Some visitors to Fort Bragg will need additional identification to gain access to the post starting in January.
Officials with the nation’s largest military installation said they would begin enforcing stricter ID requirements on January 22, 2018.
The requirements are part of the long-delayed enforcement of a federal law known as the REAL ID Act. It also affects other military installations in North Carolina, including Camp Lejeune, and other federal facilities, such as federal courthouses.
“As it stands right now, visitors to Fort Bragg without a REAL ID will need a second form of ID after January 22, 2018,” said Timothy Prevost, captain of the guard at Fort Bragg.
Those without a REAL ID will need additional documents to obtain a visitor’s pass to Fort Bragg, officials said. Those documents can include a U.S. passport, permanent resident card, foreign passport with temporary I-551 stamp, a U.S. military or draft record or a Native American tribal document, among other forms of identification
A Real ID has a gold star on it. By 2020, all federal agencies, including when boarding an airplane, will require a Real ID. People in N.C. who renew their driver’s licenses, but opt not to get a Real ID, are getting driver licenses that say “not for federal identification.”
WHY REAL ID?
REAL ID is a single form of identification for ease of travel
REAL ID is an increased security measure (Verifies identity and residency)
REAL ID meets federal identification requirements for TSA and federal facilities
REAL ID is a driver license or identification card with a gold star
REAL ID is the same cost as a driver license and identification card
REAL ID must be obtained in a driver license office
Residents of North Carolina can obtain a REAL ID-compliant license at their local Department of Motor Vehicles office, but will require their current driver’s license along with official documents showing their Social Security number and proof of residency.
Required documents to obtain your NC Real ID
BEFORE your appointment, review the list of required documents that are provided below, you will need to bring the following:
ONE (1) of these documents to verify your Identity & Date of Birth*:
- Certified birth certificate*
- Valid, unexpired US Passport*
- US Government Documents (citizens not born in U.S.)
*Proof of name change, if needed - If your name is different than the name on your birth certificate or passport, you must provide proof of your name change:
- marriage certificate
- divorce decree
- document from the courts or Register of Deeds
ONE (1) of these documents with your Social Security number:
- Social Security Card
- 1099 tax form with full SSN
- W-2 form with full SSN
- Pay stub with full SSN
TWO (2) of these documents with your current NC address (permanent residence):
- Any document issued by North Carolina, county, city or the federal government
- N.C. vehicle registration card or title
- N.C. voter precinct card
- Military orders/documents
- Utility bill or cable bill
- Housing lease or contract, mortgage statement, property or income tax statement
- Preprinted financial statement
- School records
- N.C. vehicle insurance policy
- Letter from homeless shelter
Call (919) 715-7000 to make your REAL ID appointment
Get more information about REAL ID including a list of required documents at www.NCREALID.com