Arrival Formalities

All persons entering the CERN site must be in possession of a CERN access card or a visitors access card issued by CERN.


The services in charge of the formalities on taking up appointment will give new arrivals the information about formalities for applying for Swiss and French cards, emergency contacts, handling of bank accounts, etc.


Members of the personnel should report to Reception in Bldg.33 and will then be directed to the service in charge of their formalities.


Users, COAS, VISC should report to the CERN Users' Office (Bldg. 61 R-020) to complete the New Registration.

Once the arrival formalities completed, they must report to the Experiment Secretariat or Departmental Secretariat. They will be shown their office, assisted with administrative tasks and introduced to the group leader, colleagues, work, and to the Department's activities.


Contractors' personnel working on the CERN site or coming to execute a contract will find information here.

Access cards

New arrivals must go to the Registration Service in Bldg. 55. located at the ground floor and accessible for people with reduced mobility in order to obtain a CERN access card.

If they come to CERN with their vehicle they must register it in Bldg. 55, 1-001.

Computer Account and e-mail address

Contact the IT Service Desk by calling 77777 to get a login and temporary password.
Follow the procedure via internet on the account management site :

EDH password

Get an EDH password (Electronic Document handling system).

Computer security and safety courses for newcomers

Follow the mandatory “Computer Security” training and the basic mandatory safety sessions. (You must enroll a "session" to start an online course.)

Emergency Contacts

For persons to be notified in case of serious accidents you must provide 2 emergency contacts: on EDH :


The Dosimetry Service organises the legally required personal dosimetry monitoring of individuals occupationally exposed to ionising radiation at CERN.

If you need to obtain a personal dosimeter, conditions and required documents are available here.

Induction session for new Users

Driving licence

Check the validity of your Driving licence.



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