Ramstein to host US Consulate, Passport Outreach Day

Courtesy of 786th Force Support Squadron

The U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt and the KMC Passport Offices are scheduled to host a Passport Outreach Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 on Ramstein, Bldg. 2402. USO will also be there to support the event by serving refreshments.

This event will serve as an outreach to provide the KMC with expedited service for passport applications prior to the holiday travel season. Consulate representatives will be on-site to accept tourist passport and consular report of birth abroad applications. Representatives from the Federal Benefits Unit and Immigrant Visa Section will also be available to answer questions related to social security and immigrant visas.

As a new addition to the outreach event, the consulate will provide a U.S. citizenship and immigration briefing to include a Q-and-A session from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hercules Theater on Ramstein, next to the main event building. Anyone interested in finding out more about immigrating to the U.S., maintaining permanent resident status while living overseas or becoming a U.S. citizen is welcome to attend this briefing and recieve answers directly from the U.S. Consulate.

The Ramstein and Kleber Kaserne 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, Air Force personnel can visit www.ramstein.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=17152 and Army personnel can visit www.rp.army.mil/directorates/hr.htm.

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 the age of 16 is $105. Anyone over the age of 16 applying for the first time must pay $135. Payment is due with the application and must be paid by money order or cashier check, one for each application.

All services will be available on a walk-in basis, with the exception of birth registrations. Contact your servicing passport office to have documents reviewed and to schedule an appointment for birth registration of your newborn.

To process applications quickly, passport officials ask that clients come prepared with all original documents in order, copies of each document and money orders or cashier checks. On-site passport photo support will be available at the cost of $8 for six photos; however, passport officials recommend obtaining photos prior to the event to minimize waiting time.

Money orders to cover passport fees can be purchased by military ID cardholders at the Ramstein Northside Post Office by cash or debit card only or at servicing banking facilities prior to or on Outreach Day; on-site service will not be available. Be advised: Existing tourist passports must be turned in for cancellation and will be returned with the newly issued passport.

The Ramstein and Kleber Kaserne passport offices will be closed Nov. 2 and will reopen for regular service Nov. 3. For questions, further instructions or to schedule a birth registration appointment, stop by your respective passport office or Air Force personnel can email 786fss.passports@us.af.mil, and Army personnel can email usarmy.rheinland-pfalz.imcom-europe.mbx.usag-r-p-passport@mail.mil.