Planned Maintenance/Downtime of Aral Fuel Card for 2022.

Periodically, Aral must conduct maintenance on their Server which will lead to an interruption of functionality with the Aral Fuel Card. This will take place between 0600-1300hrs on the following dates (all Sundays):

  • 13 Mar 22
  • 22 May 22
  • 28 Aug 22
  • 27 Nov 22

Please note: Any refund applications for unsuccessful use at Aral Filling Stations between the stated hours on the above dates will be rejected.

Under the NATO Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and the Supplementary Agreement (SA), GSO(G) is permitted to allow Entitled Persons to import into Germany, or purchase in Germany, vehicles free of import duty and tax so long as these vehicles are imported/purchased for the personal use of the Entitled Person in question and, in particular, so long as the vehicles are not purchased simply with a view to subsequent disposal for personal gain.

The Orders for the Registration and Operation of a Motor Vehicle for Members of the Force are available through local National Support Element Administration Offices’ and for MODNet users available through the GSO(G) Policy Website. A copy of the latest version can be requested through the Vehicle Licensing Office via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The GSO(G) system of registration and licensing of vehicles is operated in accordance with the NATO SOFA through the Vehicle Licensing Office (VLO), BFPO 16. VLO is responsible for implementing the policy in all matters concerning vehicle licensing. Breaches of the procedures set out in this Order may result in the withdrawal of Force privileges – in particular, the right to purchase and register further new Tax-Free vehicles, and the right to obtain tax and duty-free fuel for private vehicles using a Aral fuel card. Furthermore, breaches of the Order may be investigated by the Service Police and may result in disciplinary or administrative action being taken against the individual(s) concerned by their Chain of Command.

It is the card holder’s responsibility to ensure that the card is in date before use, there will be no refunds for out of date cards.