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Foreign Service Assignment Notebook: What Do I Do Now?


This 222-page resource offers invaluable information and guidance on all aspects of preparing for an international move. Available to ALL employees and family members transitioning to an overseas assignment.  Revised 2012


-Contents and Preface  [156 Kb]
-Chapter 1 - Preparation Checklist  [363 Kb]
-Chapter 2 - Mail and Diplomatic Pouch Services  [625 Kb]
-Chapter 3 - Allowances and Benefits  [423 Kb]
-Chapter 4 - Travel and Leave  [303 Kb]
-Chapter 5 - Medical Information  [324 Kb]
-Chapter 6 - Insurance  [336 Kb]
-Chapter 7 - Income Taxes  [289 Kb]
-Chapter 8 - Automobiles  [315 Kb]
-Chapter 9 - Traveling with Pets  [233 Kb]
-Chapter 10 - Electricity, Television, DVDs and Phones  [351 Kb]
-Chapter 11 - Packing to Go  [279 Kb]
-Chapter 12 - Post Morale  [387 Kb]
-Chapter 13 - Spouses and Members of Household  [589 Kb]
-Chapter 14 - Family Member Employment  [1029 Kb]
-Chapter 15 - Children in the Foreign Service  [527 Kb]
-Chapter 16 - Education for Foreign Service Children  [735 Kb]
-Chapter 17 - Eldercare Issues  [250 Kb]
-Chapter 18 - Household Employees  [245 Kb]
-Chapter 19 - Overview of a U.S. Mission  [260 Kb]
-Chapter 20 - Contingency Planning  [386 Kb]
-Chapter 21 - Privileges and Immunities  [317 Kb]
-Chapter 22 - Legal Issues  [429 Kb]
-Chapter 23 - Finances  [326 Kb]
-Chapter 24 - Transition Center Resources  [264 Kb]
-Chapter 25 - Unaccompanied Assignments  [325 Kb]
-Chapter 26 - Glossary and Acronyms  [219 Kb]

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