Following the Jan. 22 deadline for states and territories to comply with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005, residents of American Samoa will be required to provide additional identification to access Fort Riley, as of Feb. 5.
All other states and U.S. territories are either in compliance with the regulations or have been granted extensions to meet the standards.
The Congressional REAL ID Act of 2005 establishes federal standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and non-driver identification cards. Licenses issued by states or territories not in compliance with these standards are not accepted by the federal government for official purposes, such as entering a federal installation or flying commercial airlines.
Visitors to Fort Riley from American Samoa will need to provide a second form of identification. Visitors can find a detailed list of acceptable forms of ID by going on line to www.riley.army.mil and clicking on the yellow “Accessing Fort Riley” tab on the right-hand side of the page.
Additionally, individuals who hold driver’s licenses or identification cards labeled “Not for federal identification” will be authorized entry until October 2020. In Dec. 2017 the Department of Homeland Security, responsible for implementing REAL ID, announced that enforcement delay. All legal State-issued identification cards are accepted for entry to federal installations.
Visitors with a valid Department of Defense-issued ID card are not affected by any of these changes.
For more information about REAL ID, visit www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs.