Submitting Your Travel Voucher
(DD Form 1351-2)

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How to Submit Your Travel Voucher

Submitting your claim is as simple as 1…2…3… just follow the steps below to file a travel voucher and supporting documents.

1. Gather the Required Documents

Travel orders are not the same and each have their own characteristics. Your orders may affect how long you serve at the post, the specific location, and authorized entitlements. Your itinerary will be outlined in your travel orders. To learn more about entitlements visit Complete Your TDY Voucher

2. Prepare

Complete the DD Form 1351-2 and attach supporting documentation. Failure to do so may result in delayed processing. Once documentation is ready, see below for your submission options. For a list of documents you may need to submit, visit Travel Forms.   

Access the DD Form 1351-2.  *Please note: You may need to right click to download or the save the documents to your computer before you are able to fill them out.*

Adobe Acrobat PDF Document Image PDF: Download and complete your DD 1351-2 Travel Voucher (May 2011) in PDF format, click here

To access DD Form 1351-2 instructions, click here.

3. Apply

Ensure all proper signatures and dates are listed on the DD Form 1351-2. Failure to do so may result in delayed processing. Submit the completed form and other required documentation to the appropriate location based on your travel status. To learn more about where to submit your voucher, see Where to Submit Your Voucher.


Where to Submit Your Travel Voucher

A travel claim submitted to the wrong location can delay your claim while the claim is forwarded to the correct office for payment.  The below can help you understand where to submit your claim:


SmartVoucher makes it easier to complete travel vouchers by guiding you step-by-step through a series of questions then it creates a completed DD Form 1351-2.

Who Can Use SmartVoucher:

  • Individuals on Military permanent change of station (PCS) travel orders. Click here for help completing your Military PCS Voucher
  • Civilians submitting a Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA). Click here for help completing your Civilian RITA Voucher

Note: Not for those using DTS (Defense Travel System) for their travel vouchers. 

How Do I Get Started Using SmartVoucher?

  • Log in to SmartVoucher with your CAC or myPay UserID and password.
  • Select "Create New Voucher", and follow the prompts.
SmartVoucher logo, click to be taken to SmartVoucher.


Defense Travel System (DTS)

DTS automates TDY travel processing. It allows travelers to create authorizations, book reservations, receive approval, generate payment vouchers, and direct payment to their bank accounts and GTCC.

Documents are submitted, processed and approved at the organization responsible for funding the travel. Payment is electronically sent to the DFAS for payment by direct deposit - EFT.

Who Can Use DTS:

Army AD, Reserve, and National Guard on TDY are to use DTS, unless assignment was in a combat zone or qualified hazardous duty area.

How Do I Get Started Using DTS?

Ask your supervisor who the Defense Travel Administrator (DTA) is that serves your organization. Your DTA will register you in the system and have the information unique to your organization.

Note: For all DTS related questions/concerns, please speak with your Lead Defense Travel Administrator. If you are not certain who this is, please speak with your supervisor. 

Defense Travel System logo, click to go to DTS.


Other Submission Methods:

Below are a few other methods for submission to DFAS. Click on the category title below to jump to a specific section or scroll down the page to see submission requirements:

Travel Voucher Direct

Travel Voucher Direct Logo. Click here to be taken to Travel Voucher Direct

Upload your travel voucher and supporting documents. Travel Voucher Direct is available for all travel claims paid by DFAS. You may upload up to three (3) files no larger than 5MB each. Note: Not for those using DTS (Defense Travel System) for their travel vouchers. 

Active Duty Training Orders

Initial Active Duty Training Orders

Active Duty for Operational Support Reserve Component

Active Duty Deployment

  • Orders 180 days or less, Contingency Travel Pay: 
  • If PCS is mentioned in the orders, submit via: SmartVoucher  
  • If orders have US Code 12301(d) and 181 days or greater at one location - and ordered to a non-Hostile Fire/Imminent danger pay duty location, submit via: SmartVoucher

Active Duty Training Orders

Casualty Travel Vouchers

DFAS-IN/Casualty Travel (JFA)
8899 E. 56th St.
Indianapolis, IN  46249


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