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MCTSSA Visitor Information



Visiting MCTSSA: The Visitor’s Security Office must send a visit request to MCTSSA’s Security Management Office (SMO) code via the Defense Information System for Security (DISS) to receive an appropriate level visitor’s badge upon arrival. Visit Requests are not required for unclassified visits. The following information is provided to assist you with submitting a visit request to MCTSSA.

***Visit request should be submitted at least five working days prior to the proposed visit date.


MCTSSA’s SMO code is 304256.

MCTSSA’s SCI SMO code is 304253.

Classified Material: All visitors hand carrying classified material to MCTSSA must have in their possession, a Courier Authorization Letter or courier card issued by their command or agency. Upon completing the check in process at the Visitor Control Center they will be directed to the MCTSSA Classified Material Control Center (CMCC) for further processing.

As a prerequisite to accessing MCTSSA, you must first have access to Camp Pendleton. Please contact the Base Access Control Branch at (760) 763-7602 or visit the below link for base access requirements.

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton > Base Access (


Upon arrival at MCTSSA the gate guards will direct you to the Visitor Parking Lot and Visitor Center. Once you are in the Visitor Center, be prepared to present a picture ID, state the nature and duration of your visit and provide the name of your MCTSSA point of contact (POC).


For any questions the MCTSSA Visitor Control Center can be reached by phone at (760) 725-2289.

Foreign Nationals: Visits by foreign nationals must be initiated through the respective country’s embassy.  An approved foreign visit must be received prior to any visit by a foreign country.  For more details about foreign visits to MCTSSA contact the Security Manager at (760) 725-2365.



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