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Satellite Locations

Fingerprinting Locations

The Personnel Security and ID Office (PSIO) is responsible for requesting background investigations, fingerprinting new employees, and issuing ID credentials for all Smithsonian Institution employees and affiliated staff.

Hours of Operation

By appointment only

PSIO Location:

Capital Gallery
Suite 4160
600 Maryland Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024

Tel: (202) 633-1598


Additional locations:
There are six additional satellite locations where new hires and staff can be fingerprinted and/or photographed for preemployment background investigations or expired/lost IDs.

Hours of Operation for All Locations
By appointment only

National Zoo Conservation and Research Center
1500 Remount Road, Front Royal, VA 22630
Tel. (540) 635-6592

National Zoo Police Station
3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20008
Tel. (202) 633-4111

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151
Tel. (703) 572-4004

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 21037
Tel. (443) 482-2298

George Gustav Heye Center
1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004
Tel. (212) 514-3843

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128
Tel. (212) 849-8449

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