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The ID Badge Process
To learn more about the rollout of the new HHS ID Badge at NIH, visit

Security Encryption FAQs (Restricted to NIH Access Only)

Advance Accompanied Visitor's Pass (AAVP)
AAVP is a web-based tool that NIH Employees (FTE only) can access in order to request a visitor’s pass to the NIH campus in advance. This 'Advance Accompanied Visitor Pass' (AAVP) application must take place a minimum of 24 hours prior to the visitor arrival and the visitor must be accompanied by the NIH employee requesting the pass. The AAVP tool can be accessed via the NIH intranet (including VPN and Parachute). Supported browsers are IE, Netscape and Firefox.

Accompanied Child Visitor Pass (ACVP)
All children under the age of 16 accompanied by an NIH employee or contractor holding a valid NIH ID are allowed to enter the main campus through any employee or visitor entrance where a guard is present. The accompanied child or children will not undergo physical screening and will not have to enter via a visitor’s entrance.

This simplified policy applies to children of employees and contractors arriving in vehicles and as pedestrians, except at stand-alone pedestrian portals where no guard is present... More | Download Form

Safety and Security FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to Safety and Security at the NIH

Conditions for Access to and Use of NIH Facilities for Group Functions, Activities, and Special Events (PDF)
This document establishes a policy on the appropriate use of NIH facilities for group functions, activities and special events under a graduated set of  “Threat Conditions” as defined by the Homeland Security Advisory System.


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