Accessing Quantico Marine Corps Base


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All personnel requesting access to MCINCR-MCB Quantico must have an approved ID and be registered into the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS), prior to being allowed access to the base. DoD issued ID cards (CAC – common access card & TESLIN – retiree, dependent, reserve, individual ready reserve) do Not require any action and will be automatically enrolled into DBIDS. All other approved ID’s require registering that ID credential into DBIDS at the visitor control center, or other approved site aboard the installation. There is no cost to the individual or company to register or obtain a base access credential.
Other approved IDs that can be used for installation entry, after registration into DBIDS, are as follows:
Federal PIV Cards – DHS, FBI, DEA, State Department, etc.
Personal Identity Verification Interoperable (PIV-I) Cards – based on the same standards of vetting and issuance developed by the U.S. government for its employees, but it has been tailored for non-federal use.
Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC)
Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) Card from another military installation.
REAL ID or Enhanced ID
Authorized individuals (CAC/TESLIN card holders) who have been granted unescorted access can vouch for co-travelers in the same vehicle (allows access without going to VCC or registering in DBIDS).
• Persons in possession of a DBIDS credential or pass are NOT authorized trusted traveler/escort privileges.
• Foreign Nationals are NOT authorized to sponsor or escort others.
All short term visitors must visit the Visitor Control Center (VCC) and obtain a visitor pass for entry at the gates.
Law Enforcement personnel with appropriate credentials do not need to register but, must have a valid purpose for entry.
Prior to arrival at the Visitor Control Center, it is highly recommended that each person pre-register in DBIDS to reduce wait times. Print out the registration confirmation or write down the alpha-numeric (QR) code and bring it to the Visitor Control Center.
To enroll in DBIDS, CLICK HERE <!/ >
DoD access control policies require that all persons requesting access to DoD sites must be vetted by a designated government representative and/or system to:
Verify identity- The process of reviewing federally authorized acceptable documentation for authenticity (the person is who he claims to be).
Determine fitness- An evaluation of an applicant’s character and conduct/criminal history (the person meets access standards).
Purpose for access- The person (verified with a sponsor) has a valid and authorized reason to access the base.
The Department of Defense utilizes the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) to control access to installations. Not just MCBQ or the Marine Corps.
All unaffiliated visitors MUST:
• Pre Register in DBIDS at:!/
• Have an escort (trusted traveler), Unaffiliated visitors include those desiring access to attend: weddings, retirements, changes of command, MCCS events, DODEA sporting events, delivery drivers, taxis, Uber and Lyft, hunting, fishing, conferences, club events, continuing education classes, etc.
**There is no cost to register in DBIDS**
• A large number of special events are conducted on the base each week.
• The event sponsors/tenant commands are responsible for ensuring attendees are aware of base access policies/registration requirements.
• The primary access procedure for special events is for all unaffiliated attendees to go to the VCC and be processed for a pass at the VCC to attend the event.
• Passes can be obtained at the VCC in advance of the event (up to 14 days).
• When requested in advance, special access procedures may be authorized for large events and events occurring at times when the VCC is closed and advanced registration is NOT possible.
The event sponsor is responsible to ensure event attendees comply with access requirements (failure to do so will likely result in delayed or denied access).
• Event sponsor submits request to CO SecBn (30 days prior to event)
MCCS is the sponsor for open-to-the-public events that take place at TCAQ and other MCCS venues.
What do I need to do if I have a Common Access Card (CAC)?
I’m retired military, do I need to register?
Where do I register for DBIDS?
Does everyone in a vehicle need to be registered in DBIDS?
What happens if I don’t pre-enroll?
How long does registration take?
If I have a DBIDS card at another base, do I need to register again for Quantico?
I’m a Quantico resident, why do I need to register?  
Base Access Control is intended to process contractors & vendors who conduct official business aboard MCB Quantico. Registration for base access can be conducted at the MCB Quantico Visitor Control Center or the Commercial Vehicle Inspection (CVI) Lot.
Business Hours:
6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Mon-Fri) Visitor Control Center, Bldg 27031X
7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m (Sat) Visitor Control Center, Bldg 27031X
CLOSED on Sundays/Holidays
Phone: (703) 784-3023 (703) 784-3024

Gate 1 (Main Gate – Fuller Road) – Open 24 Hours
•Gate 4 (Back Gate – Commissary) – Open 5am-9pm
•Gate 5 (Ponderosa Y – next to CVI Lot) – Open 24 Hours
•Gate 6 (Onville Rd – TBS) – Open 5am-9pm
•MCU/Q-Town Gate – 6am-4pm Closed weekends & holidays 


Q-Town residents, property owners and others requiring routine access to the Town can obtain a DBIDS credential that allows access.
Persons desiring to visit Q-town without a DBIDS credential:
• When VCC is open: Go to VCC and obtain a DBIDS pass
• When VCC is closed:
-Q-Town residents and property owners (after showing proof) will be allowed access after a wants/warrants check at Gate 1.
-Q-Town residents and property owners enrolled in DBIDS can escort visitors that do not have a DBIDS card or pass. (after a wants/warrants check).
-Other unescorted visitors: Deny Access

• Drivers must be registered in DBIDS or have another approved access token (CAC/Teslin)
• Drivers without DBIDS or other access token will not be allowed to access base (fare will be dropped off at gate and command duty driver will be called)
• Drivers with passengers may NOT access as trusted travelers.
Official and Unofficial visits by Foreign Nationals require enrollment in DBIDS or an authorized escort.
The visit sponsor must also provide advance notice to PMO (date/time/names and gate) of the visit.
• All Foreign Nationals must maintain a copy of their Official Orders or appropriate documentation.
US Military Veterans and caregivers authorized by the VA to utilize the Exchange, Commissary, and specified MWR facilities aboard the installation must go to the VCC to be vetted and registered in DBIDS.
• Must enroll in DBIDS using:
   *A VA Health Identification Card, or
   *A VA Health Eligibility Center Form H623A and a REAL ID Compliant identification.

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