Grafenwoehr/Vilseck

Phone:
DSN 526-4417, CIV 09641-70-526-4417
Email:
usarmy.bavaria.imcom-europe.mbx.dhr-mpd-passports@mail.mil
Location:

Tower Barracks, Bldg. 244

Hours of Operation:

SOFA Card Issuance, Passport Pickup, In- and Out-Processing and Questions:

Mon - Wed & Fri: 8-11:30 a.m. & 1-3:30 p.m.

Closed Thu & U.S. federal holidays.

 

Appointments are required to turn in passport applications. Appointments are scheduled through email.

Hohenfels

Phone:
DSN 522-2734, CIV 09472-708-2734
Location:

Hohenfels, Bldg. 10

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Fri, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. & 12:30 – 4 p.m.
Closed U.S. federal holidays
 

Garmisch

Phone:
DSN 440-3737/3345, CIV 08821-750-3737/3345
Location:

Artillery Kaserne, Bldg. 203

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri 8-11:30 a.m. & 1-4p.m.

Closed U.S. federal holidays

Passport & Status of Forces Agreement Services

Important: According to the State Department , all U.S. military-affiliated personnel in Germany must apply for passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad through their local U.S. military installation passport office.
 

> Garrison Passport Services Include:

  • Consular Report of Birth (includes birth certificate, passport and SSN processing)
  • Passport applications (initial, lost/stolen, mutilated, renewal, name changes and add visa pages)
  • SOFA Identification Certificates

Official Forms (external links)

Helpful Hints

  • Do not use the download or fill out the blank .pdf form option
  • In the block “mail to” type the following address: USAG Bavaria MPD, Unit 28130 ATTN: Passports APO AE 09114. Do not use CMR or P.O. Box.
  • Be sure to use the applicant’s permanent physical address (German address or stateside home of record)
  • Complete the emergency contact section
  • Use full German civilian telephone numbers–no DSN
  • Provide parent's given name at birth
  • Expedite fees are not available overseas
  • If the printed application does not have a barcode in the upper left margin, it is the wrong application – Incomplete applications will not be accepted
  • Applications must be printed only on one side of the paper

Moving to Germany this summer? Make sure you have your official passport in hand, or a memo stating you've applied for one. Effective July 1, 2021, there is a requirement to have your official passport BEFORE entering Germany.

The Foreign Clearance Guide has been updated as of June 14, 2021 (https://www.fcg.pentagon.mil/fcg.cfm) with the following notice:

"ATTENTION: Official Travel with a Special Issuance Passport (SIP) is mandatory for DoD Civilians and Eligible Family Members (EFMs), per DoD policy. However, if not in receipt of the SIP prior to departure, traveler must have on hand a memorandum from a DoD Passport Agent stating the SIP application was submitted. This memorandum must identify each applying applicant, date of submission, country of travel for PCS and VPAS ID. Boarding a flight on official travel status with a Regular (blue tourist) Passport is permissible ONLY with such a memo, which is to be presented to boarding officials, upon request."

Note: The exception to travel using a regular passport and memo will expire Sept. 30, 2021.