South America: a lively, exciting and culturally diverse place, home to over 400 million people. It’s a popular destination for tourism, and you may even like it so much that you’re planning to move there. If so, you’ve come to the right place! Moving to South America may be a little intimidating at first, but with a few handy tips, your relocation will be as smooth as ever. So, without further ado, here are our top tips for moving to South America.
Choose your lifestyle
It has to be said that our tips won’t be the same for every country in South America. After all, it’s home to many different countries with many different regions and different ways of life. For example, do you see yourself living in a big vibrant city like Rio de Janeiro or a quaint mountain village in Argentina? It’s up to you to choose your lifestyle.
Pick up the language
Most of South America is Spanish-speaking, apart from the largest and most populous country of Brazil which is Portuguese-speaking. The smart thing to do would be to pick up a little bit of the native language in order to get by when you’re at the market or on public transport. It’s easy and it’s fun!
Find a place
If your employer isn’t helping you out already, then it’s important to find a place to stay before you get to South America. Get in contact with a local real estate agent and find a place in a good part of town.
Documents and health records
Compile all your important documents and health records and take them with you to South America. 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. Get all the necessary vaccinations for travelling to South America. And don’t forget to get copies of your dental records too.
Enlist some help from a moving team
So now that you’ve covered the basics, it’s time to touch base with a moving team who can move you to South America. 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.
So, if you’re ready to embark on the journey of a lifetime and move to South America, there’s one team who are here to help: The Moving Company! They’re specialists in global moves and have helped plenty of Kiwis, just like you, move to South America. For a smooth and stress-free move, get in touch with The Moving Company today.