Post Relocation Overseas Checklist

 

Purchase and Activate a Cell Phone That Will Work Internationally

Many phone carriers require a 2-year contract to sign up for their phone plans, and pay-as-you-go phone plans are typically much more expensive on a per-minute basis, so consider how long you plan on staying in your host country. Also, examine your phone records for the past 3-6 months and, based off of your data usage and phone minutes, determine how much you will use your phone. For those looking for minimal phone usage, try using Skype PremiumWhatsApp or Viber to make phone calls using WiFi or phone data.

If You Have Not Yet Already, Search for Housing Options

Use trusted sites to identify potential apartments, or ask locals about recommended apartment rental services. Airbnb and local hostels could serve as great short-term housing options, and would also be great ways to meet some locals while searching for your new home or apartment. Once settled in, make sure to share your new address with family members.

Set Up Your Internet and Utilities

Talk to your landlord for suggestions on the best options to go with. Many apartment complexes will have one utilities company or Internet provider that you are required to work with, but otherwise, shop around for the best deal. Best signal and best connection!

Locate the Nearest Hospital and Pharmacy in Your Host Country

Use trusted sites to identify potential apartments, or ask locals about recommended apartment rental services. Airbnb and local hostels could serve as great short-term housing options, and would also be great ways to meet some locals while searching for your new home or apartment. Once settled in, make sure to share your new address with family members.

 


 

**Picture by Adriaan Greyling at pexels / By international citizens