Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group
The Joint US Military Assistance Group to the Republic of the Philippines (JUSMAGPHIL) functions as the US Security Assistance Organization (SAO) in the Philippines. The Chief of JUSMAGPHIL is also the Senior Defense Official. In addition to the military chain of command, JUSMAGPHIL is also responsible to the US Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines. JUSMAGPHIL has responsibility for administering security assistance missions in addition to non-security assistance missions. These include Joint Combined Bilateral Exercise Programs, the second largest International Military Education and Training (IMET) program in Southeast Asia as well as coordination of joint US and Republic of the Philippines military to military engagement programs prescribed by the Mutual Defense Board.
JUSMAGPHIL offices are located on the Embassy grounds in both the Chancery and Rowe Buildings. The US Embassy is located at 1201 Roxas Blvd., Manila, telephone number 301-2000.
DOD ID Cards
DOD Retired & Family Member ID Cards
NOX 1 Window 24
US Embassy Manila
The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of Every Month
By Appointment ONLY.
You may make appointments by clicking the link below*:
and click on:
US Embassy Manila, Philippines
You must arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment.
One appointment per family.
Closed All US and Philippine Holidays
In addition there is always the possibility of unannounced closures
due to mission requirements or system failure.
Do not use this website appointment system for CAC Cards.
CAC Card Issuance is done on a case by case basis
and must be coordinated in advance by calling 301-2493.
This applies to all Active Duty, DOD Civilians and Contractors.
All Adults Must Have 3 Forms of ID. One to leave at the gate and two at the DEERS Office.
1st form of ID Must be Picture ID
- DoD ID Card
- Passport Postal Card
- Drivers License
- NBI Clearance with picture
- Philippine SSS Card with Picture
- Other Government issued ID with Picture
2nd form of ID
- Birth Certificate
- US Social Security card
- Other government issued ID without picture
DUE TO THE PRIVACY ACT, THE SPONSOR/SERVICE MEMBER MUST BE PRESENT TO AUTHORIZE ALL DEERS/ID CARD ACCESS AND/OR TRANSACTIONS. A REPRESENTATIVE MUST PRESENT A CURRENT GENERAL OR SPECIAL (ID CARD/DEERS) POWER OF ATTORNEY AND A CURRENT PHOTO ID. COPIES OF POWERS OF ATTORNEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. FAMILY MEMBERS MUST BE ENROLLED IN DEERS BEFORE AN ID CARD CAN BE ISSUED. FAMILY MEMBERS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE PRESENT FOR ENROLLMENTS.
What else to bring to your appointment:
Card Issuance/ Expired
An original DD Form 1172 – Application for Uniformed Services Identification Card/DEERS Enrollment issued by an ID Card issuance facility and signed by a Verifying Official and the sponsor. Form is valid for 90 days from date of verification; or a Power of Attorney; or the sponsor must be present.
Initial Enrollment/ Issuance: Certified marriage certificate (shows where marriage was registered/recorded/returned and filed). If either sponsor or spouse was previously married, ALL final divorce decrees, annulments and/or death certificates are required. Two forms of identification (at least one being a photo ID).
Must have an affidavit of loss or a police report and two forms of identification, one being a photo.
Child over 21 yrs old
Letter from an accredited college stating enrollment as a full-time student with the anticipated graduation date. Letter can be no more than 90 days old. Must be signed by the college registrar and be the original.
Incapacitated Child over 21 yrs old
Requires an approval from the service member’s parent service. Dependency Packet Approval from DFAS.
The following personnel are eligible for DOD ID Cards:
- Active duty members, retired members, and members of the Reserve components not on active duty in excess of 30 days.
- Retired Reserve members who have reached their 60th birthday.
- Family members of military sponsors on active duty for more than 30 consecutive days.
- Family members of Ready Reserve (Selected, Individual and Standby Reservists)
- Family members of Retired Reservists, who have qualified for retired pay at age 60, yet have not reached age 60.
Un-remarried or unmarried former spouses previously enrolled in DEERS.
- Medal of Honor recipients and their eligible family members.
One hundred percent disabled veterans* (DAVs) and their family members.
- Former members having reached age 60 and in receipt of retired pay for non-regular service, and their family members.
Also eligible are survivors of the following:
- Active duty members.
- Retired with pay members.
- Reserve members on active or inactive duty.
- Retired reserve members who qualify for pay at age 60 but die before reaching age 60.
- One hundred percent DAVs*
- Medal of Honor Recipients.
*Please note that DAVs MUST HAVE A COMBINED RATING OF 100% TO BE ELIGIBLE!!! DAVs receiving 100% because of unemployable status but your combined rating falls below 100% are not eligible. No exceptions will be made.
In order for dependents to receive an ID card the sponsor must be present, if not, the dependent must meet one of the following conditions:
The dependent must bring along a DD Form 1172 signed by the sponsor and notarized from a DEERS/RAPIDS workstation validating them as a dependent, along with a valid national ID (such as a Filipina/US passport, driver’s license, NBI report, voter’s card, etc.)
- OR -
The dependent must bring along a valid Power of Attorney notarized by a US notary which gives her the power to act on the sponsor’s behalf, along with a valid national ID as stated above.
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If the sponsor is deceased, the un-remarried spouse or unmarried former spouse may act on their own behalf.
It is advised that they should bring all documentation that verifies their relationship with the sponsor such as marriage certificates, birth certificates, and previous DOD ID cards.