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Your 90 day emigration checklist

Your new adventure awaits with only 90 days to go. Try to get the most out of it all by avoiding any last minute stresses.

Your 90 day emigration checklist

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Get the basics right. Make sure that all the family have valid passports, and that all the necessary visas, work or residence permits are on their way or at least applied for.

Check whether your driving licence will be valid. You may need to apply for an international licence, or instead take a test when you arrive.


Consider what your income will be in your destination country. If you are planning to retire overseas then you should look at your pension position – how will you receive payments? If you are moving but have no employment in your destination country, it is never too early to start looking. It may be prudent to ensure you have savings to cover any unexpected costs when you first arrive


Health care may be an issue and so find out if you will continue to be covered by the NHS in your destination country. If not, you may need to find out whether this will be covered in that country by the state, your employer, or whether you will have to pay for insurance.


Take a full inventory of your possessions, and downsize even if you are not selling your current property. Obtain at least three quotes from international moving companies such as http://www.dtmoving.com/relocation-services who offer full cost breakdowns and insurance options.

If you are moving for your career you may find that your new or existing employer offers employee relocation services. If so, take advantage! They will take care of your removals issues for you.


Research everything! You can find out a lot about your destination simply by looking online: properties, schools, ex-pat networks, and even local doctors. Those moving for their career may find employee relocation services will also offer a destination service to assist with finding the perfect property and to set up the basics such as utilities connections, bank accounts and insurances to name a few.

Above all else, pre-planning will ensure that you can take the time you need to say your final goodbyes to friends and family, and that you will be able to enjoy travelling to your new home across the sea.

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