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So you're moving to a different country? You must be overjoyed. Are you terrified? Perhaps a hybrid of the two? That's perfectly natural! You may have a group of supporters on your side, but you also have those pessimists, or at the very least sceptics, who express their envy or claim that they could "never" pick up and move across the globe like you. Put all of that out of your thoughts; you have a lot to do before you go to another country!
Get yourself on that plane!
Buying a flight far in advance of your departure date is an important item on your moving abroad to-do list, mostly to secure a decent rate! If you start your travel planning early, you'll be able to track bargains, visit multiple websites on a regular basis, and keep your eyes peeled for a good deal. You can also be flexible with your travel dates in order to acquire the cheapest ticket price. You should start counting down the days until you leave once you've established a departure date, which will help you cross off the rest of your to-do list for relocating overseas swiftly!
Sort out a visa sooner rather than later
This is one of the most crucial things you should do initially if you ever plan to migrate to another country! Perhaps you've just found a terrific working holiday visa exchange program that allows you to travel around a country, or perhaps you've just found a fantastic working holiday visa exchange program that allows you to travel around a country - fantastic news! You will, however, need to sort out your visa, and if you don't know where to begin, chatting with a family immigration lawyer will give you a solid sense of what you need to do so that you don't run into any problems when you do relocate.
Learn how to control your money
So you've been telling anyone who will listen about how thrilled you are to be moving abroad and how much you can't wait? That's wonderful, but have you notified your bank? They're definitely one of the first companies you should tell, just to see what their international transaction fees are and if they require any information about your travel plans. They can prevent account theft this way, and you can search around for a new account with reduced foreign rates if necessary. Now is also a good time to apply for a credit card with no international transaction fees, which can take a long to come in the mail, so prepare ahead.
Find yourself somewhere to rest your head
Finally, one of the most challenging and time-consuming components of your transfer overseas will most certainly be deciding where to settle. If you've ever tried to find a new home to live in, you know it's not the most pleasurable activity. Now you need to figure out what the local Craigslist equivalent is, get a phone number when you are there, and start phoning those ads, agencies, and realtors to set up appointments to visit some properties.
Things may not always be easy, but the experiences gained from the move will provide you with priceless knowledge and also help foster a love of travel.