Identification Cards
The Identification Card Office issues approximately 3,000 cards each year to military personnel and their dependents, as well as to civilian personnel.

The Coast Guard Academy DEERS/ID Card Office is by appointment only. Our hours of operation are 0800 - 1500 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and 0800 - 1120 Thursday. The ID Office is closed daily from 1120 - 1240 for lunch. Same day appointments are not guaranteed, but can be scheduled upon availability. We are closed for Federal Holidays. Please call (860) 444-8208 to schedule an appointment or for any inquiries regarding documentation.

When requesting and ID card, the following applies:
All personnel requesting an ID card must present two valid, unexpired forms of identification, one of which needs to be a federal or state picture ID.

The following can be used as proof of identification:

  • Passport
  • Driver's License or State ID Card
  • School ID Card with a Photograph
  • Voter's Registration Card
  • Military ID Card
  • Dependent Military ID Card
  • U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
  • Native American Tribal Document
  • Driver's License issued by a Canadian Government Authority
  • SSN Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • U.S. Citizen ID Card (Form I-197)
  • Social Security Card
  • Employment Authorization Document issued by the Department of Homeland Security
  • Most Other Unexpired Government Identification

For Persons under Age 18:

  • Clinic, Doctor, or Hospital Record
  • Daycare or Nursery School Record

Dependents must be accompanied by the active duty sponsor or have a verified application (DD-1172) signed by both the sponsor and a verifying official from a DEERS office prior to issuance of Dependent ID card.

Civilian personnel need a verified civilian ID card application and some form of unexpired government picture identification to obtain an ID card.

Identification Card Office