Outgoing Classified Visits Process
DCSA processes international outgoing visits for cleared U.S. contractors – traveling to classified sites or attending classified meetings, which are classified up to and including the Top Secret, collateral level. Unclassified meetings or unrestricted sites should be coordinated directly with the point of contact at the site to be visited; this is not the case for every country, so be sure to review the tab for country specific requirements. DCSA only processes requests to non-U.S. locations, and does not process requests to U.S. Embassies, U.S. Military sites or U.S. Naval vessels docked overseas.
Download the appropriate visit request template for the country to be visited. The security office should work with the traveler to complete the visit request. The Facility Security Officer (FSO) or Security Officer must review the document for completeness and accuracy prior to submission. The security office will submit the visit request via AMRDEC Safe Access File Exchange, fax it to 571-305-6010, or email a scanned and secured pdf to DCSA.RFV@mail.mil. The DCSA Request for Visit mailbox cannot open encrypted emails. Choose only one mode of transmission, when submitting a visit request to avoid duplication. Documents containing PII should never be sent via open email, without first securing the file.
The ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted countries differently and prompted some governments to implement new travel restrictions and policies. Please review the Department of State's travel advisory and country information page on https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ and the CDC Travelers' Health page on https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/ for all countries and regions where you plan to travel. Prior to departure we strongly urge travelers to coordinate with the Foreign Government point of contact for approval and to ensure events have not been cancelled or postponed.
For an overview of the international outgoing visits process for cleared U.S. contractors, please read the fact sheet