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It’s Your Money => U.S. Military Veteran Benefits => Topic started by: on April 20, 2010, 03:41:30 PM

Title: Military Dependent ID Cards
Post by: on April 20, 2010, 03:41:30 PM
Not sure where to post this, so picked this section, since it has Military in the heading.

 Has any retired military members got their wife a Military ID card at the U.S. Embassy in Manilia?  I have an apt in mid June to get my wife her dependent ID card.

Just curious....
Title: Re: Military Dependent ID Cards
Post by: southern92 on April 20, 2010, 11:43:25 PM
Good question (I have no answers) but would assume that would be the correct place. (Esp since you have an appointment there! lol) hopefully one of the other retired military members who has gone thru this will answer.  At a minimum pls let us know how it goes and any required paperwork, etc.
Title: Re: Military Dependent ID Cards
Post by: on April 21, 2010, 08:47:37 PM
I will keep you posted on this...
Title: Re: Military Dependent ID Cards
Post by: on April 27, 2010, 02:00:30 PM
If your wife does not have a SS# or a ITIN # they still can get a Military ID Card, they will give her a temporary number for it. I got this info from the US Embassy in Manila where they issued ID Cards today
Title: Re: Military Dependent ID Cards
Post by: on June 17, 2010, 01:32:12 PM
Well I got to the Embassy yesterday about 2 hrs early, thinking they might be able to get my wife in early for her ID Card....not.. after waiting abut 1 hour or so, the whole computer system there at least for doing the ID Card went down.  And they  had to reschedule her apt to next Wedensday.  So after spending money on a hotel, airfare, food and taxis...no ID Card.  Hopefully next week it will be up and running.  I did get my VA apt in so it was not all for nothing.
Title: Re: Military Dependent ID Cards
Post by: southern92 on June 22, 2010, 06:57:52 AM
I guess 1/2 mission complete is a step in the right direction!  :)
Title: Re: Military Dependent ID Cards
Post by: on June 24, 2010, 10:36:05 AM
I guess 1/2 mission complete is a step in the right direction!  :)

Now its 2/2 mission completed.   Me and my wife went up to Manila yesterday and she got her Military ID card.  Some things to know before you go up there for this.  When you make an apt, the lady will tell you that no documentation is needed, all you have to do is swear that she is your wife.  This seem somewhat odd to me, so I took some documents along just in case.  You should bring your marriage contract, which the clerk wanted, I also took along her birth certificate but it was not needed.  If you have a  child who is under 10 years old, all you need is her birth certificate and she can be entered into the DEERS,  no ID card will be issued,  not until  she turns 10 years old.  And my wife\'s ID card expires in 4 years, why I  have no idea.. And bring at least 2 picture IDs of your wife:  passport, voter ID, SSS card, driver license any two of these will do fine, the clerk will need them.  And you will also have to leave a ID with the guard one for each of you, so you each can get a pass to enter the Embassy and if you have cell phones you will also need a ID, just one, either yours or wife\'s to leave with your cell phones since they cannot be brought on the grounds of the Embassy.  So  to play it safe bring all picture IDs you have when you visit the US Embassy.
I\'m will also be posting a thread abut taxis from the  airport to the  Embassy,  should read that also before you go.
Title: Re: Military Dependent ID Cards
Post by: bigrod on June 24, 2010, 11:40:51 AM
Thanks Marko this info will be helpful down the road.

Chuck
Title: Re: Military Dependent ID Cards
Post by: dantoots on June 24, 2010, 09:47:20 PM
Marko, the time limit of 4 years at a time on Military IDs is standard no matter where you are.  This was explained to me that in case of divorce, the wife can\'t run with an indefinte ID card.  It\'s good to know one can avail of this at the Embassy in RP.  I\'m a retired US Navy Senior Chief and will be moving there along with my asawa in less than 2 years.   
     Regards Danny and Tootsie
Title: Re: Military Dependent ID Cards
Post by: on June 25, 2010, 08:22:41 AM
Marko, the time limit of 4 years at a time on Military IDs is standard no matter where you are.  This was explained to me that in case of divorce, the wife can\'t run with an indefinte ID card.  It\'s good to know one can avail of this at the Embassy in RP.  I\'m a retired US Navy Senior Chief and will be moving there along with my asawa in less than 2 years.   
     Regards Danny and Tootsie

Yes, I thought that was the reason. I told that to my wife and she got a funny look on her face, I wonder why???
Title: Re: Military Dependent ID Cards
Post by: dylanaz on June 25, 2010, 09:28:37 AM
Marko, the time limit of 4 years at a time on Military IDs is standard no matter where you are.  This was explained to me that in case of divorce, the wife can\'t run with an indefinte ID card.  It\'s good to know one can avail of this at the Embassy in RP.  I\'m a retired US Navy Senior Chief and will be moving there along with my asawa in less than 2 years.    
     Regards Danny and Tootsie

Yes, I thought that was the reason. I told that to my wife and she got a funny look on her face, I wonder why???

\"Honey, I ... let me repeat EEEEEAAAAYYYYHHHEEE trust you... its just the government doesnt want to take any chances. Dont be judging me honey...\"   :)
Title: Re: Military Dependent ID Cards
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on July 30, 2017, 03:32:00 AM
This topic is pretty old, but still relevant even though the VA DEERS was shut down years ago and only now did this topic resurfaced recently for the benefit of all military families permanently residing in the Philippines who are in need of renewing their military/DOD I.D. cards.

Here's a few links below to go to find more about the DEERS military I.D. card renewal process.


http://tinyurl.com/y7xpdgcm (http://tinyurl.com/y7xpdgcm)

http://tinyurl.com/yc792wcl (http://tinyurl.com/yc792wcl)

http://tinyurl.com/y8a2hreh (http://tinyurl.com/y8a2hreh)