Your Essential Emigration Checklist
So you’ve found a place to live, secured a job and booked the flights – but you are far from finished in your preparation for emigrating to begin a new life abroad.
Here at ABC Movers & Storers we have been helping families move to new destinations since 1975 and in that time we have developed an unrivalled reputation for the exceptional level of our service and professionalism of our team.
Read on as we outline some of the things you need to be doing before finally stepping on to that plane.
Source Credit & Employment References
When you move to a new country your credit rating will effectively be starting from scratch so it is essential that you are able to prove your credit worthiness to companies and lenders. Make sure that you source as many credit references as possible from your bank, building society or even your mortgage company.
It is also important for you to get hold of employment references before you go as well – even if you already have a job secured. Ask for them to be written fairly generically so they can apply to a number of different positions. This is particularly important if you are moving to a country where there is a large time difference between it and the UK as it may be difficult to reach your past employers within normal working hours.
Inform Necessary Parties
If you’re leaving the country you will need to inform a number of different organisations and bodies. These include your bank, the passport office, pension company (if applicable), the Inland Revenue, insurance brokers & accountants as well as the DVLA, and it may be worth providing them with the address of a close friend or family member to ensure that any correspondence that is sent can be relayed to you.
Arrange for Post to be Redirected
You may temporarily wish for you mail to be redirected to your new home abroad and the Royal Mail can offer an international redirection service for this purpose – the maximum time of which is two years.
Choose a Reliable Overseas Removal Firm
Of course one of the most important decisions for you to make before you go is which removals company you are going to choose. Here at ABC we have decades of experience and our friendly and professional service will put your mind at ease that your belongings are in safe hands.
To find out more about what makes our overseas removals and storage services the right choice for your move get in touch with the team today on 01494 448 563.
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