The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, officially went into effect June 6, 2017; however, DHS issued a grace period for enforcing the act for most states not currently in compliance with the REAL ID Act. All non-compliant states/territories that do not have an extension will be subject to REAL ID enforcement at TSA checkpoints as of May 3, 2023. 

A current list of state compliance and extension statuses is available at

Visitors coming to JBLE from any noncompliant state should be aware of what is required to access the installation:

To enter JBLE

One form of the following documents will be accepted as proof of identity.

a.  CAC Card

b.  Non-CAC DoD issued identification cards

c.  Non-DoD Federal PIV cards

d.  Transportation Worker Identification Card (Needs VCIN/NCIC check)

e.  Locally produced Defense Biometric Identification Data System (DBIDS) cards

f.  Any local, state, or federal law enforcement credentials when the bearer is entering for official business

g.  Newport News School Identification Card with an Extended Pass


Persons requesting access to JBLE that are not in possession of a Federal PIV or other JBLE-recognized access credential listed above shall provide an approved form of ID listed below:

a.  United States Passport

b.  Permanent Resident Card/Alien Registration Receipt Card (Immigration Form I-551)

c.  Foreign passport with a temporary (I-551) stamp or temporary (Immigration Form I-551) printed notation on a machine readable immigrant visa

d.  Employment Authorization Document (Immigration Form I-766) that contains a photograph

e.  Driver’s license or identification card issued by a State or Possession of the United States, provided it is REAL ID Act compliant

f.  Identification card issued by Federal, State, or local government agencies, provided it contains a photograph and biographic information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address

g.  U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Cards/Credentials


People with currently-valid DBIDs ID cards will maintain access to the installation; however, if the card expires after the date of the REAL ID Act enforcement, they will need a valid form of identification to renew it. 

A current list of state compliance and extension statuses is available at

More information and updates on the REAL ID Act will be posted at as they become available.