Easier visitor passes now available

The 435th Security Forces Squadron, which issues more than 80,000 temporary visitor passes a year, wants to reduce customer wait time and provide better service to customers by implementing a new temporary visitor pass.

The new pass fully integrates the information gathered with the Information Access Control System and eliminates the need for customers to wait while their information is processed.  

In an effort to save more time, new visitor passes can be completed before a person visits the West Visitor Control Center. Copies of the form are available at the WVCC and will soon be available on Ramstein’s web page. Once completed, all sponsors must accompany their visitors to the WVCC and provide a valid passport, national identification card or ausweis before a pass will be issued. Dependents must be at least 18 years old to sponsor individuals onto base.  

All sponsors must be registered in IACS in order to sign-in visitors and can only sign-in a maximum of four people at a time.  IACS registration can be accomplished at the West Visitor Control Center, at Bldg. 2111 in the Pass and ID office or at Bldg. 2402 in the Installation Pass Office.  

Effective March 1, Security Forces will scale back operations at the WVCC. From 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday  to Thursday, temporary visitor passes will be written by the Security Forces Liaison at the West Gate.

Customers who require long-term passes need to return during the hours of 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday for a permanent pass. The WVCC will remain open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday.  

For more information call the 435 SFS IACS office at 480-1135.  
(Courtesy of 435th Security Forces Squadron)