Information provided by U.S. Army Customs Agency – Europe
Last updated July 1, 2021
U.S. Army Customs Agency – Europe has coordinated with the German Federal Customs Directorate to continue an automatic extension of expired/expiring German Form 0217 (Pink Cards) through December 31, 2021.
This exception eliminates the need for retirees and other “Pink Card” holders to visit a military customs office for issuance of a status verification, or to make follow-on trips to responsible German customs offices to obtain a card if their last one was valid at least through March 1, 2020.
“Pink Card” holders with cards which expired prior to March 1, 2020, must visit a local U.S. Army Customs Agency – Europe field office for the issuance of a status verification.
As German Customs operates differently regionally, all “Pink Card Holders” should continue to monitor emerging guidance from their local German Customs Offices. Although the “Pink Cards” themselves have again been extended, the extension is not automatically applicable to the associated monthly payments required to German Customs.
To maintain current COVID-19 preventive measure requirements, German Customs offices may be working by appointment only or allowing “Pink Card” holders to submit their receipts via mail or to provide them at a later date. We recommend contacting the office by phone or email before visiting in person.