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Old May 19th 2009, 9:33 pm
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Hi Every-one,

Just wanted to see if anyone has a to do list of things which need to be done before emigrating......

Any suggestions?
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Old May 19th 2009, 9:36 pm
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Hi,
There's a magazine, I think called 'Australia and New Zealand' that you can get from WHSmiths that always has a tick list at the back. It tells you what you should be doing from 18 months before leaving right through to leaving day. It's really good.
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I had so many lists on the go at that time
I had most of my to do list on a calendar so I could see when to arrange things, I found that more useful than a list.
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A few earlier threads that might help;

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...t=leaving+list

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...t=leaving+list

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Thanks for all your replies - just starting our list of things to do!

Just want to go now but need a job arghhhhh!!!
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We separated our to do lists into months that we had left and worked out what needed done when e.g. giving notice to sky/tv etc was June where as getting house on market was asap,or organising container was Feb etc.. Used a page in A4 book for each month so things could be added if needed. Had lots and lots on lists

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We separated our to do lists into months that we had left and worked out what needed done when e.g. giving notice to sky/tv etc was June where as getting house on market was asap,or organising container was Feb etc.. Used a page in A4 book for each month so things could be added if needed. Had lots and lots on lists

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Glad I'm not the only one with lists of lists. My OH is having a great time taking the mickey and adding bizarre things to my precious lists Don't see him doing much organising tho.....
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we too broke our list down in to months and then I taped them on to the kitchen cupboards so I could see them everyday and add to them and cross things off when they were done. I had already typed out all the change of address letters and cancellation letters and sent them nearer the time.

Do take with you in your hand luggage, copies of passports and birth certs, everyone wants a copy when you get here.

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Is there anything you wish you had done before you left the UK? Are you making national insurance contributions? so many things - hubby is the one who can only work from lists, I just hope for the best and see what happens!!!
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I am a list fanatic so I covered most things before I came out and they wasn't anything that I wished I did differently.

Things I did which were helpful:

- Ordered a sim card on line from a vodefone shop before we landed, so mobiles worked right away.

- Ordered a couple of travel plugs from ebay, so had them on us.

- took a map of christchurch with us and marked on it where all the AA places were to get our IRD and drivers lic don.

- Took copies of everyones passports and birth certs for IRD number (including the kids) and banks etc.

- oh actually there is something i would of done different, i wouldn't have bought the dishwasher over as we are in a new rental and they have one and we are thinking of building so will get one put in, so that was a waste of space, and i'm glad we didn't bring out sofa (actually it wouldn't fit in the container), as there is a great choice over here and the rooms are so much bigger.

- we booked into a motel with wireless, so got onto the webcam right away for folks back home.

- bought the kids red medical books with us in hand luggage for the doctors and school, we didn't however bring a copy of our medical docs, and they haven't asked for them.

Thats all i can think of for now.
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