11.29.2019

7 Things You Need To Do Before You Move Abroad


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So, you’re moving abroad. There are lots to get sorted over there; whether it’s finding accommodation, sorting out a job, sorting out schools, getting furniture shipped over, opening a bank account, the list goes on. However, while there are things you need to set up before you arrive so that it all goes smoothly, there’s also a lot of things you need to tie up at home before you go. With so much on your mind, some of these things can easily be forgotten, so check out this list of seven things you need to make sure you do before you go. 

Cancel Any Memberships
You don’t want to start your new life and still be paying for your old one. So, if you have a phone contract, then you need to cancel it as soon as you know that you’re moving away so that you can give them some notice. Also, don’t take an upgrade on your phone, even if you are eligible, you need to cut ties as soon as you can. Then there’s your gym membership, your magazine subscriptions, and any other monthly fees you have. Have a look at your bank statements and direct debits to see what you are getting charged monthly for your TV license, your Sky package, your Internet. You may be able to keep Netflix, but you might need a VPN so that the Internet thinks you are in your home country – if not, cancel and get a new membership in the country you’re moving to. 

Re-route Your Mail
You don’t want to miss any vital mail, but when you are moving abroad, you can’t just get it re-routed to your new house. So you could either get it sent to a friend’s house to save for when you’re back, send it to you, or open for you. Alternatively, you could go on physicaladdress.com and get a virtual address, so you don’t miss a thing.  

Go For A Check-Up
Make sure you book all of your health appointments before you leave and go to them. It’s essential to get your eyes checked, your teeth, a physical from the doctor, and if you’re a woman, then make sure you have birth control for the next year. Of course, there should hopefully be healthcare where you’re moving too, and it might even be better than what you’re used to, but it’s good to know you’re going in top condition and you then have time to find a doctor and a dentist once you have moved. 

Get Travel Insurance
Make sure you’re covered until you’re settled in your job, and you know what company benefits you’re getting as you should get insurance through them, but you’ll need to check.
                                                                                                                                           
Buy back-ups of your favorites
Your cosmetics, any toiletries, and shampoo, and don’t forget any of your favorite food that you won’t be able to get, which you’re there. Check online before you go and make sure you have a good stock so that you don’t run short. 

Change Your Car Insurance
Car Insurance will need to change you sell your car. Even if your vehicle is parked in a garage unused, you need to insure it. 

Flying and Moving Pets

If you’ve got pets, then you need to find out about moving them and how you can do it. Is your pet allowed into the country your moving to? 




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