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    Military ID Question

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    Ummm, this be one of the stupidest questions in the world butttttt:

    Can I get a military ID to get on/off base even though I'm Canadian? We're married and currently doing paperwork for residency but I'd still like to be able to do things on base if necessary and I know that you need an ID!

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    I fairly certain that you need to be a US citizen to get an ID.

    ETA: I take that back. I'm stupid.
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    Ahhh, I wanna know for sure. S/O said that he figured it wouldn't be an issue because there is SO MANY people that have wives from other countries and sometimes the time frame for those people to become US Citizens is years. I wonder how they get by while their S/O is out on field ops and stuff. Go to town and do everything, I suppose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesssuckah View Post
    Ahhh, I wanna know for sure. S/O said that he figured it wouldn't be an issue because there is SO MANY people that have wives from other countries and sometimes the time frame for those people to become US Citizens is years. I wonder how they get by while their S/O is out on field ops and stuff. Go to town and do everything, I suppose?
    I wouldn't be surprised if you can get one. If anything, it's just more of a process.

    And I do everything out in town. I rarely ever go onto base.

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    Well, I can't find much information that's reliable from a Google, but I think you can...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesssuckah View Post
    Ahhh, I wanna know for sure. S/O said that he figured it wouldn't be an issue because there is SO MANY people that have wives from other countries and sometimes the time frame for those people to become US Citizens is years. I wonder how they get by while their S/O is out on field ops and stuff. Go to town and do everything, I suppose?
    It depends on where you're living, but it's, definitely, possible to rarely go on base. I never do.
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    I do everything out in town. I rarely ever go onto base.
    Yea, I've drove past the commissary and it looks like a scary place (haha)! I just know it'll be a lot easier having one. They require ID for everything! I went to the beach on base and went to buy a bottle of water from the dinky little store set up on the beach and I got the whole "military id please." Needless to say, the $1.00 water was not purchased that day!
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    You should be able to, once you are enrolled in DEERS you can get an ID card.
    I have known (and still do) many military spouses that are not US citizens but they have an ID card.

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    I've got a friend who's Canadian and one who's British, both recently married in the last year or so and even though they're going through the visa/green card process they're not citizens and they both have ID's and full access to all that entails. I don't know the process of it but they definitely have ID's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrishAFSpouse View Post
    You should be able to, once you are enrolled in DEERS you can get an ID card.
    I have known (and still do) many military spouses that are not US citizens but they have an ID card.
    Next question: WHAT THE HECK is DEERS!?

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