Dragon Hill Lodge
September 26, 2020 8:03pm


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Gate Access

Dragon Hill Lodge is part of the US Yongsan Army Garrison. 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 reservations@dragonhilllodge.com, and we’ll be very glad to help you navigate any unique situations and circumstances.



All visiting personnel, including active duty and retired, as well as DoD civilians, can gain access to the installations by showing their DoD identification cards and another form of identification if they are not registered in the US military installations’ Defense Biometrics Identification Detection System, referred to as the DBIDS Installation Access System. Those with authorized base access who wish to invite/escort authorized non-DoD personnel onto the installation must first be registered in DBIDS.

Non-DOD personnel visiting Yongsan Garrison must first be signed in at the gate of entrance, after which they are permitted to remain on post for up to 24 hours from sign-in. Registration must be done in the company of the escort, who must also return with their guest to the same gate for that guest to be registered off the installation before the full 24-hour period has elapsed. A guest may then be re-registered back onto the installation via the same process for a further 24 hours. This procedure must be done each day during their 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 Army Garrison. You will then need to proceed to the "Welcome to Korea" building (across the DHL Parking Lot) Pass and ID office to be issued your temporary ID card. If you arrive after 4 p.m. on a Friday or during the weekend, you will not be able to exit the base and re-enter until the next duty day when you can get your temporary ID card issued. Please plan your stay with us accordingly.

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 US and Korean Holidays and Training Holidays.


DBIDS Registration Office

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"Welcome to Korea" Building (BLDG. 4034) ID Card Issue Point, located above the Dragon Hill Lodge parking lot across from the hotel. 

  • Open Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.