INSTALLATION ACCESS FOR ELIGIBLE VETERANS
Veteran Health Identification Cards (VHIC) are an accepted means of proving a veteran has a service-connected disability and is entitled to installation access.
There is a standing Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with Germany that recognizes veterans residing in Germany but requires the Veteran, like military retirees, to pay tax on purchases. Veterans in possession of a VHIC card must apply for a German Customs card. The application for such a customs card is processed through the military customs office.
HOW TO GET YOUR VHIC
Veterans have two choices on how to get a VHIC. The first choice is to visit a VA Hospital. Unfortunately, there are no VA hospitals in Europe. Luckily you can now also apply online!
To apply for a VHIC card, a veteran must be able to use one of the VA Partners to access the application.
Note: Currently, all sign up partners require US address and US phone number to complete the sign up.