Preparing For Emigration
Deciding whether or not to emigrate isn’t an easy decision but when you finally arrive at the decision to uproot your entire life to another part of the world there’s a lot of planning and preparation that you need to do.
In relation to everything else making the decision to move is probably the easiest one you’ll have to make as after that comes a lot of hard planning and organisation. At first, the planning process will probably get the better of you however as soon as soon as you get to grips with everything that needs doing you won’t be able to contain your excitement for when you finally take off.
First things first
It’s understandable that you’ll probably have no idea where or when to start your preparations for moving – face it people don’t tend to make a habit of emigrating too often – but as a general rule to stick to it’s a good idea to start proceedings as soon as you’ve confirmed the move and you know exactly where you’ll be going. Quite often it can take a while to fill in the bureaucratic paperwork that’s required by the embassy before they can grant your visa and it can also take them a while to get around to processing it too, so it’s really worth getting started early. The latest you should start your emigration proceedings is 90 days before you’re scheduled to leave the country so that you can be almost sure that everything will be completed on time.
Visas and permits
As soon as you know where you’re moving to it’s important to check the visa and work permit regulations to ensure that you have everything you need before you travel. If you’re moving abroad because of your job then the company you work for should almost certainly help you to sort out everything you need; if you’re moving through choice though it’s up to you to make sure you’re clued up on the rules and regulations of the country you’ll be travelling to.
You also need to remember that Border Controls have a lot of applications for visas and work permits and therefore it can take a while for yours to be processed. Generally, if you’re applying for a six month visa and you send all of the correct paperwork and documents the first time then you can expect it to take around two to three weeks before it’s sent back. If you apply for a longer visa or a work permit as well then it’s likely to take longer.
Before you move you should also think about what you’re going to do with the family pets because if you want to take them with you then there’s even more to think about. A lot of people can’t imagine their lives without their pets which is understandable but if you want them to accompany you to your new home then you’ll have to look into any vaccinations and quarantine requirements that you might have to adhere to.
Tina Carrol planned everything for her move to Australia well in advance and after sorting her visa she sorted out shipping and insurance of her belongings with Insure My Cargo.
Thanks for useful info! but a little more info on exact countries would be helpful
Coool, I was just planning to move to IAustralia this year, and have been searching for such information! I hope it will make this terrible moving process much easier