Sponsorship Information


Anyone with sponsorship authority is authorized to sponsor up to nine guests for a maximum of 30 days. 

The Visitors Center is open seven days a week, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Visitors Center is closed on weekends and federal holidays. Visitor passes are available at the gate when the Visitor Center is closed.

Unofficial Foreign National Visit Request

For unofficial foreign national guests, contact hanscom.police.services@us.af.mil to receive instructions/request template. This must be submitted at least 14 duty days prior to the visit for processing.

Special Event Request

Special Events must be submitted at a minimum 72 hours before the event. All individuals will have a background check before access to the installation will be granted. Guest information includes the individual’s full name and date of birth. full social security number, driver’s license number and state, and whether or not they are a U.S. citizen. 

Email hanscom.police.services@us.af.mil for special event template.


Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission's recommendation that the Federal Government "set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses." The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards.

No states are subject to REAL ID enforcement at this time. DoD will accept standard State-issued driver's licenses and identification cards from all U.S. States and territories as proof of identity.  However, please note a key exception: State-issued driver's licenses and identification cards marked "Not Valid for Federal Purposes," "Federal Limits May Apply" or other similar language still may not be accepted by DoD.

For the most up-to-date information, visit https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs