Delaware Valley University Procedure for Access to Military Installations

The University does not presently require access to a military base in order to conduct courses for military students who use TA. All TA students either take courses at our main campus or take the course via online delivery.

Should in the future, the school require access to a military base the below procedures will apply.

All 56 states and territories are currently compliant with REAL ID or non-compliant with an extension.  The residents from these states and territories may continue using their driver’s licenses or identification cards, regardless of whether the license/ID is REAL ID compliant or not, for accessing Federal facilities (including military bases), entering nuclear power plants, and boarding commercial aircraft.

Pennsylvania has an extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver's licenses and identification cards from Pennsylvania at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants, and federally regulated commercial aircraft until August 1, 2019. (

Residents from a state/territory that is compliant with REAL ID or non-compliant with REAL ID, but has received an extension may continue to use their current state/territory-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards, regardless of whether the card is REAL ID compliant or not, for accessing federal facilities, including military bases.  This is what we call “state-based” enforcement.  Only the state that issued the resident’s license/ID must be either compliant or have been granted an extension in order for that resident to use that license/ID for accessing Federal facilities.  The license/ID itself does not have to be REAL ID compliant until “card-based” enforcement begins on October 1, 2020.

Starting October 1, 2020, every state and territory resident will need to present a REAL ID-compliant license/ID, or another acceptable form of identification, for accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and boarding commercial aircraft.  This is what we call “card-based” enforcement.  The card, itself, must be REAL ID-compliant unless the resident is using an alternative acceptable document such as a passport. The Act does not require individuals to present identification where it is not currently required to access a Federal facility (such as to enter the public areas of the Smithsonian) nor does it prohibit an agency from accepting other forms of identity documents other than documents from non-compliant states (such as a U.S. passport or passport card).

Acceptable alternate forms of identification that may be used in conjunction with a state driver's license to potentially gain access to the installation are:

  • United States Passport or United States Passport Card
  • Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
* Social Security Card
  • Permanent Resident Card/Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)
  • Foreign passport with a temporary (I-551) stamp or temporary (I-551) printed notation on a machine-readable
  • Employment authorization document that contains a photograph (Form I-766)
  • Foreign passport with Form I-94 or Form I-94A bearing the same name as the passport and containing an endorsement of the alien’s nonimmigrant status, as long as the endorsement has not expired and proposed employment is not in conflict with restrictions or limitations identified on the form.
  • School identification card with photograph

  • U.S. Military or draft record (Certified Copy of DD Form 214)

  • U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
* Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)

  • Native American Tribal Document