If you are planning to leave Saudi Arabia, there are a few easy things to do before you go that can save you a lot of time money and stress.
Six months before relocating
Make an appointment with your local government office to confirm your departure and de-register. If you don’t do it, you are likely to continue to be billed for local and national taxes. In addition, create a list of the people, companies and suppliers you need to contact before you leave.
Notify your landlord about your leaving plans well in advance and if you have your own house and want to sell it start the process at least six months before your departure date.
Contact your telephone and internet company and organise a date to have your phone disconnected also cancel your contract with your internet provider. Fix a cancellation date for the other suppliers: electricity, water ,gas and television providers, digital or cable.
If you’re moving with children, you have to notify the school or kindergarten that you are moving at least 5 to 6 months in advance. And if you’re also relocating with your pet, contact your vet to find out if you are permitted to take it to your new home and to ensure you are following quarantine and vaccinations requirements.
Three months before relocating
The time is coming so, you should contact your doctor and request any medical records or healthcare items or medicines that you might need to go to your new country.
Make sure you have cancelled all your insurances, including private health insurance, car insurance, house insurance and any other insurance. The insurances companies could continue billing you when you leave.
Notify your bank that you are leaving and depending on where you are moving to you may have to close your accounts. But think carefully about when to close your account as your last incomes may come in after you leave as will any outstanding bills.
Although contacting all these companies and authorities can be a stressful, it’s better to plan well in advance all to double check everything is cancelled before you relocate rather than coming back for a visit and being met with unexpected bills.