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According to US Army in Europe regulations and German Residence and Work Laws for Foreigners, the following are the requirements for non-US Department of Defense identification card holders to gain access to this installation.

Non DOD ID-card holders performing services for the Marshall Center in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) must comply with German law. Non-DOD ID card holders who are not nationals of Germany and/or:

  • are staying in Germany longer than 3 months must register with the local regstrar's office (Einwohnermeldeamt) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • are members of the "old" EU states - Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Greece, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, and Sweden are exempt from work permit and residence permit requirements.
  • are members of the "new" EU states - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Cypress, and Malta are exempt from residence permit requirement but must possess a valid work permit issued by the German Employment Office (Agentur für Arbeit) in Weilheim.
  • are members of European Economic Community (EEC) states - Norway, Island, and Liechtenstein are equally treated as members of the "old" EU states.
  • are members of Switzerland and work less than 90 days in Germany are exempt from residence and work permit requirements. If employed longer than 90 days, a residence permit name "Swiss" must be obtained from the local office of foreign affairs.
  • are members of the "old" and "new" EU states and are employed longer than 90 days are exempt from work permit requirement but must provide a German Bescheinigung gemäss Paragraph 5 FreizügG/EU locally issued by the Office of Foreign Affairs (Ausländeramt) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
  • are in possession of a "Schengen VISA"are not authorized to work in Germany (= A Schengen VISA is a "transit" VISA and doesn't permit to work in Germany).

Access to US installations and controlled areas is limited to personnel who meet US Forces security criteria and are authorized by Host Nation Law to reside and work in Germany. Failure to submit required information/authorization and maintain required documentation or clearances in accordance with US Army in Europe Regulations 190-16 and US Army Regulation 604-1 will be grounds for denying access to US installations and controlled areas.

Depending on citizenship and place of residence, the following documents must be provided no later than two weeks prior to the effective date of contract/business to the George C. Marshall Center Human Resources Division. A police Good Conduct Certificate (PGCC) without an entry, translated into English and notarized (if not qualified for a German PGCC, a Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis, based on less than 1year of residency in Germany, a PGCC equivalent is required from the previous country of residence); and a completed Army in Europe form 604-1b, Simple Questionnaire for Simple Security Check

Non DOD ID card holders are responsible for being aware of and complying with the requirements associated with installation access control. In accordance with US Army in Europe Regulation 190-16, installation passes are US government property. Non DOD ID card holders are responsible for returning installation passes to the issuing Installation Access Control Office when the following applies:

  • If it is replaced (except when lost or stolen)
  • When contract/business is completed
  • When the non-DOD ID card holder no longer requires access
  • Upon retirement or any contract/business termination
  • Loss or change of sponsorship
  • The sponsor-status changes.

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kriendler

Professor John Kriendler

Professor of NATO and European Security Issues
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

John Kriendler is professor of NATO and European Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

He lectures on NATO, European security issues and the United Nations, and teaches a core seminar and an elective course on “NATO: Strate

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