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Things to Consider When Moving to Another Country

Whether you are relocating to Hong Kong for a promotion with your company, or you are retiring in Australia, there are a lot of things to consider when moving to another country. In addition to dealing with your typical moving responsibilities, now you need to consider legalities, customs, higher levels of insurance, and much more.

  • Visa – Every country has unique requirements that must be met. These can range from permits to providing an inventory list of goods to having a certain number of days to obtain health insurance. One of the most important moving tips is to make sure you know exactly what is required.

  • Insurance – Will your health insurance cover you in the new country until you can obtain different coverage? Do you have enough homeowners insurance, and have you added enough coverage when you requested moving quotes? If you are bringing your vehicle you need to consider this insurance, too. While you are at it, find out how long you have to get a new driver’s license.

  • Banking – Opening a local account will be one of the first things to consider when moving to another country. In many cases you can set up an international account ahead of time to transfer funds to. If you have a pension or other investments you will need to make sure you will have no problem accessing them. Consider hiring a tax specialist to ensure the legalities are handled correctly.

  • Moving Services – One of the most important things to consider when moving to another country is relocation services. Long distance moving is far more tedious than simply relocating across town. You will need to hire professional movers who specialize in international moves. The company needs to have specific registration and insurance. If you have not already found a home where you are going you might need your movers to place everything in storage until you are ready for it. Creating a detailed checklist will ensure that no important tasks are forgotten.

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