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So, you’re planning to emigrate to pastures new? Of course, that’s incredibly exciting, but don’t forget that there’s also a lot to arrange! If you’re worried that you might just overlook something crucial during your emigration preparations, then why not use our handy emigration checklist below for peace of mind?
The following emigration checklist contains some essential tasks that you mustn’t forget if you’re about to emigrate. However, this emigration checklist is certainly not exhaustive or complete, as what’s important can vary widely according to emigration destination and your personal situation. Therefore, please treat this emigration checklist as a handy guide only – one that you can add your own items to as applicable.
Tip: On the Dutch government website you’ll find a helpful page called Vertrek naar het Buitenland, which includes a useful interactive tool that allows you to create a personalised checklist for all your taxation, employment, vehicle, social security and education formalities in the Netherlands.
2 to 3 months prior to departure
2 to 4 weeks prior to departure
1 day to 2 weeks prior to departure
Did we forget something in our emigration checklist? Please leave your tips below and you’ll be doing every emigrant a huge favour!
Prefer to read this article in Dutch? Then why not visit our sister blog, Heimwee.info, specifically intended for Dutch emigrants abroad?