From Commander, Navy Installations Command


Defense Biometric Identifi-cation System (DBIDS) increases installation security and communications by receiving frequent database updates on changes to personnel/credential status, law enforcement warrants, lost/stolen cards, and force protection conditions. 

The system provides a continuous vetting anytime the DBIDS card is scanned at an installation entry point. 

Rapidgate is no longer issuing NCACS cards. If you are currently using this card, it will authorize entry to Naval Air Station Jacksonville until Aug. 14 at which time, it will no longer be valid. 

If you currently have an Navy Commercial Access Control System (NCACS) card (used with Rapidgate), the following is required to get a DBIDS credential:

Present your NCACS Card and a completed copy of the SECNAV FORM 5512/1 to the base Visitor Control Center  representative.

Visitor Control Center staff  will pull up your information in the computer, ensuring all information is current and correct. You must have a current contract with a base organization for access. 

Once your information is validated, a DBIDS credential is provided.

For each additional U.S. Navy installation to which you need access, the first time you visit you only need to bring your DBIDS credential and statement of purpose for base access when arriving at the Visitor Control Center.

The representative will enter base access authorization and then you may proceed to work. 

If you do not have an NCACS card, the following is required to obtain a DBIDS credential:

* Present a letter or official document from my government sponsoring organization that provides the purpose for your access.

* Present valid identification, such as a passport or Real ID Act-compliant state driver's license.

* Present a completed copy of the SECNAV 5512/1 form to obtain your background check.

Upon completion of the background check, the Visitor Control Center representative will complete the DBIDS enrollment process, which includes your photo, finger prints, base restrictions, and several other assessments; after all this is done, you will be provided with your new DBIDS credential.

You may now proceed to work.