Must-Have Documents to Have When Moving Internationally

There are a million things to do when organizing an international move—yet there are always important things we forget to do. A task you won’t want to forget is organizing important documentation for your relocation. These documents are essential to gain entry and establish residency in your new home country.

Must-Have Documents

Documentation that you should carry with you when you move (and keep safe) are the following:

  • Passports
  • Birth certificates/international driving permits
  • Health insurance cards
  • Marriage certificates
  • Wills
  • Work permits
  • Divorce papers and custody agreements
  • Legal documents related to adoptions
  • Immunization records
  • Key medical records
  • Proof of relationship to your children
  • Prescription medications
  • Insurance policy information
  • Bank account, credit card, and investment account numbers

Have these organized ahead of time to prevent any of them from getting misplaced while you pack.

Other Documentation

Aside from the documents listed above, you'll want to ensure you have contact information for the nearest Embassy or Consulate. It is helpful to speak with an official at your destination country’s consular office to get more information about what you'll need at every step of your move.

You will also want to ensure that you have your visa situation settled well before your departure date. If you plan on traveling with pets, then it is important to take their veterinary International Health Certificate and their pet vaccination records.

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