Of course, this should be the basic of the basics. You must have a valid passport and the approved visa before planning to move abroad. Whether it's for a job or a year of vacation, you must have thought of preparing the necessary documents and applying for the visa.
Wherever you go, it's important to keep your manners. Whichever country you're going, you should have the effort of learning the culture, language, and the food there. And of course, the do's and don'ts. It's like learning to respect another person's house while you're living with them.
You may want to sell or donate the items you think you won't be needing anymore in the future. This way, you will be able to save on your baggage costs. You don't have to worry about packing and bringing everything with you. And if you're able to sell some of your items, you'll be able to raise funds for your storage unit. Yes! You may rent a storage unit to store the items you don't want to carry with you but don't want to dispose of. Things like appliances, furniture, bike, and gym equipment. And speaking of storage facilities, I highly suggest easyStorage! easyStorage makes storage super easy by doing all the lifting, driving, packing, and inventory for you! Visit easystorage.com to learn more!
I don't say it will happen, but in case of worst scenarios while on the process of moving abroad, having a travel and health insurance is the best. Travel and health insurance basically cover yourself against travel risks - stolen luggage, emergency medical costs, etc. This insurance will give you the security you need even if you are out of the country.
Important documents like passport, visas, insurance, and IDs must have secured copies. This will help and save you if customs/immigration-related issues arise. I suggest you keep copies in separate places like your luggage, wallet, phone, and hand-carry bag, so if in case one of those gets lost, you still have another life-saving copy!
What's more important than having a place to stay in a foreign country when you get there. Before moving overseas, of course, it is important to arrange for your new home or apartment. Make the necessary communication, arrange for the contracts, and ask assistance, especially if you need to set out your new TV and internet subscriptions. And don't forget the more important things like water, electricity, and gas connections.
These are just the basic things you need to check and do when planning to move overseas. You may opt to do more researches depending on which country you desire to start living a new life! As I have said, moving across the globe is like getting out of your comfort zone and it doesn't have to be that hard and stressful. You can get through this major decision by getting yourself prepared and gain the knowledge in narrowing this big decision into small easy steps!
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