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What SOFA status means

Courtesy of Ramstein Passport Office

The Kaiserslautern Military Community is the largest American community outside the continental United States, which makes it easy for U.S. military members to forget they are actually a resident of a foreign country. Traveling within Germany and crossing international borders is as easy as crossing from one U.S. state to another. But, most military members have never been stopped by police for a routine check or while driving or boarding an airplane back from Iowa. The following are rules of the military’s Status of Forces Agreement status showing how service members can identify themselves as legal residents of Germany and not as visiting tourists.

March 17, 2017 ×


SOFA stamp: a must before leaving Germany

by Robert Szostek U.S. Army in Europe Customs Public Affairs Office

WIESBADEN, Germany ― Many of us take trips to the United States and other countries during this time of year. Some people should be reminded, however, that a valid Status of Forces Agreement stamp or card is needed before departing in order to return to Germany.

July 9, 2015 ×