Relocating with your family sounds fun and exciting. Relocating with your family can also sound stressful and hectic. But in life, seasons and time change, and the best decision to make at that point will cost temporary inconvenience and comfort. Does that mean you still wouldn’t do it? The answer is no.
Yearly, people change, move, transit, and relocate from one place or country to another. People of different age groups and work sectors transit every year. You are not the first person, and you won’t be the last person.
Here, we will be listing several ways you can relocate with your family easily;
1.Get a Family Visa
Family visas are cheaper than booking individually. Regardless of the country you are trying to visit, make sure that you meet all visa requirements and state expressly why you are traveling. Don’t lie to your visa official and provide the necessary documents needed for the visa. Once you do it well, you will get your visa.
There are several requirements required for relocating to another country at the visa embassy.
Where you are relocating with your family because of your school, there is a type of visa you will be given.
If it is for work, there is a type of visa you will be given. To know more about visa requirements for schooling, click here
2.Prepare to Move
How does it sound? Cliché? As cliché and ordinary as it sounds, you must prepare for movement. As exciting as relocating with your family can be, it is not easy to move a whole family, especially with kids abroad. It takes both emotional and physical strength to get through that.
Movement doesn’t just happen, it can’t just happen. You have a lot of stuff back in your hometown; your job, and properties, both tangible and intangible assets. Some, even real properties. There are also other extended family members back at home. People to be accountable to and the rest.
But be rest assured, as already stated, you are not the first family to relocate and you won’t be the last. Take a deep breath, calm your nerves down and think of the endless possibilities waiting for you outside your home country. If you are not prepared mentally you can’t be prepared physically.
Keep your thoughts positive, don’t try to panic about it, and prepare for it months before the relocation. Don’t make an impromptu relocation and not expect to be burned out. Prepare mentally and physically.
3.Tie All Loose Ends
Especially when you are working class and your spouse is too, the best thing to do when relocating with the family is to tie all loose ends.
Like your job, you should endeavor that you notify your work of your intent to resign because of your movement. Don’t just leave your workplace abruptly because you are traveling ad you don’t need them again.
Life happens, and you may find yourself needing them again either for a recommendation or another thing.
Also, as a homeowner, either as a tenant or the real owner, you should start making preparations to tie all loose ends, this can happen by selling the properties in the house and renting or selling the house itself. As a tenant, you should inform your landlord of your move out of the house. You don’t have to tell them why you are moving, but it is etiquette to not just move away overnight.
Sell the necessary things you need to sell. Start telling people you need to sell stuff so you won’t be stranded when it is time to leave.
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4.Prepare For the Next Phase
To say you want to travel, you must have made some research about where you want to go and how you want to live. It is also important that you are financially prepared for at least 6 months or if possible a year.
It is not easy moving to a new land hoping to get a job and have everything sorted out immediately. Yes, some are lucky, they even get a job before relocating, and some relocated because of their job, yes, it is possible. But even at that, the cost of living where you are and where you are going is not the same. So lack of preparation financial wise will cost you and your family.
This is one of the reasons why different countries make given guidelines regarding finances before giving out visas. When you see the financial requirement, try to meet the rule, don’t scam the visa official, or best bet, have half of it available to hold you till you attain financial stability where you are going.
Also, research the neighborhood you want to buy or rent a house. It is no doubt that there is racism everywhere, but it is deeper in some places than the others.
Research well about such places and how they treat foreigners. You might be able to stand it if you are relocating alone. But when you are relocating with your family, you need to watch out for your children. They may not be able to stand it. Minus that, some neighborhood hurts foreigners physically due to racism.
Don’t buy a house because it is cheap, buy or rent the house because it is safe, comfortable, and has access to necessary amenities. This also brings us back to financial preparedness. Again, prepare financially before relocating. Don’t suffer your family.
6.Relocating With Your Family
Here, you are moving. Don’t make a fuss or panic, don’t be too excited that you mess up too. Wake up early, and let a designated driver or friend drive you to the airport. Pick the necessary properties you will need, and use cargo to ship the rest. Don’t overpack when you can just ship it down to your house when you get there.
Communicate with your kids, tell them to behave well, and let them know not to jump around or disturb other passengers. Calmly go to the airport and board. Try to avoid disagreements with other people. If you believe in God, be prayerful and seek His counsel at every step.