Moving to Europe? Prepare yourself for the experience of a lifetime. From Lisbon to Moscow, Europe is full of amazing cities that are waiting to be explored. When you knock off work on Fridays, you can simply catch a low-cost flight and be in a completely different country for the weekend! So, before you’re running out of pages in your passport, what do you need to move to Europe? In this post, we’ll explain the basics.
Documents and health records
First things first! You’ll need all your documents and health records in order to move to Europe. Some of the most crucial things include birth certificates, visas, passports and licenses. Keep them all in one safe folder so you know exactly where they are at all times. 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.
A European bank account
Where are you going to store all those hard-earned Euros? If you’re moving for work, you’ll be needing a bank account in whichever European country you’re moving to. Research how to open a bank account in your new country and which bank to do it with. Your bank here in NZ may have some good recommendations too.
A crash course in the language
Most Europeans speak generally good English – especially in countries like the Netherlands, Germany and the Scandinavian countries. However, it always helps to know a little bit of the native language, especially when it comes to ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and also asking for directions. There are so many great online language courses available and some of them are even free! Try starting out with the Duolingo app and see how you go from there.
A moving team who can move you internationally
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.
Learn more about our essential tips for moving to Europe.
Wherever you’re moving to in Europe, it will be an experience that you will never forget. If you need to start the process of moving your gear to Europe, get in touch with The Moving Company. They’re experts in global moves, having moved countless Kiwis to Europe and other continents. For a stress-free, reliable and affordable international move, call up the team at The Moving Company and grab yourself a quote today.