Visitor Control Center (VCC) Phone: (760) 380-6750/4905 Hours: 6 AM – 6 PM, Monday – Friday
Visitor Access Denial Factors
Installation access will be denied to individuals with a record of any of the following derogatory information: Denial Factors
**It is incumbent upon the sponsor to COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR VISITORS regarding the access denial criteria. The DES is prohibited by the California Department of Justice from pre-clearing visitors**
REAL ID Act
State issued driver’s licenses and ID’s from states which are non-REAL ID Act compliant or do not have a current extension must be accompanied by a supplementary identity document for installation access or an escort will be required.*
Click here to determine the status of each state/territory.
Click here for a list of acceptable supplementary identity documents.
* Drivers licenses/state-issued ID's from any state with the imprint `Enhanced Driver's License/Enhanced Identification Card' ARE valid forms of ID and holders do not require escort. Driver’s licenses/state-issued ID's with the imprint `Not for Federal Identification' ARE NOT acceptable forms of ID and an escort will be required.
Distinguished Guests / Protocol
All visitors to NTC, O-6 and above, must go through a visit approval process by NTC G-3 and FORSCOM. For more information click forward to the Protocol Office.
Standard Visitor Pass
The Visitor Pass application is used to request access for family, friends, and acquaintances or vendors providing a personal service to residents living on Fort Irwin (1 Day). Visitors must have a valid sponsor. A valid sponsor includes active duty and retired service members and their spouses, and DOD civilians.
The Visitor Pass Application can be located at the following address and must have all fields completed prior to submission. Visitor Pass Application (click here)
The application MUST be emailed from a government email account to the following address or it will be returned without processing. Email
Applications may also be hand delivered to the VCC (Bldg. 9) by a valid sponsor with the appropriate identification.
Visitors arriving to the installation should proceed to the VCC during hours of operation M-F 0600-1800 or proceed to the Main Gate after hours. All visitors MUST undergo a NCIC III background screening prior to being granted entry. This process can be time consuming so please plan accordingly.
Contractors submit employees names through their COR/Government Representative for processing. Sub-Contractors will submit employee’s names via the Prime Contractor.
Contractor Officer Representatives “COR’s”/Government Representative use this site to obtain an access memorandum example: Contractor & Commercial Vendor Access Request Template
COR/Government Representative (only) will complete all highlighted areas on the memorandum. The memorandum MUST be emailed from a government email account to the following address or it will be returned without processing. Email
Commercial Vendor Pass
Commercial Vendor/Service/Delivery sponsors will submit a memorandum to the VCC requesting installation access. A valid sponsor includes active duty service members and DOD civilians. Use this site to obtain an access memorandum example: Contractor & Commercial Vendor Access Request Template
The memorandum MUST be emailed from a government email account to the following address or it will be returned without processing. Email
Vendor/Service/Delivery personnel arriving at the installation should proceed to the VCC during its hours of operation M-F 0600-1800 or proceed to the Main Gate after hours.
All Vendor/Service/Delivery personnel MUST undergo a NCIC III background screening prior to being granted entry. This process can be time consuming so please plan accordingly.
Vendor/Service/Delivery personnel who enter the installation on a reoccurring basis (e.g. FedEx/UPS drivers, tow truck drivers, NEX/DECA delivery drivers, SCE technicians etc.) may be issued a Fort Irwin Access Badge for up to a one year period upon request by their sponsor.