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Whether visiting for work, friends or family, the 35th Security Forces Squadron Pass and registration, in building 653 room 131, should be the first stop for those needing access to the base. Handling everything from visitor’s passes, restricted area badges, and vehicle, the Airmen and Civilian working at Pass and Registration office want to be of service. To save time and unnecessary trips, this page is dedicated to outlining all the appropriate paperwork needed for different types of passes, badges and permits.
Processing requests for base access is one of our top priorities. Ensuring these get completed in a timely manner and submitting your requests to us on time will prevent any delays in the completion of this process. For SOFA members who have family members visiting please choose one of the following forms below that fits the needs of your visitors. Lastly, it is important to note that PACAF has a designated country listing which prohibits individuals from specific countries from entering the installation. If you have a visitor from one of these countries your request will require 35 FW/CC approval. A copy of this listing will be provided in the section below.
For all of our Visitor passes and EALs, the processing times should reflect how long the requesting official needs the pass for and how long requesting official will take to meet all requirements with our office and their chain of command
- Valid copy of each visitors Passport
- Proof of Travel Insurance that covers Travel Medical Expense and Medevac/Patient Repatriation
- Sponsor needs valid DOD ID/DBIDS pass with escort authority
- Visitor needs passport with valid port of entry stamp if they are not a Japanese citizen
- Visitors 18 years of age or older require a photo ID with an identifying number
- If a resident of Japan, they need their passport and resident card
- If a minor (under the age of 18), parental permission is required
- Completed memorandum template submitted to 35 SFS/S5 Pass and Registration with copies of photo ID
- All visitors not U.S. or Japanese (verifiable via passport/residency card) will require the Foreign National Sign-in Form to be routed along with the request memo
Requesting officials whose visitors are staying on base in base housing for MORE than 30 days NEED to request an Exception to Policy from the Housing Office BEFORE their visitors arrive. Please contact the Housing Office at DSN: 226-3200 for all housing ETP inquiries.
- Please email AND call the Pass and Registration office for pass review before routing passes to your leadership.
Below are approximate times for each are as follows:
– 30 days or less: 1-3 business days
– 31-90 days: 1 week
– 91-180 days: 3 weeks
– 180-beyond: 45 days
– 1 year or less: 45 days
Citizens from the following restricted countries must receive approval from the 35 FW/CC prior to escorted access being granted. Due to the requirements of these passes ensure you start the process at a minimum of 45 duty days prior to your visitor arriving in Misawa. Requests for Unescorted Access will not be accepted for visitors on this listing.
Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macau, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan (ROC), Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen.
- Designated Country Visitor Pass Template
- Foreign National Form
submit pass request 45 days in advance
Please email AND call the Pass and Registration office for pass review before routing passes to your leadership.
EAL’s can be used for multiple occasions such as sporting events, youth programs, and several other business, community related, and cultural events. PACAF has a designated country listing which prohibits individuals from specific countries from enter the installation. If you have a visitor from one of these countries your request will require 35 FW/CC approval. A copy of this listing will be provided in the section below.
A Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) Permit stands as a contract of sorts between the Government of Japan and the United States allowing licensed military members, DoD civilians and their families to drive while stationed in Japan. Misawa Community Center provides the required courses for both currently licensed drivers and family members that may not have a stateside license or SOFA Permit yet. For more information on the initial licensing requirements, please visit Pass and Registration in Building 653 Room 131 . For all other SOFA related inquiries, review the below links.
There are several types of Restricted Area Badges (RABs). Each badge is tied to an individual person and is required when entering certain areas within buildings, the flight line or munitions storage areas. For information and forms, check the below links and select the option best suited for you.
POWER OF ATTONERY INSTRUCTIONS
PCS MEMBER SELLING A VEHICLE USING A POA
- How Do I Transfer My Vehicle?
- How Do I Junk My Vehicle?
- Japan New IAL Slides
- Japan POV Customer Process
Misawa Air Base Online Drivers Course Joint Knowledge Online (JKO)
Military Members, Dependents, Civilians on SOFA Status must take the training online up to 60 days prior to arriving at Misawa to drive on or off base.
Members who have a Common Access Card can login to the JKO Website via their CAC. Spouses/dependents will need to register an account on the website. After the account is created the steps to finding the course are the same.
Upon completion of the course members will print out the Certificate and report to Pass & Registration for 4EJ Issue.
How to log into the course (PDF)
Bldg. 653 Rm. 131 Misawa AB Pass and Registration Office
Please direct all pass requests to our org box email and then call the Pass and Registration office to confirm pass has been delivered:
Monday- Friday 0800- 1600
Closed all Federal Holidays and most Family Days. Please call to verify availability on Family Days.
Road Tax Form(Word)