Visitor Access Procedures
Due to Department of Homeland Security requirements for proper vetting of all Foreign Nationals through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program and Visual Compliance, all FN visit requests must be entered into IdMAX two weeks prior to their visit date at NASA Headquarters. Ms. Robin Hood is the Foreign National Visit Coordinator, 358-1654.
Foreign National Visitors must be physically met and escorted by their sponsors while in NASA HQ. Foreign National Visitors are not allowed within NASA HQ between 7 PM - 7AM and not on weekends.
All visits to NASA HQ should be pre-coordinated through the HQ Security Office NLT one business day before the visit. Forward the visitor requests by email to: HQfirstname.lastname@example.org, or, HQ-VisitorAccess in the Outlook Address Book on a NASA computer.
The following information must be included:
- PURPOSE OF VISIT
- NAME(s) OF GUEST(s)
- CITIZENSHIP STATUS
- POINT OF CONTACT
- POC's BADGE NUMBER
- POC's TELEPHONE NUMBER
- DATE OF VISIT
- TIME OF VISIT
- ROOM NUMBER
The visitor information will be in place at the Visitor Center in the West Lobby. Visitors will need only to show valid ID and they will receive Visitor Badges. All visitors will go through the Magnetometer and their hand carried items will be X-Rayed.
If the visit is not pre-coordinated, the sponsor must meet the visitor in the West Lobby and sign the visitor in or the visitor can call the sponsor from the Visitor Center desk and the sponsor can authorize the visitor over the phone with the Security Officer.
Foreign National Escort Policy:
In order to escort a Foreign National, the escort must sign a Foreign National Escort Policy form (one form for each individual escorted). No more than three (3) Foreign Nationals will be escorted by each escort. Each Foreign National will be provided a F/N visitor badge which must be displayed at all times. By signing the policy form, the escort is acknowledging that they will be in that persons’ presence at all times. The Foreign National will be escorted directly to the room where their meeting will take place and then directly back to the West Lobby after the meeting. If the Foreign National needs to go to the restroom, they will be escorted. At no time will a Foreign National be given directions and allowed to go anywhere in NASA HQ unescorted.