Moving overseas within a month
While it is theoretically possible to move to certain places, like Dubai, in under a month it’s not for the faint hearted! For most countries you’ll need much longer to arrange visas, medicals and working permits.
Assuming all your paperwork is in order, with under a month to go you should confirm a moving date with us as soon as possible as we get booked up well in advance. While we’ll try to give you the date you want please keep in mind that some days – e.g. Fridays - are busier than others and you may need to be flexible.
Once you've set a date for your move, you should book flights and taxis to the airport and book any temporary accommodation in the UK and at the destination. If you’re in rented accommodation give your landlord one month’s notice.
Ensuring every bit of paperwork is in order is crucial to avoid a last minute hitch. For example if you’re taking a vehicle or firearms overseas you’ll need certificates. Make sure you get hold of any school records or medical records now too.
You can also now notify the utility companies of your moving out date and arrange to notify friends, family and your contacts of your new address. Mail forwarding is a good idea to ensure that nothing slips through the net before banks etc. change your details on their systems.
As the time draws closer, set aside all those items that you don’t want to be packed in the shipment. This should include your passport and other important documents, medicines, tickets, money and jewellery.
On moving day, it's vital that you (or an authorised representative) are at your property for the whole duration, so you can verify the count and condition of your belongings in relation to the packing inventory, as well as answer any questions that the moving team might have.
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