A permanent pass is issued to the next-of-kin at the time of the interment. Additional permanent passes are available for the parents, spouse, siblings and children of the deceased. Application for permanent passes are available at the Administration Building or you may print a form from the following link:
A temporary pass may be issued to family and friends of the deceased. You may request a temporary pass upon your visit to Arlington National Cemetery. The pass is good for one visit only but additional passes may be requested upon each visit. To request a pass you should go to the Customer Service Desk located in the Welcome Center. The staff will issue you a temporary pass and will provide you with the grave location and a map to the gravesite. To access the Welcome Center, you should park in the pay parking facility.