Dragon Hill Lodge
Dragon Hill Lodge

Gate Access

Getting on Base

Dragon Hill Lodge is part of Yongsan Army Installation. That means guests of Dragon Hill Lodge who are active duty, retired or DoD civilians can gain access just like you would on any other military installation. You’ll need to be prepared to show your DoD identification card at the gate. Guests who are sponsored or who don’t have DoD identification cards must follow a different process, which may take up to 30 days or longer for security checks

You can email us at support@dragonhilllodge.zendesk.com​​​​​​​​​​​​​​, and we’ll be very glad to help you navigate any unique situations and circumstances.


All visiting personnel active duty and retired, DoD civilians can gain access to the installations by showing their DoD identification cards and another form of identification if you are not registered into the US military installations’ Defense Biometrics Identification Detection System, referred to as DBIDS Installation Access System. If a visiting personnel, active duty, retired, or DoD civilian wants to invite/escort authorized non-DoD personnel onto a US military installation in Korea, it is a requirement to be registered in DBIDS.

For Yongsan Garrison, non-DOD personnel are permitted to be signed onto the installation and remain on post up to 24 hours from sign-in. Once the visiting personnel, active duty, retired, or DoD civilians is registered in DBIDS, they can sign on authorized non-DOD personnel. They must meet the non-DOD personnel at the installation gate and the guest must return to the registered gate prior to the 24-hour time frame. At that time, the guest will have to be registered “off the installation” and can be re-registered “on the installation” for an additional 24 hours. This procedure must be done each day during your stay in the hotel.

If you are coming from outside of Korea and have no affiliation with the U.S. Government, you must submit a USFK Form 82EK (Temporary Pass Request) a minimum of 45 working days prior to your arrival. Please email us as we can assist you in having your request processed. You will need to provide a completed 82EK, photocopy of your passport, DoD ID card if any, and a picture ID (driver’s license) if you do not possess a valid DoD ID Card. You will still have to be signed onto the installation by an escort.  If your temporary pass is approved you will be granted initial access to Yongsan Military Installation. You will then need to proceed to the Pass and ID office to be issued your temporary ID card. If you arrive after 1600, on Friday or during the weekend, you will not be able to exit the base and reenter until the next duty day when you can get your temporary ID card issued. Please plan your stay with us accordingly.

Otherwise, you may have to show another document, such as a USFK Form 49 Confirmation of COVID-19 Vaccination, Exception to Policy (ETP), or a Negative PCR COVID test (administered within 72 hours).

Please note that all information related to base access and escorting policy is subject to change at any time, and for the most up to date information, it is recommended to check with the USAG Yongsan-Casey website or Facebook page.

DoD ID Card Holders: If you are already in DBIDs at any other base outside of Korea, you will still need to be registered here in Korea. The DBIDs office is open Monday – Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for U.S. and Korean Holidays and Training Holidays.