Sponsoring a guest / requesting a Visitor Pass
In order to verify eligibility to sponsor, you must provide the Visitor Center with your rank, last name, first name, last 4 of SSN, and a contact number in case any further information is required. If a sponsor profile cannot be found, or has outdated or incomplete information, the sponsor will be required to come to VREGs in person to update their profile prior to sponsoring any guests.
Once verified, the sponsor will need to provide the following guest information: first and last name, duration/dates of stay and destination. A pass will be issued upon completion of a standard background check and the guest(s) will be authorized unescorted access. The sponsor will be responsible for guest(s) for the duration of their visit.
There are three methods to sponsor a guest:
MCAGCC Twentynine Palms personnel may utilize their government email to send above information to SMB_PLMS_G-7_PMO_VEHICLE_REGS@usmc.mil.
You can provide the above information in person at the Visitor Center located directly outside of the main gate.
Call the Visitor Center front desk at (760) 830-6794 to provide the above information.
**Early submission of requests is encouraged to avoid long waits at the VREGS when applying for passes**
If the guest will be driving on the installation, the following additional documentation will be required to grant access:
- Valid Driver's License (REAL ID or with an additional form of identification)
- Valid Vehicle Registration and Insurance
- If the vehicle is registered in a different name you must have notarized permission to operate vehicle from the named individual on the registration.
- If the vehicle is a rental, please ensure you have the rental agreement readily available. Driver's name must be on the rental agreement.
- Driver or company name must be included on vehicle insurance.
DBIDS (DEFENSE BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM)
DBIDS cards are issued for a number of reasons, including but not limited to: base employment/contracts, deliveries, authorized caregivers, uber/lyft drivers, etc. Sponsorships for DBIDS are only active for up to a maximum of 1 year, and must be renewed annually. A DBIDS identification card can be issued in-person at the Visitor Center for those requiring access to the base on a regular basis.
To pre-enroll for a DBIDS card, visit https://dbids-global.dmdc.mil/enroll#!/. Pre-enrolling will shorten your wait time when arriving at the Visitor Center.
When you finish, print off the QR code provided and bring it to the Visitor Center to be scanned and completed by Visitor Center personnel.
A valid sponsorship, 2 forms of valid identification (including unaltered Social Security Card, NOT laminated), and valid vehicle registration and insurance will be required to run a background check. Once an individual passes the background check, a DBIDS card will be issued.
*DBIDS card-holders are not authorized to sponsor an additional guest or trusted traveler*
Any individual carrying a DOD-issued CAC or USID card may drive guests onto the installation without a visitor pass, and the guest is authorized Escorted Access between 05:30 AM and 8:00 PM daily. The sponsor must escort the guest at all times and will be responsible for guest(s).