as submitted by Staci
Just wanted to give you a little update on a few things I’ve learned from our experiences preparing for a move to Korea…
First of all, the information that my husband was given at his brief was pretty thorough and complete.
It has been a huge help for us. I didn’t realize that moving to Korea would require 2 passports for myself and my children…one for official business and one for tourists. Both of these are paid for by the Army.
They gave us a website to go to, and then we printed out a page, filled it out, and took it up to some people on post who would verify it, take our pictures, and voila….we have passports. 🙂
Also, my husband and I have decided to sell both of our cars and use public transportation while we’re there.
My cousin (who lived in Japan for 2 years) told me to talk to my insurance company because she also sold her car when she went out of the country and when she came home, her car insurance doubled because she was considered an uninsured driver.
I didn’t realize this, of course, so we are being given a “beater” car that doesn’t run so we can have liability on it while we’re gone. This is a cheap way to keep up with our insurance and not worry about someone wrecking the car while we’re gone. 🙂
Just a few tips so far……