Effective November 1, 2021, the hours for the Visitor Control Center (VCC) are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily. After-hours Unofficial Visitor Base Pass Requests must be processed at the Cannon AFB Main Gate from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. All guests must be accompanied to the Main Gate by their sponsor.
As a result of this policy change, all same day unofficial (i.e. personal) Cannon AFB guests who are not in possession of an authorized base access credential, issued a Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) pass, or on an official Entry Authorization List (EAL) must process through the VCC for identity proofing, background vetting (Fitness), and pass issuance with their sponsor or meet their sponsor at the Main Gate during after-hours access requests.
All advance access requests and additions to an EAL must be submitted to the VCC at least 5 days ahead of the visit bye-mailing the VCC organizational e-mail address at ) 27SOSFS.S5.Visitor_Control@us.af.mil from a government e-mail address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org). The VCC will provide the sponsor with instructions for completing the EAL and all information required from the visitor(s). If the sponsor cannot submit requests from a government e-mail address, they have two options; 1) the sponsor may hand carry the EAL to the VCC at least 5 days in advance or; 2) the sponsor may meet their guest(s) at the VCC on the day of the visit to have a base access pass issued.
NOTE: If the duration of the visit is more than 24 hours, the guest must come to the VCC during operational hours to receive a base access pass.
For official visitors, or visitors accessing the installation for an official purpose (government contractors, non-DoD guests of an organization, etc.), they must contact the host organization's designated official base access sponsor.
NOTE: After May 3, 2023, state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards with the statement of "Not Valid For Federal Purposes," "Federal Limits May Apply," or any other similar phrases will no longer be used for establishing identity unless the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extends the deadline. See examples:
U.S. Passports or other valid forms of photo identification, social security card, and birth certificate may be used. Please refer to the DHS website below for the most current state updates.
Please feel free to call the VCC at (575) 784-2400/6300/4499 regarding any questions or concerns.
Click here for more information on the Real ID Act: https://www.dhs.gov/real-id
DBIDS Pre-Enrollment Website: May be used by patrons requesting access to base to establish a guest profile. You can go to the website at https://dbids-global-enroll.dmdc.mil/.
*NOTE: This profile does not grant the guest any base access privileges, but it does significantly reduce the time needed to process a pass request when the guest and sponsor come to the VCC.