Moving to Europe is a big step for anyone, and there are loads of different things you’ll have to think about.
Below you’ll find three practical tips that will help you move to Europe without too much stress…
Look Online for Expats
Expats are found everywhere in Europe, from the packed beaches of Spain through to rural Italy. They will be a valuable source of local information for you, as you look to settle in the country. There are various message boards and forums online, with one of the biggest being britishexpats.com. Don’t get too attached to the expat community though, as you’ll also want to get out into the wider community and get to know the locals.
Get a Professional to do the Packing
If you are moving down the street, doing your own packing is probably okay. When your belongings are going to be transported for thousands of miles though, it is always best to let a professional pack your items. This will ensure their safety and make sure that they make it to the other end intact. We offer a professional packing service that we would recommend to all of our customers. If you do pack yourself, make sure the boxes aren’t too heavy – if you can’t lift them, other people won’t be able to either!
Hunt Out the British Consulate
The British Consulate in the country you are moving to will be a valuable resource for information and advice. They can help with everything from finding local amenities through to large legal issues. If you are living a long way from the closest Consulate, then you can also ring them and get advice over the phone. The Consulate is also where you can get a new passport when yours runs out, or in case you lose it.