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Overseas PCS Checklist Version 1.5
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DatePriorityTask
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1POR Briefing and checklist for Sponsor
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1EFMP Appointment/Overseas Physical
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1Appointment to verify dependents’ completion of physicals
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2Meet with Relocation Specialist to cover details of move
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2Apply for No-Fee Passports
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2Obtain a Power of Attorney if don't already have
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2Ensure pets are up to date on vaccines, if not, make appointments
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2Request, Receive, Begin contact with Command Sponsor at new duty station
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2Make sure all annual exams are up to date (Eye, dental, etc.)
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3Start Practicing German
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3Start Studying German driving laws and signs
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3Research flight carriers for pets
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3Purchase kennel for pets and start acclimating them to spending time in it
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3Start saving for unforseen expenses that may arise
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3Update ID cards that will expire while overseas
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3Make sure all auto maintenance and repairs are taken care of
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3Settle outstanding bills, if possible
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3Start sorting through rooms in house to declutter and organize
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4Meet with Finance (DLA, advances, etc.)
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4Meet with Transportation Office (discuss shipment of HHG, Storage, POV, and Unaccompanied Baggage (UB))
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4Arrange for an estimate of your HHG and UB with shipping company
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4Set date for pick up of HHG and UB
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4Set date and location for drop off of POV
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4Purchase first aid kit and warning triangle for POV online (optional)(Can purchase after arrival in Germany but required to pass inspection upon pick-up of POV)
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4Reserve rental car for local or overseas use while POV is being shipped
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4Begin prepping children for upcoming move
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4Inventory of Personal Property including list of electronics’ serial numbers **Video tape of electronics in working order
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4Appraisal of antiques
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4Start using up items that cannot be shipped (perishible foods, etc.)
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4Stock up on items that are not commonly carried abroad (décor, favorite American items, etc.)
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5Contact German accounts and notify them of the move / Take steps for cancelling (phone, internet, utilities, etc.)
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5Be available for packing/pick up of HHG, UB, etc.
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5Drop off POV for shipment (you can ship it later but the sooner, the better) *Inspection done at time of drop off
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5Reserve/Arrange temporary housing overseas for after arrival
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5Apply for tourist passport (priority is flexible depending on how soon you plan to travel after arriving)
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5Check into Auto Insurance abroad
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530 day notice on home
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5Put together a Travel Records Kit for each family member
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5Reserve spot for pet on flight after booking own ticket
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5Cancel Cell Phone Service or Unlock Phones
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5Sort HHG/UB/Carry-on Luggage
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5Schedule Utilities to be turned off day after move
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6Obtain/Arrange for transfer of medical files
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6Notify children's current school of upcoming move/last day/obtain school records
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6Pick up tourist passports (if ordered)
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6Pick up no-fee passports
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6Close out local bank accounts
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6Two week notice for work/Obtain work references
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7Obtain a 10 day and extended (30-120 day, depending on country entering) Health Certificate from Veterinary Clinic (Must be bi-lingual)
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7Set up P.O. Box through Command Sponsor abroad and forward mail or place mail on hold until APO box can be set up, upon arrival
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7Cancel Newspapers or subscriptions to current home
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7Update address with organizations and people (clubs, doctor's offices, etc.)
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7Purchase/install additional hardware, stickers, etc. for pet kennels
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7Pack luggage
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7Thorough clean of home before final inspection/walk-through
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7Refill any necessary prescriptions
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7Pick up plane tickets from transportation
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8Confirm pet reservation on flight
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8Final inspection/walk-through of home
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8Return keys for home
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**Priority levels 4+ cover items to-do after receiving official orders.
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