New Retiree ID Cards

Procedures to Obtain or Renew a State Retiree ID Card

Procedures have been in flux due to COVID restrictions. As of March 2021, you need to schedule an appointment to pick up the DS-1838 ID Card application form at the Office of Retirement in Columbia Plaza (SA-1). Email ThomasC@state.gov to request an appointment.

Once you have the form, you need to schedule an appointment with the Diplomatic Security ID Card Unit at SA-9 (the former American Red Cross building) to obtain the ID Card. Call 202-647-1775 or email idservicescsc@state.gov to request an appointment. Be sure to take two forms of photo ID.

(Refreshed 3/29/2021)