Moving to a new home is a big deal, it is a change of your home, and is often associated with starting a new chapter of your life. With this analogy intact, one could see an international move with being a start of a new volume within a book series. Moving overseas has with it, everything that makes a standard move so strenuous and intense while increasing it tenfold. There are so many things that need to be taken care of that it is easy for something to be forgotten or overlooked. Allow us at Interwest Moving to aid you in making your big move all the more comfortable.
Get Your Paperwork Together
The simple act of visiting another country is itself quite extensive when it comes to having your paperwork together; moving is another level entirely. If you have already secured a new job in this new country, then you have probably already filed most of the appropriate paperwork needed, but other things will need to be taken care of. Many countries require that official documents be certified to be accepted, so do your research on your new country’s requirements. Also, be sure to register with the U.S. government telling them that you will be moving abroad and for how long. This will prevent the U.S. from asking for your taxes down the road. Your accountant should be able to help you arrange this. Be sure your doctor and dentist provide you with your medical paperwork and do some research on health insurance options for after the move.
If you have a child, you will need to obtain the proper paperwork required for your child to be able to transfer schools.
Make sure to start obtaining and completing all of this paperwork as early as possible; this will help prevent any hiccups that can hinder your ability to move on time.
Have that Budget Ready
It can be an expensive business, moving to a new country, you will want to make sure you have a budget set up beforehand. You should consider the expenses of hotels and meals along the way, as well as some of the expenses once you arrive: rental car, purchasing furniture, etc.
You will also want to have your bank notified of your change in country residency. Some banks provide international transactions free of charge, but some do not.
Have all of your pets up to date with their shots and vaccines. Begin doing this right away, as many countries have a strict rule about vaccinated animals only. Also, inquire from your vet about what should be done to make sure your pets are comfortable during such a long trip.
Learn the Language
Even if it just an intermediately level, try your best to learn the prominent language of the country you will be moving to. Though most countries of the world have adopted using English as one of their languages, this is utilized mostly for speech, and not written text. Understanding the language of the country will aid you in better incorporating yourself into their culture, and make it easier to function as part of it.
Hire an Experienced Moving Company
Utilizing an experienced moving company is key to making sure your move goes off without a hitch. They will make sure all of your belongings arrive at their new home safe and sound. This will, in turn, take the pressure off of your shoulders having to worry about packing and shipping your things yourself, and will make sure that those doing so are skilled veterans of the shipping world.
With Interwest Moving, it is always the best time to move. Our experienced moving consultation and our top-of-the-line trucks help provide a moving service that is unique and efficient no matter what the condition of the move is in. If you are ready to sit back and relax while we move your stuff for you, give us a call!