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United States Army
Via Vecchia Livornese
Tirrenia Italy 56128
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.
Documents to Hand Carry
Temporary lodging: Make temporary lodging reservations early to ensure accommodations when you arrive. Call 011-39-050-54-7580 or DSN 314-633-7084.
In order for your family members to be allowed concurrent travel (concurrent travel means that family members are able to travel with you to Italy), they must be granted command sponsorship before you move. Obtaining command sponsorship for family members is of the utmost importance. A request for command sponsorship includes having your dependents screened for the Exceptional Family Member Program through your current installation's hospital or medical clinic and completion of DA Form 5888. Your current installation's EFMP manager is the point of contact for assistance with DA Form 5888. EFMP screenings are mandatory for all military dependents before a PCS move.
With command sponsorship, spouse/family members are authorized an official passport, Italian visa and Permesso di Soggiorno, which are required in order to live in Italy. Spouse/family member visas must be obtained from an Italian embassy prior to traveling to Italy or the sponsor will be responsible for paying all cost associated with obtaining the visa after arrival (which may include the cost of sending the spouse/family members back to the United States to complete the process).
Without command sponsorship, spouse/family members are not issued the necessary visa affixed to their official passport(s) prior to moving, which allows them to remain in Italy for more than 90 days. Among other ramifications, your weight allowances will be less and spouse/family member travel costs will be at their own expense. Requesting command sponsorship after arrival is extremely difficult and can cause frustration for both you and your family. The point of contact for command sponsorship is the service member's unit or (S-1) and for passports and visas is your current installation's transportation or passport office.
Upon arrival at Camp Darby, all military and civilian personnel will proceed to the Central Processing Facility, which is located in Headquarters building 6.
If arrival is after duty hours, your sponsor should have arranged for your arrival. However, if an emergency arises, contact the staff duty officer at DSN 314-633-7057 or the Military Police Station at DSN 314-633-7575.
It will take approximately 14 days for you to in process the installation and be released to your unit for assignment. During this time you will receive driver training. The Central Processing Facility will take care of all your in processing needs.
After You Arrive
If you get married before you PCS, you must inform your commander and follow the procedures exactly as you are given them. The military will not pay for travel and housing for your spouse if you do not follow proper procedures!
In order for your spouse to be allowed travel, they must be granted command sponsorship before traveling to Italy. Obtaining command sponsorship for family members is of the utmost importance! A request for command sponsorship includes having your dependents screened for the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) through your current installation's hospital or medical clinic and completion of DA FORM 5888 with EFMP review stamp. Processing of the completed 5888 is required before command sponsorship will be authorized. The nearest military installation's EFMP manager is the point of contact for assistance with DA FORM 5888. EFMP screenings are mandatory for all military dependents before a PCS move! The intent of the EFMP screening is to identify any specialized care. This includes special education services and ensures that care will be available at the overseas assignment. Once your spouse receives command sponsorship, orders have to be amended through your unit.
It is essential that you obtain an official passport AND a visa for each of your family members prior to leaving your current assignment. It is a mandatory requirement and failure to complete this action will subject your family to risk of deportation.