Operations and Management
Fleet and Family Readiness

Base Access / Pass & ID


CNRMA Day Visitor and Contractor Listings

As of May 25, 2018, CNRMA Day Visitor and Contractor Listings are no longer posted to this site. Effective immediately, all inquiries for base access status should be sent to the following email address:  day_visitor_inquiries@navy.mil

Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS)

On April 17, the Navy began transitioning all vendors, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and service providers seeking base access who currently use or qualify for the Navy Commercial Access Control System (NCACS) from NCACS to Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS). The transition applies to installations in the continental United States, Hawaii and Guam.

The transition that is currently underway from NCACS to DBIDS applies to all eligible vendors, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, and service providers. Those individuals with Department of Defense (DoD) approved sponsorship to conduct business with the Navy and/or tenant commands aboard a Navy installation, who are not eligible for a common access card (CAC) also may apply for a DBIDS card.

Current NCACS cardholders will have until August 14 to obtain a DBIDS credential at the local base Visitor Control Center. NCACS cards will no longer be accepted after August 14. Contractors, sub-contractors, vendors and suppliers who do not have an NCACS card will have up to 180 days to obtain their DBIDS credential.

For information on how to obtain a DBIDS credential, go to www.cnic.navy.mil/om/dbids.html

Common Access Card (CAC)

CACs are issued to all active duty military members, Reserves, National Guard, DoD civilians, non-DoD/other government employees, and state employees of National Guard and eligible DoD contractors who need access to DoD facilities or DoD computer network systems.

CACs are issued at ID card issuance offices.  The RAPIDS Site Locator provides a listing of those offices.  Some ID card issuances offices offer appointments using the Appointment Scheduler.

For more information on CACs, please visit www.cac.mil


The CNRMA Access Control Instruction provides detailed guidance for many aspects of obtaining personnel/guest access to Region installations. The Access Control Contract Modifications is an advisory from CNIC for contracting officers and staff. The Denial Criteria and Waiver Process provides information for denials to installations.

Access Control Contract Modifications

Denial Criteria and Waiver Process

Taxi and Limousine Companies Access

Pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement between Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic and the Navy Exchange (NEX) Service Command, the NEX is the single-source coordinator for taxi and limousine access badges to enter the bases in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

The point of contact is the NEX general manager at Naval Station Norfolk,  (757) 440-2050. The application and fee payment may be delivered to Bldg. CD-13, Second Floor, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. thru 3 p.m. 

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