Up, Up and Away… Ensuring Plans are in Place Before You Move

Just when you think things are going smoothly, something always comes along and throws even the best-made plans into chaos. Moving house is widely renowned for being one of the most stressful times in your life and while moving across town is difficult enough, moving overseas is even worse.

People choose to pack up their lives and move abroad for a variety of reasons. It might be that they’ve been offered a new job opportunity, it could be that they’re tired of the cold conditions and they want to experience a warmer climate, maybe they’re looking for somewhere to retire or perhaps they’ve always dreamed of living in a certain country and now is the right time for them. Whatever the reason might be, it’s always a difficult time because of all of the paperwork and time spent on moving house.

As anyone who has ever moved house can tell you, one of the most difficult parts of the whole process is the legal section where contracts are signed – now imagine trying to do all of that with someone in a country where the language is not the same as yours…

That’s just one example of something you need to get sorted before you go. There are going to be plenty of other things that get added to your moving checklist that need to have a big red tick beside them before you lock your door for the final time and head off into the sunset.

One of these may include schooling. You might have been offered an amazing job which you deem to be the chance of a lifetime, but as part of a family you have to think about how the move could affect them. Young children will need to be enrolled in a school, and when they don’t speak the language, moving could affect their education. You may need a school that offers teaching for foreign children, or get them enrolled on a language course before you move to enable them to adjust as quickly as possible.

For help with these issues and any others that may arise, worldfirst.com – the foreign exchange company – have created an eBook that is designed to take the stress out of moving abroad, letting you look forward to the future.

Ella Mason, an experienced freelance writer, wrote this article. Ella specialises in providing useful and engaging advice to small businesses. Follow her on Twitter @ellatmason

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