stamp or temporary (I-551) printed notation on a machine readable immigrant visa;
• An employment authorization document that contains a photograph (Form I- 766);
• Identification card issued by federal, state, or local government agencies, provided it contains a photograph and biographic information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address;
• U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Cards/Credentials;
• PIV or federally-issued PIV-1 Cards (Personal Identification Verification) issued by the federal government;
• PIV-I card (Personal identification verification-Interoperable Issued by non-federal government entities);
• DHS “Trusted Traveler Cards” (Global entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST);
• Merchant Mariner card issued by DHS/ United States Coast Guard (USCG);
• Border Crossing Card (Form DSP-150);
• U.S. Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-550) and U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551).

Base officials also said that current holders of distinguished visitor’s passes would be granted access with the passes until they expire, and new passes would be issued according to the Real ID requirements.