Access Badge


Jefferson Lab is currently in MEDCON 5 status and appointments are required for all badging through MEDCON 5 and MEDCON 4. Please email to make an appointment for all approved new or re-issued badges. 

The current Badging Office hours for appointments are 8:00am - 12:00 noon Monday thru Friday and, at this time, appointments are not being scheduled for Fridays unless an emergency exists. 

Normal daily Laboratory operations for badging will resume at MEDCON 3 status which is considered "normal operations with no onsite access limitations".

Please refer to the Jefferson Lab COVID 19 webpage at for all current status updates.

Please contact with all badging questions.

*****IMPORTANT NOTE*****: For all Users/Students coming to JLab to run shifts, please email: to plan for and indicate the expected date for any badging requirement (new or extensions) prior to your arrival.

To ensure a timely and efficient transition into the Lab, submittal of the Electronic Access Request Registration Form is required at least 10 days before the onsite arrival start date. Access will not be granted until all required validations and approvals are complete.

The JLab Registration/International Services Office informs the Badge Office to issue a JLab Identification/access badge to approved Users, Students/Teachers and Employees who have completed the registration/orientation process (see New Registration and Returning Foreign Nationals) and successfully completed the required training. Access levels on-site are granted through completion of required training courses for each area (see training).

The JLab identification/access badge must be worn at all times while on-site. Anyone on-site in possession of another person's identification/access badge is at risk of losing on-site access privileges for themselves and the valid identification/access badge holder.

A one-day temporary badge can be issued from the Guard Shack or Badge Office to any valid JLab identification/access badge holder on-site without a badge. Report all lost badges and direct all questions to the JLab Registration/International Services Office at (757) 269-7598.

Badge Office hours:
Monday - Friday:
8:15am - 12:00am
1:00pm - 4:00pm

JR/IS Services: