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International House 35 Wilson Road Huyton Business Park
When you’re moving your home overseas, there seems to be an endless list of things to think about and arrange. Here’s a helpful list to remind you.
5-6 weeks before moving:
Check that your passports and visas are valid
Check whether any permits are required e.g. for residency, work or vehicles
Check your travel documents and tickets
Collate all your personal documents e.g. birth certificates, marriage certificates and medical records
Advise your solicitor, bank, doctor, dentist, insurance company, building society
Cancel subscriptions to clubs and magazines
Obtain invoices for new purchases (for customs import facilities)
3-4 weeks before:
Complete the Marine Insurance Proposal form
Dispose of the items you don’t want to ship
Supply a contact number in the UK for after you have moved
Supply your overseas contact address and phone number
Check with your Dedicated Move Manager with regard to VAT refunds on new purchases
Ask for final accounts for gas, water and electricity
Complete all outstanding credit agreements
Cancel all rental agreements
Run down stocks of food and drink
Confirm your removal date with your Dedicated Move Manager
1-2 weeks before
Arrange for mail to be forwarded
Clean garden tools, bicycles, etc
Arrange care for children and pets on moving day
Arrange for mains services to be disconnected
Advise your newsagent and milkman and pay their final accounts
Empty lockers at school and work
Return or retrieve any items on loan
Drain fuel from motor mowers
Dispose of plants and perishable food
1-2 days before
Separate all personal items which are to travel with you e.g. keys, documents, passports, tickets, certificates, currency, clothing, etc
Disconnect, clean and dry any electrical appliances that you wish to ship
Arrange with neighbours to leave sufficient parking space for the removal vehicle
On Moving Day
Remain on hand in case the packers have any questions
Check all rooms, cupboards, walls, loft, garage and shed to make sure nothing has been left behind.
And finally, try and relax and let the packers do the work!
In summary, here’s a list of organisations and people you may need to notify of your move:
House insurance company
Car insurance company
Satellite/cable TV provider
Church/place of worship
As one of the leading providers of overseas removals on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service from our highly trained and competent team. We have been recognised by the networks below and we are, therefore, proud of our credentials.
Some of our Customer Reviews
Thank you and everybody involved, you are an excellent team and an absolute pleasure to deal with.
J.D. Liverpool, UK to Toronto, Canada -
My whole experience with John Mason's has been very good, from having Tony surveying till today with the container being packed, I will definitely recommend John Mason to provide removal services.
M.H. South Shields, UK to Perth, Australia – July 2017
Thanks Suzanne for all your help – it’s not easy trying to sort things out from such a long distance away and you’ve been superb! Thank you!
C.H. Warrington, UK to Edmonton, Canada - August 2017