Installation access system upgrade – what you need to know

New ID cards will need to be registered.

Story by Paul Hughes
USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

Beginning July 6, through July 29, the planned roll out of the new installation access system, the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) will begin.

In certain cases, at very limited times, community members will be required to present two forms of I.D in order to access the garrison. Community members should ensure that they are carrying a second form of ID at all times during these dates.

What do I need to do?

Military, family members, civilians, retirees, and contractors with Common Access Cards (CACs) do not need to take any action. After the upgrade you will be automatically registered in the new DBIDS system when your ID is scanned at the main access control point on Panzer Kaserne or Kelley Barracks, removing the need to get out of your vehicle and physically sign in. 

What if I am Foreign military/dependent, a DOD civilian retiree ID card holder, Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC), or a Gold Star Family member currently eligible for an installation pass?

You will be required to complete a manual registration at the IACS Office (Bldg. 2915, Panzer Kaserne) where you will receive a new DBIDS card. You should contact the IACS office directly as your installation pass application documents may vary slightly from other installation pass holders. 

Installation pass holders (EU contractors, service providers etc.) will also need to follow this procedure, and be required to carry both their existing access card and the new DBIDS card during the 90 day transition period.

What if I am an Local National employee?

Local National (LN) employees and all individuals holding installation access passes will have to submit a new application form (AEF190-16A, May 2021) via their sponsor in order to enroll into the new system. Where applicable, some may need to submit a valid police clearance certificate with their application, an “Erweitertes Führungszeugnis,” dated within the last 12 months. Sponsors will then complete and send the documents to IACS. LN’s with a Blue stripe CAC will retain their existing card and will NOT be issued a second DBIDS card.

Failure to properly register may result in you being denied access to the garrison.

For questions about the new upgrade, please contact your sponsor. If you do not have a sponsor, you can contact the USAG Stuttgart Directorate of Emergency Services, IACS Office at 09641-70-596-2875 or DSN 596-2875 or email:

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