One-step checklist for PCSing to Naples

One-step checklist for PCSing to Naples

by Stripes Europe
Stripes Europe

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

Pre-Arrival

  • 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.

ARRIVAL

  • 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

MONEY

  • 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.

VEHICLES

  • 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.

HOUSING

  • 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 www.homes.mil.
  • 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.

MEDICAL

  • Add emergency numbers to cell phone.
  • Establish relationships with local medical providers.

CHILDREN

  • 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.

PETS

  • 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.

 

PERSONAL ENRICHMENT

  • Update resume and research job/volunteer opportunities.
  • Visit Colleges/Universities to learn about course offerings.

EVERYDAY LIVING

  • 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 StripesEurope.com.

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