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A Guide to Moving Abroad

Emigrating can be both an exhilarating and daunting experience – the stresses associated with moving home are magnified innumerably when moving abroad, but with many believing that a better quality of life is to be found outside of the UK, the rewards can be much greater. At Britannia Turnbulls, we’ve helped countless families with their relocation, and have built up a wealth of knowledge to help make the move easier.

Moving to another country

Do Your Research

Before you take the plunge and move overseas, do your research on your chosen location. Most countries operate much differently to England, so thoroughly investigate issues that may affect you. We’d recommend that you research the following:

  • Visa requirements
  • Taxes
  • Political stance
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Property market
  • School systems
  • Road systems

By getting to know the ins and outs of a country, you’ll be able to see how feasible you living there will be.

Get Organised

Once you’ve done your research, it’s time to get organised for your move. There are a few basics to get in hand first, such as applying for your visa, finding a house and getting a job. We’d recommend booking several house viewings over a period of a few weeks to allow you to really get the feel for the environment and the neighbourhood. Unless you are retiring, getting a new job is a necessity to starting a life, and you’ll find that for some countries it is a requirement to get a Visa. Apply for jobs online, have phone or video interviews and book any face-to-face interviews for the same period as your house hunting to kill two birds with one stone.

Alternatively, if you are retiring, make sure you contact the HMRC to have your pension payments made to you in your new country.

Moving Your Belongings

Having your personal belongings moved to your new country can be rather stressful, which is why we’d always recommend you take advantage of a professional moving service to eradicate the stress from the experience. Not only will hiring professionals ensure that your belongings are moved securely, you can even enlist their help in packing your belongings efficiently and neatly to make the unpacking process easier. Knowing that the transferring of your belongings is in safe hands can ease your mind and allow you to focus on other details of the move.

Take this opportunity to declutter and rid yourself of belongings that you don’t need anymore – this will make the packing and unpacking quicker and easier and can prevent your new home from being cluttered up unnecessarily.

Taking Your Pets

Moving your pets to a new country can be a distressing experience. It is best to try and make this experience as calm and straightforward as possible by enlisting a professional mover.

Britannia Turnbulls of Leeds know how important our pets are to our home life, so in order to get your pet safely and comfortably settled into your new home, we work closely with specialist pet transfer companies to make sure every aspect of your move runs as smoothly as possible.

For a first-class overseas removal service, look no further than Britannia Turnbulls of Leeds. Our service caters for all international relocations and we can even assist you in  planning your move. Our efficient and secure removal will assess the most suited means of transport for your move to ensure your belongings are handled in the safest possible way. For more information on how we can get you settled in your new overseas home, contact us here.

Need advice? Call our friendly team today on 0113 262 4111.

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