Base Entry & Real ID Act Information

Entry & Access

Real ID Act

As of September 15, 2016 Sheppard Air Force Base no longer accepts the following state issued driver licenses or state issued IDs that do not meet the Real ID Act of 2005 standards for unescorted access purposes. The states that do not meet these standards are MaineMinnesota, Missouri, Montana, and Washington. Enhanced DL/IDs from Minnesota+ and Washington+ are accepted forms of identification. In order to be issued a pass or given unescorted access to Sheppard, person(s) requesting access with one of the listed state DLs or IDs will also need to present, along with the non-compliant DL/ID, one of the documents below to prove identity:

U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card

Foreign Passport, Permanent Resident Card, Alien Registration Receipt Card, Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, or Broader Crossing Card

ID Card issued by Federal, State or Local government agencies – provided it contains a photograph and biometric information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color and address

U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Cards/Credentials

Personal Identification Verification or Federally-Issued PIV-1 Cards issued by the federal government or non-federal government entities

Department of Homeland Security “Trusted Traveler Cards” (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)

NOTE: Person(s) requesting access with a non-compliant form of identification and cannot provide a supplemental document as listed above, must be escorted by a DoD ID cardholder at all times while on Sheppard.

+Federal officials may continue to accept Enhanced Driver's licenses from these states. 



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