Have you just got a job offer in this wonderful country in south east Asia? Or do you wish for a change of scenery and plan to move with your family to Thailand? Whatever your reason is, there are some points you should consider when planning your journey.
Moving to a different country is no small matter. Before moving discuss with your spouse and kids and get their opinion on the matter. Is your wife/ husband agreeing with you on the moving? Will your kids be ok with going to a bangkok prep school? You also need to inform your other relatives. Also, before the move you need to settle all your duties such as completing your work in the workplace or assigning someone to do it and settling any debts.
Thailand is one of the cheaper countries to live in south east Asia. The cost of living may differ from city to city. In a city like Chiang Mai it can be lower while it is comparatively high in Bangkok. To plan your expenses beforehand you need to get information about housing costs, cost of facilities such as health and communication in different cities in Thailand etc. It will be much easier if you can talk to someone who has visited the country before or is already living there. This will even help you to decide on a city to live in.
Do not go to any new country blind. Search information about the country and find as much as details you can. Look for good cities to live. Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket are known as some of the preferred cities among immigrants. If your children are coming with you, you also need to look for educational requirements. Browse for any British international school bangkok thailand and you will come up with many results. Read information about the cities and even watch a video or two on YouTube if possible for your research.
Plan your documents
Paperwork matter a lot! Get your passport ready and arrange your visa early for the travel. Since you are planning to move to the country and not just visit it, you also need to plan some other important documents such as the birth certificate, medical reports, educational certificates, marriage/ divorce certificate etc. Make a list of documents you will need and check with it the day before your journey to see if you have packed all of them along with your wallet and mobile phone of course.
Your whole process of moving will not be easy as you are going to move your whole lifestyle to a completely different country and you might obviously take some time to adjust. However, sticking to the above tips can definitely help you out by lessening the stress of panning your journey.