U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart
Public Affairs Office
U.S. Army Europe coordinated with the German Federal Customs Directorate to continue an automatic extension of expired/expiring German Form 0217 (Pink Cards) through June 30, 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.
As German Customs operates differently regionally, all “Pink Card Holders” should continue to monitor emerging guidance from their local German Customs Offices. To maintain current COVID-19 preventive measure requirements, German Customs offices may be working by appointment only to avoid further traveling, which allows 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.