Sandia National Laboratories

Badge Office
Export/Import Control
Facility Clearance
- FSO Responsibilities
- Flowdown of Requirements
Foreign Nationals
International Travel
KAFB Access
Operations Security (OPSEC)
Official Use Only
Prohibited/Controlled Items
Random Drug Testing
Reporting Requirements
SNL Security Contacts


Clearance Downgrade Request – Downgrading an individual’s clearance from a DOE Q to a DOE L when the duties of the current position require a lower level of access to classified information.

Prior to completing paperwork, please ensure that the SNL Manager or delegate has created an active relationship for the individual requiring a security clearance in Enterprise Person.

Required Forms Authorization Submittal

PERSEC 5633.33 - NNSA Personnel Security Clearance Action Request

On this form select "DOWNGRADE" as the available clearance action

A member of SNL management is required to complete the following:

  • Clearance Justification Narrative to justify the DOE clearance.
  • Supervisor Certification fields

Sandia Personnel Security requires a minimum of 5 working days to process a request.

  • Form must be submitted at the time the badge request is entered via the online Contractor Badge Request application (see below).

Sandia / New Mexico Personnel Security Clearance Office
Fax: (505) 844-9739 or

Sandia/California Visitor Control Office
Fax: (925) 294-1330 or

Clearance paperwork becomes Official Use Only (OUO) information when completed. OUO information must be encrypted with Entrust when transmitted over a network (including e-mail). Fax completed clearance paperwork if you do not have Entrust.

Contractor Badge Request Application
Both cleared an uncleared badge requests for contractors and consultants must be initiated via the online Contractor Badge Request (CBR) application. This application is available to users with access to the Sandia Restricted network here. External business partners may access the application via the Sandia External Collaboration Network (ECN) here. For information on how to obtain an ECN account, refer to ECN Account Access. For basic instructions on how to use the application, see the CBR Application Guide and CBR Tutorial Video.

How will I know the badge is ready to be picked up?
The Personnel Security Clearance Office will distribute an e-mail notification to the Contractor, Facility Security Officer and Sandia Manager when the L cleared Local Site Specific Only badge is ready for pick up at the Personnel Security Badge Office.

If the new L cleared badge has not been picked up within 2 working days, the Personnel Security Clearance Office will deactivate the individuals Q cleared badge. Deactivated badges must be returned immediately to the Personnel Security Badge Office.

Additional Information:

Sandia/New Mexico - Personnel Security Office

Location: Innovation Parkway Office Center (IPOC) Map
Customer Service Hours: Mon-Fri 7:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Information Line: 1-505-845-1321
Fax: (505) 844-9739
E-Mail Address:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5800, MS-1475, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1475

Sandia/California - Security Operations Visitor Control Office

Location: Livermore, California
Customer Service Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Information Line: (925) 294-2061
Fax: (925) 294-1330
E-Mail Address:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 969, MS-9113, Livermore, CA 94551-9113