Before travel guide
- Getting Started
- PCS Orders
- Total Army Sponsorship
- Command Sponsorship
- EFMP Screening Process
- Passports, SOFA Stamp & A-3 Visa
- Government Travel Card (GTCC)
- Booking Lodging Reservation
- Planning Travel
- Traveling with Pets
- Parent Outreach Services at CYS
- Planning Household Goods
- Ship your Vehicle
- Driving Overseas
- Mail, Packages & P.O. Box
- DoDEA Pacific West School Region Preparations
- Legal Services
- Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
- Cell Phones, Keeping in Touch & Dialing Instruction
- Chip Credit Cards, Banks & Exchange Rates
- PCS Resources
Transportation for pets from the airport to the Camp Humphreys or Yongsan, and from Camp Humphreys or Yongsan to the Soldiers final destination installation after in-processing is on the Soldier’s responsibility to arrange. Pets may be allowed to travel on the passenger section of the bus ONLY if they are enclosed in a pet carrier/crate. Otherwise, pets will go on the luggage compartment of the bus as long as the crate fits. Soldiers travelling with large or multiple pets are highly encouraged to make alternative travel arrangements for their pets with their TASP unit sponsor for alternate pet transportation in periods of inclement or harsh weather (Hot/Cold).
While staying in lodging you will either have you pet in your room with you, or coordinated for boarding at the pet care center if staying at DHL in Yongsan. Be sure to plan for food, water, and bathroom breaks.
The installations have many walking trails and parks that can make for a great way for Soldiers and families to get out and acclimate. This also serves to get your pet acclimated as well.
Pet care and Kenneling: Dog Town Club and Showroom Grooming 010-4000-9614
SOFA status personnel are required to register each domestic pet in their possession, at the appropriate VTF, within 10 duty days of arrival on the Korean peninsula or upon the acquisition of the pet. They are also required to notify their installation housing office of their pet ownership within the same time frame.
Registration consists of creating a veterinary treatment record DD Form 2343 (Veterinary Health Record) with proof of rabies virus vaccination and proof of microchip implantation (as applicable).
Additional resources concerning domestic pets can be found at: www.korea.amedd.army.mil/veterinary/index.html