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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

PIC Announces Start of Inaugural Events Media Credentialing

The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) today announced that members of the media can now apply for credentials to cover official events for the second Inaugural of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, taking place from January 19-January 22 in Washington, DC.

This media credentialing process is separate from any tickets that members of the public may be able to apply for to participate in various Inaugural events. For more information on Inaugural events that are open to the public and how to request tickets, visit

Applications for credentials must be completed by Saturday, December 22 at 5:00 PM EDT. Please note that space is extremely limited at the open press Inaugural events and late requests for credentials will not be accepted. For a full description on how to apply for media credentials, and additional event details, please click here.

Each Inaugural event will require an event-specific media credential to gain access for media coverage. Media organizations interested in covering multiple Inaugural events must apply for each event they wish to cover.

Requests for PIC media credentials do not guarantee access to the event or the space that a media outlet has requested. Applicants will receive written notification from the PIC specifying whether their requests for credentials have been granted.

The PIC does not issue credentials for the ceremonial swearing-in taking place at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, January 21. Per tradition, those credentials are issued by the Senate Media Galleries and overseen by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

The credential deadline for the swearing-in has passed but more information may be found here.

UPDATE:   Inaugural parade participants.

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