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What Do You Need to Do When You Move Overseas?

April 13th, 2018

Moving overseas is an exciting, yet overwhelming, proposition. There’s so much to do before you leave and after you arrive at your destination. Where do you even start?
This brief guide offers you some advice about the steps you need to take when moving overseas from Toronto. Read on to learn how to make your move as hassle-free as possible.

Before You Leave


You need to prepare for your move in advance. The more time you leave yourself to carry out these preparations, the less stressed you’ll be.
Once you’ve decided where and when you’re moving, start researching what documents you need and what the moving process requires. There will be some level of bureaucracy wherever you move to, so keep that in mind.

It’s very helpful to figure out what you’re going to take with you when you’re moving overseas from Toronto. Again, this is one of those activities you should do far in advance. Many people accumulate things over the years, but it’s important to remember that it’s expensive and unfeasible to ship everything.

Depending on how much stuff you want to ship, you’ll need to find a reputable moving company. You want a company that provides a reasonable quote that includes the most number of services. Finding a shipping company can be more challenging for spring and summer moves, so this is another thing you should do early.

After You Arrive


After you reach your destination, there are a number of things you’ll need to do to ensure you can stay in the country legally and that you get settled in.

Depending on the country you’re moving to and your status in the country, you will most likely spend your first days and weeks going to government offices. This is a chore, but a necessary one. Do your research about what documents you’ll need – not just to obtain from the government but to prove that you’re legally allowed to be there.

Being in a new place (especially if you don’t speak the language) can be lonely. Sign up for language classes, if necessary, and find social groups of both natives and expatriates so that you can make friends and feel a bit more like you’re at home.

If you don’t have a car, learn the public transportation system. You will need to get places, and public transportation is generally the best way to get there. In some places, it’s less reliable than others, so be patient and have a sense of humour!

Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd: The Experts of Toronto Moving Overseas
If you’re moving overseas from Toronto, contact Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd. We have over a decade of experience moving customers all around the world. Some of our customers are so happy with our work, they’ve used us more than once. What makes us different? We treat every customer with professionalism and courtesy. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today at 416-661-4228.

By Adi Shaked

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