DA Form 31, Request and Authority for Leave, is a form necessary for requesting permission for temporary military leave. This form can be used to request an emergency leave, a vacation, travel, or an extended pass.
The form - often incorrectly referred to as DD Form 31 - is issued by the U.S. Department of the Army (DA). The latest edition of DA Form 31 was issued on June 1, 2020, and was recently modified to include digital signatures that completely eliminate the need to print the form out. An up-to-date fillable DA 31 is available for download and digital filing through the link below.
DA Form 31 FAQ
Q: What regulation covers DA Form 31?
A: DA Form 31 is covered by Army Regulation 600-8-10, Leaves and Passes.
Q: When filling out DA Form 31 where do you find Line 9a?
A: Line 9a is located directly below Box 9. List the overall number of days leave you have in this line.
Q: What do I put in the "Control Number Box" for DA Form 31?
A: Leave the "Control Number Box" blank when filing. A control number is assigned by the S1 after the form is approved by your team leader and platoon sergeant.
Q: How to edit DA Form 31?
A: The form is fully editable: open the form within a new browser tab or on your desktop through Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Pressing the PRINT button will only print the current page. Download the document to your desktop, tablet or smartphone to be able to print it out in full.