Location: 6 California Blvd, right outside the Santa Maria Gate
Phone: (805) 606-7662
NEW Hours of Operation*
Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Closed on all Federal Holidays
After Hour Passes: Visitors needing a visitor pass after hours can receive a 24 hour pass at the Santa Maria gate, (located on California Blvd. at the intersection with HWY 1)
Get Virtual Passes for up to 30 Days!
Please complete following steps:
Eligible sponsors may sponsor up to 10 guests at a time for up to 30 days*
*Note: Visitor(s) must have a valid Visitor Pass, QR code alone will not grant entry to the installation*
Active Duty and Government Employees with a CAC can vouch for the identity, fitness, and purpose of the passenger(s) in their vehicle (not to exceed 10 passengers). Individuals will be responsible for the conduct of their passengers and will be required to accompany them at all times. Contactors, Retirees, Dependents, and Foreign Nationals are not authorized Trusted Traveler privileges. Available at all gates from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.
Members with the following credentials may sponsor up to 10 individuals for 30 days.
In order to receive a pass individuals will need the following information:
A pass for installation access is required for all individuals 16 and over. Please contact the Visitor Control Center with any questions.
The sponsor will meet the commercial vehicle at the Lompoc gate to get a 24 hour pass and have the vehicle searched.
Foreign Visitor Request:
Must be completed NLT 30 days prior to the visit. Contact the VCC for further information.
Long Term Visitor Credential:
This is for hardship purposes and the sponsor needs to contact the VCC for proper paper work.
DOD Civilian Retiree IDs have been DISCONTINUED DOD wide, as of Sep 01, 2023. In addition, Vandenberg Space Force Base Visitors Center will issue new DBIDS cards to any DOD civilian retirees. Please bring SF-50 form to Visitors Center to attain new retiree DBID card.
Current as of October 2023
Santa Maria Gate:
6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Real ID Act Information
Disabled Veterans Access (VHIC)
DoD Installation Access Guidelines