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Pass & ID
MCAS Cherry Point Pass & ID (Building 251 at the Main Gate)

Pass and ID    Phone: (252) 466-5921 / 3066
Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to noon.  Closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Requirements for vehicle registration:

  • State driver’s license
  • Military or Civilian ID card
  • Valid state vehicle registration
  • Proof of valid NC liability insurance
  • Driver's improvement card of all military personnel 25 years or younger
  • Copy of Title Application Page when license plates have been transferred

Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to noon Monday – Friday.  Closed Saturday, Sundays and holidays.

Services Provided:

  • Access control for all visitors coming aboard the Air Station
  • Issue visitor passes
  • Issue temporary vehicle registration passes
  • Visitor sponsorships from MCAS residents
  • Visitor passes issued by the sentry at the Main Gate after noon

Note: Visitors must provide a valid, original form of ID from those listed in the 'Acceptable Identity Source Documents' section.


Phone: (252) 466-4687
Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to noon Monday – Friday.  Closed weekends and holidays.

  • Contractors must provide two valid, original forms of ID from those listed in the 'Acceptable Identity Source Documents' section.

  • Criminal background check

  • Contracting Officer or sponsorship letter from an agency assigned to MCAS Cherry Point

  • Company employment verification letter

  • Verification of social security number

  • Application for Business Permit       

  • Criminal background check

  • Copy of driver’s license                    

  • Copy of birth certificate

  • Intent-to-sign-lease form from AMCC

  • U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card   
  • U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551)
  • Foreign passport with a temporary (-551 stamp or temporary I-551 printed notation on a machine-readable immigrant visa.
  • Foreign passport with a current arrival-departure record, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Form I-94 bearing the same mane as the passport, and containing an endorsement of the alien’s no –immigrant status indicating that status authorizes the alien to work for the employer.
  • Department of Homeland Security Employment Authorization Document (FORM I-766)
  • In the case of a non-immigrant alien authorized to work for a specific employer, a foreign passport with a form I-94 or Form I-94a, bearing the same name as the passport, and containing an endorsement of the alien’s non –immigrant status, as long as the endorsement has not yet expired and the proposed employment is not in conflict with any restrictions or limitations identified on the form.
  • Driver’s license or ID card issued by a state or outlying territory of the U.S. provided that it contains photograph and biographic information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address.
  • ID card issued by Federal, state or local government agencies, provided that it contains photograph and biographic information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address.
  • School ID card with a photograph.
  • U.S. military or draft record.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card or TWIC.
  • Native American tribal document.

Access Denials

  • Military or civilian police or VCO/CVO personnel are unable to verify the individual’s claimed identity based on reasonable belief the person submitted fraudulent identity information in the attempt to gain access.
  • The individual has a conviction for espionage, sabotage, sedition, treason, terrorism, armed robbery, or murder.
  • The individual has a felony conviction for a firearms or explosives violation, regardless of the date of conviction.
  • The individual has been convicted of crimes encompassing sexual assault or rape.
  • The individual has been convicted of crime encompassing child molestation, or the possession or production of child pornography.
  • The individual has been convicted of trafficking in persons.
  • The individual is a registered sex offender.
  • The individual has been convicted of drug possession with intent to sell or distribute.
  • The individual has an active arrest warrant from Federal, state, local, or other civil law enforcement (LE) authorities, regardless of offense or violation.
  • The individual has a felony conviction within the last 10 years, regardless of the offense or violation.
  • The individual’s name appears on any Federal or state agency watch list for criminal behavior or terrorist activity.
  • The individual is debarred entry or access to a Marine Corps site, other DoD installations or facilities, or other Federal site or facility.
  • The individual engaged in acts or activities designed to overthrow the U.S. Government by force.
  • The individual is known to be or reasonably suspected of being a terrorist or belongs to an organization with known terrorism links/support.
  • The individual is identified in the NCIC known or suspected terrorist (KST) file, or the Terrorist Screening Data Base (TSDB) report as known to be, or suspected of being, a terrorist or belonging to an organization with known links to terrorism or support of terrorist activity.  If an individual is identified on the NCIC KST files or TSDB, PMO/Marine Corps Police Department (MCPD) or other designated site security personnel will immediately call the NCIS Multiple Threat Alert Center (MTAC) for further coordination.  The MTAC will coordinate with the Department of Justice or Federal Bureau of Investigation and provide handling instructions to PMO/MCPD or other designated site security personnel.
  • Illegally present in the U.S.
  • Has knowingly submitted an employment questionnaire with false or fraudulent information.
  • A prisoner on a work-release program or currently on felony probation/parole
  • Is pending any felony charge.
  • Has been convicted of three or more misdemeanor violations, or attempted violations, within the previous 10 years of the following offenses:
    • Sex crimes;
    • Assaults;
    • Larcenies;
    • Drugs
    • Weapons.
  • The individual has criminal arrest information that the site commander determines the person presents a threat to the good order, discipline, or health and safety on the Marine Corps site.
  • Any reason the Installation Commander deems reasonable for good order and discipline.

Denial Appeals

A denial letter will be generated by the CVO for the employee to sign so that he/she is aware of the denial. A copy will be provided to the employee. The employee should then follow the below steps and turn the package in to the CVO, if they wish to appeal their denial. The employee will be notified directly if the appeal is approved or denied.

  • Obtain a Letter of Good Standing from the employer.
  • Content should be on a company letterhead, signed by the supervisor, and include contact information for company
  • Create a letter
  • The letter may be typed or handwritten and should contain:
  • Summary of Offenses
    • Conviction(s) and conviction date(s)
    • Brief summary of the event(s) that occurred
    • Age at the time of the event
  • Explanation of the things that the employee has done to improve him/herself  
    • Courses and certification such as: anger management counseling or drug & alcohol counseling
    • Detail any community involvement and length of time
  • Provide copies of any certificates of completion for courses related to the disqualifying offenses, such as drug or alcohol rehabilitation or anger management courses.
  • Military or Civilian ID card

  • Photograph of entire weapon

  • Photograph of serial number (Legible)

  • Weapon Registration Form

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday.
Closed weekends and holidays.
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Military
6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Civilians

Air Station Order 1740.1 Personal Solicitation Aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), Cherry Point Download
Air Station Order 5370.2F Civilian/Military Family Member/Juvenile Misconduct Download
Air Station Order 5510.15E Possession, Use and Storage of Firearms/WeaponsDownload
Air Station Order 5510.15F Privately Owned Firearms Registration Form (Fillable)Download
Air Station Order 5560.6A Documentation Required to Request Access to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), Cherry Point by Commercial and Contractor EmployeesDownload
Air Station Order P5101.6M w Ch 1,2,3 Revocation and Suspension of Driving Privileges and Traffic Hearing Procedures Download
Air Station Order P5560.3D w/Ch 1-6 Motor Vehicle Traffic Entry RegulationsDownload
DoD Installation Access GuiideDownload
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point