Kiwis have been attracted to Europe since forever. You can’t blame us! It’s a culturally rich and beautiful place, with hundreds of fascinating cities – and the best part is, you can simply hop on a train or a plane and be somewhere totally different within an hour or two. But before you’re strolling through the streets of Paris or sitting on a beach on the Amalfi coast sipping limoncello, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Luckily, we’re here to give you our essential tips for moving to Europe.
Choose your country
Europe is home to 50 different countries, meaning the details of our tips will depend on where you’re moving to. There are different languages, different weather climates and different ways of life all over Europe. We’re not going to tell you to dress warmly for a country like Norway when you’re actually moving to Portugal. So, where do you see yourself? Walking through the old town in Munich or working in a state-of-the-art building in London? It’s completely up to you to choose.
Set up a bank account
You can’t live in a new country if you don’t have somewhere to put your money, right? Sure, you could stuff it under your mattress but that’s really not the greatest idea. Thankfully, in Europe, they have magical institutions called banks. Research how to open a bank account in your new country and which bank to do it with.
Documents and health records
Gather up all your important documents and health records and take them with you. Yes, it may seem boring – but this is one of our most important tips. Make sure you bring documents like birth certificates, visas, passports, licenses and keep them all in one safe folder. Health records are particularly important, especially if you take regular medications or have any special conditions. Don’t forget to grab copies of your dental records so that your new dentist has an idea of what’s been done with your teeth in the past.
Choose a top-notch moving team
So now that you’ve covered the basics, it’s time to touch base with a moving team who can move you from New Zealand to Europe. Doing this early on is encouraged as it will allow you to decide how big a move you need. Perhaps you only want a small number of items transported with you, or maybe you’re in need of a full-scale house move. Either way, a great moving company should be able to cater to your needs.
Feeling excited yet? You should be! Moving to Europe is a huge lifestyle change: one that’s sure to bring major improvements to your life. If you’re in need of a team who can help you move to Europe, get in touch with The Moving Company. They’ve been moving Kiwis like you to Europe for ages now, so they’re experts in the field. Your move to Europe will be smooth, stress-free and affordable! Grab a quote from The Moving Company today.