Stuttgart stop is next in passport office’s travels
STUTTGART, Germany — Passport agents will be visiting U.S. installations in Germany this spring and summer to issue tourist passports to those who need them or whose passports are expiring.
The agents will be working at the Patch Community Center on Patch Barracks in Stuttgart from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday. They will be going to Heidelberg on April 15 and Darmstadt on April 16 and to other sites in the future.
About 75 passport requests were processed at the agents’ first stop on their tour April 3 in Kaiserslautern, according to Walter Wieland, a spokesman for the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt.
“We always try to find a cost-efficient, rational way, and these outreaches have proven efficient,” Wieland said. “It makes it more convenient if the consulate section or American citizen services section travels around and offers their services close to where the people are.”
Wieland said he anticipated that 150 or more passports would be processed in Stuttgart.
The events are open to Defense Department identification card holders. People who possess expired or soon-to-expire passports or who are getting their first passport are urged to attend.
The cost is $100 for first-time adult applicants, $85 for children under 16 and $75 for updated passports for people 16 and older. Payments can be made only by money order, cashier’s check, bank draft or postal order and for the exact amounts only.
Applicants must bring their current passport if they have one, as well as any of the following applicable items: original U.S. birth certificate, naturalization certificate, certificate of citizenship, marriage certificate, divorce decree, adoption decree, legal name-change document, Defense Department identification card, as well as a copy of each. Other items may be required as well.
For example, a DS-11 form would be required for first-time applicants older than age 16 as well as for all minor children. The form can be completed online at www.state.travel.gov. and then printed.
A DS-82 form would be required for any subsequent passport for people 16 and older.
Those who reported a lost or stolen passport would need to bring a form DS-64 as well as a military police report of the lost or stolen passport.
Applicants should also bring two identical passport photos, either 2 by 2 inches or 5 by 5 centimeters, that are not older than six months. The photos can be made at the photo lab located on Patch Barracks.
Minors seeking passports must be accompanied by their parents.
Information: Panzer passport office at DSN 431-2301/2767 or civilian 07031-15-2301/2767, as well as www.travel.state.gov.