URGENT - If you have any queries regarding the issue of your Veterans’ Installation Access Pass, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 05254 982 2038

Veterans' Installation Access Pass (VIAP)

If you are applying for the Veterans Installation Access Pass (VIAP), please read the forms and information regarding documentation carefully before you submit your application.

If you are unsure about the process you are strongly advised to ring the Veterans Clerk on 05254 982 2038

Widows and Widowers of veterans are eligible to apply for an Installation Access Pass but should contact the J1 Veterans by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All information is available below. Any further queries you may have should be e-mailed to the above email address.

GEO J1 can issue Installation Access Passes to British Veterans living in Germany and subject to the necessary security checks Veterans may access the NAAFI and attend certain events within Normandy Barracks.

Please download the application forms below.

pdfApplication Form 28E

pdfAcknowledgment of responsibilities

Once completed please post both forms to:

Pam Flora MBE
Pers Gov Asst
Postfach 7125
33078 Paderborn

Employees working for the Crown will have the opportunity to be fast tracked. See Form 28E for further details.

If you are unable to download the forms please either e-mail us or send a letter to the address listed and the forms will be sent to you in the post.


Please include a contact telephone number with your address on Form 28E. Photographs should be of a standard passport type (not home-produced) and the applicant should not wear uniform on the photograph.

A valid copy of your passport or german national ID card must be authenticated by a Public Servant ie. Policeman, Army Officer, Civil Servant, Solicitor this includes Host Nation. If this is not done the application will be rejected.


Red Books

Please do not contact APC in Glasgow yourself if you have mislaid your Red Book and need it for obtaining your Veterans’ Pass.  Personnel who have misplaced their Red Books are advised to provide clear explanation as to why this might have happened with as much evidence of service when completing their applications.


Access to Facilities

Your pass will allow you access to the NAAFI Facilities on Otto Hahn Strasse 20, 33104 Paderborn. Access to Normandy Barracks is restricted. Should you wish to attand an organised event on camp, you will need to book in through the Guardroom. Such events may include; Sunday worship, Mess Events as an Honorary Member and the Remembrance Sunday Service. You may also take up to 4 family members with you at any one time; these visitors will have to show valid proof of identity (i.e. passport or ID Card) and must be signed in and out of the garrison/station at all times. You will be responsible for your visitors at all times.

In regards to access to the NAAFI, you will be able to buy items for immediate personal consumption on the premises in NAAFI facilities such as cafes, shops and Pay as you Dine restaurants. Please be aware that you are personally responsible for restricting your purchases to immediate consumables. Abuse of this concession may result in the withdrawal of the Installation Access Pass.

Widows and widowers of British Veterans may also apply for the pass. Please e-mail us for details of how to apply.


Veterans Clerk
Bielefelder Str. 54
Antwerp Barracks
33104 Paderborn

Tel: 05254 982 2038