Moving is always exciting and challenging at the same time, but when moving not just to a different home or city but to a different country takes thing s to a whole new level. No need to stress though, if you start preparing and planning early things can go smoothly. Below we have combined some useful tips for moving overseas.
Try and save as much money as you can
Before you start planning the big move Consider how much money it costs. Think of costs like the visa application, plane tickets, international shipments, housing, and emergencies.
Rule of thumb is to have a minimum of six months of savings when wanting to move abroad. We also suggest that you come up with a monthly budget plan for when you are finally on the other side. This will help you spend wisely and not end up penniless in the first 2 months. Be prepared to pay unanticipated costs your first few months.
Apply for or renew your passport and then apply for a Visa
Another step before you can move is to renew your passport. To apply for a visa, you must have a valid passport. Some countries might require you to have a passport valid for at least six months after your final travel date.
Do thorough research
You might be familiar with where you are going but you still need to do a lot of research to be able to plan an entire move. Among the many questions you should ask yourself and consider:
Shipping vs. Storage vs. Selling
You will want to compare the logistics and cost of shipping vs. storage vs. selling. After comparing your options you need to decide if you will ship your belongings to your new residence, or will you store them in your home country? You might even decide to sell your belongings if you are making a more permanent move.
Know what to leave behind
The cost of shipping can be very expensive, we advise that you decide carefully what is worth taking and what is worth leaving. If the items you decide to leave are too valuable to be sold leave it with a friend or family member that you can trust.