Foreign Service Assignment Notebook: What Do I Do Now?

Updated for 2016!

This expanded e-book 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.

Now available in multiple formats:
Download Foreign Service Assignment Notebook for iOS .epub The .epub and .mobi files can be transferred to a mobile device after downloading them to a laptop or desktop computer. The PDF file can be read with Adobe Reader or any PDF reading software.
Download Foreign Service Assignment Notebook for Android .epub
Download Foreign Service Assignment Notebook for Kindle .mobi
Download Foreign Service Assignment Notebook PDF
  • The iPad epub version can also be viewed on a desktop PC in Adobe Digital Editions (ADE). Be sure to use the Adobe Digital Editions 4.5 version (latest).
  • The Android version can be viewed on a device in Google Play Books or Publiwide (free eReader app).
  • The Kindle version can be viewed on an Amazon Kindle reader or using the Kindle app on other devices. There is also the option to view the .mobi file on the iPad with the Kindle for iPad app (free download).

Chapter Outline

  1. Overview of a U.S. Mission
  2. Spouses, Same-Sex Domestic Partners, and Members of Household
  3. Children in the Foreign Service
  4. Eldercare
  5. Resilience for the Foreign Affairs Community
  6. Medical Information
  7. Privileges and Immunities
  8. Transition Center Resources
  9. Bidding Resources and Post Research
  10. Family Member Employment
  11. Education for Foreign Service Children
  12. Preparation Checklist
  13. Traveling with Pets
  14. Electricity, Communications, TV and Internet
  15. Automobiles
  16. Contingency Planning
  17. Packing to Go
  18. Unaccompanied Assignments
  19. CLO and Post Support
  20. Mail and Diplomatic Pouch Services
  21. Household Employees
  22. Safety and Security
  23. Leaving Your Post
  24. Finances
  25. Income Taxes
  26. Allowances
  27. Travel and Leave
  28. Legal Issues
  29. Insurance
  30. Resources and References
  31. Glossary of Terms and Acronyms