The Department of Transportation (DOT) Cybersecurity Summit will be held at:

U. S. Department of Transportation
Conference Center
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590

Security Access :

Gaining Entry to DOT HQ

Below is the most recent Department of Homeland Security policy indicating driver’s licenses from specific states and jurisdictions that are NOT be permitted as a form of identification for entry into DOT HQ.

Thank you for ensuring this important information is shared with your visitors in advance of their arrival.  The full list of state compliance can be found here: current status states/territories .

CURRENT POLICY: Driver’s licenses from the following states and jurisdiction are NOT permitted as a form of identification for entry into DOT HQ, as well as any other Federal facilities (including DOT Headquarters):


+ Federal officials may continue to accept Enhanced Driver’s Licenses from these states.

All visitors with a driver’s license from a prohibited state listed above will need an alternate form of identification (i.e. U.S. Passport -- click link or see attached list) to enter the DOT HQ. All visitors must present an acceptable photo identification to enter the facility.

This policy applies to DOT visitors only. There is no impact on DOT (federal and contractor) and the restriction applies only to facility entry. Driver’s licenses from all states are still permitted to be used by employees as acceptable identification in the issuance of PIV cards and for entry into our facility in the case of a lost or forgotten PIV card.

Prohibited Items

DOT HQ is a federal facility. The items that are prohibited in federal facilities include any item prohibited by any applicable federal, state, local, and tribal law and/or ordinance, as well as firearms, dangerous weapons, explosives, or other destructive devices (including their individual parts or components) designed, redesigned, used, intended for use, or readily converted to cause injury, death, or property damage. This list applies to all facility occupants, contractors, and the visiting public, including federal agents.