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•  Making Travel Arrangement when Moving Overseas:

One of the reasons why pre-planning is critical to moving overseas is that international flights are much fewer than domestic flights. So if you are planning to relocate on a particular date or week of a month, it is important that you plant trip months ahead to avoid last minutes rushes and disappointments. Airlines ticket booking for overseas moving can be done through a relocation company or directly through the internet. Here are some basic tips for making travel arrangements for a successful and hassle-free overseas relocation:

Ensure that you book your flight tickets as early as possible. Prices of air tickets hike up closer to the departure date. if you start your ticket booking exercise earlier, then you can avail of multiple options of airlines, flight timings and dates. In case you are traveling with pets or plants, make sure that your flight has to space on that particular flight to accommodate your request.

Check out with the airline how many pieces and per piece weight they allow per passenger. You can then pack accordingly. Also find out what additional charges you have to pay in case there is excess baggage. The usual rule is that two pieces of luggage and one carry-on are allowed.

Relocation overseas does not end after you have reached your host country. In fact, a new life begins there. You may still want to vote in your home country, or meet your future bride or even decide to have children while you are abroad. Here are some guidelines for a comfortable stay abroad:

Soon upon arrival at your destination country, register yourself as well as all those who have traveled with you at the closes US embassy or consulate. To register with the consulate, you have to take your passport along.

As a US citizen living overseas, you are eligible for voting in all federal elections. You can make requisite enquiries at the US consulate. This system is called voting by submitting an absentee ballot.

If you decide to get married abroad, you have to find out from your local US consular offices how you can validate your marriage document. The Attorney General’s office in your home state in the US can help you in case you wish to make your marriage legitimate in the US as well. To legalize a marriage overseas, you will have to follow the legal requirements prevalent in that country.

One of the first travel arrangements that you need to make once you have decided to work abroad is to make a pre-assignment to that country along with your spouse and school/college going children, if they are also going to settle in this country. This will help you to prepare yourself as well as your family for the overseas trip. You can utilize this trip to locate neighborhood for settling, have a preliminary look at schools and colleges for your children and locate all the other important utility services which you will need immediately upon arrival to the new country.

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