Before moving, we didn’t have a list to help guide us through. Mostly vague plans set by Brad’s school, my own list and things I have cobbled from the internet.
Each checklist item link to their respective blog post as this goes forward.
Well, here’s a better starting point to customise as needed:
2-3 years before:
Decide where you want to move
Determine your budget to save for it
Determine how this impacts jobs, schooling, friends and family
If moving to a country with a different language, start making arrangements to learn
If moving to a country with majorly different customs, decide how you want to function with those
Get your fucking passport
1 year before:
Career discussion with current job
Finalise the “How” you are getting a Visa
Hit the Financial Goal
Start weaning off long-term cost (i.e. don’t rent for after you expect to leave)
Figure out what to do with your shit
1 week before:
Schedule showings with Rentals for next week
Make sure accommodations are flexible with you staying longer – So you can plan if you’ll need to get another hotel after arriving.
RELAX and Enjoy yourself
Pick up BRP – You must grab this in the first 10 days.
Tour Rentals and Pick
Call US bank/Take Rental deposit out in Cash/Go to UK Bank and send via sort code and account number
Send address to: US Accounts, Bills, Family, Friends, embittered Enemies to gloat
Put in Request for an internet provider
Set up a UK Bank Account
Set up a cell phone plan
Update address on CV – Start interviewing
Survive off of savings