What documents do my participants need to enroll/be issued a RAPIDGate credential?

Your participants will be required to bring two forms of identification from the List of Acceptable Documents for issuance (at least one bearing a photograph)

Print out a list of Acceptable Identification Documents

Some states and territories may provide an official identification document to an individual regardless of that individual’s immigration status. As mandated by some of our government customers, identification documents issued regardless of a person’s immigration status may not be used to prove a person’s identity for RAPIDGate program purposes.

* For more information on the Real ID Act and a list of states and their jurisdiction status: http://www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief

Information is subject to change at any time; please refer to rapidgate.com for latest information

The following facilities have unique requirements:

·         Camp Pendleton

·         Joint Base Lewis-McChord


Camp Pendleton will no longer accept EAD’s ( Employee Authorization Documents) as an acceptable form of Identification for Credential Issuance due to it being a legal requirement that the Participant have a legal presence in the United States to gain access to the installation.

Joint Base Lewis McChord requires Driver's License and/or Identification Cards (ID) with the advisory "Federal limits apply" will not be accepted as Proof of Identity, during identity proofing.


On 1 May 2016 JBLM began fully enforcing the provisions of the Real ID Act of 2005. Under provisions of this act, a standard driver's license or ID card issued by any state which is non-compliant under the Real ID Act of 2005 will not be accepted for RAPIDGate credential pick-up at JBLM. Starting January 30, 2017, Federal agencies and nuclear power plants may not accept for official purposes driver's licenses and state IDs from the following non-compliant states, which did not receive an extension for 2016 or 2017: Kentucky, Maine, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Carolina, Minnesota, Missouri and Washington. The most up to date source of information about Real ID compliance and which states' are valid can be found here.

Participants who present a standard license or ID from one of those states will be required to present additional documentation to verify their identity prior to being issued their RAPIDGate credential at JBLM. For a list of acceptable documents to present along with a standard DL or ID credential issued by a non-compliant state, please click on the following link. List of Acceptable Documents Under Real ID (29 Feb 16) (8).docx

Additionally, if the EE provides their previous RAPIDGate credential and can recall what documentation was used previously to be issued, the JBLM POC can look up that document in their system and use it for the new credential’s identity verification (if applicable). Example: A passport was used to issue the previous RAPIDGate credential, but the EE does not currently have that document. The POC can look up the document information in their issuance log to confirm and use that information to issue the new credential

Federal officials may continue to accept Enhanced Driver's Licenses from these states.