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Questions tagged [moving]

Questions specific to problems with physical relocation.

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How can an American moving to Germany get necessary work and residency permits? Already have job

TL;DR - In what order, and how, can an American moving to Germany get the necessary work and residency permits to (a) ship in his belongings via a moving company and (b) legally begin working? I ...
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Using moving boxes as checked luggage?

My wife and don't have much stuff that we want to bring with us when when move. As such I have determined that it would be best just to check an extra piece of luggage each with the airline when we ...
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When leaving an apartment, how does the utilities disconnection work? [closed]

When you leave a (rental) apartment in the Netherlands, you want to stop paying your utility bills, namely: Water LP gas & electricity (often/always go together) Municipal taxes Internet How ...
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How should I transport a few cubic meters from TLV airport to where I live?

I'm moving to Israel/Palestine (actually, in my case it's moving back, but it's a part of the cycle of expat life I guess.) I'm flying a few cubic meters of stuff from where I was living before, and ...
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What question should I ask myself before chosing between two internships abroad? [closed]

I am French and I have to make a choice between two universities for an internship and I need advice. I can do a research internship as a visitor in Canada at the University of Toronto or at Royal ...
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One-way ticket or return ticket?

I am a Jamaican citizen. My husband and daughter are Indian citizens. We are in India and would like to settle in Jamaica. Can we just book a one-way ticket to Jamaica and show our marriage ...
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Moving to Europe from the US with $200k

I am planning to move permanently from the US to Europe. I have no job, address, or bank account yet. The question is how do I transfer the money? It seems that I can't wire it while still in the US ...
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Relocation to UK with British child

I am married to a UK citizen who is living in the UK with his child, my stepson, who is also a UK citizen. My husband can't earn the £18,600, due to his situation, caring for a child alone. I'm a non-...
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Is a renter of a room in France required by law to provide a proof of residence?

In France every resident is required to possess a proof of residence, which must be a utility bill, and a declaration by the landlord if the bill is not in the person's name. French landlords often ...
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Unmarried couple moving to Zurich

At the end of this year we are planning to move to Zurich, we are an unmarried couple without children, both from EU. I've received an offer from a Swiss company and expect to receive contract of ...
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How should I move my personal belongings from Amsterdam to California?

I'm based in the Netherlands - Amsterdam, specifically - but there's a possibility that within a few months I would need to move to California (SF Bay Area). I don't intend to move furniture over, but ...
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Stay in England for more than 6 months (need visa advice) [closed]

Thanks in advance for any help on this topic! So here is the situation. My wife and I are planning on going to England for 6 months to a year or so. We will be traveling to nearby countries as well ...
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Moving TV and Appliances from US to Denmark

My girlfriend and I are moving to Denmark next month. Our move is being paid for by her employer. I'm trying to decide what appliances are worth bringing. Is it worth bringing our 65" LCD tv and ...
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How to transport second-hand stuff in Denmark [closed]

I checked every stack overflow community and this one seemed me the best fit. In Denmark, there are many second hand goods shops. I rent a house and am looking for almost everything. Some of those ...
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In London, what information can I get about an apartment based on location (postcode)? [closed]

I'm currently looking for an apartment in London and it occurred to me that there are websites that can provide information for tenants-to-be about a specific location or area based on postcode (or ...
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How to get VVE (Vereniging van Eigenaars/Homeowner association) contact details in Holland?

I have bought a flat in Rotterdam. I have dealt with getting energy suppliers and other required stuff. When I was signing the contract notary told me that I will be contacted by VVE (Vereniging van ...
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What are the import charges or fees moving to the USA?**

What are the import charges or fees moving to the USA? Short Question: I will be moving to the USA on a K-1 Fiance(e) Visa in December, to then get a Green Card. I will be flying with some luggage ...
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Moving my bike to another country

Suppose I'm moving from one country to another one, on a different continent. I'm taking a flight with a bunch of suitcases; I may or may not send some boxes using a parcel service or the state post ...
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Customs requirements for shipping personal belongings from US to Canada via USPS

I am moving back to Canada (where I am a citizen) from the United States (where I have been working for two years under TN status). I have been planning to ship the majority of my personal belongings ...
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Moving household stuff from Bangalore(India) to Nepal(Chitwan district) [closed]

What would be the best way to move household stuff from Bangalore to Nepal? Household stuff includes six medium steel boxes, television, refrigerator and 3 sets of roof fans. My father was working in ...
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Moving to Germany

Hello everyone I would like help from someone who has had the same situation. I'm Lebanese and my wife is British. We live in Dubai. My wife got a job in Germany. As a Lebanese citizen, I need a ...
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Moving to Netherlands. Job required documents

My husband was invited to move to the Netherlands to work as IT specialist. We are moving with him (me and 2-year old son). I need to know what documents are required to be translated/apostilled/ ...
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What electrical goods can I bring from the States, and how can I use them?

I hope to move from a 110-volt area (the U.S.A.) to a 220-volt area. I am interested in bringing electrical devices with me but am concerned because my understanding is that some stateside devices ...
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How do I move family items, antiques, art? [closed]

I've been living in New Zealand for about three years. Every time I go visit my home country I take the opportunity to bring to NZ some things I left there. It's been mostly books, small household ...
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Which governmental bodies to inform if leaving UK

My family and I are leaving the UK. Which governmental bodies must I inform about this?
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Why do removal companies ask whether my company or myself is paying for the move?

Why do removal companies ask whether my company or myself is paying for the move? Is the quoted price going to be different? I am moving from the UK to another country within Europe.
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How long have greencard holders to move in the USA?

I have a greencard but I can't find a job in the US so I have never worked there or moved. I just entered with the inmigrant visa snd then received the card in the mail.
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Is there any rule or standard for the names that should go on the mailbox and door bell? [closed]

In Germany my family name goes on the door bell name tag (Türklingel Namensschilder or Klingelschilder) and mailboxes name tag (Briefkasten Namensschild) for identification purposes and for the ...
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How to manage personal life when deciding to move in another country?

I am an italian guy that wants to move away from my country to Germany (actually Berlin) for a lot of good reasons. I will not list the pro and cons, but just the fact i want to move to become a ...
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What are customs requirements when transferring goods through Germany?

We are planning to move away from Switzerland and we would like to ship most of our belongings from Germany. We will have about 25 boxes to be shipped and I was wondering how to approach customs on ...
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How to meet/deal with people when you are from a “special” country?

I am having a problem, big problem. I am from Syria, and as you know, nowadays all the media is on Syria and what's going on there. Now, I am in Europe, I am not refugee at all, I work to support ...
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What U.S. agencies should I inform on leaving the U.S. to live abroad?

I left the U.S. to live and work in Berlin, Germany. I arrived 5 days ago. On the German side, everything is well organized, and moving along. However until now, I hadn't reflected on which U.S. ...
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EU citizen moving to Sweden- declaration?

Let's say a guy with a European ID moves to Sweden. Does he need to declare anything to anyone, or can he just rent a place (assuming you already know a person who would rent it) and live there? If ...
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Finding temporary accommodation in London

I just recently got a job in the UK and I'm due to relocate to London in October. How would I go for finding some temporary accommodation to stay in for a month or two, until I find a nice and cozy ...
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Forward mail from US to Brazil

I am moving permanently from the US to Brazil. How can I make all my letters be forwarded from my old US address to my new Brazilian address?
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How to get the best price when purchasing large amounts of household goods in the US? [closed]

When moving to the US and outfitting a house with linens, kitchen stuff, and small appliances one can easily spend a couple thousand dollars in a single store like Target or Bed Bath and Beyond. How ...
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Which items should I declare at the customs when returning to the US after several years of living abroad?

Context: I have been living in Japan for about 26 years. I will be moving to a guest house in the US to look for a permanent residence as an US citizen. I will be entering through an airport with hand ...
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Chance to find a job in Amsterdam, NL? [closed]

I am a graphic designer + front-end developer and have more than 8 years of experience in both majors. I am a Turkish citizen who is married to Bulgarian (EU Citizen) wife. Do I have a chance to ...
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Thrift stores or other similar second hand shops in France [closed]

Are there any thrift stores or other similar second hand shops in France, in particular in the Lyon area? Different countries tend to have different variations on these types of stores; some have ...
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Sending Excess Baggage and Personal Effects from France to USA

I am an Indian citizen and will be moving to the USA on an H1B visa in 2 weeks time. I will be sending excess baggage (personal effects and pre-packaged, dry Indian spices) via sendmybag.com. Per an ...
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Moving to Italy from Denmark (EU Citizen) requirements

I'm moving from Copenhagen, Denmark to Northern Italy (Friuli-Venezia Guilia). What requirements must I meet or check into before moving as an EU Citizen? I will be living with my boyfriend. Not in ...
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Customs when moving to France

I am moving to France (from the USA, but I am not American). My understanding is that I do not need to pay customs duty for my personal property when entering France. However, I do need a lot of ...
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Cancelling utilities in France

I am an Indian citizen and have been living in Paris, France since May 2014. At the end of April 2015, I will be leaving France. How early or late should I go about disconnection of utilities (...
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Cheap way to move stuff from USA to Western Europe

We (two people) are moving to France from the USA. We can't carry all our stuff in suitcases, it's simply too much. What is the cheapest safe way to move things? Think the usual things one might ...
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What resources can help to find a good neighbourhood in the UK?

How would I go to find a good neighbourhood in a new city in the UK? This lifehacker post links a number of sites with neighbourhood information, but it seems that all of them (Streetadvisor, ...
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Administrative mail keeps coming for a person who moved out of Japan

I continue to receive administrative mail (mostly from insurance and city hall) addressed to a person who has left Japan already. I scan and email her the content every time, but letters keep coming. ...
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What should I do in order to move to the United States?

I have a really generic question and nobody has given me a satisfactory answer: let's say I live in Italy and one day I wake up and I want to move to the USA permanently, what are the legal steps to ...
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What to consider when purchasing a mattress prior to an international move?

My wife and I are planning on moving abroad to West Africa in two years. We just got married in the U.S. and need to get a new mattress. We'd like to take our mattress with us to West Africa because ...
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Why is it almost impossible to find a property in UK that accepts pets? [closed]

I've been looking for the last three weeks to get a place to rent in north Kent, as I have to move there for work, and it's impossible to find a property that accepts cats – I'm having two adorable ...
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Mobile carriers in France and how they work across the EU

I am planning to move to France and I am a bit curious, how do cellular carriers/networks operate in the European Union? If I have a mobile from Orange, will it stop working once I leave France? Is it ...