Renewal Agreement Travel (RAT)

DEFINITION OF RENEWAL AGREEMENT TRAVEL:

Renewal Agreement Travel is round-trip travel from the overseas duty station to the United States.  Authorization is based upon the employee's agreement to remain in the overseas area for an additional time frame immediately following the expiration of the initial tour.  Employee must renegotiate a transportation agreement.  Dependents can travel with the sponsor or after the sponsor.  There is no authorization for dependents to travel prior to the sponsor.   Travel expenses for airfare are limited to cost of travel from overseas duty location to your home of record.  Travel to destinations other than your home of record can be authorized.  You may request shipment of household goods (must be owned by the employee or immediate family members) from the United States to the overseas duty location.  After serving four (4) consecutive years in the overseas area, you may request the shipment of a replacement vehicle.  Post Allowance will be terminated upon departure from the overseas duty location and will resume upon arrival back in the overseas area.  It is very important that you provide actual dates of travel.


DETERMINING RENEWAL AGREEMENT TRAVEL ELIGIBILITY:

To determine your eligibility for renewal agreement travel, click on the eligibility link below.


TO REQUEST RENEWAL AGREEMENT TRAVEL:

Please contact us in order to request travel orders.


WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU RECEIVE RENEWAL AGREEMENT TRAVEL ORDERS:

  1. Go to your nearest government/official travel office to make flight arrangements;
  2. Go to your nearest transporatation office if you are planning to ship household goods or a replacement vehicle.

UPON RETURN FROM TRAVEL:

Complete travel voucher and submit by fax to Defense Finance and Accounting Service - Columbus (DFAS-CO) at 614-693-2463, 2465 or 2727 (DSN 869). Include copies of travel order, airline tickets and taxi/cab fare receipts. Expenses for hotel accommodations and laundry are not authorized. For questions regarding the status of your voucher please call DFAS Travel Customer Service (800) 756-4571 (Option #4).
 

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