HANDY HINTS

helpful hints and tips on moving

When relocating to a new country, there are several tasks to remember and to complete in a defined time. Here are a few helpful hints that will go a long way in making your move comfortable and less taxing.

Checklist - Before you leave for new location.

TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE MOVE

Inform the following service providers about your moving program at least 2 months in advance :

  • Banks
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Club Memberships
  • Credit Card Companies
  • Embassies
  • Notify Landlord
  • Post Office
  • Relatives & Friends
  • Schools
  • Solicitors
  • Tax Department

ONE MONTH BEFORE THE MOVE

  • Arrange for pre-move survey
  • Back up your personal computer
  • Collect school records
  • Decide on items that will go by sea or air
  • Disposal of redundant items
  • International driver's license
  • Personal insurance valuation list
  • Purchase additional items that you wish to send in the shipment
  • Sell car
  • Sell plants/ used furniture/ appliances (if you don't intend to take them)
  • Travelers cheques
  • Visit your doctor/dentist and obtain medical/dental records
  • Verify all documentation for the country of destination - resident permits, visa, tickets, passports etc.

DURING THE PRE-MOVE SURVEY

  • Discuss customs formalities with the Writer Relocation consultant
  • Highlight your plans for all pets
  • If you are planning to move electrical appliances, inquire about the voltage at destination
  • Indicate high value items requiring special handling
  • Mention item not currently present at the home such as newly purchase items or items in storage
  • Show the moving consultant the items going by sea, air or storage
  • Storage requirements at origin or destination
  • Transit Insurance

TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE MOVE

  • Clean the refrigerator with a strong detergent so as to reduce the chances of mould and mildew beign formed during shipping
  • Cancel magazine or newspaper subscriptions
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Inform the telephone company and electricity / gas/ water authorities
  • Reduce/dispose of all frozen/perishable foods

ONE WEEK BEFORE THE MOVE

  • Bank record
  • Birth/Marriage certificates
  • Flight arrangements
  • Hotel arrangements
  • Identity cards
  • Insurance Policy
  • International Policy
  • International driving license
  • Medical and dental records
  • Medicines
  • Passport
  • School records
  • Valuables/Jewelry


Have a comfortable journey and a great stay in your new location.

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