Update on Real ID Act and Fermilab badging and access

The Fermilab policy regarding the Real ID Act is now available on the ESH&Q website. Following are a few highlights:

  • Current Fermilab employees can still obtain or renew their badge by presenting their expired or existing badge in the Key and ID office. If a badge is lost, identification may be required (non-compliant Real ID identification, such as an Illinois driver’s license, is still acceptable).
  • Employees needing access to Property Protection Areas will need to be verified by a Fermilab Point of Contact prior to badging.
  • New Fermilab employees who need to obtain a Fermilab badge do not need Real ID Act-compliant identification, but identity verification by WDRS is required.
  • Affiliated visitors (users) and contractors will need Real ID Act-compliant identification to obtain a Fermilab badge, or if using non-compliant identification, will need to be verified by a Fermilab Point of Contact.

Questions? Contact Deb Sebastian in the Office of Communication.