Among any type of move, an international relocation requires the most preparation. Picking up your life and moving it to a foreign land is no small feat, so it’s imperative that you plan weeks, even months, in advance. As experts on this topic, our International Moving Team has compiled a short list of moving tipsthat will help you get started with your international move.
Preparing For An International Move
First Thing’s First: Handle All Official Procedures
Unfortunately, you can’t just move to another country and pick up where you left off in the United States. In order to work in or be considered a resident of your new homeland, you need to fill out documents to obtain your visa, residency and any work permits. Keep in mind that these documents can take months to process in some countries, so the early you start on this, the better.
Learn As Much as You Can
It’s not wise to be completely ignorant of the culture, language, and landscape of your new country. To ensure you can hold a basic conversation with locals, start teaching yourself the native tongue or take a class. You’ll also want to learn about the area you’ll be living in so you know what landmarks or municipal buildings you’re near for navigational purposes.
Look for a Mover
If you try to handle an international move on your own, it’s not going to end well. For a relocation of this capacity, hand it off to experienced professionals. They’ll ensure all of your items make it to your destination unscathed and on time. We recommend you receive estimates from at least five different companies before making your selection.
Figure Out What’s Coming with You
You’ll want to figure out what you’re taking with you as early as possible for two reasons.
- Since the weight of items is factored into moving quotes, knowing which items are coming with you will result in more accurate estimates.
- Doing so early will give you much more time to sell off your unwanted items and put a little extra cash in your pocket.
Once these crucial items are taken care of, the rest of your move will be as smooth and stress-free as can be. To learn more about how our Florida international moving company can assist with your life-changing transition, contact us today. Give DeVries Moving & Storage Solutions a call or fill out our online form to receive your free quote!