Story by Jay J. Flynn, USAG Ansbach Directorate of Emergency Services
ANSBACH, Germany (Oct. 24, 2016) — Implementation for the new Escorted Visitor Paper Pass started today and will continue its rollout throughout the week.
Under this new installation access and sign-on system, visitors to USAG Ansbach will be screened using the Escorted Visitor Paper Pass, which replaces the traditional sign-in procedures at access control points, or ACPs.
Previously, a sponsor would sign in a guest or guests and would have to sign them out at the issuing ACP upon departing, even before visiting another kaserne in the garrison footprint.
The Escorted Visitor Paper Pass, or EVPP, now allows visitors access within the garrison’s footprint when accompanied by their sponsor from one to three days. The pass expires at midnight of the last valid day after issuance.
The EVPP not only provides the visitor with the convenience of having the guard scan his or her pass for installation access, but also adds security features by capturing the visitor’s photo. Sponsors are required to physically escort their visitors while on post and are limited to four individuals at a time. The sponsor is responsible for disposing of the visitor pass.
The visitor’s passes issued at Katterbach Main, Barton Barracks, Urlas/Shipton, Bleidorn Housing Area, and Stork Barracks ACPs can be used at any of the USAG Ansbach ACPs. If you go to another Army garrison, though, you will need a new visitor’s pass for that garrison.
The implementation process may take several days to complete. During this time, visitors may experience short delays in signing in guests.
To obtain a visitor’s pass, each guest must present a valid passport or EU nationally issued identification card, and be photographed. Persons from countries identified as being state sponsors of terrorism, persons with an Ersatz Ausweiss, and persons who have been issued temporary travel documents will not be granted access.