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Camp Lejeune base access restrictions begin today

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Starting today, Camp Lejeune announced that new restrictions will be in place for those who do not have a state driver's license or ID not compliant with the Real ID Act.

Below is a press release from the U.S. Military on the announcement:

Beginning Jan. 22, non-DoD cardholding visitors to Marine Corps Installations with a driver's license or ID that is not compliant with the Real ID Act of 2005 will need to provide an alternate form of acceptable identification to gain entry.

The Act established minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting driver's licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act's minimum standards.

In absence of a compliant state issued driver's license or ID, one of the following federally approved forms of identification must also be provided in addition to the non-compliant driver's license or ID:

1. U.S. Passport

2. U.S. Passport Card

3. U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card

4. Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card

5. Personal Identity Verification - Interoperable (PIV-I)

6. U.S. State Department Driver's License

7. Veteran's Health Identification Card (Issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

8. U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551)

9. U.S. Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-550)

10. Department of Homeland Security Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766)

If no alternate form of ID is presented, persons requesting access to base must be escorted by a sponsor who meets installation requirements otherwise they will be refused access.

Individual state's compliance status can be viewed by clicking here. Although the state may be compliant, the state resident will still need to personally obtain a Real ID compliant DL or other ID. (Markings of Real ID compliant licenses varies by state. North Carolina compliant licenses and IDs are marked with a gold star in the upper right hand corner.)

For clarification on what the REAL ID Act means personally, click here or you can click here and search "REAL ID."

Specifically for NC, individuals can click here to visit the NCDOT site for more information.

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