Site Access Requirements

As a Federal Facility, ORNL is in compliance with the REAL ID Act. This Act requires that anyone accessing a Federal Facility must present a compliant form of identification. If you are from one of the noncompliant states, you will need to provide another form of approved identification. Here is a list of acceptable identification if you are from one of these states. If you are from a non-compliant state and you do not have another form of compliant identification, ORNL will allow you to access the site, but you will be required to be escorted during your visit.

For more information on REAL ID or acceptable forms of identification, please see and/or

NEW: Effective February 1, 2019, ALL Foreign National visitors to ORNL are required to submit a curriculum vitae/resume for access processing. This new requirement from DOE headquarters applies to all Foreign National visitors regardless of citizenship, affiliation, or subject being discussed. The CV/resume must include all the Foreign National’s science and technology specialties, all work positions with no time gaps and the current, accurate names of all academic institutions attended. The time period must cover high school graduation to the current date.

If you have questions, please contact the Neutron Sciences User Office at 865-574-4600 or You may also contact the ORNL Visitor Center at