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Visitor Control Center

The NSA Bethesda VCC is located at:
102 Wood Road, Bethesda, MD 20889

 

Open: Monday to Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Phone: 301-295-4607

 
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ATTENTION: All first time visitors without existing access to the installation must complete and submit SECVNAV FORM 5512/1. Download it here.
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ID CARDS:  If you're going to the DEERS/ID Card office for a Common Access Card (CAC), please click here for information about obtaining access to the installation. 


ESCORTING VISITORS

Personnel escorting visitors and guests are responsible for knowing and adhering to all information below.

1.) Personnel with the following IDs may escort visitors & guests onto the installation:

- Military or Civil Service CAC issued by DoD
- Military Retirees
- Military Dependents
- Reserve Component Members
- NSA Bethesda-issued Access Credential that specifies escort privileges

2.) Escorts must remain with their guest/visitor at all times, unless the individual retrieves their own valid ID or are passed off to another valid ID holder.

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SUBMIT A VISIT REQUEST AND CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

Pre-vetted Access List

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROCESS.

For your visitor or guests name(s) to be placed on a pre-vetted access list at the gates, you may submit an *ENCRYPTED* email at least (3) business days in advance (Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays) to:

usn.bethesda.nsabethesdamd.mbx.nsab-access@mail.mil

In the email, include a completed SECNAV 5512/1 and the following required information:

- Requested date(s) of access
- Visitor/Guest name (LAST, FIRST as it appears on their driver's license or government-issued ID)
- Company/Employer (If the guest is visiting on official business) or "N/A"
- Destination on NSA Bethesda
- Sponsor's name (LAST, FIRST)
- Sponsor's desk telephone number

Alternatively, a SECNAV 5512/1 may be hand-delivered to the Visitor Control Center, or faxed to 301-295-6321. There are no exceptions to this deadline due to the large volume of requests that must be vetted. The "pre-vetted access list" is printed the afternoon prior and placed at the gates at 5 a.m. NOTE: If your visitors/guests will be arriving prior to 5 a.m., please request access for both the day prior AND the day of the visit.

Pick Up a Pass

If you are unable to meet the deadline of (3) day business days prior to the visit, submit an email to:

usn.bethesda.nsabethesdamd.mbx.nsab-access@mail.mil

In the email, specify that your visitor will "pick-up a pass," and include a completed SECNAV 5512/1 and following required information:

- Requested date(s) of access
- Visitor/Guest name (LAST, FIRST as it appears on their driver's license or government-issued ID)
- Company/Employer (If the guest is visiting on official business) or "N/A"
- Destination on NSA Bethesda
- Sponsor's name (LAST, FIRST)
- Sponsors desk telephone number

Please have your visitor report to the Visitor Control Center at least one hour prior to their visit with two or more forms of valid ID as listed on form 5512/1.

Updated: August 6, 2021

 

DEERS/ID Card Office Access

Visitors and employees without regular access to NSA Bethesda who are looking to access the installation for walk-in service at the DEERS/ID Card office must have a sponsor or escort (as shown above) to obtain a pass for access to the installation.

Visitors and employees without regular access to the installation who have an existing appointment at the DEERS/ID Card office must present a screenshot or printout confirming their appointment date/time to obtain a pass for access to the installation.

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