Are you moving?
Here are some tips for a quick and painless move!

You’re raring to go and start a new adventure in a new country. There’s no time to waste… you need to arrange everything for your departure, but there’s so much to do!

So where to start? From admin to logistics, as well as mentally preparing for your big move… we’ve thought of the main hoops you need to jump through and collated them in one place, so you can enjoy a great start to your assignment.

The key steps to follow before your departure
Three months before departure Do you have your visa, work permit and residency permit?

Before you can start on your new overseas adventure, your employer will need these three documents in place. These are key to enabling you to leave, work and live (alone or with your family) in your new host country.

Our advice

Talk to your Human Resources Director, or to MRS.

Expert relocation support is integral to the success of your assignment: helping you to prepare all aspects of your relocation, your professional, personal and family requirements.

Find our Move Management offer.

Two to three months before departure Are you the owner of a property?

To safeguard your home while you’re away, you will need to take out unoccupied home insurance policy. We recommend doing this no less than two months before your departure.

Our advice

Renting your property while you’re on assignment can be a good way of earning income on an otherwise empty asset. The dual benefit of having your home occupied while you’re away is the safest aspect. Alternatively, you might want to consider installing a security system and / or CCTV, as well as asking someone you trust to check in on your property at regular intervals.

Two months before departure Are all your ducks in a row?

Contact us two months before your planned departure date to ensure you have everything in place to prepare your move. We’ll give you all the tips and advice you need to help you through this stressful time. Leave it to us to find the right removal firm and propose services and schedules which are adapted to your situation, wherever you’re going.

Our advice

We’ll let you know what to take, what to store, what to sell and when to organise everything and pack. We’ll let you know just how long it will take to reunite you with your belongings in your new home.

Six weeks before departure Have you done your research?

When you’re leaving home for another country, you’ll probably want tocheck out local area and amenities on offer. This will let you get to grips with your new city, the infrastructure, the commute and give you a good idea of the varying rental prices. This is the time to start looking for a new place to live.

One month before departure Are you a tenant?

Most rental agreements require thirty days’ notice to end a tenancy in writing, by email or post. Some agreements, however, do not have a break clause until six or twelve months, so it’s worth checking the fine print carefully.

Our advice

Go through your original inventory to ensure you comply fully with the end of tenancy inspection. This means removing any personal items from the property and leaving it in a state as defined in the terms of the agreement. It could also include a clean of the property by prefessional cleaners.

Before leaving Transferring your post / Cancelling utilities

Ensure you give final meter readings for your utilities and cancel contracts with the likes of a phone and internet providers.

Our advice

Make a list of all the companies that need to know about your move and consider a redirection subscription for your post.

Quick Move: An innovative tool, designed to make your life easier

At MRS, we know that organising the removal of your belongings can be a stressful process. Which is why we’ve created an app that’s easy to use: helping you manage the inventory of personal belongings to take with you or put into storage.

What our clients had to say
about their international move

My move took place last week and went so smoothly.
Thank you very much for keeping me up to date and big compliments to the crew for their punctuality, effectiveness and professionalism.

I would be more than happy to work with you for any international moves in the future.

V. Sunjka Industry Sector

Back in Paris I would like to thank you warmly for the efficiency and smooth running of my move. Everything went very well and the teams were great, very efficient and very friendly.

Contact us today so we can help you with your move
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