With global immigration policies constantly under review as a result of the current situation, it’s crucial that you are informed of the requirements of each individual country. Government immigration organisations are under extreme pressure at present so ensuring that you are prepared well in advance will help to prevent any delays.
Whether you are relocating to a different country or extending your stay, ensure you are aware of expiry dates and the renewal process and timeframe of legal documents such as your passport, driving licence and visa or work permit. It’s also a good idea to have all letters or records from employers, schools or banks ready in advance.
Different countries will request different health related information and checks so make yourself familiar with your obligations. There are a number of things you can do to pre-empt the requirements. You may be asked to provide evidence of your personal health situation in relation to Coronavirus and therefore arranging a COVID-19 test may be beneficial. Ensure, however, that it is within the correct timeframe which is likely to be as close to your arrival date as possible whilst allowing for the results to be given. It may be worthwhile having a full medical check up to give a complete picture of your health. It’s also an idea to have tentative plans in place should you be required to quarantine when you arrive.
As always, check information relating to required vaccinations for the destination country, as well as whether medication you take regularly will be readily available to you.
If you are relocating and require assistance or advice, please contact us to see how we can help you.
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