You found a new, better job, want to pursue your degree in your dream college, or feel like exploring a new world. That’s why you have decided to leave your motherland and nestle in another country. That’s a great idea! It will be an amazing adventure, but also a 360 degree shift in your life. Nothing will be anything like before. So, this exciting adventurous step can also turn into the worst experience if you go unprepared.
Moving to another country, especially if you are going across the oceans in a totally different environment and culture, requires more than a ticket, a guide book, and scrolling a few local websites. Like, while moving to Europe from the USA, you can’t expect to have the same cultural experience. They should be mentally prepared to see a change in all aspects. You are changing your country…it’s a huge thing with its good and bad aspects. For good points, you should be excited, but for the bad side, it is better to be prepared. That’s where this blog is going to help you!
Check out these points to consider before moving to another country:
1. Visa Process
First and foremost, you should know the visa process. Crossing the borders and entering into the premises of another country have some laws and that’s where visa rules strike. This process differs from country to country and countries also have different rules for some countries and different for some other countries. So, you need to be aware of which category does your country fall in and what is the legal procedure to get the permanent stay visa. Obviously, your goal should be to go through legal means to avoid any trouble. That’s why carefully check out the visa process according to your purpose of moving.
2. Lifestyle Maintenance
How are you going to make a living? That’s the second important point to consider. If you have already landed a job, that’s the best hit. You wouldn’t have to worry about supporting yourself financially in this case. But if you have to search for a job after going there or if you are going as a student without a work permit, then you should be well-prepared. The best thing is to have enough cash that can run up to 2, 3 months because you never know when you will be able to find a job. Better prepared than sorry!
I have seen people going to another country without arranging a proper residence and then having trouble. Don’t make this mistake. If you think you can stay in a hotel for a couple of days and meanwhile, you will find a proper residence, that’s way too idealistic thinking. Things don’t usually work in such an idealistic way. You should find a proper, within budget living space before you move to avoid spending nights on footpaths. Sounds horrible? It can become reality as well if you end up skipping this point.
4. Moving Options
You have taken care of your visa, living support, and residence. All set? Na! What about your furniture, appliances, and other important stuff? If you are moving as a single, then this might not be a headache for you. You can start from point zero. But if you are moving with your family, then you will need these things for sure. Are you thinking of abandoning all old items and buying new ones in the new country? If that’s the case, then are you sure you would have enough funds? These are troubling questions.
It’s better to not take a huge leap and at least carry along very essential items. You can hire a trusted moving company who will take care of all your headache, from packing, transporting to unpacking and settling items.
Last but not the least, you should be prepared to face the language barrier. Moving from America to a European country can give you a major language hurdle as English is not spoken there frequently. So, you might face many issues while dealing with the people. If you don’t want to become a fool or face unwanted issues, better learn the language. You can join language classes for a month to be prepared enough to at least enter the stream. But if you don’t have enough time to join classes, then at least learn basic phrases and words for communication. This will save you from feeling lost in another country.
Moving to another country for whatever reason is amazing. It will open a new horizon of opportunities for you in so many ways. But it is even better if you go well prepared and ready to begin a peaceful life in another country. Changes are better but only if you are ready to face them! We hope now you will be… happy moving!