If you are applying for the Veterans NAAFI Shopping Permit, please read the form and information regarding documentation carefully before you submit your application.

Widows and Widowers of veterans are eligible to apply for a NAAFI Shopping Permit but should contact GEO Veterans by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance of application as additional information will be required.

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

In agreement with the Host Nation Tax Authorities (Zollamt) the GEO have been given permission to issue a Veterans NAAFI Shopping Permit to British Veterans living in Germany, subject to confirmation of military service.

Please download the application form below.

Veterans NAAFI Shopping Permit application

Once completed please post the form to:

Veterans Clerk
Postfach 7125
33078 Paderborn

If you are unable to download the form 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 or email address on the application form so that we can get in touch with you should there be any issues with your application. Photographs should be of a standard passport type (not home-produced) and the applicant should not wear uniform on the photograph.

Certified copies of any supporting documentation 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.

Completion Time

If all the required paperwork and photograph is received with the application, it should be processed within 6 weeks.  If there is any missing or incorrect documentation, the Veterans Clerk will contact the applicant by either email or phone.  The NAAFI Shopping Permit (Identification Card) and 2x copies of the ‘Pink Card’ will be sent out by post to the address indicated on the application.  All supporting paperwork received as part of the application process will be returned and any electronic copies, including the photograph, will be deleted. Once the card and paperwork has been received by the applicant, they are kindly requested to return the ‘confirmation of receipt’ paperwork to the Veterans Clerk, as soon as practicable, to complete the process.

Access to the NAAFI

Your pass will allow you to purchase certain items of food and beverages in the NAAFI Complex at Otto Hahn Strasse 20, 33104 Paderborn-Sennelager.

Access to Military Establishments

Access to military establishments is restricted. Should you wish to attend an organised event on camp you will need to be invited, i.e. your details will need to be on an attendance or authorised list held in the Guardroom. You and any of your guests will need to book in through the Guardroom using valid photographic identification, i.e. Passport. Such events may include but are not limited to; Sunday Worship, Mess Activities as an Honorary Member and the Annual Remembrance Service.