There are thousands upon thousands of people who relocate every year. This can be for a variety of reasons, such as business purposes, expanding academic horizons, or simply seeking new opportunities.

Having to uproot and start all over again in an unfamiliar country is exciting and thrilling, but it can also be stressful.

We’ve compiled our most helpful tips to make your move as seamless as possible, so you’re not too overwhelmed.

Ensuring that you research and organise your Visa should be made a priority, as ultimately you cannot do anything without this. Depending on the country you intend to relocate to, it’s likely that there will be multiple Visa options depending on many factors. This is an area that requires attention to detail, with some research and planning. You can find some information relating to this on our Ultimate Moving Guides. Remember not to leave this too late as it can take in excess of 6 months for some visa applications.

As well as your Passport and other IDs, it’s important to have other documentation accessible such as Medical/Vaccination records, Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Academic Records, etc.  It’s always a good idea to have a digital back up of these too! And remember (if applicable) make sure it’s up to date.

It goes without saying that moving abroad can be costly. Of course, there are costs associated with Visas, booking transportation, etc. Additionally, you should always have extra funds available to cover any unexpected and upfront costs associated with relocating. Furthermore, it is a good idea to have enough funds on hand until you are settled in your new home with a regular income. Putting a plan in place for the unexpected is always a good idea!

Where possible it’s best to arrange suitable accommodation before you begin your journey. Even if it’s a temporary solution until something more permanent is sourced, it allows you to travel with peace of mind knowing something is waiting for you. Plus, it’s more cost effective and homely than staying in a hotel or hostel. If you are looking for homes for sale in your new country and you want to relocate as a new homeowner, then make sure to scout the properties beforehand and talk to reputable, local real estate companies.

As we begin a new life somewhere new, we can get ahead of ourselves, causing us to “run before we can walk”. Planning the initial steps before moving abroad is crucial for making the process easier. Some things will only become apparent when you are there, so not everything will be planned. It is possible, however, to simplify life if you get the basics in place. It could involve anything from researching your new neighbourhood to determining where everything is, how you’ll get there and how easy it is to get around.

When you think about moving your personal belongings abroad, you think it’s not going to be the easiest thing. But, that’s where My Baggage steps in.

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