Are you moving?
Here are the key steps to follow for a quick and painless move!

You’re ready and raring to start a new adventure in a new country. There’s no time to waste – you need to organise your departure and make sure you complete each and every step. But there’s so much to do!

Where do you start? Administrative formalities, logistics, managing your personal life… Here are the main steps you need to follow, with advice from MRS about how to leave in the best possible way.

The key steps to follow before your departure
3 months before departure Do you have your visa / work permit / residency permit?

Before you can start on your new overseas adventure, your employer will need to obtain these three documents. These are the keys you need to leave, work and live (alone or with your family) in your new host country. In general, you must begin this process three months before starting your new job.

Our advice

Talk to your Human Resources Director, or to MRS.

Professional support is extremely important; it will ensure that everything proceeds on schedule according to your professional, personal and family requirements.

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3 to 2 months before departure Are you the co-owner of a property?

You’ll need to notify your property management company that you’re about to leave. In the event of an accident, this means they’ll be able to contact you quickly and prevent any avoidable further damage.

In terms of your insurance, you’ll also need to notify your broker or insurance agent and take out a Non-Occupying Property Owner’s policy. We recommend doing this no less than 2 months before your departure. This will give you enough time to make the right choices about your home and your insurance.

Our advice

You will certainly want to invest in a smart security system for your home, unless you intend to rent out your home during your stay abroad.

2 months before departure You’re going to move

Contact us two months before your planned departure date to ensure you’ve got enough time to properly prepare your move. We’ll give you all the tips and advice you need to help you and get 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.

With MRS, you’ll get all the personalised support you need!

You’ll 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.

1 and a half months before departure Your new home

When you’re leaving home for another country, you’ll probably want to scout out the terrain beforehand. 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.

Ideally, you’ll want to do this at least a month and a half before leaving.

1 month before departure Are you a tenant?

If you’re leaving the country as part of a professional transfer or assignment, you’ll only need to give notice to your landlord 30 days before leaving. But remember, for any other reason you’ll need to give written notice (by recorded-delivery post) at least 90 days beforehand.

Our advice

Don’t forget the hand-back inventory. It is important to plan this carefully, with a whole day to clean the property beforehand. You must have everything moved out before you do the inventory.

Before leaving Transferring your post / Cancelling utilities

After you’ve left, there will certainly be a number of companies and organisations you want to stay in touch with: Banks, Insurance, Electricity, Telecoms, Water from your former home and your second home, for example.

Our advice

It is important that you make a list of all of these organisations and notify their client services about your change of address.

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

MRS knows that organising the removal of your belongings can be a stressful process. This is why we’ve created an app that’s really easy to use, and which will help you manage the inventory of personal belongings to take with you or put into storage.

What our other satisfied clients had to say
about their international move

The move has been completed last week and went smooth as velvet.
Thank you very much for keeping me up to date and a big compliment to the crew for their punctuality, effectiveness and professionalism.

I would be more than happy to work with you for my next international moves – which will sure come in the near 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.

BEATRICE WENZEL
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