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What kind of documents will be needed in a new country?

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Asked by Kyle

December 14, 2012 under International Moving

Im moving overseas and Im not sure what I need to bring with me when I arrive in my new country. I want to make sure that I have everything I need stored in a safe and secure place before I leave so I dont forget something important.


Answered by Robert Moreschi

December 14, 2012
Imagine the headache if you arrived in a new country, ready to move into your new home and you realized that you forgot a vitally important document that is necessary for you to get through customs? That would be terrible! The best way to avoid that nightmare is to make sure you're well prepared.

Here's what you're going to need when you arrive overseas:
Passport (make sure it is not expired)
Visas
Birth certificates (either long-form or wallet-sized are fine)
Driver's licenses (if applicable)
Professional licenses, if any
Medical records
School records
Marriage certificates (if applicable)
Adoption certificates (if applicable)

These are the most important documents that you will need to carry with you, but of course every situation is different and there will be other documents that you may need to have on you, depending on your profession, your reason for moving, or any other extenuating circumstances, such as a license for your pet if you are traveling with one, or any prescriptions from your doctor if you are required to travel with prescription medication.

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Hope this helps.
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