Moving Check List As early as possible: Start learning about your new location. The people, the culture, the city. Check your passport is up-to date (and renew it if it’s not!) Start thinking about your furniture. Which items do you store, sell, or plan to bring? Talk to one of our relocation specialists, to get detailed advice on insurance, shipping and any location specific requirements you need to do for immigration. Six weeks before the move: Confirm your travel arrangements and flight details. Organise temporary accommodation for the first month you arrive. Get any vaccinations up to date for yourself, your children or your pets. You may need something unique depending on the country you are moving to. Check to see if your health care provider will cover you abroad, if not take out a new policy. A month before moving: Get an international driving permit if you need to drive a car abroad. Arrange any insurance to cover the move of your belongings. Cancel any memberships or subscriptions (fitness, phone, cable TV). Arrange to have your mail redirected. Make sure all of your finances in order, and close unnecessary accounts. Two weeks before moving: Organise your utility meters (gas/water/electricity) to be read on the day of your move. Notify your bank of your new address (or country), so that your bank and credit cards will work when you arrive. Make sure your removalist confirms the moving day, and it fits with all other plans. Get all of your important documents together (birth and marriage certificates, bank statements), and have copies in a safe place. Get any foreign currency you need on arrival. 1-2 days before moving: Pack the items you will take with you. Clothes, travel documents, passports, currency, medicine and toiletries. Eat anything that’s remaining in your fridge and defrost both your fridge and freezer. Moving day: Check that there is nothing left in any of the wardrobes, cupboards, loft, basement, or drawers before the removal vehicle leaves. Turn off the power and the water supply, lock up your home and return the keys to the real estate agent Relax, jump on a plane and enjoy the flight to Thailand!