Pass and Decal

3101 Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92136
Naval Base San Diego Pass and Decal is located north of Main Gate (Gate 6) on Harbor Drive (Building 3436).  Responsible for the issuance of temporary vehicle passes, contractor badges, camera passes.
Hours of Operations: 
Monday – Friday, 0700-1530
Closed Weekends and Holidays


The requirement for base access for all non-affiliated, unescorted workers/guests is to complete and submit SECNAV Form 5512/1 via their sponsor. This policy is effective for all events, to include one-time events such as weddings, retirement ceremonies, PAO functions, changes of command, special events, job applicants, and for vendors/service providers not enrolled in the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS), Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) holders without a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), and Civilian Retiree Card Holders prior to PSD re-issuance of expired credentials.

Sponsors for visiting personnel shall provide a SECNAV 5512/1 for each guest requesting access to the installation Pass and ID Office no later than 5 working days prior to the scheduled date of the planned event/work to allow time for vetting.

Visitors picking up credentials or visitors pass must present two forms of identification.  The following link provided the acceptable forms of identification:


SECNAV 5512/1 must be completed for all visitors requiring unescorted access to the installation.  Sponsors or sponsoring organization is responsible for submitting the forms to the Pass & ID office.  When sponsoring a group of personnel for a special event, you must submit a SECNAV 5512/1 for each person along with master spreadsheet listing all the attendees.  If submitting via email, the email must be sent from a .mil address and encrypted.


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 July 15 to obtain a DBIDS credential at the local base Visitor Control Center.  NCACS cards will no longer be accepted after July 15. 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


Employees must complete SECNAV Form 5512/1 in its entirety.

Scan and upload completed forms/spreadsheet (via AMRDEC SAFE to your sponsor .mil email address.

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