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Offline Cmoh

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US Military Dependent ID Card
« on: December 22, 2017, 07:37:05 PM »
My wife's  military dependent ID has expired, we live in Northern Ireland, does anyone know how we can get a new one issued without traveling 300 miles? I am retired, not on military assignment.

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Re: US Military Dependent ID Card
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 07:46:09 PM »
Oh, dear... I honestly don't know.  But does she need it if you're not going to be on base?  Can she not just renew it next time you travel to a base?

The last time I renewed mine, in February of 2012, they set it for an INDEF expiration.  It is valid until 2038, apparently...?
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!

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Re: US Military Dependent ID Card
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 08:41:27 PM »
Her next renewal will be for life, the last renewal expiration went by her green card expiration, she is now a dual citizen, I don't want her to fall out of the system especially for Tricare for Life. There has got to be a way to do this via the web, if you hear of any info please let me know.

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Re: US Military Dependent ID Card
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 10:20:10 AM »
Her next renewal will be for life, the last renewal expiration went by her green card expiration, she is now a dual citizen, I don't want her to fall out of the system especially for Tricare for Life. There has got to be a way to do this via the web, if you hear of any info please let me know.

It looks like the cards can only be replaced in person at your nearest RAPIDS site (for me, that's 110 miles away).  This is the most definitive statement I've found:

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Renewing Your Card

If your Uniformed Services ID Card expires, you should go to the nearest RAPIDS site and obtain your new card."

(source: http://www.cac.mil/Uniformed-Services-ID-Card/Managing-Your-ID-Card/)
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!

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Re: US Military Dependent ID Card
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 06:06:30 PM »
Yes you can renew Dependent ID Cards via mail,  it took lots of calls and lots of questions but YES can be done.  DEERS OFFICE, BLDG 671
RAF ALCONBURY
ERMINE STREET
HUNTINGDON CAMBS, UK PE28 4DA
44-01480844233
and talk to DE LOS SANTOS, LEANEE K SSgt USAF, plenty of extra paper work involved plus a Notary.

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Re: US Military Dependent ID Card
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 04:08:09 PM »
Yes you can renew Dependent ID Cards via mail,  it took lots of calls and lots of questions but YES can be done.  DEERS OFFICE, BLDG 671
RAF ALCONBURY
ERMINE STREET
HUNTINGDON CAMBS, UK PE28 4DA
44-01480844233
and talk to DE LOS SANTOS, LEANEE K SSgt USAF, plenty of extra paper work involved plus a Notary.

My card is good 'til 2038 (and I doubt I'll live that long!), so I might not need this information, but I am sure someone else will at some point.  Well done doing all the effort to find this out, and thank you for sharing it here!
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!