Immigrating to Australia Or New Zealand? Here’s Your Moving Checklist!

Immigrating to Australia Or New Zealand? Here’s Your Moving Checklist!

When immigrating to Australia or New Zealand, it can seem like the to-do list is never-ending. Here’s a quick timeline-based checklist that can help you organise yourself and your family:

  • 18 Months to Immigration

  • Decide where you want to live: if you can’t visit the country at this time, do thorough research online,
  • Research everything from the cost of living to what property and rental prices will be,
  • Join expat groups online to gain insight and to gather information, and
  • Find out what type of visa you will need to live and work in the country of your choice.
  • 1 Year to Immigration
  • Partner with an immigration company so that you can start the visa application process,
  • Get all your personal documentation, certifications, licenses and other information up to date, and
  • Make sure that you have at least 24 months left on your passport (and your family members’ passports) before it expires.
  • 1 Month to Immigration

  • Visit your children’s school, dentist and doctors for handover documents,
  • Resign at your current place of employment,
  • Cancel all your monthly subscriptions and debit orders,
  • Ensure that all your utility bills and other accounts are up to date
  • Confirm your flight details,
  • If you are moving items to New Zealand or Australia, confirm the shipping details, and
  • Confirm the arrival date of the moving company.
  • 1 Week to Go

  • Make sure you have said goodbye and that you are finalising all your farewell affairs,
  • Exchange currencies for all the pit-stops en route to Australia or New Zealand.
  • 1 Day

  • Confirm your pick up and drop off at the airport,
  • Make sure everyone’s overnight bags are ready to go.

Immigrating to Australia or New Zealand is a big deal. Tri-Nations Migration can make the process much smoother by guiding you through the process and helping you with all the related administration. Contact us for more information today.

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