Planning your move after reciept of your assignment/orders
1. Getting Started
3. EFMP Screening
4. Travel Documents
- IDENTIFICATION (ID) CARDS
- PASSPORTS & SOFA
Moving to Germany this summer? Make sure you have your official passport in hand, or a memo stating you've applied for one. Effective July 1, 2021, there is a requirement to have your official passport BEFORE entering Germany.
The Foreign Clearance Guide has been updated as of June 14, 2021, with the following notice:
"ATTENTION: Official Travel with a Special Issuance Passport (SIP) is mandatory for DoD Civilians and Eligible Family Members (EFMs), per DoD policy. However, if not in receipt of the SIP prior to departure, traveler must have on hand a memorandum from a DoD Passport Agent stating the SIP application was submitted. This memorandum must identify each applying applicant, date of submission, country of travel for PCS and VPAS ID. Boarding a flight on official travel status with a Regular (blue tourist) Passport is permissible ONLY with such a memo, which is to be presented to boarding officials, upon request."
Note: The exception to travel using a regular passport and memo will expire Sept. 30, 2021.
5. Plan My Move & Household Goods
7. Traveling with Pets
8. Housing Options
9. Schools & CYS Registration
Joining the Bavaria Military Community & in-processing
3. Local Transportation
4. Private Vehicles
5. Driving in Europe
7. Medical, Dental & Eye Care
8. Schools & Education Services
9. Community Resource Guide
Alert! Mass Warning Notification System sends registered users emergency warnings and other critical information, such as hazardous road conditions, reporting delays, and base closures due to severe weather.
Must-know info after joining the Bavaria Military Community
1. Employment Opportunities
4. Tax Relief
5. Customs Office
6. Bulk Trash & Recycling
7. Voting Overseas
8. On-post Recreation, Dining & Shopping
9. Things To Do
Pick up your copy at most front-door service locations across the USAG Bavaria footprints!