What to Pack When Moving Abroad - Deepstash
Moving Abroad: Packing Documents

Before you move on to clothes, shoes, and other stuff, double-check your documents, such as:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • Visas
  • Diploma
  • Birth and marriage certificates
  • Medical records and health insurance documents.

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Bring some medicines, just in case you'll need any of them during your international relocation or right upon arrival to your new home.

You need to be prepared even for the worst-case scenario, so do pack some medicines that might come in handy in case you catch a cold or have a headache. If you take some medication regularly, bring at least a two months’ supply in case you can’t find those particular drugs in the new country.

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Maybe you have some preferred cosmetic products, and you want to take a large supply of those to your new country in case you can’t find them there. However, that’s not a good idea. 

These products take a lot of space, space you’ll need for more essential items. Plus, most of the toiletries are temperature-sensitive, so they are likely to be ruined during your travel.

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  • Only the stuff that is essential or those that have special meaning for you should find a place in your suitcases when relocating overseas. 
  • When it comes to clothes and shoes, you should bring enough for the first couple of weeks or months. Once you settle in and explore the area, you’ll be able to buy everything you need there, too.
  • The golden rule is to leave everything you haven’t used in over a year.

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Consider these questions:

  • How long are you going to stay in your future home?
  • What is the weather like there?
  • Are you relocating to a smaller home?
  • How are you going to ship your stuff?

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