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Published February 3, 2015 in category: Moving Blog

How to move internationally

Paul’s back! With internet (finally)!

Took forever, but it was worth it. The internet is so much faster in Europe! Anyway, if you’re just catching up I finally made the leap from sunny California to Paris, France and I’m loving it out here so far. Nothing like a move across the world to really reveal the more exciting parts about life, eh? I sold most of my big stuff before I left Cali, trying to take with me as little as possible (I didn’t look for an apartment or anything before I left, I figured I’d be doing a fair amount of couch-surfing so I felt it wise to pack light). I did call Air 1 Moving & Storage, however, and had them pick up some of the things I wasn’t willing to let go of; they kept it in storage for a week or two, before I was able to find a nice little apartment out here. Once I had a place, Air 1 picked out a great international transport rate for me to move my stuff…for pretty cheap, I got my stuff delivered to me in under a week. For overseas shipping, that’s pretty good!

I should also mention that I was also lucky enough to have a job out here already, so I was provided a worker’s visa that lets me stay in France for as long as I need to. Also, some of my expenses were covered by my company, so if you’re looking into moving overseas, that’s definitely something to consider! If you don’t have a job and can’t get a worker’s visa, it’s always worth it to make sure you can at least get a multiple-entry visa before relocating internationally (just to be safe, or you could get stuck somewhere you don’t want to be).

Until next time!

Paul, out.