To Do List: After You PCS to Italy

Central Processing Facility

  • When military personnel should report to the Central Processing Facility (CPF) if arriving during normal duty hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If arrival is outside of normal duty hours, report to the CPF at 9:00 am the first duty day after arrival.
  • Bring your military and travel documents that you have hand carried with you to the CPF.
  • You will go through 2 weeks of in-processing. A schedule will be given to you on the first day of in-processing.
  • You will be briefed by housing, finance, medical, dental, wellness center, health clinic, banks, and the military police.

CPF Steps

  1. First go to the in-processing office within the CPF. You will need two copies of your orders and your DA 31 (leave form). You will be checked in from leave and receive a packet of instructions for formation times and the date/time of your in-processing brief.
  2. Then go to IACS to get your military and dependent ID’s activated for the gate. They need to see a copy of your orders. You will be fingerprinted and asked for your APO address if you have one. If you don’t have one, you can go back later on and give it to them. If your ID card is about to expire you may want to go ahead and get a new ID card at the CPF “before” going to the IACS office. Your sponsor will want the most up to date ID card that they can get, because the expiration date of a dependent’s Soggiorono (replacement for the Italian visa) is based off of the date the sponsor’s ID card expires.
  3. In-processing classes/briefs begin Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You would have to complete steps 1 and 2 at least one day before in order to attend briefings that start on the next MWF. For example, if you start in-processing on Friday, you won’t be able to attend the next briefing until Monday.

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Documents to Carry with You: PCS Overseas

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Arrival in Italy – Documents to Hand Carry
What to Hand Carry When You Move


Tips

  • Make sure names are spelled correctly on all documents
  • Carry important documents in a zip up accordion folder
  • Store virtual documents on your computer
  • Back up important files on a flash drive, external hard drive or even print hard copies of select documents.

Important Documents


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To Do List: Before You PCS to Italy

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Levy Brief

  • Attend a levy brief as soon as you have selected or been assigned your next duty station. Orders are not necessary to attend the levy brief.
  • You will receive information on medical clearance and out processing.
  • You may also receive documents for EFMP screening and visa/passport application.
  • Representatives will be present from each department to answer questions concerning travel, moving, finance, etc.
  • Usually only the soldiers go to this brief, but it is highly suggested that spouses go to the levy brief as well.

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Command Sponsorship/EFMP Screening

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What is Command Sponsorship?


What is Command Sponsorship?

  • When a soldier receives orders to move overseas it will either say “accompanied” (with dependents) or “unaccompanied” (without dependents).
  • If the orders do not list the family member’s names, then the soldier is on an unaccompanied tour. In this case the soldier’s new command must approve Command Sponsorship to be eligible for a fully funded move overseas.
  • Non-Command Sponsored dependents (unless they are EU citizens) are treated by Italy as tourists, limited to 90 days in country with very little support authorized from the US Army.

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Passports and Visas: PCS Italy

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***No-Fee Passport and Italian entry Visa is mandatory for all dependents accompanying their sponsor on PCS to Italy. Note: dependents may not be able to book their flight until they have received both  of these.


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