I've been posted to Cyprus in Jan 2011 and im pretty much on top of things such as applying for SFA and admin for bringing my dog with me. As I understand my removals will take my PE and this has to be 4-6 weeks before i move into my new SFA in Cyprus as this is how long it takes to transport by sea ,and when i march out the remainder of my PE will go into storage. The advice/information i need is if i book my removals 6 weeks before i take over my new SFA and then it is transported to Cyprus, What provisions are there in place? i effectively will have an empty house less items such as wooden furniture which i am putting into storage. No bed to sleep in, No sofa, cooking utensils etc. Ive been scouring JSP 752 as far as i know im entitled to 3-4 nights NS in a hotel before my flight, and the same amount in DS. Myself and my Wife are entitled to fly on a trooping flight, but have to pay for a civilian flight if we choose to be on the same flight that we put our dog on. i was planning on sending my PE to Cyprus around 4th Nov and have requested SFA for the 7th Dec, i assume im entitled to say 4 nights in a hotel. So from 4th Nov - 2nd dec am i expected to sleep on the floor in my SFA? Or am i entitled to longer in a hotel, entitled to a Welfare house for that amount of time? or am i expected to march out of my SFA when my removals go and effectively be homeless and have to lodge at relatives? My Welfare Office are insisting that i split my removals so i can stay longer in my SFA,but i dont want to do this i want to send it all 6 wks before so that i get everything in a One-er so to speak. Any advice,information or experiences would be much appreciated.