What are you overlooking when it comes to moving internationally?
Anyone who has ever planned for moving internationally knows it is an involved process that requires advanced preparation. If you are in the middle of this process or in the beginning planning phases, now is the time to ensure you have your ducks in a row, so that you don’t find yourself at your moving date unable to make the trip because you have not planned appropriately. Trust us, it happens all the time!
At Nilson Van, we are dedicated to making sure our clients understand the ins and outs of an international move. From providing step-by-step moving guides to perfectly packing your belongings so they are ready for travel from country to country, we make your successful move our priority.
To help ensure you have your bases covered, here are two often overlooked tasks you will need to take care of when moving internationally:
1. Set up new policies and accounts.
While you are busy planning out how you will get your belongings to another country, it may be easy to forget about the new policies and accounts you will need to set up. For example, will your auto insurance and health insurance policies transfer, or will you need to set up new policies with a new provider? What about your cell phone provider? Do they offer service in your new country? Will you need to open a bank account in your new country? If you do, will you have the necessary paperwork to accomplish the task? These are all important questions to ask before you make the move.
2. Research the laws in your new location.
It will be important to understand the laws and rights you will encounter in your new country. Laws vary from country to country, of course, so it’s a good idea to contact the U.S. embassy there or their local government to find out what you need to know. It’s much better to know before you go. Fewer surprises are always a good thing when you are in a new country.
Want to be as prepared as possible when it comes to moving internationally? We can help! Contact our team of international moving experts at Nilson Van & Storage today. We are available to discuss planning and packing and can answer any questions you may have about your upcoming international move.