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Visitor Control Centers


Naval Base Kitsap is a controlled access installation.

Visitor Control Centers are responsible for authenticating an individual's identity, vetting, and determining their eligibility prior to authorizing access to the installation.


Department of Defense affiliated personnel are authorized access to the installation upon presentation of their DoD issued:

Common Access Card (CAC)
DD Form 2 (Retired)
DD Form 1173 (family member)
DD Form 1173-1 (Guard/Reserve family member)
DD Form 2765 (Privilege Card)
Defense Biometrics Identification System (DBIDS) identification card

Persons without a DoD ID card are not allowed entry to NBK unless they have met entry requirements in accordance with DoD and Navy regulations. NBK Entry Control Points (gates) are manned by Naval Security Forces military and civilian personnel.

The requirement for base access for all non-affiliated, unescorted workers/guests is to complete and submit SECNAV Form 5512/1: Base Access Pass Registration (found under "ACCESS CONTROL FORMS") via their sponsor. This policy is effective for all events, including one-time events, such as weddings, retirement ceremonies, public affairs functions, changes of command, special events, job applicants, and for vendors/service providers not enrolled in DBIDS, Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) holders without a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), and civilian retiree cardholders prior to Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) reissuance of expired credentials.


Sponsorship allows authorized ID cardholders to take responsibility for verifying and authorizing up to five applicants and two vehicles (including the sponsor’s) access onto NBK.  

Authorized ID cardholders include:
- Active duty service members and their family members
- DoD civilian employees
- Retired military and DoD civilians
Dependents and family members must be over the age of 18

Sponsors accept full responsibility for those they are escorting, and must remain with them at all times until they leave the base.

Sponsors escorting non-U.S. citizens must come into the VCC with the individual(s) to fill out a form for the background check of the individual(s). Please see the requirements for background checks below. Entry into secure areas on NBK, including Bangor operational area/lower base and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility on Bremerton require additional steps prior to receiving access to these areas.

All non-sponsored non-affiliated visitors are required to process at a VCC to obtain a temporary visitor pass. They must provide a valid reason for entry to NBK, and will be subjected to security vetting.

Guests over the age of 18 are required to have valid government issued photo identification on their person at all times while on the installation.

All guests must have a valid request in the system for base admittance. Typically, these requests are placed through the Base Authorization and Visit Request (BAVR) Web page. All non-sponsored guests who do not possess a CAC must undergo a background check for local, state, and federal criminal history records.

Accessing the base is a privilege that may be revoked or suspended at any time by the commanding officer of the installation. Upon expiration of NBK credentials, or termination or resignation of employment, NBK credentials are to be returned to the appropriate VCC in person, placed in the locked drop boxes at certain exit gates, or handed over to NBK gate guards. These badges are not to be returned to the company/organization nor handed over to a company/organization supervisor as they are property of the federal government.


In order to be vetted with a background check and identify proofing by VCC personnel, you must bring valid/current government issued photo identification and current proof of citizenship. This applies to all individuals except for active duty service members and federal civilian employees, who do not require the same background checks. Despite having a CAC, these individuals are highly encouraged to bring any of the following proofs of citizenship (**while your Social Security card is helpful for identity proofing, it is NOT a valid proof of citizenship for NBK vetting purposes**):

  • State issued birth certificate: This must be an original or state certified copy. Personal photocopies, electronic versions, or hospital issued birth records are NOT accepted.
  • Enhanced state-issued driver's license only accepted from Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, and Washington. Real ID licenses are not accepted at this time.
  • U.S. Passport (book or card): The passport can NOT be expired.
  • Certification of Naturalization: This document (FS-550/560) must be an original; electronic or photocopies are not accepted.
  • Born-abroad Certificate: This document (FS-240) must be an original. Electronic or photocopies are not accepted.
  • Permanent Resident Card: This allows for background checks to be performed and access to the common area upon favorable results. However, Permanent Resident Cards do NOT qualify for proof of citizenship for restricted access badges. You will not be issued a PSNS badge under this type of citizenship proof; if you are a delivery driver with a PRC, you must also have proper documentation from the VCC before entering the common area.


Individuals making deliveries or picking up loads on NBK installations must have valid government issued photo identification, proof of citizenship, and a Bill of Lading (hard copy only) in order to be vetted by the VCC and receive a temporary pass. See Required Documents above for acceptable proof of citizenship. After receiving a favorable background check by VCC personnel, delivery drivers will be issued a temporary pass. If going into the PSNS Controlled Industrial Area (CIA), drivers will need to be escorted after the vetting process. If the delivery is going into lower base Bangor, a separate pass must be issued by the VCC. It is up to the driver or their company to coordinate these arrangements. VCC personnel will not arrange for a sponsor. It is important to note that these sponsors are not typically contractors.

Drivers possessing a valid TWIC card who are entering the installation common areas may bypass the vetting process inside the VCC. Drivers must have their TWIC, Bill of Lading (hard copy only), and proof of citizenship. If they are entering a restricted area, they must have the above items, and be vetted inside the VCC with a favorable background check and sponsor into the restricted area. Once again, it is on the driver or their organization to make these arrangements. Individuals delivering to lower base Bangor require a temporary One Trip Pass (OAP), typically issued and controlled by the Bangor VCC.


  • BANGOR: Bldg. 1035 (located off of Trident Blvd., adjacent to Trident Main Gate) - 360-396-4665
  • BREMERTON: Bldg. 981 (located off of WA-304, adjacent to Missouri Gate) - 360-476-4882
  • JACKSON PARK-NAVAL HOSPITAL BREMERTON: Bldg. 16 (located off of Austin Dr., adjacent to NHB Main Gate) - 360-475-4377
  • KEYPORT: Bldg. 916 (located off of State Rd. 308, adjacent to NBK-Keyport Main Gate) - 360-396-2585


Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Doors close at 3:20 p.m. for required closing procedures by VCC personnel. Customers arriving after 3 p.m. will be seen on a case-by-case basis, with all customer tasks concluded by 3:20 p.m. Active duty military (in uniform) have priority.

After hours or weekend access to non-credentialed visitors will be issued on a case-by-case basis. You are not guaranteed after hours or weekend access without prior vetting and processing.


Also see:

• Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific: 360-396-2441
• Trident Refit Facility Bangor: 360-315-2429
• Kitsap County Sheriff: 360-337-7101
• Bremerton Police Department: 360-476-7299

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