1. Passport and Visa:
Check that your passport is valid for the duration of your assignment and obtain any necessary visas for your destination country.
2. Household Goods:
Determine what household items you want to bring with you and make arrangements for packing, shipping, and delivery.
Arrange for transportation to and from the airport, as well as any ground transportation needed in your destination country.
Research and secure housing arrangements in your destination country, whether that means on-base housing or renting in the local community.
5. Medical and Dental:
Schedule medical and dental appointments to ensure you and your family are up-to-date on required vaccinations and have any necessary medications or treatments.
Determine how you will manage your finances while abroad, including setting up a bank account in your destination country, updating direct deposit information, and budgeting for expenses.
Research education options for your children and enroll them in school prior to your arrival, if possible.
Determine what requirements are necessary for bringing your pets with you and ensure they meet any vaccination or quarantine requirements.
Research and obtain a cell phone plan that will work in your destination country, and consider setting up other communication methods such as Skype or FaceTime.
10. Cultural Awareness:
Educate yourself and your family on the customs and culture of your destination country to ensure a smooth transition and respectful interaction with locals.