4 Things You Never Thought About Moving Overseas

The idea of moving overseas is intoxicating. New sights. Foreign language. Interesting food. But then, the questions from your family and friends start, and soon you are overwhelmed in an avalanche of unknowns. This is especially true for what to take with you and what to leave behind. Here are a few tips to help you navigate your packing list: 1. What About Your Car?   Renting a car in many countries is expensive, but so is shipping your own car overseas. Because of this, most … [Read more...]

How to Bring a Little Piece of Home with You to a New Country

It's official - you have sold your home, your passport and other paperwork is in order, you have a job offer lined up, and in the very near future you are moving to a new country. While the idea of embarking on a new international adventure is definitely exciting, you might find yourself getting a bit of a lump in your throat as you pack up your belongings and say au revoir to your friends and family. Although you probably won't be able to bring all of your stuff with you - you might decide … [Read more...]

4 iPhone Apps to Make Moving Abroad Easier

When deciding to move abroad, there is so much to do and think about, and it's easy to get overwhelmed by your ever-growing to-do list. You just wish you could fast-forward to your departure day and put the endless to-do lists behind you. While it can't do everything for you, your iPhone can help you manage the mountain of tasks you need to accomplish before heading to the airport. Here are some essential iPhone apps to help you prepare for your new home abroad: Packing Pro Packing is … [Read more...]

Quick Ways to Make your New Home Abroad Feel like Yours

Making the decision to move abroad and finally live the expat lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of is exciting. However, the process of getting there and moving all of your possessions overseas can be stressful, and feel like an awful long road to finally settling down and feeling at home in your new country of residence. As soon as you’ve moved into your new home, it is likely that you will want to put your own stamp on it as soon as possible. However in reality, it can take weeks or … [Read more...]

Tips from an Experienced Expat

So you've succumbed to the lure of living and working abroad. Now what? Whether you're about to move, have just moved or are a seasoned expat, below are eight tips for making a move abroad successful. We might all agree that expat living sounds glamorous, but those first few days can be exhilarating, frustrating and overwhelming all at the same time. 1. Before jumping in feet-first, test the waters with a fact-finding trip. You can use this time to learn more about the city, including health … [Read more...]

Medical Issues Which Might Arise During A Move Abroad

  Moving home can be a big event, especially if you're an expatriate who needs to move far away in an unfamiliar environment of a foreign country. With so much going on, it can be easy to overlook the simple things and it is not uncommon for people to open themselves up to a number of health concerns during removals activities. As well as the more obvious worries, there are several slightly more insidious concerns which people should be aware of when they move. However, those who pay … [Read more...]

Expats Guide – How to make the most out of your expatriate experience?

So you have finally decided to fulfill your longtime dream and to move overseas, or maybe you are a veteran expat who is relocating overseas for the second or third time. In both cases you are probably so excited and can’t stop imagining how it would be to live in your destination country, speak a different language, experience new culture, and eat exotic food. Maybe you are thinking about all the fascinating places you can visit while living overseas, or how fun it would be to hear your … [Read more...]

Who to Notify when moving Overseas?

  The following is a question that was submitted to us by Brigid, San Francisco, CA   We are looking to move to New Zealand from the US. But, when you move from state to state you need to fill out a Change of Address form each time, and you have to update your Driver's license etc.   But, when you move out of the country, what needs to happen? Who do you need to notify so that you aren't getting notices about jury duty etc., once you are gone.     … [Read more...]

Is Searching the Web For Free Online Moving Companies Quotes a Good Idea?

  The following is a question that was submitted to us by Shawn, USA   I recently started doing some research online and looking for moving companies. There are lots of web site offering free moving quotes.   However, I had a relative who did that and was pounded with phone call over 30 calls a day.   Should I go online and sign up because they are very competitive online and I am looking to save money ?   Thanks, Shawn     Hereunder are a … [Read more...]

Relocation Agencies – What Services do They Offer?

  The following is a question that was submitted to us by Samskara   What are the absolute essentials I need from a relocation agency? and then some more tips.   Thanks, Samskara     Hereunder are a few suggestions I had for Samskara   Hi Samskara,   Many relocation companies offer relocation services to companies rather than individuals. Therefore the first thing you need to do is look for a company that deals with individuals … [Read more...]