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Visitor Information

Visitor Information Topics:

Visitor Control Centers
Base Access Control
Required Documents
Deliveries and Pick-Ups
Getting Here


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.


  • 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

  • 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.


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

• Common Access Card (CAC)

Following will be accepted until expiration and replacement by USIS: 
• 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") through the visitor's sponsor or available at any Visitor Control Center (VCC). 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.


As of June 18, 2024 Naval Base Kitsap has implemented Force Protection Condition Charlie 6, and discontinued the use of the Trusted Traveler program for vehicle occupant identification. This measure is being implemented as a deterrent to safeguard personnel and assets, better control access to Naval Base Kitsap, and fully inform potential follow-on actions regarding attempts to gain base access.

  • All persons accessing the installation must present a valid credential (CAC, DBIDS, USID, Teslin, TWIC, VHIC, etc.).
  • Sponsors may escort up to 6 persons and must be at least 18 years old. Individuals being escorted on base must present a valid federal or state issued photo ID. Sponsors must remain within close proximity and are responsible for those escorted. Visitors who have any expectation to be unescorted and sponsors who will not maintain close proximity to their guests/visitors for any period of time must be processed through the local Visitor Control Center. Military dependents under the age of 18 with a valid access credential may escort siblings only.
  • Children being escorted on base by their parents, under the age of 18, do not need ID as long as they are with an escort.
  • Contractors, Vendors, and sub-contractors (DBIDS) are NOT authorized to escort.
  • Rideshare and Car/Van pool occupants must all have and present a valid credential.
  • PSNS Worker Drivers will verify occupants have valid credentials for base access and will continue their normal procedures.
  • Kitsap School Bus Drivers will present valid credentials for base access. Anyone else on the bus who is 18 years old or older must also present valid credentials.


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.


Naval Base Kitsap – Bremerton

From I-5 (in either direction):

  • Follow I-5 North or South

  • Take exit 132B to merge onto WA-16 West (Bremerton)

  • Continue/merge onto WA-3 North

  • Use right two lanes to take exit 36 onto WA-304 East (Bremerton)

  • Missouri Gate/Visitor Control Center: turn right on Charleston Beach Rd. West

  • Charleston Gate: turn right on Farragut Ave.

  • Naval Avenue Gate: continue on WA-304 East/Charleston Blvd. Use far right lane to turn right on Burnwell St. Turn right on Naval Ave.

Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor/Keyport

From I-5 (in either direction):

  • Follow I-5 North or South

  • Take exit 132B to merge onto WA-16 West (Bremerton)

  • Continue/merge onto WA-3 North

  • Trigger Gate: take Trigger Ave. exit

  • Trident Gate: take exit toward Bangor

  • Keyport Main Gate: take WA-308 East (Keyport) Turn right on McKittrick Rd. Slight left onto Dowell Rd. Turn right on A St.



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