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When you arrive at your new installation, you’ll need to follow installation-specific procedures. Each installation and service handles in-processing differently. Here, you can find installation-specific guidelines and a list of documents to bring with you when checking- in. Reach out to the contacts provided if you have specific questions.
Checking in differs for various commands. This is where having a sponsor will help you tremendously. Prior to arriving, contact your sponsor or command for information on specific reporting procedures and billeting information.
In the event your command is not in port, you will report to the Transient Personnel Unit in Building 1969. To check in to TPU, you will need a copy of your orders and your military identification card. If you don't have a room reservation, you will be given a room and have TPU's rules and regulations explained to you. It's important to check in to TPU as soon as you arrive; TPU will have you in the system and will be able to communicate to your command that you have arrived to Yokosuka. TPU will assist in the check-in process and refer you to the appropriate resources, as would your command if they were in port. TPU can be contacted at DSN 315-243-5162, from Japanese phone 046-46-816-51621, internationally at 011-81-46-816-5162 or via the command's homepage.
A copy of your orders is needed for check in. If you are bringing family members, be sure to have the approved Family Entry Approval and passports prior to leaving for Japan; you will need all these documents to start your allowances during the check-in process. If you want to take leave in Japan, please submit the proper request to your gaining command; some allowances may not be paid if you have not checked in to your gaining command.
Because of all the wonderful things in Yokosuka, the check-in process may seem a bit lengthy. Your sponsor will be the best asset during this process.
Some things to keep in mind:
1. Call the Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka Welcome Center housing office at DSN 315-243-9037 or internationally at 011-81-46-816-9037.
2. If necessary, take your passport to the Personnel Support Detachment passport office to get your passport stamped with the multiple reentry stamp. This should be done within 14 days of your arrival. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. The passport office can be contacted at DSN 315-243-8466 or internationally at 011-81-46-816-8466.
3. Visit the Fleet and Family Support Center on the fourth floor of Building 3365, the community readiness center. Hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Call the FFSC at DSN 315-243-3372, or internationally at 011-81-46-816-3372. You can email us at FFSCinfo@fe.navy.mil.
4. Sign up for the Area Orientation Briefing and Inter-Cultural Relations Virtual Class, mandatory indoctrination for service members, family members, civilian and contracted personnel stationed in Yokosuka. Email us at AOBICR@fe.navy.mil.
5. To set up child care for AOB and ICR training as well as for house-hunting appointments at the Hourly Child Development Center in Building F68. Call the Hourly Child Development Center at DSN 315-243-3219 or internationally at 011-81-46-816-3219 or the Child Development Home program in Building 1559 at DSN 315-243-2978 or internationally at 011-81-46-816-2978. Check with the youth center for after-school care for your school-age children. The youth center is located in Building 1115. You can call the youth center at DSN 243-3439/5492 or internationally at 011-81-46-816-3439/5492. Ask your sponsor to assist with this prior to your arrival.
6. Medical check-in (U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka) – The quarterdeck can be contacted 24 hours a day at DSN 315-243-7144 or internationally at 011-81-46-816-7144. Shipboard members should check in with their ship's medical departments. Shore-based military check in at outpatient medical records. Command-sponsored family members of shipboard and shore-based military can check in at outpatient medical records.
The above list is just a guideline for your check-in process. Your sponsor will provide you a checklist to ensure you meet all the check-in requirements. The sponsor will also assist with referrals to base transportation along with a variety of your transferring needs.
Temporary Lodging Reservations
While single members may report almost immediately to their parent commands or get temporary billeting in bachelor enlisted quarters or bachelor officer quarters families will most likely stay at the Yokosuka Navy Lodge or the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites. If on-base lodging is full it is important to get a Certificate of Non-Availability to get reimbursed for staying at a hotel off base.
Yokosuka Navy Lodge and Navy Gateway Inns and Suites
You or your sponsor can make reservations at the Yokosuka Navy Lodge upon receipt of your permanent change of station orders to Japan. Keep them up to date in the event of orders modifications or other travel changes. Maintain communication with your sponsor regarding this matter. You can make reservations for your family up to 30 days in advance by calling the Navy Lodge at 800-628-9466. Reservations can be modified or canceled at any time up to 6 p.m. on the day of arrival. The direct number for the Yokosuka Navy Lodge is DSN 315-243-6708 or 011-81-46-816-6708 if calling from the United States.
You can make reservations at the NGIS by calling DSN 315-243-7317 or 011-81-46-816-7317 from the U.S.
Central Billeting Office
The Central Billeting Office is located in bachelor enlisted quarters Building 3333 which is across the street from the Personnel Support Department in Building 1555. All buses from the airports stop just outside the lobby door of the personnel support detachment building. The Central Billeting Office is open 24 hours a day and handles all BEQ reservations and assignments. All major credit cards are accepted. Call the BEQ at DSN 315-243-5569 or internationally 011-81-46-816-5569 or go to the Department of Defense Lodging homepage.
Bachelor officer quarters are located just inside the main gate of Yokosuka Navy base or about 300 meters from the airport bus stop at PSD. The BOQ is open 24 hours a day and accepts all major credit cards. Call the BOQ at DSN 315-243-5685 or 011-81-46-816-5685 or go to the Department of Defense Lodging homepage.
To have command sponsorship family members moving to Yokosuka must have been approved for Family Entry Approval and must be listed on the sponsor's official permanent change of station orders or amendments.
Family members not on official orders can only enter the country on a 90-day tourist visa. Family members who are not command sponsored do not have privileges to use base housing and or base schools. Family members must be command sponsored in order for the sponsor to receive financial and housing benefits associated with an "accompanied" status.
If you get married before you make a permanent change of station, you must inform your commander and follow the procedures exactly as you are given them. The military will not pay for travel and housing of your spouse if you do not follow procedures.