The 2 most important things to know about documentation when moving

The 2 most important things to know about documentation when moving

It’s easy to lose track of important documents when you’re moving. Use these moving tips on documentation to help you get ready for the big day.

1. Use a documents checklist.

Domestic moving documents you may need are:

  • Birth certificates
  • Financial records
  • Home mortgage information
  • Legal papers
  • Medical records
  • School transcripts
  • Veterinary records

  International moving documents you may need include:

  • Passports for each member of your family
  • Visas and work permits
  • Multiple copies of employment contracts
  • Letters stating length of stay, housing arrangements and salary
  • Immunization records
  • Consulate contact information for your new residence
  • Embassy contact information

2. Store the documents in a secure, portable container.

Use a moving or file storage box, or even a notebook with zippered pockets, that is labeled to travel with you and not with the movers. Set up files for each type of document you need to take. And keep your moving tips and checklists at the top of the pile for easy access and reference.

There is so much to plan for and keep track of when you’re moving. Make your moving document storage easy by planning ahead and keeping it organized. 

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