PCS

Willkommen in Deutschland! Welcome to Germany! If you’ve recently arrived, your head may be spinning from a combination of jetlag and the sheer amount of information coming your way. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Moving overseas is a big change with a lot of moving pieces.
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GETTING YOUR DRIVING/FUEL PERMIT
TYPES OF HOUSING
Government Leased Housing
If you’ve brought your pet or plan to get one, familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of life for you and your pets while living in the U.K.
REGISTERING YOUR PET

Registration will take place on RAF Feltwell’s veterinary clinic.
Like many other overseas locations, it can be a challenging environment for spouses who are seeking employment. It is common for applicants to wait six months or longer to land a job that aligns with their education and/or experience.
The best way to get adjusted to life in the U.K. is to immerse in the new culture early on. If you’re afraid to tackle it alone, ask a friend or coworker who has been living here awhile to show you the ropes.
Moving overseas is a big change for the entire family. Children certainly feel this impact as they leave behind familiar schedules, classrooms, friends and neighborhoods. Here are ways to make the transition as smooth as possible for your kiddos.
ESTABLISH ROUTINES
Welcome to the U.K. — Here is a one-stop checklist to help you get settled in a timely manner:
PRE-ARRIVAL
Upon arrival, getting a cell phone is vital. The good news is that you have a variety of options and many resources are available to get you connected.
CELL PHONE SERVICE
Most-commonly used providers: EE, Three, O2, Vodafone, British Telecom and Virgin.
COMMON BANKING OPTIONS
On-base options:

Community Bank
Keesler Federal Credit Union

Off-base options include:
Taking command of your move means knowing where to turn for support. Relocation assistance professionals can help families plan, address questions and provide access to resources related to moving.
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As a civilian working with the US armed forces overseas, you qualify for the LQA which entails house, rent and utilities although other benefits such as hotel, furniture, food, and appliances may be directly tied to LQA.