Moving Tips- General Moving Tips For You

  • Check out the expiry date of the passport for international relocation.


  • Check out regarding the visas and work permit with the embassy or consulate and consult them for any kind of requirements for residence/employment permits.


  • Check out the type of driving licence is acceptable where you are going to reside.


  • Check out if any Vaccination is required at the destination where you are moving.


  • Notify the school and make sure you have taken all the education certificates along with you for your and your family.


  • Make sure to take the marriage certificate and all other relevant documents.


  • Make sure to take the marriage certificate and all other relevant documents.


  • Decide on what you are going to do with the existing house till the time you will be out, either to lease it, keep it empty or having a relative or friend move in.


  • Decide what you will be doing with your car. Consider the shipping cost, duties & taxes at the destination if you are planning to ship it or sale it or store it but check the storage cost, insurance cost etc till the time you come back.


  • Dispose of those goods which you do not wish to ship. Decide which goods you want to ship based on where you are going, the allowance allowed by your company, if any, customs restriction, duties/taxes at the destination, residence size at the destination, whether your employer will be providing furnished house etc. If you are taking any electrical appliances, check out on the duties/taxes applicable, if any, the electrical current in use etc, before shipping.


  • Empty & Defrost refrigerators at least twenty four hours before packing.


  • If you have any pets, decide what you will be doing, either to give it to a relative or friend. If You are planning to take it along with you, check out the cost of shipping it, other formalities depending to the country you are moving, the duties/taxes, applicable, if any, Vaccination, the climatic conditions etc at the place of your reside.


  • Before purchasing the clothes, consider the climatic conditions at the destination.


  • Check out with your insurance company whether the insurance will be valid at the destination or you need to take new policies at the destination.


  • Decide on the credit cards whether you want to take all the credit cards along with you or cancel few of them or apply few more. Decide whether to take the jewellery or leave in the safe deposit locker or with the trusted relative/friend.


  • Find out about the foreign exchange limitations, if any depending on the country where you are moving. You can obtain information about this from the bank, the consulate or from your colleague who has already relocated before you.


  • Inform about the change of address to relatives/friends, banks, insurance companies. Update your address records of your relative and friends.


  • Make sure to complete all your medical requirements.