DA Form 31 "Request and Authority for Leave"

What Is DA Form 31?

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.

Alternate Name:

  • Army Leave Form.

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.

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How to Fill Out DA Form 31?

Start with downloading a fillable DA Form 31. Your application will be rejected if any of the blocks are not completely filled out or provide false or inaccurate data.

  1. Boxes 1 through 4 require your personal information: your name, social security number, and rank.
  2. Enter the current date in Box 5.
  3. Box 6 should include the address of your destination.
  4. Check the appropriate type of leave in Box 7.
  5. Enter your stationing information in Box 8.
  6. Specify the length of your leave in Boxes 9 and 10.
  7. Boxes 11 through 13 are for your personal signature and for the signature of your supervisor with the authority to approve your request.
  8. Boxes 14 through 16 are for documenting any extensions to your leave as well as the dates and times of your departure and arrival. Box 16 will require precise information and must be filed exactly upon arriving at your destination.
  9. Section II is filled only if requesting emergency leave.
  10. Section III is for providing information about any dependents that will travel with you. If this is applicable, you will need to insert the full name of the person, your relationship to that dependent, their date of birth, and passport number.

DA Form 31 with digital signature must be then be forwarded or printed out and given to your superiors for approval. Your Army Leave Form must always be with you when traveling. Notify your commander immediately if your leave destination changes during your travel. Report to a military medical facility if you require medical treatment while on leave.

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REQUEST AND AUTHORITY FOR LEAVE
1. CONTROL NUMBER
This form is subject to the Privacy Act of 1974. For use of this form, see AR 600-8-10.
The proponent agency is DCS, G-1. (See instructions by clicking on the instructions button.)
PART I - REQUESTOR INFORMATION
2. NAME (Last, First, Middle Initial)
3. DOD ID
4. RANK
5. DATE (YYYYMMDD)
6. LEAVE ADDRESS
7. ORGANIZATION, STATION, POC EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBER
(Street, City, State, ZIP Code and Phone Number)
8. TYPE OF ABSENCE
CHARGEABLE
NON-CHARGEABLE
COMBINATION
Annual (Ordinary) Leave
Emergency Leave
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Leave
Accession Leave
Environmental Morale Leave (EML)
Reenlistment Leave
Advance Leave
Environmental Morale Leave, Funded (FEML)
Rest and Recuperation Leave
Consecutive Overseas Tour (COT) Leave
Pass Termination, Leave Charged After
Terminal Leave
9a. FROM (YYYYMMDD)
9b. TOTAL DAYS REQUESTED
9c. TO (YYYYMMDD)
10a. ACCRUED
10b. CHARGEABLE LEAVE REQUESTED
10c. NON-CHARGEABLE ABSENCE REQUESTED
LEAVE
FROM
DAYS REQUESTED
TO
ADVANCE
EXCESS
FROM
DAYS REQUESTED
TO
(CR BAL)
NA
NA
REQUESTOR / SUPERVISOR / APPROVING AUTHORITY SIGNATURES
11. SIGNATURE OF REQUESTOR (Supervisor can sign for requestor when requestor is not available to sign.)
DATE
12. SUPERVISOR NAME
TITLE
RANK/GRADE
RECOMMENDATION
SIGNATURE
DATE
APPROVAL
DISAPPROVAL
ACTION
SIGNATURE
DATE
TITLE
RANK/GRADE
APPROVED
DISAPPROVED
14.
DEPARTURE - AUTHORITY SIGNATURE
a. DATE
b. TIME
c. NAME DEPARTURE AUTHORITY
d. TITLE
e. SIGNATURE
f. DATE
15.
EXTENSION - APPROVAL AUTHORITY SIGNATURE
c. NAME APPROVAL AUTHORITY d. TITLE
e. SIGNATURE
f. DATE
16.
RETURN - AUTHORITY SIGNATURE
a. DATE
b. TIME
c. NAME RETURN AUTHORITY
d. TITLE
e. SIGNATURE
f. DATE
17. REMARKS
PERSONNEL/FINANCE ONLY: Chargeable leave is from date (YYYYMMDD):
to date (YYYYMMDD):
PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE.
APD AEM v1.14ES
DA FORM 31, JUN 2020
REQUEST AND AUTHORITY FOR LEAVE
1. CONTROL NUMBER
This form is subject to the Privacy Act of 1974. For use of this form, see AR 600-8-10.
The proponent agency is DCS, G-1. (See instructions by clicking on the instructions button.)
PART I - REQUESTOR INFORMATION
2. NAME (Last, First, Middle Initial)
3. DOD ID
4. RANK
5. DATE (YYYYMMDD)
6. LEAVE ADDRESS
7. ORGANIZATION, STATION, POC EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBER
(Street, City, State, ZIP Code and Phone Number)
8. TYPE OF ABSENCE
CHARGEABLE
NON-CHARGEABLE
COMBINATION
Annual (Ordinary) Leave
Emergency Leave
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Leave
Accession Leave
Environmental Morale Leave (EML)
Reenlistment Leave
Advance Leave
Environmental Morale Leave, Funded (FEML)
Rest and Recuperation Leave
Consecutive Overseas Tour (COT) Leave
Pass Termination, Leave Charged After
Terminal Leave
9a. FROM (YYYYMMDD)
9b. TOTAL DAYS REQUESTED
9c. TO (YYYYMMDD)
10a. ACCRUED
10b. CHARGEABLE LEAVE REQUESTED
10c. NON-CHARGEABLE ABSENCE REQUESTED
LEAVE
FROM
DAYS REQUESTED
TO
ADVANCE
EXCESS
FROM
DAYS REQUESTED
TO
(CR BAL)
NA
NA
REQUESTOR / SUPERVISOR / APPROVING AUTHORITY SIGNATURES
11. SIGNATURE OF REQUESTOR (Supervisor can sign for requestor when requestor is not available to sign.)
DATE
12. SUPERVISOR NAME
TITLE
RANK/GRADE
RECOMMENDATION
SIGNATURE
DATE
APPROVAL
DISAPPROVAL
ACTION
SIGNATURE
DATE
TITLE
RANK/GRADE
APPROVED
DISAPPROVED
14.
DEPARTURE - AUTHORITY SIGNATURE
a. DATE
b. TIME
c. NAME DEPARTURE AUTHORITY
d. TITLE
e. SIGNATURE
f. DATE
15.
EXTENSION - APPROVAL AUTHORITY SIGNATURE
c. NAME APPROVAL AUTHORITY d. TITLE
e. SIGNATURE
f. DATE
16.
RETURN - AUTHORITY SIGNATURE
a. DATE
b. TIME
c. NAME RETURN AUTHORITY
d. TITLE
e. SIGNATURE
f. DATE
17. REMARKS
PERSONNEL/FINANCE ONLY: Chargeable leave is from date (YYYYMMDD):
to date (YYYYMMDD):
PREVIOUS EDITIONS ARE OBSOLETE.
APD AEM v1.14ES
DA FORM 31, JUN 2020