I worked on a contract at a naval dockyard and filled in the vetting paperwork, but I was a last minute addition to the team rolling out the new personnel and payroll system.
If the vetting isn't complete, you get 3 daily passes and that's it...
On the fourth day, I turned up at the gate and the security guard didn't want to let me in. I pointed out that my vetting was being processed, but I had to come on site. That didn't impress him.
Then I informed him, that I was working on the new payroll system and if I didn't come on site, his bank account would be suspiciously empty at the end of the month... I got a 3 month temporary pass.