Welcome to Naples! Here is your one-stop checklist once you’ve arrived at your new home:


  • Read and understand your orders. Ask your chain of command if you need help.

  • Connect with your sponsor.

  • Obtain your tourist passport if planning to travel outside of Italy. 

  • Dependents: start Visa process.

  • Ensure U.S. driver’s license is valid.


  • Attend the installation’s Area Orientation and Command Indoctrination Brief (INDOC).

  • Service members/civilians: get your codice fiscale.

  • Dependents: get your soggiorno.

  • Ensure no-fee passport has SOFA stamp.

  • Enroll in TRICARE Overseas and complete medical in-processing.

  • Sign up for an FPO box, if your sponsor has not already done so.

  • Register for "AtHof," Community Notification System


  • Determine allowances with Transaction Service Center (TSC), formerly called Personal Support Detachment or PSD.

  • Withdraw euros.

  • Establish bank account to handle local bills, if necessary.

  • Research online bill-pay options.

  • Contact U.S. banks to close accounts, as needed.


  • Schedule and study for driver’s exam.

  • Pass exam and get translated AFI license.

  • Get rental car.

  • When vehicle arrives or is purchased, get insurance, register and pass safety inspection.

  • Establish account with NEX for receiving rationed fuel card.

  • Obtain international driver’s license.


  • Submit INDOC paperwork; apply for codice fiscale.

  • Submit TLA Arrival Claims every 10 days.

  • Unaccompanied E1-E4 should visit the Unaccompanied Housing Office for assignment.

  • Accompanied members should visit the Assignments/Facilities Office to view available units.

  • Unaccompanied E-5 and above, living on the economy, view and make a list of economy housing units on

  • With a list of housing units, schedule a showing tour with the Housing Service Center (HSC).

  • Schedule appointments with approved realtors to tour homes based on your needs and wants.

  • Place a hold on the unit and sign the lease.

  • Sign up for communication services with NEX Residential Services (read contracts carefully).

  • Contact the HSC and utilize their loaner furniture program for household furniture while awaiting House Hold Goods (HHG) arrival.

  • Contact Personal Property to arrange delivery of HHG.


  • Add emergency numbers to cell phone.

  • Establish relationships with local medical providers.


  • Have vaccination records, transcripts, PCS orders, passports and birth certificates readily available.

  • Begin registration process for DoDEA schools.

  • Contact School Liaison Officer (SLO) for information about home schooling, referrals and transition assistance.

  • Visit the Child Development Center to apply and get on waitlist.

  • Ensure vaccinations are current and schedule wellness exams.


  • Register your pet at the Veterinary clinic within 30 days of arrival/adoption.

  • Register your pet at the ASL and get a pet passport within 6 months of arrival/adoption.

  • Find Italian vet clinic for Emergency and local prescriptions

  • Maintain an annual rabies vaccination during overseas tour

  • Get updated ID tags with new local contact information

  • Update your microchip contact information with your new telephone and address

  • Use heartworm and flea and tick preventative medication that will protect against sand flies that can transmit the Leishmaniasis disease year-round. (Only Seresto collar and K9Advantix have been proven to be effective).

  • Find a boarding center or a reliable pet sitter.

  • Read the NSA Naples Pet Policy.

  • Understand and adhere to local Italian pet laws.


  • Update resume and research job/volunteer opportunities.

  • Visit Colleges/Universities to learn about course offerings.


  • Log important phone numbers and program cell phone.

  • Start recycling according to local requirements.

  • Learn basic Italian phrases or enroll in language classes on base.

  • Get to know your neighbors.

  • Join spouses’ clubs, Italian-American clubs or other activities.

  • Consider the many opportunities MWR provides to explore Naples.

  • Plan trips to explore Europe with the help of

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