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Customer Support,
Force Management, &
Career Development

Military Personnel Flight

The RAF Lakenheath Military Personnel Flight's (MPF) mission is to provide quality personnel support for the 48th Fighter Wing. We handle everything from CAC, ID cards, and passports to base in-processing, assignments, re-enlistments, and retirements for all our Airmen and their families. We are also the one-stop-source for evaluations, promotions, testing, awards, and decorations, or other special actions. Make an appointment with us online or by phone.

Services

What We Offer

Customer Support

CAC/ID • DEERS Enrollment • INTRO Program • Special Leave Accrual Ration Cards (Civilians) • Group Life Insurance

CAC & Dependent ID Renewal
We are now mandating renewal of all CACs/Dep IDs that expire within 30 days.

Accepting walk-ins for CAC unblocks.
Appointment only for all other requests.
Questions? Please call DSN 226-5131.
How to make an appointment:

Step 1: click the link: https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/#/

Step 2: under ID Card Office Locator & Appointments click Continue

Step 3: Under Enter Location type Lakenheath and click Search

Step 4: click SELECT for the Lakenheath option and click SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Next Generation Uniformed Services ID Card
The Department of Defense is transitioning from its current paper-based Uniformed Services Identification (USID) card to a more secure, next-generation USID card. The Next Generation USID card will incorporate an updated design and security features to deter counterfeiting and fraud and will be printed on a plastic cardstock

Note:
Initial issuance of the Next Generation USID card will begin on July 31, 2020, at select DoD ID card facilities, with phased implementation at all DoD ID card facilities projected to be complete in December 2020.

USID cards are issued to retired and reserve members, dependent family members of Uniformed Services members, and other eligible individuals in accordance with DoD policy to facilitate access to benefits, privileges, and DoD bases. The Next Generation USID card does not change the populations who are eligible to receive the current card.

Note:
Currently-issued USID cards remain valid through their expiration date. In an effort to limit the impact on ID card issuance facilities, cards will not be reissued solely for the purpose of obtaining the Next Generation USID card.
Since the Next Generation USID card will not be available at all DoD ID card facilities until December 2020, and sites are currently operating under constrained conditions as a result of COVID-19 to keep both cardholders and operators safe, individuals with an indefinite (INDEF) expiration date on their current USID card should wait until summer 2021 to have their Next Generation USID card issued.

Force Management

Evaluations • Awards/Decorations • Adverse Actions • PCA

Open 8am - 3pm (Closed 3rd Wednesday of Month)
Phone & Email Service Only

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Career Development- Retentions & Promotions

Promotions • Re-enlistments • Extensions

Open 8am - 3pm (Closed 3rd Wednesday of Month)
Phone, walk-in, & email service all being helped.

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Career Development- Relocations

Assignments • Retirements • Separations • DEROS Mngt • Command Sponsorship • Dependent Travel

Open 8am - 3pm (Closed 3rd Wednesday of Month)
Phone, walk-in, & email service all being helped.

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Installation Personnel Readiness

Deployments • Personnel Readiness

Open 7:30am - 4:30pm (Closed 3rd Wednesday of Month)

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Personnel Systems Management

Deployments • Personnel Readiness

Open 8am - 3pm (Closed 3rd Wednesday of Month)
Phone & Email Service Only

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Announcements

Stay in the know

U.K. Entry Requirements effective March 2022

IAW the latest UK guidance, "Personnel do not need to complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel, take any COVID-19 tests or quarantine when you arrive in England as of 18 March 2022.

For more information please visit the website below:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another-country-during-coronavirus-covid-19

ID Cards

Is your Common Access Card (CAC), dependent ID card, or retiree ID card expiring within 30 days? If so, you must renew it. Do this by making an appointment with the MPF Customer Support section.

 

Have you just received a new Common Access Card (CAC)? If so, click the link to update your certificates: PKI Certificate Recovery

 

Accepting walk-ins for CAC unblocks.

 

Appointment only for all other requests.

 

If you are unsure whether or not you need to make an appointment, please contact us at DSN 226-5131.

 

How to make an appointment:

 

Step 1: click the link: RAPIDS appointment scheduler

 

Step 2: under Site Locator & Appointments click Continue

 

Step 3: Under Show Locations Near type Lakenheath and click Search

 

Step 4: click MORE INFO for the Lakenheath option and click SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Appointments must be made at least 12 hours in advance

Passport Requirements

Please refer to the DoD Foreign Clearance Guide for up-to-date information about your upcoming PCS.

DoD military, civilians, and their eligible family members are required to obtain proper documentation before entering the UK. Arriving in the UK without proper documentation could result in you and/or your family being denied entry or deported at your own expense.

RAF Lakenheath Passport Office

Contact Information:
Commercial: 01638 52 1210 | DSN: 226-1210
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The RAF Lakenheath Passport Office, which is a part of Customer Support within the MPF, provides:

  • Passports: Tourist, No-Fee, Official, and Diplomatic for DoD military, civilians, and their dependents
  • Visas: Official travel for DoD civilians and their dependents only (i.e. not for tourism) (Please contact our office as soon as possible if you require a visa for your upcoming official travel!)
  • Social Security Number (SSN) cards: For newborns and name changes, as well as replacements
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) for newborns

Click through the tabs below for more information and up-to-date checklists to know before you go.

Please note that appointments are required for the following: Tourist Passports, No-Fee Passports, Official Passports, newborn packages, and social security cards.

Tourist Passports

Travelers planning to perform personal/leisure travel during or in conjunction with their official overseas assignments are required to obtain a Tourist Passport at their own expense. Command-sponsored family members are highly encouraged to have both Tourist and No-Fee passports while residing in the United Kingdom.

You may also apply for a Tourist Passport through the US Embassy in London. Find more information by clicking here.

You may be eligible to renew your adult Tourist Passport via mail to the US Embassy in London. Please click here for more information.

Get more information regarding what's required for a Tourist Passport by clicking the "Tourist Passport Checklist" button below.

No-Fee Passports

US military dependents only

You must be a US citizen to get a No-Fee Passport.

A No-Fee Passport is required for all US military dependents to live and stay here in the United Kingdom. All dependents must be listed on the orders or command-sponsored for the No-Fee Passport to be obtained. No-Fee Passports are for official travel only and are not to be used for leisure travel.

All members are required to travel with their PCS orders, NATO orders, dependent ID, and No-Fee Passport.

Get more information regarding what's required for a No-Fee Passport by clicking the "No-Fee Passport Checklist" button below.

Newborn Package

Includes: Consular Report of Birth Abroad, SSN, & Tourist Passport

The Newborn Package assists members when applying for a newborn’s Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), Tourist Passport, and Social Security Number (SSN). A CRBA is a document certifying the US citizenship of a person born abroad to US citizen parent(s) who meet the requirements for transmitting citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The CRBA must be completed before the child’s 18th birthday. It is recommended for parents to apply for the CRBA as soon as possible after the child’s birth.

The US Embassy in London now offers an online eCRBA application. Please click here more information.

Official Passport

Official Passports are obtained when a member is traveling to a country that requires an Official Passport upon entry. Please refer to the DoD Foreign Clearance Guide for up-to-date information about your upcoming travel. Official Passports are only to be used for official travel (PCS, TDY, deployments, etc.). When applying for an Official Passport, applicants will need to provide a bona fide need. Passports are no longer issued just because or in preparation for future travel.

Obtaining orders that specifically state a country requiring an Official Passport per the DoD Foreign Clearance Guide is the easiest way to obtain an Official Passport.

When orders are unavailable, applicants may request an Official Passport with the following options:

  1. A Memorandum in Lieu of Orders (MILO) (Individuals or groups less than 35)
  2. A Deployment/Movement Memorandum (Groups of 35+)
  3. A Passport Waiver Request

Please review all up-to-date memo’s and templates by clicking here.

Please call or E-mail our office for further information or guidance on the options listed above. Please contact our office as soon as possible if your travel is imminent.

Social Security Cards

The RAF Lakenheath Passport Office can help members apply for a replacement SSN card, request for a name change on a current SSN card, or obtain a new SSN card for a newborn.

You may also send your application and documents into the embassy to request, replace, or change your name on your SSN card. Find more information by clicking here.

Corrections to Passports

If your passport was printed with the incorrect information, you will need to apply for a replacement for correction. Please book an appointment for the passport you are needing to be corrected and follow the appropriate checklist. In most cases, applying for a correction is free.

You may also be eligible to correct your passport through the US Embassy in London. Find more information by clicking here.

Emergency Passports

Emergency passports can only be obtained through the US Embassy in London.

Exchanging an emergency passport for a fully valid passport can be done through the RAF Lakenheath Passport Office or via mail to the US Embassy in London. Please book an appointment through our office or click here for information on how to exchange the passport via mail at the US Embassy in London.


Exemption Vignettes

Walk-ins are accepted for Exemption Vignettes ONLY. Walk-ins are from 8am - 3pm Monday through Friday.

Get more information regarding what's required for an Exemption Vignette by clicking the "Exemption Vignette Checklist" button below.

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