Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What forms of ID are acceptable for entering SLAC?

    Question details:

    I do not have a SLAC badge. What are the acceptable forms of identification that will allow me to enter the campus?


    U.S. Citizens and Residents

    U.S. citizens and residents age 16 and over must present government-issued photo identification, such as a passport, current driver’s license or a photo identification card issued by a state’s motor vehicles department.

    Driver’s licenses that do not have photographs or that are marked with the statement “cannot be used for identification purposes” are not acceptable.

    If you’re a foreign national who has visited SLAC before and are now a naturalized U.S. citizen, then please bring your original certificate of naturalization or updated passport so we can update your records accordingly.

    Foreign Nationals

    Foreign nationals must present a valid original passport plus additional visa documentation. Please see Foreign Nationals for details on entry requirements and supporting documentation.

  • How do I get information regarding the United States tax requirements?


    Please visit the Tax Information page of Stanford's Bechtel International Center for detailed information regarding US tax requirements.

  • My badge expires soon. What should I do?


    Be sure your required training is currrent, then go to the VUE Center, room 1030. Please bring your old badge with you.

  • What is needed to enter the security gate at SLAC?

    Question details:

    I wish to visit SLAC. Are there any special requirements I should know about before I arrive, in order to enter the site?


    All guests must provide a photo identification (ID) to enter the SLAC main gate. LCLS and SSRL users must also be listed on a scheduled user facility experiment (see the User Facility Access List).

    Guests from certain countries must forward additional information to their SLAC point of contact (POC) in advance to obtain approval before visiting SLAC. Contact your POC to find out if you fall into this category.

    To enter through Security Gates 17 or at Sector 30, a SLAC ID badge is required.