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Make Sure You Avoid These Common Mistakes When Relocating To Another Country

by Liz Seyi Digital marketing manager

Working with our International Movers to initiate your relocation overseas can be a sound way of minimising the risks of such a major change in your life. However, there is still plenty of scope for costly errors if you do not prepare yourself suitably in advance of your move.

Here are just some of the things that you should be careful not to do as an expatriate.

Misjudging your cost of living

When you are new to a country, it can be very easy to find yourself spending as if you are in ‘holiday mode’ – which may be understandable enough if you are eager to quickly immerse yourself in your new territory’s culture.

Thankfully, it’s relatively easy – with sites like Numbeo – to assess your likely living costs in a given country, so that you can compare this to your salary and consider what standard of living you will be able to afford.

Getting caught out by the local tax situation

There can be major differences between the tax situations of different countries, which could significantly impact on how much take-home pay you are able to enjoy in your new jurisdiction.

It’s therefore well worth engaging a professional financial adviser to inform you on how your new country’s policies in relation to payroll tax, personal income tax, capital gains tax and other taxes could affect you.

Packing prohibited or inappropriate items

Even in today’s globalised world, cultural differences between countries are very real – so pornography of any description, or even ‘just’ articles of simple nudity, are a no-no if you are relocating to a Muslim country, for example.

Also bear in mind the restrictions placed on what you can pack by your chosen international movers. Certain items may affect the terms of your insurance cover if you pack them, while others – including many easily available household cleaning products – must not be packed for safety reasons if they are flammable or otherwise hazardous.

Not making arrangements for the storage of your goods

Depending on the complexity of the journey that your items will need to undergo, as well as the likelihood of your goods reaching your destination country earlier than you do, it is important to ensure you will be able to keep track of your possessions and have them stored at certain stages if needed.

As acclaimed, experienced and well-connected international movers here at Simpsons Removals, we have nominated partners at all main ports and airports across the globe. This helps to ensure that if, for example, you won’t be ready to accept delivery when your goods do reach your new country, you’ll be able to arrange for our partner to store the items for you.

Even the most seemingly straightforward move abroad can bring unexpected shocks and complexities. That’s why it is so vital to be mindful of such potential issues and take steps to avoid or mitigate them, including with your choice of international movers.

To make Simpsons Removals your reliable partners for your international relocation, please don’t hesitate to request your competitive quote from us today.


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About Liz Seyi Professional   Digital marketing manager

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Joined APSense since, March 14th, 2016, From London, United Kingdom.

Created on Feb 4th 2019 02:13. Viewed 267 times.

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