Anyone 18 years of age or older must present a valid, unexpired original U.S. government photo ID card (e.g. state issued driver’s license or identification card); or an original, unexpired passport to enter the U.S. Naval Academy grounds. Visitors who are NOT U.S. citizens MUST present an original unexpired passport for entry. REAL ID requirements lifted until May 7, 2025.
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(Effective May 2025) Please note that as a result of the REAL ID Act, some state/territory IDs are not sufficient for access to the U.S. Naval Academy. Please check the Current Status of States/Territories to see if your state or territory’s ID is compliant with the REAL ID Act. Drivers’ licenses and state IDs from states that are not compliant must be accompanied by an acceptable second form of ID (SSN Card, Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate, U.S. Citizen ID Card, etc.). Visitors who are NOT U.S. citizens MUST present an original unexpired passport for entry.
In order to enter the U.S. Naval Academy complex as an approved business partner (vendor or contractor) or visitor affiliated with NABSD, you must fill out the proper forms. Please select the forms that you have been directed to complete:
- 5512 FORM: This form must be completed, for each person requiring access, if you or your company provides/sells services or products to NABSD.
- NAVAL ACADEMY CLUB MEMBER FORM: This form is only for members of the Naval Academy Club (NAC).
- GATE GUEST ACCESS LIST: This form will be sent to you by the Access Department once your event is a confirmed qualified event.
- GROUP TRANSPORTATION ACCESS FORM: This form will be sent to you by the Access Department once your event is a confirmed qualified event. This form is for military groups that are requesting group transportation (bus, limo, trolley, etc.) access to the U.S. Naval Academy complex for an event (e.g. honor flights, reunions, tours, weddings).
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Only those with proper ID can enter the Yard.