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REAL ID Enforcement

Secure driver's licenses and identification documents are a vital component of our national security framework. The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government "set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses." The Act established minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting non-compliant ID's for certain purposes.

The State of Minnesota is listed by the Department of Homeland Security as a noncompliant State. DoD has directed the 133rd Airlift Wing to enforce REAL ID act standards. All contractors, vendors, and non-credentialed personnel are required to provide approved and authorized forms of identification for background checks to be completed.


As of 15 Sept 2016, all vendors, contractors, and other non-credentialed visitors will be denied unescorted access without approved credentials for back ground checks or authorized escorts. However, existing Contracts/EAL's/DBIDS cards will be accepted until Contract/EAL/DBIDs completion dates.

Please work with your 133rd Airlift Wing point of contact to provide approved and authorized credentials. See list below.
Any questions or concerns please contact the authorized individuals requesting your services.

Compliance with REAL ID Act of 2005

DoD has directed AF installations to comply with the REAL ID Act of 2005.

Effective 15 August 2016, Driver's Licenses and Identification cards issued by any state or territory that is not compliant with REAL ID Act of 2005 will not be accepted for identity proofing for unescorted access to Air Force installations and facilities.  Enhanced Driver's Licenses (EDL) from noncompliant States/Territories will continue to be accepted.  EDLs are marked as "enhanced driver license" and bear a small red, white, and blue U.S. Flag logo on the ID.

Currently, the following States/Territories are noncompliant:

· American Somoa
· Minnesota*
· Missouri
· Washington*

* Enhanced Driver's Licenses from these states are accepted

The following forms of ID are accepted for ID proofing visitors who are requesting entry to the 133rd AW:

· Enhanced MN Driver's License (DL) or any state REAL ID Act compliant DL.
· United States Passport
· Permanent Resident Card/Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)
· Employment authorization document with photograph (Form I-766)
· Non-DMV Identification card issued by Federal, State, or local government agencies provided it contains a photo and biographic information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address.
· State/Territory DMV Driver's license/ID card compliant with REAL ID Act of 2005
· U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Cards/Credentials.
· PIV or Federally-Issued PIV-1 Cards issued by the Federal Government.
· PIV-I card 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/Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-550)
· U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551)
· U.S. Refugee travel document issued by DHS containing a photograph
· Foreign Government Issued Passport

Those visitors who do not produce one of the accepted forms of identity documentation for installation access will not be permitted to enter the installation without an approved escort.  If an individual is escorted, the sponsor is required to be physically present with the individual for the duration of the visit on the installation.

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