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Badging, Badge Office

The central point where badges are issued to employees and official visitors.


NOTICE: All badging services are now available; however, you may experience a delay so please plan accordingly.

Badge Office location

As the central point where badges are issued to employees and official visitors, the Badge Office is located on the second floor of the Otowi Building (TA-3, Bldg. 261).
Badge Office map

Badge Office hours

Monday-Friday: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday: Closed 11:30 am - 1 pm
Friday: Closed 12:00 pm - 1 pm

Returning Expired Badges

Do not return badges to the Badge Office in person.

Use the drop box at the top of the ramp going into the Otowi Building.

Mail to:
Los Alamos National Laboratory
P.O. Box 1663 MS P134
Los Alamos, NM 87545

Overnight Mail:
Los Alamos National Laboratory
ATTN: Badge Office
Bikini Atoll Rd., SM 30
Los Alamos, NM 87545

Badge requirements

  • US citizen employees must present a photo ID and proof of US citizenship. See Security Smart on Proof of United States Citizenship for the Badge Office (pdf) and Badge Office ID Cheat Sheet (pdf).
  • Foreign national guests and employees must have an approved visit and present a valid passport, I-94 Arrival/Departure Record (when appropriate), and their respective immigration document (permanent resident card, Form DS-2019, Form I-20, Form I-797 (E-3, H-1B, TN, O-1 approval notice)), if applicable.
  • Official visitors are those who have been invited by a Laboratory or contractor host employee. It is the host's responsibility to take care of any necessary badges or access permission and arrange to meet guests at a designated place. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Institutional Visits and Events, the Badge Office, or your host.

For more information about obtaining a badge, refer to New Hire Process.

Learn more about the Lab's implementation of the RealID Act and requirements.