How to prepare for an overseas assignment

Once you receive an assignment order (AO) for an overseas position it means it is definitely happening. Here we share information to help you carefully coordinate your overseas move. Useful if you are the Service person or an accompanying family member.

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Overseas move checklist

A checklist to help you navigate the complexities an overseas move with the RAF, sequenced and broken down into stages.

  • Pre-confirmed notification of overseas assignment
  • Assignment Order received
  • 3 months before travel
  • 6 weeks before travel
  • 1 week before travel
  • First week in country

If you prefer less detail, here is a pull-out from the Autumn Edition of Envoy 2022:

Overseas move checklist

Non-Serving partners: The application process explained

If you are a non serving spouse, partner or ‘other-half’ this information is for you! It explains the overseas service application process and highlights useful documents, clearance information and where your involvement is likely to be required.

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How we can help

If you are facing any issues whilst returning to the UK, let us know and we can help you to identify a solution.