DEFINITION OF EARLY RETURN OF DEPENDENTS TRAVEL:
Early return of dependents is government funded travel of dependents from the current overseas
duty station to the United States (usually the home of record) once the employee completes the
prescribed tour of duty or because of unusual circumstances. Unless authorized by the
travel authorizing official and overseas commander based on unusual circumstances, travel orders
will not be prepared to return dependents to the United States prior to the employee's completion of tour.
TO REQUEST EARLY RETURN OF DEPENENTS TRAVEL:
Please contact us in order to request travel orders.
WHAT TO DO AFTER RECEIPT OF EARLY RETURN OF DEPENDENTS TRAVEL ORDERS:
1. Go to the local government/official travel office
to arrange for airline tickets. You will be required to provide a copy of the travel
2. Go to the local transporation office to arrange for shipment of household goods
(if necessary). You will be required to
provide several copies of the travel orders.
Upon completion of travel:
Complete a travel voucher (DD 1351-2) and fax to the Defense Finance and Accounting
Service - Columbus (DFAS-CO) at
614-693-0807 or 0878 or DSN 869-0807 or 0878.
Provide copies of travel order, airline tickets and taxi/cab fare receipts.
Expenses for hotel accommodations and landry are not authorized.