DA Form 31 - How to Download and Edit Fillable DA 31

Last Updated on December 22, 2021 by Tina Clark


Download and Edit Fillable DA 31

Part 1: General Introduction

DA Form 31 is used for requesting leave by Department of the Army. Commanders are authorized to produce the DA Form 31 through electronic means.

A member of the Army will type or electronically fill out the leave form. If electronic means are not available, the soldier must legibly hand-print DA Form 31.

Generally, soldiers are entitled to 30 days leave per year and may take leave if the unit mission permits of just a few days or all 30 days after having their DA 31 confirmed by their commander.

Part I, will be used to request personal leave for traveling or vacations and approved by unit commander.

Part II & III, will only used when emergency leave due to family illness or other emergency situations is authorized and approved by authorities shown in the applicable paragraphs in AR 600-8-10. These parts will be disregarded when the form is used for ordinary leave or other authorized absence.

Personal information like name, address, Army rank, social security number, type of leave (ordinary, emergency, permissive TDY), number days leave, departure information, extension and return information is required.

DA Form 31

Part 2: Video instructions and help to fill out DA 31


Part 3: Quick tutorial to fill DA 31 PDF

Step 1: Add DA Form 31 PDF file

Download and install PDF Editing software for Windows - WidsMob ConvertPDF. Open the DA Form 31 template by clicking the Open button or directly drag the form to the program.

Add PDF to ConvertPDF

Step 2: Convert DA Form 31 PDF to Word Format for Editing

You will be in the default PDF to Word section. Choose Settings at the bottom. Later, you can see a popping-up window with the name of Option. Click Word in the left panel, and then set to convert PDF to word (*.docx) or word 2003-2007 (*.doc).

Manage PDF Output Settings

Step 3: Edit DA Form 31

If you want to keep the original layout and preservation, choose Same as Resource at the bottom. Click the huge Convert button on the lower right corner. Few seconds later, you can get the converted word document successfully.Then you can fill your personal information in the corresponding blank.

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