Decide Where You Will Live During Your Year Away
In order to secure a temporary home away from home, it is recommended that you research the renting requirements for your destination, as they will vary from country to country. Doing so in advance will give you the ability to collect the necessary documents, such as a copy of your passport, a copy of your ID card, and copies of your bank statements and tax returns, as well as a list of your previous addresses and employers. You may also need to provide contact information for several references.
- To begin planning for your big move, calculate how much you can put towards your soon-to-be new home. You may decide that you will be perfectly fine with staying in a hotel until you are able to work with a local realtor to find a place to rent. Or you may instead feel more secure with booking your rental prior to your move.
- Keep in mind that, in addition to hotel costs and rental fees, your move will also include other expenses, such as advanced rent, a security deposit, and various accommodation charges and fees. Depending upon your living arrangements, you may have to start paying for your housing before your arrival, rather than once you actually move in.