Visitors to Kirtland Air Force Base

As a general rule, visitors without access to KAFB must be sponsored by an individual affiliated with KAFB to enter the base. If you are visiting the NTC without base access, you are responsible for initiating your sponsorship and obtaining a visitor’s pass using one of the two options below.

Only request a short-term visitor pass or long-term base pass (LTBP) if you do not have one of the following IDs:

  • DOE HSPD-12 badge
  • DoD Common Access Card (CAC)
  • Active/Retired Military ID

Option #1: If your visit will be shorter than 2 weeks, request a short-term visitor pass.

Option #2: If your visit will last longer than 2 weeks, request a LTBP.

Please find both forms under the Student Resource Center. Once you have completed the form, email via password protected email.

Instructions for filling out the LTBP:

Please fill out the following sections only:

  1. First Name
  2. Middle Name (if you do not have a middle name, write "NMN")
  3. Last Name
  4. Date of Birth
  5. SSN
  6. Sex (circle M or F)
  7. US Citizen (circle Yes or No)
  8. Phone Number (daytime phone number where you can be reached)
  1. Visitor's Full Legal Name
  2. Visitor's Driver's License Number
  3. State of Issue
  4. Any Alias (any other names you use)

Be sure to sign (wet signature only) and date this form. Note: Do not fill out "Sponsor's Information".

The attached form contains PII and must be returned via password protected email to Please allow 2 weeks for LTBP approval.

Requirements for Kirtland Air Force Base Visitors

  • To ensure that you will have access to KAFB, please verify that your state is currently in compliance with the Real ID Act of 2005 by visiting the following websites:
      -  REAL ID Enforcement in Brief
      -  REAL ID Act
  • All persons entering the base without an HSPD-12 must be issued a short-term visitor pass from KAFB.
  • To be issued a short-term visitor pass, you must bring your driver’s license, proof of insurance, and registration (or rental car agreement) into the Visitor Center.
  • All personnel should have the following two forms of picture identification with them at all times: a driver’s license and the visitor’s pass issued by KAFB. The guards at the KAFB gate may ask for either or both of these items at their discretion.
  • Government vehicles: The driver must have a KAFB-affiliated badge.

Directions to the NTC Campus

When picking up your pass, you MUST enter through the Truman Gate. After receiving your pass, you are welcome to use the other gates.

  1. Continue east on Gibson Blvd. to the first stoplight (Pennsylvania St.).
  2. Turn right onto Pennsylvania St.
  3. Stay on Pennsylvania St. past the golf course until you reach the gated/fenced area.
  4. Just before the gated/fenced area, turn left on Barrack Rd. Stay left on Barrack Rd. at the fork.
  5. If you are a non-student visitor, you must sign in at the Administration Building (Building 30117) on the left side of the street, just past the fire station. Automated sign-in and badging instructions are provided on the screen in the lobby.
  6. If you are taking a class, you may report directly to your classroom.
  1. Continue south on Truman St. until the second stoplight (Randolph Rd.).
  2. Turn left on Randolph Rd. Follow Randolph around the curve to the end of the runway.
  3. Turn left on Hardin St.
  4. Turn right on Pennsylvania St. (first stoplight) and proceed as described in #3 above.

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