Before you leave

USEFUL HINTS FOR
RELOCATING IN SOTOGRANDE

BEFORE YOU LEAVE

CHECKLIST:
BEFORE YOU LEAVE

Make sure that everything is taken care of before leaving for a new life in Spain…

Regulations and laws vary widely among different countries, so it is important to research these before moving abroad. Contact the appropriate embassy or consulate for information relevant to expatriates relocating to the country, including:

To Do List

  • Visas and permits
  • Vaccines for family members
  • Restrictions or taxes on shipped household items
  • Taxes involved in shipping your car
  • Vaccines and quarantines for pets

FILE APPLICATIONS FOR PASSPORTS, VISAS AND PERMITS

Do this early as this process takes time to complete. It is also wise to renew early if any of these documents is set to expire in the near future.

INTERNATIONAL MOVING AND SHIPPING COMPANIES

Contact international moving and shipping companies to obtain quotes for transportation of belongings. Since it could take over a month for goods to arrive, plan ahead when scheduling your shipment.

International personal property insurance, which can include transit and destination coverage, protects items damaged during the relocation process. Once in Spain ASSIST can offer all types of insurance at competitive rates.

GATHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

To Do List

  • Birth and marriage certificates for you and your children (this documents may require the Hague apostille certificate)
  • Naturalisation, passport, green card, proof of citizenship, etc.
  • Social security cards
  • Vaccination, medical and dental records
  • Academic records and diplomas
  • Employment records
  • Proof of residency (utility bill, statement, etc.)
  • Living will and testament