Military Identification Cards & CAC Cards
Obtaining a CAC or ID Card
1. Click here to update your DEERS contact information or call 1-800-538-9552 - Option 3
2. Click here to go to a fillable Adobe Acrobat version of a DD Form 2842 (DOD Public Key Infrastructure Registration Official Certificate of Acceptance and Acknowledge of Responsibilities). Prior to going to your appointment you should:
a. Open the document.
3. Active Duty and Reserve Members
Two forms of identification; one must have a picture, bring your current/expired government issued ID card and your work e-mail address. Be sure to print clearly your full internet e-mail address (not your display name). (i.e. Im.a.Coastie@uscg.mil)
If you don't have a work e-mail
account, you must obtain one
from your parent command before
a CAC card will be issued.
If already enrolled/renewing
6. Civilian Employees
NAF/GS/WG civilian employee's service records are sent to DEERS via an authorized data feed. We can no longer enter any information into DEERS for civilian employees.
Civilian Employees must have their Civilian Personnel Office enter their information into DEERS. If you are not in or updated in DEERS we cannot process your CAC.
Civilian Employees that have enrolled and are entered into DEERS should still call to verify DEERS enrollment at 1-800-538-9552 - Option 3 and ensure your end date is (unknown).
NOTE: Newly hired Civilian Employees should anticipate a two week wait for DEERS enrollment.
7. Contractor Employees
DoD's Contractor Verification System (CVS) is the only way that a contractor employee can obtain a CAC. Only contractors who have access to classified materials or access to Federal IT systems (with or without unescorted access to our facilities) will be inputted into CVS.
Additional information regarding the system, including the list of the U. S. Coast Guard's CVS sites, user guides, policy, training information, and POCs can be found on this webpage http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg-85/CVS/CVS.htm .
Contractor employees that have enrolled and are entered into DEERS should still call to verify DEERS enrollment at 1-800-538-9552 - Option 3.
"The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Coast Guard of this Web site or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the USCG does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this Web site."