BULLET BACKGROUND PASSPORT AND VISA PROCESSES by HnwtdKH

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									                                BULLET BACKGROUND PAPER

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                            PASSPORT AND VISA PROCESSES AT
                       100 FSS MILITARY PERSONNEL SECTION (MPS)



PURPOSE

Provide information to Group and Wing leadership on the passport and VISA process.
Reference includes AFI 36-2502. Additional references are listed in this background paper.

INITIAL ACTIONS

The member contacts MPS Customer Support Section (FSMPS) at 238-3490 or 238-4140 to set
up an appointment. FSMPS sets up a 30 minute appointment with the member. Once the
appointment is made, FSMPS sends a confirmation email listing the date, time and location of
the appointment.

FSMPS asks that the member have all requirements/documents complete at the time of their
appointment.


TYPES OF PASSPORTS

Official Passport: used for military personnel to travel in an official capacity.

No-fee Passport: issued to eligible military dependents for authorization of their official travel
with their military sponsor.

Tourist Passport: used by military members, eligible dependents, civilians, retirees for leisure
travel.

CRBA (Consular Report of Birth Abroad): issued to newborn children born to military parent(s)
while serving in the oversea area.

CRBA No-Fee Passport: issued to newborn dependents for authorization of their official travel
with their military sponsor.

CRBA with Tourist Passport: issued to newborn dependents for leisure travel with their military
sponsor.



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PROCESS, OFFICIAL AND NO-FEE PASSPORTS

At time of appointment, FSMPS reviews all required items for accuracy and completeness. Any
required photographs for Official Passports or No-Fee Passports are taken and printed by
FSMPS.

Official passports and No-Fee passports are sent to the Special Issuance Agency in Washington,
D.C. via Federal Express, for processing. Normal turnaround is 6 to 8 weeks; however, the
timeframe typically doubles during peak season (May to October).

Courier service is used to process all passports (Federal Express & Secure Mail Services).

Passport and official documents are received by FSMPS from the Special Issuance Agency in
Washington. FSMPS notifies the member via email that his/her passport and documents are
ready for pickup. Appointment is not necessary for pick-up.

Process of application is tracked in the FSMPS passport tracker.


PROCESS, TOURIST PASSPORTS AND CRBA with TOURIST PASSPORTS

At time of appointment, FSMPS reviews all required items for accuracy and completeness.
Required photographs are taken and printed by FSMPS.

Tourist passports are sent to the U.S. Embassy in London via Secure Mail. Normal turnaround is
4 to 6 weeks; however, the timeframe typically doubles during peak season (May to October).

Passport and official documents are received from the U.S. Embassy in London. FSMPS notifies
the member via email that his/her passport and documents are ready for pickup. Appointment is
not necessary for pick-up.

Emergency passports are handled on a case by case basis.


VISAs

The member contacts MPS Customer Support Section (FSMPS) at 238-3490 or 238-4140 to set
up an appointment. FSMPS sets up a 30 minute appointment with the member.




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At time of appointment, FSMPS reviews all required items for accuracy and completeness.
Required photographs are taken and printed by FSMPS.

Once the appointment is made, FSMPS sends a confirmation email listing the date, time and
location of the appointment.

FSMPS asks that the member have all requirements/documents complete at the time of their
appointment.

VISAs are mailed to:
Home Office Border and Immigration Agency
Lunar House, 40 Wellesley Road,
Croyden, London, CR9 2BY

They are processed and mailed back to FSMPS within five duty days.

FSMPS notifies the member via email that his/her passport and documents are ready for pickup.
Appointment is not necessary for pick-up.


PRICES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

Current passport prices:

Passport Execution Fee: $25.00
Adult Issuance: $110.00
Minor Issuance (under 16): $80.00
Consular Report of Birth Abroad: $100.00
Minor Passport Card $15.00

Form of Payment is Credit Card only. Use of the Government Travel Card is not authorized for
passport payments.

Current Visa prices for the United Kingdom:

£800 for Main Applicant
                                           Postal                         Premium
Number of applicants
Yourself and 1 dependant                    £650                            £1000
Yourself and 2 dependants                   £800                            £1200
Yourself and 3 dependants                   £950                            £1400
Add £150 or £200 to the amount above for each additional dependant



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Form of Payment is Banker’s Draft (made out to Home Office Leave to Remain)


INFORMATION ON MILITARY OFFICIAL TRAVEL

AFPC/DPTSF released the following information in November 2010 regarding passport and
Visa requirement for deployment taskings. For official military deployments to the following
locations, a passport and/or visas is required prior to departure:

Africa
Al Dhafra, UAE
Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar
Colombia
Cyprus
Ecuador
Eskan Village, Saudi Arabia
FOB Sharana, Afgh
Honduras
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Pakistan
Peru
Puerto Rico
Tashkent
Turkmenistan


REFERENCES AND ON-LINE WEB SITES

The guidance for Passport/Visa processing is located:
DOD 4500.54G, Foreign Clearance Guide; https://www.fcg.pentagon.mil/fcg.cfm

DOD 1000.21R Passport and Services Regulations; same information can be found on:
https://secureapp2.hqda.pentagon.mil/passportmatters/

DODD 1000.21 Passport and Passport Agent Services; online subscription subscription can be
found on:
https://secureapp2.hqda.pentagon.mil/passportmatters/

Information at the State Department website:
http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html

AFI 36-2102, Base Level Relocation Procedures:

Paragraph 1.3.2.1.6.1 – Preparing for Assignment Relocation




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Paragraph 1.7.2.1 – Final Out-Processing actions

Paragraph 2.31 – Separation Processing Base of Choice (SPBC) or appropriate separation
processing base (ASPB) MPS Responsibilities

Paragraph 2.35.1.3 – Final Separation Interview

Paragraph 3.2.14 – Personnel Employment Responsibilities

Table 6.1, Item H – Processing Member Selected for Reassignment

Table 6.4, Item K – Preparing For Separation, Discharge or Retirement

Attachment 5, Item U – Sample Individual’s PCS Relocation Instructions and Information
Memorandum

Attachment 18, Item 3 – Sample Individual’s PCS Relocation Instruction ad Information
Memorandum

For military deployments, additional location specific information can be found at
https://aef.afpc.randolph.af.mil/AFRIT/afrit.aspx, under reporting instructions (AFRIT) by
component on the AEF Online web page. Reporting instructions should be reviewed upon
notification of deployment and prior to departure to ensure no changes have occurred.




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