If you have just started thinking about moving abroad and are unsure on where to start, then we can help. Moving abroad is an exciting time for many people, but it can be complex. We want the moving process to go as smoothly as possible, so to try and limit as much stress as possible, we have put together some simple steps to help out. 


Before moving internationally, it is always a good idea to familarise yourself with your new location. It is best to try and take a short break or a holiday over there so you have the opportunity to fact-find, find friends and become comfortable in your your town or city. 

This is also good if you are moving with a family. Children may find it daunting when they are suddenly in a new surrounding, with people and places they have never seen before. If they have visited the area before, maybe even multiple times, and are relatively familiar with the location, the process will be a lot smoother. 


You need to make sure that you have everything properly planned out, including where exactly you are going to live. You need to work out what is important for you. Do you need to be in close proximity to good schools, transport links, shops or the workplace? 

Once you know your priorities, you can then work out what sort of property you are going to invest in. Will you be renting or buying? Or will it be a four bedroom home or a one bedroom apartment? You can find local estate agents online who can help you with his process, and you are bound to find some that speak English too. 

Another thing you will need to consider is employment. Is your current job able to move with you, or do you need to look for a new one? Make sure you have your CV up to date and that you have all the relevant documentation, such as an employment visa.  Sometimes the employment process can take longer than expected, for instance if you are replacing someone, so it is best to start applying as soon as you know where you'll be living. 


The logistics of moving abroad can be complex, so it is best to get an international moving company involved to help you out. They can quote your move based on your requirements and organise the best way to get your goods to your destination.

Depending on your budget, time frame and where you are moving to, your belongings can be sent via road freight, air freight and sea freight. Some transit methods are more cost effective than others, and some take quicker to reach your destination. The removal company will run through these options with you in great detail, so that your international move is tailored to meet your specific needs. 

Hoults is one of the most established international removal companies in the North East and are part of a trusted global network of international destination agents, so we can ensure a stress-free transition for you and your family. 

We offer reliable overseas removals, regular departures to Europe, moving by sea and moving by air. Get in touch with us today to start organising your international move.  


Moving abroad isn't cheap so you need to ensure you are financially prepared. You can get a quote from your removal company to see how much your move will cost. Once you know this, then you can budget around it. 

Hoult provide free, non-obligatory quotes, which have no hidden costs. Get in touch with us today to book in your survey with one of our knowledgeable consultants. 

Besides the price of moving your belongings, you will also need to make sure your banks are transferred to local banks at your destination. In certain counties you have to pay to have an account with a bank, so make sure you do your research and reach out to a professional to get advise. 

You will also need to have the correct currency, so exchange your money in advance of the move. You may need to shop around to get the best deals when it comes to money exchange. 


Integrating into your new community is something that will make you a successful expat. When you arrive at your destination, don't shy away from your new community - make sure you get out and socialise with your new neighbours. 

A good way to do this is by learning the local language. You can join classes alongside other expats and learn the native language together. Besides learning the language, there will be other activities that you can get involved in such as dance and other sports. Make sure you research and get in contact with local clubs and groups, so you can start to plan your integration. 

If you are looking to move abroad, get in contact with Hoults today to see what international services we offer. 

For more information contact Sophie Gower
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