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Wednesday, 10 July 2019

10 Top Tips For Moving To A New Country



If you’re thinking of moving to a new country and don’t know where to start then you’re in the right place. With so many different things to consider before stepping on your flight, you need to ensure you’re as prepared as you can be. Moving to a new country is incredibly complicated and if you miss out just one important step, you could end up delaying the process by at least a couple of weeks. To help ensure you’re as prepared as you can be, here are 10 top tips for moving to a new country:

Make Sure You Do Your Research Beforehand 
One of the best things you can do before moving to a new country is to ensure you do your research beforehand. Whether it’s researching the visa regulations or finding out the average cost of living, you need to be sure you’re making the best possible decision before you start to make arrangements. 

The best thing to do when it comes to your research is to separate it into the following sections - travel, accommodation, work, living, food and culture. If you research everything you can under each of those categories, you will have a clear idea of whether or not a location is for you. For tips and tricks when it comes to researching a location online, you can visit this site here.

Have A Number Of Locations In Mind To Begin With 
If you are still unsure where it is you want to move, having a number of different locations in mind is a great idea. Not only will it give you a chance to review the opportunities in each area, but it will allow you to make the best possible decision for you. If you have a number of different choices and you’re still finding it hard to make a choice, you might find the best option is to visit each place in person. Although it may eat into your budget and make take some time, you want to be sure you have the best impression of each location.

Think About Getting Your Visa Early
If you’re travelling to a country where you need to get a visa in order to work and live, you need to apply as soon as you possibly can. The best thing to do is make your appointment as soon as you know where you are moving to, as that is the only way to ensure you leave yourself enough contingency time. For guidance when it comes to applying for a visa, you can visit this site here. 

Look For Potential Jobs Before You Leave 
Another great thing to do if you know where you’re going to be moving to is to start looking for jobs. Depending on how long you have until you move, you may find that applying before you arrive is the best way to ensure you start your job as soon as you possibly can. If you are lucky, you may find that places are more than happy to interview you over Skype. Alternatively, you could always fly out to your new location for a couple of days to attend interviews. Not only will it give you a chance to get used to the area you’re going to be living in, but you may have the chance to secure work before you even step foot on the plane.

If you’re planning on having a couple of months to adjust before you start your job, you might want to think about research the types of jobs available to you in the meantime. Although you won’t be able to apply for anything, it will give you a clear idea about the salaries and positions that are available to you. After all, you need to be certain you’re making the right choice.

Find Temporary Accommodation For When You Arrive 
If you don’t plan on looking for permanent accommodation right away, finding a temporary place to live is important. Depending on where you’re moving to you may find that accommodation is much cheaper than your home country, however, it is still important to be aware of whether or not you’re getting a good deal. For an example of a great deal, you can view these Setia Alam houses here.

Let Your Friends And Family Know As Soon As Your Plans Are In Place 
One of the hardest things to do when you’re moving to a new country is to tell your friends and family that you’re leaving. Although they will be happy for you, it can be hard to accept that you’re going to be on the other side of the world. The best thing to do is to tell everyone as soon as you know for certain that you’re moving. If you want to involve them in the process of moving, you might want to consider telling them a little earlier.

Pack Lightly, You Don’t Need To Take Everything With You 
When it comes to packing for your big move you need to remember that you don’t have to take everything with you. You’re going to be able to find the essentials once you arrive in your new home, so don’t overpack.

Go To Events And Join Networking Groups To Make Friends 
If you think you’re going to struggle when it comes to making new friends, consider going to events and joining networking groups. The best thing you can do is find people that have a common interest, making clubs and groups one of the most effective ways to meet people in a new country. If you’re lucky, you may find a another expat just like you.

Most Importantly, Enjoy Yourself 
Finally, you need to be sure you’re going to enjoy the experience! Moving to a new country can be stressful and emotional, so you need to be sure you are making the right choice mentally.

Do you want to move abroad? What do you need to think about to ensure your move goes as smoothly as it possibly can? Let me know in the comments section below.
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