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United States Army
Transportation, Household Goods
APO South Korea 96218
A PCS or military move can be a challenge, especially if you have a lot of stuff. Breaking down your to-dos into more manageable pieces often helps. Here, you’ll find out how to handle household goods, manage your pet and guidelines on the shipping process.
Your installation household goods/transportation office can provide assistance with understanding your entitlements and shipping your personal property. For information on shipping your vehicle, check out the Personal Property Resources page on MilitaryOneSource.mil, or visit the PCSmyPOV website.
To help customers access moving resources more easily, Move.mil has moved to the Military OneSource website. Now, moving resources from the Defense Personal Property Program and Military OneSource are available on the Military OneSource website.
Visit the Moving Your Personal Property page on MilitaryOneSource.mil for comprehensive moving information, resources and services. Access content from the former Move.mil website, including moving guides and tips, videos and FAQs, entitlement brochures, household goods shipment logistics, DPS log in and more. There are also links for retiring and separating members, specific service branch information and comprehensive relocation assistance.
As soon as you receive your permanent change of station orders, it’s important to begin scheduling your move. The Defense Personal Property System, or DPS, is the online system you can use to request and manage your household goods shipment(s). For more information and a DPS log in link, visit the Moving Your Personal Property page on MilitaryOneSource.mil.
Read Preparing for Your PCS Move to learn more about coordinating your shipment and review the Personal Property Quick Reference Guide for actions you can take to ensure a smooth move.
Learn more about Your OCONUS Move: Planning, Resources and Tips. Begin to plan what items will go in unaccompanied baggage, in your household goods shipment and in long-term, Non-Temporary Storage, or NTS, storage – check with your sponsor or overseas housing office to assist in determining what items to ship.
Moving with your pet includes researching airline requirements and quarantine restriction laws in your new location. Many airlines have requirements for size, weight, breed, number of animals, kennel construction, documentation and seasonal limitations. Small pets may be shipped on military flights, but availability and regulations frequently change. Contact your installation household goods/transportation office to request specific country instructions. Military OneSource can make your move easier with helpful tips, resources and hands-on information related to moving with pets and more.
Prior to reporting to Korea or applying for a shipment of household goods, all inbound United States Forces Korea personnel must contact their gaining command’s housing office to determine if their HHG will fit into assigned government or privatized quarters and unaccompanied personnel housing. Excess HHG that cannot be stored in quarters or UPH are a customer’s responsibility. Commercial storage facilities are unavailable. Customers incur all costs to ship the HHG back to CONUS for storage.
Weight allowances are restricted coming to Korea. U.S.A. command-sponsored families are authorized 50% of their normal Joint Travel Regulations weight allowance while unaccompanied personnel are authorized only 25% or 2,500 pounds, whichever is greater. Because of this weight restriction, you will be provided government appliances and furniture. We encourage you to bring some furnishings and electronics (most off-post housing are equipped with both 110V and 220V outlets) with you.
The weight allowance is not much if you have children. It normally takes six weeks to three months for your HHG to arrive and get through customs, depending on where you are shipping from. A Lending Closet is available to provide kitchen essentials prior to arrival of your HHG, but the Lending Closet does not provide furniture, linens or pillows. Pack those in your unaccompanied baggage shipment.
When it comes to shipping your vehicle, a sponsor to your overseas area will be very useful. Not all soldiers will be allowed to have a privately owned vehicle OCONUS. Your sponsor can check to make sure you qualify or let you know if you do not qualify and that you should not ship your POV. If you ship your POV and it is designated that you are not authorized to have a POV, you must ship POV back to CONUS at your own expense unless an exception to policy is granted.