When is the best time to move?
Allow plenty of preparation time if possible, to prepare for your move. Consider any determining factors which may affect the dates of your move, including events taking place in your new destination. If schooling is involved, carefully consider year-end schedules at home and then commencement dates at the new destination to align the most suitable time for transition.
What is the most difficult part of Relocating?
Understanding the new Culture and embracing new customs can initially be a difficult part of an assignment, particularly when the culture is vastly different from what you are accustomed to. Researching the culture and keeping an open mind will assist you greatly in dealing with new situations that will constantly arise. The most efficient way in which to conquer these challenges is to if possible seek Cross Cultural Training either prior to departure, or at your new destination. Expat can of course, arrange this for you.
Why is a relocation service important?
Moving to a new location ranks amongst the Top 10 on the global scale of personal stress. The extensive preparation that is required for departure, coupled with the unknown of your new location can be daunting. Expat’s understanding and assistance will ensure that your relocation becomes a positive experience for the whole family. We take care of the logistics so that you can concentrate on your assignment and starting life afresh in your new surroundings.
How will the children manage?
Keep children well informed of your relocation plans from the outset so they have time to adjust to the idea. Involving them in the planning process will help keep them enthused about the forthcoming move. Encourage them to research the new destination in books and on the Internet and ask in a positive manner how they are feeling and whether they have any questions ….. this will contribute to eliminating some anxiety.
What if I have a pet?
Moving away from home not only impacts our family, but also on our Pets. If you decide to bring your beloved four-legged family member with you it is important to discuss this with Expat as early as possible, as certain countries (including Australia and New Zealand) have stringent importation and quarantine rules.
Expat will assist with your pet’s transportation and any quarintine boarding or kennelling that may be required upon arrival. We suggest that you also research the regulations for importing pets in the new destination and understand any requirements for inoculations and quarantine both at destination, and upon repatriation.
What if I have a vehicle to ship?
Expat will arrange shipment of vehicles within the same country, or around the world. The legislation pertaining to vehicle importation differs in all countries, however it is generally an expensive, detailed and rigorous process with extensive paperwork and procedures. We suggest that you check the on-line Customs regulations of your destination country.
What documents will I require for my Tenancy Application?
We suggest you take the following information with you on your home search to ensure that you are ready to submit an application when you find a suitable property:
* Income Details
* Employment details
* Referee Details
* Photocopies of your proof of Identity, eg: driver licence, passport, utility bills, credit card.
Where can I get information on my new location?
You will find a wealth of information and the answers to most of your questions on Expat Explorer – our web based information tool which covers most Australian cities. Topics range from suburb profiles and education to lifestyle and pets.
Please also refer to “Helpful Links” on this website.