The U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt and the Ramstein and U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz passport offices are scheduled to host a Passport Outreach Day 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Bldg. 2402, at Ramstein. Your local USO will also be there to support the event by serving refreshments.
This event will serve as an outreach to provide the Kaiserslautern and Baumholder military communities with expedited service for passport applications prior to the holiday season. Consulate representatives will be onsite to accept tourist passport and consular report of birth-abroad applications. Representatives from the Federal Benefits Unit will also be available to answer questions related to social security.
The Ramstein and USAG R-P passport offices have detailed checklists for tourist passports and reports of birth-abroad on their websites to aid in filling out applications prior to the event.
For access to these documents, visit:
http://www.ramstein.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/303618/passports-id-cards (Air Force personnel)
http://www.rp.army.mil/directorates/hr.htm and click on “Passports” (Army personnel)
The fee for a report of birth and tourist passport for a child is $205. A tourist passport renewal for an adult is $110, and a tourist passport renewal for a minor under 16 is $105. Anyone over the age of 16 applying for the first time or replacing a lost adult passport must pay $135. Payment is due with the application and must be paid by money order or cashier check only (one for each application).
All services will be available on a walk-in basis, with the exception of birth registrations. Please contact your servicing passport office to have your newborn’s documents reviewed and to schedule an appointment for birth registration.
To process applications quickly, passport officials ask that clients come prepared with all original documents in order, copies of the documents and money order(s) or cashier check(s). On-site passport photo support will be available at the cost of $8 for six photos. However, it is recommended to obtain photos prior to the event to minimize the waiting time. Please remember, wearing eye glasses in passport photos is no longer permitted.
Money orders to cover passport fees can be purchased by military ID card holders at the Ramstein Northside Post Office (cash or debit card only) or at servicing banking facilities prior to or on outreach day (on-site service is not available). Please be advised that tourist passports must be turned in for cancellation and will be returned with the newly issued passport.
The Ramstein, Kaiserslautern and Baumholder passport offices will be closed Oct. 19 and will reopen for regular service Oct. 20. For questions, further instructions or to schedule a birth registration appointment, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Air Force personnel), email@example.com (Kaiserslautern Army personnel) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Baumholder Army personnel) or visit your respective passport office.