Badge Checkpoint

For anyone who has made arrangements to visit LLNL, the first stop is the Westgate Badge Office, located off Vasco Road in Livermore. The Badge Office is open 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

You will need a badge for admittance to the Laboratory. Be prepared to wait about 15 minutes for your badge to be issued. You must have a valid driver’s license or other form of official photo identification, and be prepared to provide your Social Security number. Non-U.S. citizens must present a Permanent Resident Card or valid passport plus visa documentation and all accompanying documentation. You must wear the badge conspicuously at all times while you are at LLNL. The photo side of the badge must be visible, and it should be worn between your neck and your waist; you should not attach it to a belt. You must turn in your badge at the security checkpoint as you leave the Laboratory.

Members of the news media should make prior arrangements with the LLNL Public Affairs Office before coming to the Laboratory. Using a camera or recording device without prior authorization is prohibited; see LLNL’s policies on photography and its rules on restricted and controlled items for more information.