Uprooting and Moving Abroad: Factors to Consider

Moving abroad is always a heady, stressful time. This applies to anywhere, not just to Guam. The amount of work that needs to go into moving abroad means that planning is essential. You need to make sure that everything you are moving across countries gets moved, make sure your documents are all sorted and your affairs are in order. Take a look at our quick-fire list of ‘musts’ for moving abroad.

How Long Are You Going For?

This is one important subheading! Is it for work? Is it temporary or is it permanent? These answers will determine the level of effort and analysis you put into your move. The length of time will certainly tell you what you should do about living accommodation. Will you rent or will you buy?


Possibly the most important part of moving across the world. Do you need a visa? Do you need a passport? Obviously different countries mean different rules and regulations but all will need you to provide some form of ID. Especially if you’re looking to move to Guam permanently. There’s also other levels of documentation that you will need to arrange. Bank documents, finalizing job offers and even health-care should be very high on your agenda.

Can You Take Family Pets?

A fair question to ask. And remember, different animals may be allowed, while others not. It’s worth checking whether you can take across your fish and reptiles compared to your cats and dogs before you leave your own country. Check out great sites like http://Tankarium.com for information you can trust about products that can help or different types of fish.

Schooling, Jobs and Other Affairs


Schooling and jobs comes right in with the likes of healthcare as one of the most important parts of moving to a foreign country. If you’re thinking about moving, you need to make sure your family is safe and provided for when you travel to Guam. Even if you’re travelling alone, Guam is a very isolated place in the world. You’re likely to need to be able to call upon important documentation at many points during the beginning of your stay somewhere. Be sure to have this to hand.

Other Small Bits

There are also other small bits to remember when moving. Currency in Guam when converted from your country’s dollar is an important matter. Both knowing of it, having it and being aware of the transition rate between your home currency and Guam currency is important. Local infrastructure and common regional/cultural awareness will make your stay and transition in Guam easier.


Starting life in another country can be so exciting. It’s the beginning of a brand-new time of your life with a completely different lifestyle. You shouldn’t let organising your stay take away from the fact that you’re completing a new, fantastic moment in your life. If you remember the pointers above, you should be on the right track to having a successful, and easy transition to your new life.