You can obtain an Access Pass in person, with proper documentation, from a participating Federal recreation site or office. See Site Locations that issue the Access Pass.
Access Passes may be obtained via mail order from USGS. Mail-order applicants for the Access Pass must submit a completed paper application, proof of residency and documentation of permanent disability (does not have to be a 100% disability), and pay the document processing fee of $10 to obtain a pass through the mail. Once the application package is received, the documentation will be verified and a pass, with the pass owner's name pre-printed on it, will be issued to the applicant.
Access Pass applications are usually processed and shipped within 10-12 weeks from the day they arrive at USGS. Transit time varies, and is dependent upon the service selected:
• USPS - typically 5-10 business days
• FedEx Ground - typically 3-5 business days
• FedEx 2nd day - typically 2 business days
• FedEx Overnight - typically 1 business day