- Research the areas you could potentially live in, understand how the property market works for buying and/or renting. Contracts for rental agreements can be very different overseas and you may require the assistance of a professional to help you understand the rental contracts and agreements.
If you have children, research schools in the area.
Visit the country you’re moving to, to better understand the best and worst areas to live in and get a feel for the culture. Working somewhere is very different to being there on holiday, so try to consider practicalities rather than short-term attractions.
Do you have a car and are you taking it with you? Research any differences in the law when taking your car across the border; make sure you know the requirements of a legally road worthy vehicle before you start driving!
Research the transport networks and plan how you’ll get about.
- If you need to hire an international moving company to transport your possessions, speak to them early on so you have an idea of timescales for when to expect delivery.