how long does it usually take for CS to be approved?

Miranda Jade - posted on 07/30/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )

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i have heard many different things about command sponsorship and was just wandering how long it usually took to be approved in south korea? and what happens after it is approved? what do i have to do before the move?

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Miranda Jade - posted on 08/06/2012

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i have read many different time lengths but i read on the eighth army website recently that it takes 14 days and if your spouse does not hear anything the he/she can ask their unit commander if it was approved or not.

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Donna - posted on 01/07/2014

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Hi all,
I realize this thread is a couple years old but...my husband just got orders to Camp Casey, Korea. I've begun scheduling the necessary appointments for the kids & myself.
I'm hearing:reading so many conflicting things about being CS approved!
Also, is it true the kids & I would have to live elsewhere & only see my husband on weekends???

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Wow, Nichole, I cannot believe they gave you all that wrong info! Glad you get to go (you will get it!) and the only downside is your 2 yrs dont start until you guys get there, which means it doesnt matter how long your hubby has been there. His 2 yrs start up when you arrive. *note if your hubby doesnt have the 24+ months on the current contract, you will be denied, or told to reenlist. Best of luck, I hope to see you there! Go on youtube, the Garrison commander posted a tour of the whole installation. Its titled Tour Of Korea (Humphreys) I believe. Its the 22 minute video, very cool indeed!

Nichole - posted on 08/12/2012

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We were told stateside at our base that they were not approving CS for Korea and not to even bother. My husband has just arrived in Korea and going to be at Humphreys. When he arrived to his unit they said that they are accepting CS because there are plenty of spots available and there is no waitlist. He has applied for CS so now it is the waiting game for the process to get done.

Miranda Jade - posted on 08/11/2012

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Kayla, thanks that helped alot. He is in camp Casey now and just got his aip paperwork done he is debating on filling for cs. If he doesn't what do we have to do?

Kayla - posted on 08/10/2012

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I was in the army for 5 years before I became a spouse, and while I was in Korea my job was to help and inprocess our new soldiers and help with command sponsorship. It really just depends on a few different factors, where your hubby will be stationed over there, how many people are already csp at that station, how many are on the waiting list, if you have children who are in school or efmp... Amongstother things. I knew soldiers who were in Korea for almost a year waiting to be approved.. so its really just a guess at how long it'll take. If you're approved you might get to go over with your spouse but most likely you will be traveling on your own with your children. You will het orders with you and your childrens names and have to set up an appointment to get your household goods packed and moved and an appt to get your plane tickets and be sure to save up a bit before you go over because until you find an apartment you'll have to stay in a hotel and although you will be reimbursed for it you'll have to pay for it out of pocket up front. Also bah works differently over there so you may (most likely) have to pay for your first months rent out of pocket also... Hope this helped :)

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I don't know how it works where you are from, but my hubby had to go thru Soldier Support to request Command Sponsorship. My hubby's unit had nothing to do with the process, they didn't even notify him of his Amended orders. Also, just like Maricka, the approval came pretty quick. Like she said, its a heavy rotation, so it shouldnt take that long for you all, hopefully!

JENNIFER - posted on 08/07/2012

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that eighth army website is a joke it doesn't give u the information u really need. i dont even think its updated. it depends on how ur husband handels it if he stayes on his chain of command or however is doing it and it will be G1 that depends on how long it takes.

Miranda Jade - posted on 08/06/2012

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i have read many different time lengths but i read on the eighth army website recently that it takes 14 days and if your spouse does not hear anything the he/she can ask their unit commander if it was approved or not.

Maricka - posted on 08/04/2012

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Well from my understanding command sponsorship could take 6wks to 6months it varies from rank to mos, I also know that this yeah is a heavy rotation year so people have had good luck getting command sponsorship. Mine took 1 month and we got word about it from my husbands chain of command through and email and then we got our orders about a month later. but good luck and I hope you get it.

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Hey Miranda, we applied in June for CS to S. Korea and my hubby got word that his ammended orders are in. He told me early last week, but no telling how long they were in. He wasn't told by his unit/company.. but a civilian friend he has working in the office. The dependent names will be on orders once approved, so I guess you just make sure you have your (govt) passports, and get ready for the move. What exactly do you want to know? I dont want to tell you what you already know.

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