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Living the life of an expat requires thorough research and making a moving overseas checklist. Aside from the checklist, pet owners may also avail of the services of international pet movers to make transportation easier.
Moving to Another Country – Tips and Suggestions Everyone can make their own Moving Overseas Checklist, but some find the task to be very daunting. Doubtless there are lots of documents to be submitted and things to do. But by being organized the task can be made easier. Required Documents You will need complete financial records, employment records, tax papers, visa, passport, birth certificate and marriage certificate. Be certain the documents are updated. You must also provide immunization / vaccine shot records. This will take a lot of time, so prepare as early possible. Tips on Packing and Moving Begin packing no later than two months before the scheduled date movement. Bring only what is required. Be certain you have all the luggage and suitcases required. Do not forget to check the fees imposed by airlines on the luggage. If you are bringing the car along, contact a shipping agency. Bills and Debt Do not leave the country until you have settled all your bills and debts. You could get into legal trouble if your financial situation is not in order. Make certain your tax records are in order too. Culture Shock Study the country as much as you can. This is the easiest way to deal with culture shock. By knowing how the locals live, you can adjust more easily. Learn what you can about the climate, the people, taxes etc. Bringing Pets Along The International Pet Movers are companies dedicated to handling pets for travel. They will manage all the paperwork. A lot of people prefer traveling with their pets. But using the movers is more practical. Aside from handling the paperwork, they can reduce the quarantine time. Some governments quarantine animals for six months. Reminders Bring your pet to the vet six months prior to the move. This is to ensure it is fit for traveling. The pet must have all the shots required. Bring the veterinary certificate with you. In many countries, this can remove the need to quarantine the animal. Countries in the European Union demand that you have an EU 998. This has to be certified by a vet in your country. Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the US have similar requirements. Remember that rules on pet travel vary per country. You should check the requirements first. If you use a mover, they will handle the transportation and other requirements. There are a lot of pet movers, so choose the one that meets your needs.
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