For visitors who are U.S. citizens:
A visit request is MANDATORY for all visitors to NUWC Division Newport, government and civilian, regardless of the duration or classification of the visit.
Access to NUWC Division Newport will not be granted under any circumstances without a valid visit authorization request on file.
Due to the number of visit requests received, seven (7) days processing time is required for all visit requests whether received by JPAS of by FAX. Visitors who don't meet this requirement will not be guaranteed access.
Visitor Control - NUWC Newport Building 80 Lobby outside of NUWC Gate 23 Is open Monday- Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (except holidays)
Note: All individuals NOT in possession of a Common Access Card (CAC), or a DEERS-issued military ID card (active duty, retired or dependent) will require a DBIDS card for access. No unescorted access will be granted without a CAC, a DEERS-issued military ID card (active duty, retired or dependent), or a valid DBIDS card. NCAC and TESLIN cards are accepted as well as CAC and DBIDS.
DBIDS cards are requested by the company submitting the SECNAV form 5512-1 to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Secure Access File Exchange (call for more information). NUWC Division Newport Visitor Control consolidates all inputs and submits them to Naval Station Newport for vetting daily.
DO NOT SUBMIT THIS INFORMATION DIRECTLY TO NAVAL STATION NEWPORT.
DBIDS cards must be picked up AFTER obtaining the NUWC Division Newport visitor badge, and may only be picked up at the Naval Station Newport Pass and ID Office, located outside Naval Station Newport Gate 1. For DBIDS questions, contact Naval Station Pass and ID at 401-841-3126. For NUWC Division Newport questions, contact NUWC Visitor Control at 401-832-2152.
All visits to NUWC Division Newport are assumed to be unclassified unless otherwise stated. For contractors, a valid contract number must also be provided if the visit is of a classified nature.
Uncleared visitors requiring unescorted access must coordinate via their NUWC point of contact. Visit information and a SECNAV form 5512-1 must be submitted a minimum of seven (7) working days in advance of their visit to allow for vetting via the Region Vetting Center.
Principal Purpose: Information is obtained under DTM 09-012 to identify personnel working at activities where unescorted access to the facility may be required.
Routine Use: Information, including the social security number, date and place of birth, is used in verifying the individual’s identity and security clearance level. The information may be disclosed to those at the activity responsible for verifying clearance and unescorted access authorization.
Disclosure: Completion of a visit request authorization, including the disclosure of your social security number and date/place of birth is voluntary. Failure to provide all information, including the Social Security number and date/place of birth, may serve as a basis to deny access to the facility