Foreign Travel

Foreign Travel

 

Until Further Notice - Effective 03/24/2020
Due to State Department closures, Agents are to discontinue accepting routine passport applications.  All emergencies must be vetted through DoD Executive Agent Fort Belvoir, prior to creating the authorizing form DD1056.

 

Foreign travel is defined as travel to political entities outside of the United Stated jurisdiction, whether "overseas" or not.  Such travel may be for official or personal reasons.  The conditions and requirements for DoD civilian employees and Service members travel to and enter a foreign country are published in the DoD Foreign Clearance Guide (FCG).

 

The FCG provides necessary information for travel to foreign countries, as well as general information on foreign locations.  Since the FCG is directive in nature for all DoD travel abroad, travelers must ensure they comply or risk having their travel disapproved.  Local procedures and policy for NPS personnel entering a foreign country are established by NPSINST 4650.1.  Both the Security Manager's Office and Travel Office must be notified of foreign travel.

 

 

Depending on the destination, the FCG may not require a traveler to obtain country, theater, or special area clearance prior to entry.  Specific entry requirements are published in the FCG and will be communicated to individuals who complete the Foreign Clearance Request questionnaire.

 

In an effort to streamline and simplify the notification and navigating of foreign travel approvals, the NPS Travel Office has created the Foreign Clearance Request questionnaire.  This tool collects travel information from travelers and notifies the Security Manager's Office of the intended travel, informs the traveler of additional entry requirements, and creates an actionable task for Travel Office staff to enter a request into the Aircraft and Personnel Automated Clearance System (APACS), if required.

 

In an effort to streamline and simplify the notification and navigating of foreign travel approvals, the NPS Travel Office has created the Foreign Clearance Request questionnaire.  This tool collects travel information from travelers and notifies the Security Manager's Office of the intended travel, informs the traveler of additional entry requirements, and creates an actionable task for Travel Office staff to enter a request into the Aircraft and Personnel Automated Clearance System (APACS), if required.

 

The NPS Travel Office and Security Manager's Office must be notified of planned travel to a foreign country 45-60 days prior to travel.  The Security Manager's Office will advise of all security-related requirements, including training, documentation, briefing, and submission of an anti-terrorism plan, if required.

 

Although a traveler may have reservations and tickets for official travel, departure is not authorized and the traveler may not proceed unless all required travel clearances have been obtained. The traveler will check with either the NPS Travel Office or the Security Manager’s Office to verify theater, country, and/or special area clearance prior to commencing travel. If a traveler departs without appropriate travel clearances, he or she is subject to immediate recall and repayment of travel costs to the government for travel without authorization.

Depending on the destination, the FCG may not require a traveler to obtain country, theater, or special area clearance prior to entry.  Specific entry requirements are published in the FCG and will be communicated to individuals who complete the Foreign Clearance Request questionnaire.

 

In an effort to streamline and simplify the notification and navigating of foreign travel approvals, the NPS Travel Office has created the Foreign Clearance Request questionnaire.  This tool collects travel information from travelers and notifies the Security Manager's Office of the intended travel, informs the traveler of additional entry requirements, and creates an actionable task for Travel Office staff to enter a request into the Aircraft and Personnel Automated Clearance System (APACS), if required.

 

The NPS Travel Office and Security Manager's Office must be notified of planned travel to a foreign country 45-60 days prior to travel.  The Security Manager's Office will advise of all security-related requirements, including training, documentation, briefing, and submission of an anti-terrorism plan, if required.

 

When leave travel requires theater, country, and/or special area clearance, travel is not authorized and the traveler may not proceed unless all required travel clearances have been obtained. The traveler will check with either the NPS Travel Office or the Security Manager’s Office to verify clearance prior to commencing travel. If a traveler departs without appropriate travel clearances, he or she is subject to cancellation of leave and immediate recall.

The Security Manager’s Office will maintain general information about foreign travel on its Intranet page, including links to anti-terrorism training. Upon notification of impending travel, the Security Manager’s Office will provide the traveler country specific briefings and Anti-Terrorism Plan (ATP) templates, and manages/submits country clearance requests into APACS. 

The NPS Travel Office provides support to NPS personnel with making travel arrangements for official travel and provides data entry support to APACS.  APACS requests for country, theater, and/or special area clearance are submitted by Travel Office staff using information provided by travelers via the Foreign Clearance Request questionnaire. 

 

As the traveler is responsible for the entrie foreign travel process, the traveler is responsible for providing all required information to the Travel Office. Failure to provide Travel Office staff accurate information will likely result in denial by the country, theater, or special area clearance approval authority.   

Travel Office Information

Travel@nps.edu

Located in Hermann Hall, room 038

831-656-2041

TravelCard@nps.edu

Located in Hermann Hall, room 038

831-656-2041

 

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Open Monday through Friday 0730 to 1600

Closed Daily 1130 to 1230 for lunch

Closed Wednesdays 1330 to 1430 for training

Closed on Federal holidays

NPS DTS Help Desk

DTSHelpDesk@nps.edu

844-615-7295

 

Navy DTS Help Desk

717-605-9367

Stop Forward Movement

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Travel to the following locations has been suspended until further notice:

  • Afghanistan

  • Central African Republic

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Iran

  • Iraq

  • Libya

  • Mali

  • Mexico (Acapulco, Mazatlan, Tampico)

  • North Korea

  • Somalia

  • Sri Lanka

  • South Sudan

  • Sudan

  • China

  • Australia (Canberra)

 

For additional information refarfing travel restrictions, please consult the Department of State's website and the DoD Electronic Foreign Clearance Guide.

Department of State Travel Advisories: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/

DoD Foreign Clearance Guide: https://www.fcg.pentagon.mil