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Note for Germany:

        NOTE 1: ATTENTION - EXTENSION TO TEMPORARY USE OF A REGULAR PASSPORT IN LIEU OF SPECIAL ISSUANCE PASSPORT FOR OFFICIAL TRAVEL. THIS TEMPORARY EXCEPTION, ORIGINALLY SET TO EXPIRE ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2021, HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 30 SEPTEMBER 2022.


Note for Japan:

        NOTE 1: ATTENTION - EXTENSION TO TEMPORARY USE OF A REGULAR PASSPORT IN LIEU OF SPECIAL ISSUANCE PASSPORT FOR OFFICIAL TRAVEL IS EXTENDED UNTIL 30 SEPTEMBER 2022


Note for Korea, Republic of (South) :

NOTE 1: ATTENTION - EXTENSION TO TEMPORARY USE OF A REGULAR PASSPORT IN LIEU OF SPECIAL ISSUANCE PASSPORT FOR OFFICIAL TRAVEL IS EXTENDED UNTIL 30 SEPTEMBER 2022.


09/23/2021

Extension to Germany, Japan, and South Korea

AMIM-HRM-P  (55-46b2)                                                                                            23 SEP 2021

MEMORANDUM FOR

Mr. Michael B. Donley, Director Administration and Management, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20301
Mr. Mark F. Averill, Acting Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, 105 Army Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20310
Mr. Anthony P. Reardon, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, 720 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20330
Ms. Gaye L. Evans, Assistant for Administration, Department of the Navy, 2000 Navy Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20350
LTG Andrew P. Poppas, USA, Director, Joint Staff, 9000 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20318-0001

SUBJECT: Extension of Temporary use of a Regular Passport in lieu of Special Issuance Passport for Official Travel to Germany, Japan, and South Korea


1. References:

a. Memorandum dated 2 August 2021, SUBJECT: Updated Entry Requirements for Germany, Japan and South Korea.

b. Secretary of the Army Memorandum, Delegation of Authority for Department of Defense Executive Agent Responsibility for Department of Defense Passport and Passport Agent Services, 13 January 2021.

c. DoD Directive 1000.21E (DoD Passport and Passport Agent Services), 20 October 2009, incorporating change 2, effective 21 June 2017.

d. 8 FAM.503.2, Travel with Special Issuance Passports, 3 February 2020.

2. The current exception to policy allowing temporary use of a regular tourist passport, in lieu of a Special Issuance Passport (SIP), for official travel to Germany, Japan, and South Korea, has been extended until 31 March 2022. This change has been annotated in the Foreign Clearance Guide.

3. To qualify for this ETP, travelers may apply for a SIP at any DoD Passport Acceptance Facility and receive a memorandum from a DoD passport agent verifying a SIP application has been submitted. Air Mobility Command (AMC) and commercial
 
AMIM-HRM-P (55-46b2)
SUBJECT: Extension of Temporary use of a Regular Passport in lieu of Special Issuance Passport for Official Travel to Germany, Japan, and South Korea


terminals will continue to accept this memorandum in lieu of a SIP. An example of the exception memorandum can be found on the Passport Matters and Foreign Clearance Guide websites. For assistance in locating the nearest DOD passport facility, contact PSD Customer Service at 703-545-0003/0004 or usarmy.pentagon.hgda-oaa­ det.mbx.det-ppv-customerservice@mail.mil.

4. It is critical for all DoD sponsored personnel and their authorized dependents to comply with travel document and country entry requirements for travel. Requirements can be found on the following official websites:

a. Foreign Clearance Guide: https://www.fcg.pentagon.mil/fcg.cfm.

b. Travel State:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.htm l.

c. Passport Matters: https://passportmatters.army.mil.

5. The point of contact for this memorandum is Ms. Angela D. Johnston, Chief, Passport Services Division, (703) 545-0376, or angela.d.iohnston4.civ@army.mil.

 

     J. RANDALL ROBINSON
Executive Deputy to the Commanding General
  Installation Management Command and
     DoD Executive Agent for DoD Passport
     and Passport Agent Services

CF:
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