It is that time of year for Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves. Here are several tips on keeping track of your paperwork: (1) keep your original set of orders with you at all times; (2) military IDs, driver's licenses, Social Security cards, passports and birth, marriage and naturalization certificates may be needed immediately by various organizations upon arrival; (3) for security reasons, personal checks, any hard copies of recent bank statements, and credit and debit cards should travel with you; (4) carry the household inventory that your moving company provided, as well as contact phone numbers and lease or mortgage paperwork; (5) Any legal documents should travel with you; and (6) carry any transcripts, report cards or grade sheets and vaccination records that your children may need for school registration. For PCS checklists, visit the Military.com website at www.military.com/money/pcs-dity-move/pcs-checklists.html. More information is available at the Move.mil website at www.move.mil.
For PCS and relocation guides and tips, visit the Military.com PCS section.