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How to Decide What to Pack when Moving Abroad

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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Bring Only the Things That You Can’t Do Without

  • 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, y...

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Moving Abroad: Packing Documents

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 Only Basic Toiletries

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 ...

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Make Sure You Pack Some Essential Medicines

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 hea...

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Moving Abroad: Staying Connected

  • Stay connected with family, friends and business back home by checking with your phone carrier for international plans, or buy SIM cards in your inbound countries for local calling.
  • For the long term, consider using a separate foreign phone.
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What To Consider When Moving Abroad

What To Consider When Moving Abroad

With modern technology and resources, it is much easier to live in another country. However, there is more to consider than just packing your bags.

Each country offers a different introduction to expatriate life that should be carefully considered, such as vetting ...

Moving Abroad: School Tests

If you are relocating with children, explore options for local public schools and private international schools.

  • The International Schools Database is a directory with more than 2,000 schools in 71 countries.
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