This documentation is valid for one round trip from sponsor's PCS duty location.
There is no limit on the number of letters a commander may issue. Dependents must present a copy to passenger terminal personnel, and a copy must remain in their possession during travel. Passengers will be removed from the space available register after 60 days. If passengers have not used their documentation within 60 days from the date of issuance, a new letter is required. Dependents under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an eligible parent or legal guardian.
Can my 18 year old escort their younger brother/sister?
NO. Dependents under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an eligible parent or legal guardian.
Space-Available travel eligibility cannot be delegated or transferred. The source of eligibility is the sponsor. Powers of Attorney do not create legal guardianship, therefore, travel under a power of attorney, non-court ordered adoptive guardianship, etc. is not authorized. Powers of Attorney may not be used to move sports teams, school children, boy/girl scouts, youth groups, friends, etc., under adult leaders/figures in a Space-Available status. Unaccompanied minors will not be entered into the Space-Available Register. Dependent children who are minors (less than 18 years) are not authorized to escort minor siblings.
Unaccompanied minors are not authorized to travel space-available. Parents traveling in a space-available status intending to accompany his/her child who is traveling in a duty status is not authorized. Parents traveling in a duty status intending to accompany his/her child who is traveling in a space-available status is not authorized.
How soon can I sign up and what do I need?
As soon as you have your command-sponsorship letter you can get signed up. You can sign up as soon as possible, you have a 60 day window in which to travel. Signup may be accomplished in one of four ways: fax, email, internet and mail. All passenger terminals will accept remote sign-up via email. For fax, mail and email, you will need a statement including name/s (sponsor and all dependents), rank, social security number/s (sponsor and all dependents), number of seats required, and a list of five desired country destinations (the fifth destination may be "ALL"). Space-Available registration may also be done in person by filling out AMC Form 53, GATES automated record, or by using AMC Form 140 with the Space-Available self sign-up system or by using any of the remote sign up procedures as listed. Those who do not have travel documents, such as passports, ID cards for others in the travel group, or command sponsorship letter may register for travel; however, all required documents must be in their possession at the time of selection for movement or movement will be denied.
SAMPLE: Command-Sponsorship Letter