Planning a move is always stressful. There are so many things to consider before the big day. The issue is made more complicated if the move is overseas.
Relocating you and your family to a new country means a new home, new career, new schools, new friends, and adapting to an entirely new culture in a new environment. There will be significant changes in your life and the lives of your family. It won’t be easy.
Adapting to these changes takes time, but there is no reason moving your goods shouldn’t be relatively smooth and simple.
We have put together this list of helpful tips to get you started on the move:
- Visit the Consulate of your destination country. One of the worst things that can happen is uprooting your family, flying hours overseas and then not being let into your destination because you don’t have the right permits. We’ve mentioned this before, but it must be mentioned again. Before the big day comes, arrange a visit to your consulate. Make sure to ask for information regarding passports, immigrations, visas, work and residence permits, health shots, general restrictions, port surcharges as well duties related to household.
- Figure out what items you will need, and leave everything else. Before leaving your home for the last time you need to know what to bring with you. If you plan to bring electronics or appliances, then find out if they will work at your overseas destination. Also, check the available space of your new home. If you bring too many items, then you’ll need to pay for storage.
- Wrap, pack and get your items delivered properly. Once you have decided what items you’ll be bringing, it’s time to ensure they get to where they need to be safely. Using the right type of moving boxes determines the safety of your goods. Using the wrong boxes could lead to damages during transportation and handling. If you have larger items like an automobile that needs shipping, then you need to…
- Hire a professional. This tip is useful for any type of overseas move. Hiring a professional consult to assist in your move will save you a headache. They can explain which transportation methods are best when transporting your items to your chosen destination. They can then develop a transit schedule that will best meet your budget and time requirements.
An overseas move can put a lot of stress on you and your family. There are a lot of adjustments that will need to be made before your new life will feel as familiar as your old. Hopefully with these tips, moving your items will be the smoothest and easiest part.