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Itís Your Money => U.S. Military Veteran Benefits => Topic started by: bigrod on June 07, 2015, 12:12:33 PM

Title: Appointment for Initial ID Card for Dependents
Post by: bigrod on June 07, 2015, 12:12:33 PM
Finally got an appointment for the wife's initial Military ID card at the US Embassy.  I have been trying since last September and the system finally showed two appointment times available on 9 Jul 2015.  I grab one of the appointment times.  This will get her DEERS enrolled and her ID card.  The Embassy(JUSMAG) only issue the initial issue of ID cards for dependents not renewals.  Renewals have to be processed by mail to separate ID processing activities.

Chuck
Title: Re: Appointment for Initial ID Card for Dependents
Post by: BudM on June 07, 2015, 06:22:57 PM
Can't you get renewals over in Dasmarinas Chuck?  I thought there was a DEERS facility over there?  Or is it specifically that renewals are required to go through the mail?
Title: Re: Appointment for Initial ID Card for Dependents
Post by: bigrod on June 07, 2015, 06:48:36 PM
Bud the US military dependent ID card or active duty cards are required to be processed by a RAPIDS office.  See link.

https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/default.aspx (https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil/appointment/default.aspx)

This the link for the embassy info page.

http://manila.usembassy.gov/dodcardsver2.html (http://manila.usembassy.gov/dodcardsver2.html)

Bud I think you are thinking of the BI office in Dasmarinas.

Chuck
Title: Re: Appointment for Initial ID Card for Dependents
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on June 07, 2015, 10:45:35 PM
Finally got an appointment for the wife's initial Military ID card at the US Embassy.  I have been trying since last September and the system finally showed two appointment times available on 9 Jul 2015.  I grab one of the appointment times.  This will get her DEERS enrolled and her ID card.  The Embassy(JUSMAG) only issue the initial issue of ID cards for dependents not renewals.  Renewals have to be processed by mail to separate ID processing activities.

Chuck
Yeah, that's such a hassle getting dependents I.D. cards here in the Philippines. Luckily I got my wife's I.D. and updated DEERS at Moffet Field. At least my own I.D. card is indefinite now.
Title: Re: Appointment for Initial ID Card for Dependents
Post by: bigrod on June 08, 2015, 08:55:53 AM
I got mine updated at Moffet Field also.  Dependent IDs are only good for 4 years so a decision where to renew will be made then.  Mine was already indefinite but I renewed it to get the current ID card that was now available.

Chuck
Title: Re: Appointment for Initial ID Card for Dependents
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on June 08, 2015, 09:08:45 AM
When they replaced the SSNs on the I.D. cards, it took a few weeks to take effect. When we were still in San Jose, some of my pharmacy requests didn't go through and the had to use my SSN to make the request go through eventually. I think even some of our physical exam lab test billing got screwed up also, but I'll probably get billed eventually for my share of the bills.
The previous statement I received was for $1,300, but said that wasn't a final billing from TRICARE, since other billings were still pending. We didn't have to pay anything while doing all of physical exams at the Regional Hospital in San Jose and the hospital was just across the street from where we were staying at my in-laws. Everything was billed directly to TRICARE! I guess we'll have to wait when the final bill shows up.  ::)
BTW, my RP pharmacy claim was approved for a $1,500 refund (12 months of double receipts from Mercury Drug Store) and was paid directly to my U.S.bank via direct deposit after 30 days from submission of our claims. I faxed (60 pages) all of our pharmacy claims to WPS in Wisconsin - Overseas Claims.
Title: Re: Appointment for Initial ID Card for Dependents
Post by: BudM on June 08, 2015, 10:52:25 AM
Nah, I guess I don't know what it was now.  It wasn't the BI office as I never have been in one.  For that matter, whatever this was I had not been in either but I know it had something to do with being in the Dasmarines area because of all the former or shall I say, "retired military" living fairly close and it was near their golf course.  Whatever it was, if it exist, I don't have any use for it anyway.  I have a retired CS ID that I used to continue to go out to the base with and utilize MWR facilities and also to hang around on the rocks with my Filipino pal fisherman but other than that, it isn't worth squat.  When it expires, no sense me wasting my time trying to renew it.
Title: Re: Appointment for Initial ID Card for Dependents
Post by: bigrod on July 09, 2015, 05:43:13 PM
Well got Gladys her dependent military ID card at the embassy today.  Our appointment was for 3:20 pm but we got there about 2:40 pm and were done and out of there by 3:00 pm.  Again let me stress the embassy will only process the initial card for dependents.  The sponsor must accompany the dependent/s.  The dependent spouse needs to bring 3 IDs one to leave at check in along with phones/cigs/lighters etc., plus 2 for proof of identification.  If ID is for your spouse she will need the NSO marriage certificate and NSO birth certificate(birth certificate is not listed in the requirements but they asked for it). Lucky Gladys brought her birth certificate. If either you or your spouse have been divorced you need to bring all the decrees. The processing is not done by JUSMAG it is done by embassy local national employees.  It is done only on Thursdays and you must make an appointment on line.  The sponsor will need to show their military ID card. 
Title: Re: Appointment for Initial ID Card for Dependents
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on July 09, 2015, 06:39:26 PM
As I mentioned in my post above, we did our initial and renewal of our I.D. cards in the U.S., but for mail-in I.D. renewals and DEERS update while residing in the Philippines go to this URL link: http://tinyurl.com/oahnz9s (http://tinyurl.com/oahnz9s)
BTW, the RAO in Angeles City can also assist in this matter of I.D. renewal by mail, but they charge for their services.