Sort out all the formalities before your move!
January 3, 2017
Have you renewed your passport? Do you know when you should cancel your utilities? Are your qualifications recognized? Don’t leave anything to the chance and start on the right foot your stay abroad!
The number of things one needs to organize before an international move can be overwhelming (arranging visas, canceling contracts, finding accommodation..). What it’s worse is that not doing a certain step at the right time might end up with extra costs or a delay in your departure.
Particularly in Italy, some of these formalities, such as cancelling the water, electricity or internet contracts, can be problematic and time-consuming. To make sure you don’t miss anything important, we have created the Formalities Checklist, with the important (bureaucratic) actions to do before your move!
1. Passport and visas
There is nothing worse than noticing one day before your move that your passport is about to expire. It takes less than one minute to check your passport validity and it can save you of major headaches!
If you are travelling out of the EU, don’t forget to set some time aside to apply for your visa. Depending on the country and the type of visa, the application process might take some weeks!
2. Housing and utilities
Finding the best location to live, setting up the utilities, contracting basic services… Most of the expats focus on all the things to be done on arrival. However, equally important –or even more- is to terminate or cancel all the services contracted in Italy before one moves.
This involves contacting water companies, calling your internet firm, getting in touch with the electrical provider… All these within the required notice period. A long and arduous process which will definitely require time and patience from your side!
IF YOU WANT TO SAVE SOME TIME, CROWN RELOCATIONS ITALY HAS JUST LAUNCHED A NEW SERVICE FOR ACTIVATING AND CLOSING UP ALL THE UTILITIES FOR YOU. PLEASE CONTACT OUR ADVISORS.
3. Language and translations
If you have your qualifications and other important documents in Italian, it’s a good idea to check if you need any translation of them either in English or in another language. Searching for a translator and get the documents translated might take some time - and you probably don’t want to postpone your departure because you lack of a translation!