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4 Tips For Moving Abroad

Sometimes when traveling a strange and rather unexpected thing can happen – we fall so much in love with the place we are visiting (or the people – or more likely person – we meet there) that we don’t want to leave. Although in most cases we have to go back home, that doesn’t mean we have to stay there, and it doesn’t mean we want to call it home anymore. If you choose to move abroad then there are a lot of factors to consider – here are some for you to think about.

 

Visas

If you are planning to live and work in a foreign country, then there will be certain important documents that you need to obtain before you can legally do so. Your visa is just such a document. There are many different types of visa, and it will depend on where you are going and what you are going to do when you get there (and for how long) as to which visa you are going to need. It’s far better to get solid, professional advice when it comes to this all-important paperwork since if you make a mistake and have the wrong one, there can be serious consequences including large fines and even deportation.

 

Transporting Your Possessions

You may not be able to take everything you own with you when you choose to move to another country, but one thing is more than likely – even if you’re not taking everything, you’ll be taking a lot more than you would if you were just going on vacation. So rather than the usual luggage you might take on a short trip, you’re going to need to arrange for something more substantial. You can take a look at cheap freight shipping, for example, to get an idea of the cost of shipping a few of your valuables. Companies such as AuptiX, offer the easiest and most affordable way to ship commercial LTL freight.

 

De-Clutter

You probably won’t want to pack everything and bring it all with you from one country to another, whether this is a permanent move or something more short-term for work, for example. This, then, is the ideal time to de-clutter. You can have a pile of items you definitely do want to take with you, as well as another pile to be thrown out, and more for charity or, if you want to make a little money before you leave, to sell at a garage sale or through an online auction site if you prefer.

 

Make a list of everything as you go along so that you know what you have and what you intend to do with it. There may be some items that you’re not sure about, and if you can include them on your list, you can decide at a later date (although not too late as you will need to pack things away).

 

Pets

If you have a pet that you want to take with you, then there is another added layer of work to do. You’ll need to ensure that their paperwork is up to date and that you know what the rules and regulations for bringing a pet into your new location country are. You can move your pet yourself, which is something that some pet owners prefer, but there are also specialist firms that can do this for you.

 

Victoria Brewood
vbrewood@gmail.com

Although very much British, Victoria always felt like she was meant to be living the 'American Dream'. She loves the US and has travelled to over 14 states.

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