Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Shipment

You may be allowed to ship POVs to a continental United States (CONUS) or outside the continental United States (OCONUS) location. 
Quick Tips

Things you need to know:
  1. In CONUS, the distance shipped must be at least 600 miles.
  2. One vehicle may be authorized for OCONUS shipments and up to two may be authorized for CONUS.
  3. If you are shipping OCONUS, you need to work with your local transportation office to have your vehicle shipped through the government.
  4. If you are shipping CONUS, regulations require your agency to perform a cost construct.  You must include a signed and dated copy of the agency completed cost construct.
  5. Rental car is not reimbursable while awaiting POV arrival. 

Need help filling out your form? Check out our YouTube Video eTutorials for more help.

Frequently Asked Questions
What are the purposes of the allowance for transportation of a POV?
To reduce the Government's overall relocation costs by allowing transportation of a POV to your official station within CONUS when it is advantageous and cost effective to the Government, and to improve our overall effectiveness if you are transferred or otherwise reassigned to a post of duty at which it is in the interest of the Government for you to have use of a POV for personal transportation.
What type of POV may I be authorized to transport, and if necessary, store under emergency circumstances?
Only a passenger automobile, station wagon, light truck, or other similar vehicle that will be used primarily for personal transportation may be authorized to transport, and if necessary store under emergency circumstances. You may not transport or store a trailer, airplane, or any vehicle intended for commercial use.
What will I be reimbursed if I transport my POV from a point of origin or to a destination that is different from my authorized origin or destination?
You will be reimbursed the transportation costs you actually incur, not to exceed what it would have cost to transport your POV from your authorized origin to the authorized destination.
Is there any circumstance under which I may be authorized to transport my POV from a post of duty before completing my service agreement?
Yes, if conditions change at your post of duty such that use of your POV no longer is in the interest of the Government, or if you separate from Government service prior to completion of your service agreement for reasons beyond your control and acceptable to your agency, your agency may authorize return transportation to your authorized destination. When the return transportation is based on changed conditions, you are still required to complete your service agreement. If you do not, you will be required to repay the transportation costs.
Can I be reimbursed for a rental car while waiting for my POV to arrive?

Back to top

How to complete DD 1351-2 for POV Shipment

Block 1: Payment: Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is mandatory. Submit an SF 1199 or DD 2762 with updated banking account information.
Split Disbursement:  If you would like funds applied directly to your Government Travel Card, place an “x” in the block and indicate the dollar amount to be applied. If  your reimbursement is less than the amount requested, then the whole reimbursement will be applied to the Government Travel Card.
Block 2: Name:  Last name, first name, and middle initial of Employee.
Block 3: Grade of the Employee.
Block 4: Social Security Number of Employee – full 9 digits.
Block 5: Indicate “PCS” and “Member/Employee.”
Blocks 6a-6d: Valid mailing address.
Block 6e: Valid and legible e-mail addresses.
Block 7: Daytime telephone number.
Block 8: Order/Authorization number which is listed on the original orders (See DD Form 1614 Block 25).
Block 9: List any and all previous payments paid from any finance office pertaining to the travel period being claimed. List “0.00” if you have not received any payments.
Block 10: This block may be used to make a note to explain something to the travel office, if applicable (e.g. Supplemental for...)
Block 11: Employee’s new duty station address where employee is being assigned (See DD Form1614 Block 8).
Blocks 12-17: Not required for POV Shipment
Block 18a. List date the POV was shipped
               b. List POV Shipment
               c. List the amount claimed for POV shipment
Block 19: Not applicable.
Block 20a&b: Signature of traveler and date signed.  Do not forget the date in Block 20B, even if it is in your digital signature. Signature date must be the day of or after final date claimed.
Block 20c-f: Reviewer’s signature and date signed. All parts (20c, 20d, 20e, & 20f) must be completed or voucher will be returned. Signature date must be the same day or after the traveler.
Block 21: Would be required for after the fact approval.
Block 22: Not applicable.
Blocks 23 – 28: Not applicable
Back to top

Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) Shipment 1351-2

Return to "About the Civilian PCS Entitlement Guide

Page Updated September 15, 2023