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Asset moving with Proffessionals

It’s an unsettling phase in all our lives as we battle it out with COVID-19. But slowly as the lockdown restrictions are being eased, we have to resume our business even as we are facing this unprecedented crisis. So, when you have decided to shift back to office premises or plan to relocate to a new location, slowly and steadily, it’s best to opt for a professional service provider when it comes to your asset moving.  As one of the leading overseas removal companies, Writer Relocations understands the intricacies of asset moving and as a move partner will ensure the work gets executed seamlessly.

Read on to understand the benefits of hiring a professional moving company as you resume your business operations from the office.

Stress-free relocation:

An effort has to be put to allay the burden on the employees as far as possible so that they can focus on their business responsibilities. If employees have to chalk out plans to relocate from one point to another, it becomes a complicated process for all. As a business owner or the person responsible for the relocation process, you need to understand that employees are a company’s biggest asset, so they need to be protected as far as possible in this transition phase.
At Writer Relocations, along with taking that responsibility on us, we provide the assurance to follow all the safety measures and hygiene protocols as a part of our resolve to protect the community at large.

Entrusting the responsibility on safe hands:

After a hiatus for the COVID outbreak, this office resumption is very crucial for your business. You cannot let your office equipment, furniture, and various types of machinery get damaged in some way during a move. So, it’s best to assign responsibility to an experienced player who understands the job well. As an international moving services provider, Writer Relocations knows how to handle each of your equipment, machinery, and furniture in the best possible way. The experts know how to shift electronic equipment seamlessly and will ensure they are unscathed during a move process. The right moving and packing materials will ensure that all your assets are safe during transit.

Cost-efficient:

You might not realise it, but when you have an overseas removal company as your move partner, you undoubtedly end up saving more money. It’s a faster and efficient process and these moving experts show the necessary professionalism through their quick turnaround time.

Reduced business disruptions:

Now that you will or already have resumed your business operations from the office premises, you need to focus on your work without any interruptions. A reliable moving partner will make sure you do not miss anything during a transition and your business functionalities go unhindered.

So, whether you’re planning to move a multi-office building or perhaps just a single one, remember these benefits, and partner with the right moving company for a seamless move.

Offices Resumption post COVID-19 lockdown
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Offices Resumption post COVID-19 lockdown

Governments across the world are relaxing lockdown measures and businesses are resuming as per regulations.

You would need to shift desktops, printers and other machinery from your employees’ residence back to the office premises or any other location. We at Writer Relocations are here to assist you as your trusted office moving services partner.

As part of our #WRITERASSURED services, our safety & precautionary measures include:

·Mandatory use of masks, sanitisers, gloves, shoe covers, hazmat suits (on request)
by every crew member in our team
·Compulsory use of infra-red thermometer for temperature checks for the entire
crew before every move
·Sanitisation every 8 days of our warehouse where the packing materials/
machinery are stored
·Sanitisation every 8 days of our vehicles deployed to various job sites
·Diligent training to all the Team Leaders about COVID 19 precautions and necessary actions to be taken
·Abiding by all the social distancing norms while travelling, packing, delivery, and
unpacking
·Mandatory action to be taken for the slightest sign of COVID-19.
·All India control cell to obtain information of any of our members or any of their
family members showing signs of COVID 19
You can follow these simple tips at your end, to ensure the move is a seamless one:

Chalk out a timeline – A proper timeline will help you to coordinate the move process. Note down the staff strength and decide upon the number with which you would begin to operate and then how will you phase out the process over time.

Make an inventory list – This will help you to understand what your requirements are, and which are the respective employees you would want to bring to the office.

Discard unnecessary items – This is the time when you can finally take a call to do away with things that are worn out and old and opt for new desktops or laptops, based on the specific necessity.

Prepare the new space – It’s the time of social distancing. So, you would have to ensure the respective employees sit some feet apart from each other. So, prepare the spaces accordingly so that our crew would know where to place the desktops and other necessary machinery in your office.

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Visa and Immigration restrictions and concessions

It is a strange time afflicting us all, an unprecedented one for sure. The COVID-19 has turned into a global pandemic, which have led many countries to put up strict restrictions on entry and exit. Visa and immigration rules have altered and have been changing as and when new developments have been unfolding. Work permit issuance is also getting changed. It’s now the era of closed borders and increasingly tightened quarantine rules – every attempt is being taken to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

As an overseas removal company, Writer Relocations is giving you highlights of visa and immigration norms of some of the countries of the world. So, for a person planning a travel from India to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, due to whichever reasons, you need to take into consideration the various new factors in these current times.

AUSTRALIA

Immigration Restrictions

  • Most offshore applications for permanent visas appear to be on hold.
  • All visitors to Australia are urged to leave the country if it is possible to do so.
  • Australian citizens and permanent residents are not given permission to travel overseas due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Immigration Concessions

  • Temporary Skill Shortage and subclass 457 visa holders who have been stood down, but not laid off, will maintain a valid visa and businesses will have the opportunity to extend your visa as per normal arrangements.
  • Those who have been laid off should find another employer within 60 days or make arrangements to leave Australia, where possible.
  • A special category of the Subclass 408 Temporary Work Visa has been created to cater to temporary residents employed in critical sectors like health, aged care or agriculture, who cannot return to their home country and have no other visa options.

CANADA

Immigration Restrictions

  • The US and Canada have agreed to extend restrictions on non-essential travel across their shared border for 30 additional days, until 22 June. Cross-border trade and regular commuters will not be blocked.
  • Effective 18 March, entry is suspended for foreign travelers, including those holding a valid visitor visas or electronic travel authorization (eTA).
  • Foreign nationals who have already committed to working, studying or making Canada their home are permitted to enter Canada (documents issued prior to 18 March).
  • Foreign nationals seeking to come to Canada from anywhere other than the US will need a work permit or approval letter before seeking to travel.
  • Non-essential work permits will not be issued at the border.
  • Immediate family members who intend to reunite with a family member currently in Canada need written authorization from the government of Canada.

Immigration Concessions.

  • Ordinary rules apply for those seeking to extend before current work permit expiry (implied status), and within 90 days of work permit expiry (restoration).
  • Foreign workers already in Canada whose status has been expired more than 90 days can seek a temporary resident permit.
  • Canadian citizenship applicants who are unable to travel to Canada can reschedule their knowledge tests, retests, interviews, hearings or Oaths of Citizenship for a later date.
  • Applicants for visitor visas, work permits, study permits or permanent residence who cannot complete the next steps in their application will be given an automatic extension.

FRANCE

Immigration Restrictions

  • Effective 17 March until further notice, the issuance of all visas is suspended, including applications for which an appointment has already been made.
  • Effective 17 March, prefectural offices are closed until further notice, and all appointments postponed.

Immigration Concessions

  • The Paris Prefecture of Police has launched a web portal to enable foreign nationals to apply for postal delivery of their residence permits that were supposed to be delivered during lockdown.
  • The period of validity of the following permits that expire between 16 May and 15 June is extended by 180 days from their expiry date.
  • Holders of short-stay visas which are going to expire who cannot return to their country of origin can, in case of justified urgency, enjoy an extension of their short stay visa (up to 90 days) or a residence permit that is provisional.

GERMANY

Immigration Restrictions

  • Effective 15 May, border checks at the border with Luxembourg have ended.
  • On 13 May, Germany agreed in principle with Austria, France and Switzerland to coordinate the reopening of their mutual borders by 15 June.
  • Travelers without a valid reason for traveling are not allowed to enter Germany.
  • Immigration offices in several cities have reopened with limited services (mainly for emergencies only) and on an appointment basis.
  • Services at the alien offices in Berlin are unavailable without an appointment.
  • Immigration offices in other cities are closed or offering only limited or emergency services.

Immigration Concessions

  • Foreign residents living in Berlin will not be penalised for the expiry of temporary residence documents while alien office services are restricted. However, exiting and re-entering Germany is only possible with a valid residence document.
  • Foreign residents may have their permits extended by submitting an extension application (online or by fax) before the validity expires. They should obtain a confirmation letter or other proof of submission, which however would not grant reentry into Germany.
  • Hamburg and other jurisdictions may offer to extend C visas if required due to the current situation.

UNITED KINGDOM

Immigration Restrictions

  • From 1 June, some UK Visa Application Centres (VACs) abroad are resuming services, where local restrictions allow.
  • Effective 8 June, passengers of all nationalities arriving in the UK will have to self isolate for 14 days.
  • A breach of self-isolation would be punishable with a £1000 fixed penalty.
  • All priority and super priority services have been suspended until further notice.
  • Applicants can only submit under the standard route. Life in the UK test centres are currently closed so any Indefinite Leave applications submitted without evidence of a completed test will be held until this can be taken and the results published.
  • Many UK Visa Application Centres (VACs) and English Testing Centres abroad are closed or offering limited services, and appointments (for e.g., biometric enrolment) may be cancelled.
  • Applicants who have paid for courier return will receive their passport if courier routes remain open. TLS contact or VFS Global can be contacted directly to request courier return of passports.
  • British nationals abroad who cannot apply for a passport can apply for an emergency travel document.
  • It is taking longer than usual to process citizenship applications because of coronavirus. This will not affect the decision. Extra time will be allowed to enroll.
  • biometrics and provide additional information. Applicants have 6 months (rather than the usual 3 months) to book their citizenship ceremony after receiving an invitation from the Home Office.

Immigration Concessions

  • Employees who have applied for a Tier 2 or 5 visa and are waiting for a decision can start work before receiving a decision if they have been assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS).
  • The Home Office will not take any compliance action against Tier 2/5 employees who are unable to attend their work due to the COVID-19 outbreak (i.e., illness, their need to isolate or inability to travel due to travel restrictions) or against sponsors which authorize absences and continue to sponsor employees despite absences for this reason.
  • There is no need to report sponsored employees working from home due to coronavirus. Some alterations to their working arrangements need to be reported as usual.
  • Sponsors can temporarily reduce the pay of sponsored employees to 80% of their salary or £2500 per month, whichever is the lower. Any cuts in package must be part of a company-wide policy in a bid to avoid redundancies. That cannot be avoided since all workers are treated the same.
  • These reductions aren’t permanent, and the employee’s pay need to be returned to once these arrangements have ended.
  • An employee may still apply for their visa if their Certificate of Sponsorship has become invalid due to coronavirus.

UNITED STATES

Immigration Restrictions

  • Effective 1 June, entry is suspended for certain Chinese nationals seeking to enter the United States on an F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visa to pursue graduate level study or conduct research in the US.
  • Effective 28 May at 11:59 pm EDT, entry as immigrants or nonimmigrants is
  • suspended for travelers of any nationality who have been in Brazil in the previous 14 days. This does not apply to US citizens or permanent residents (green card holders).
  • Effective 23 April for a period of 60 days (with an option to be continued “as necessary”), entry is suspended for first-time immigrant visa applicants.
  • The US, Mexico, and Canada have each agreed to extend restrictions on nonessential travel across their shared borders for 30 additional days, until 22 June.
  • Effective 16 March, the travel ban is extended to the United Kingdom and Ireland.
  • Effective 29 February, foreign nationals (other than immediate family of US citizens, permanent residents, and flight crew) who have travelled in Iran within 14 days of their arrival, will be denied entry into the United States.
  • Effective 31 January, foreign nationals (other than immediate family of US citizens, permanent residents, and flight crew) who have travelled in mainland China within 14 days of their arrival, will be denied entry into the United States.
  • US citizens who had visited or been in the Hubei province within 14 days of their return will be subject to up to 14 days of mandatory quarantine.

Immigration Restrictions

  • Effective 1 June, USCIS will accept premium processing requests for eligible Form I140 petitions (likely the same types of I-140 petitions accepted before 20 March, when premium processing was suspended).
  • Effective 8 June, USCIS will accept premium processing requests for eligible Form I129 (nonimmigrant worker) petitions, including H-1B petitions filed before June 8 that are pending adjudication and are cap-exempt, and all other Form I-129 petitions (non H-1B petitions) for nonimmigrant classifications eligible for premium processing filed before June 8 that are pending adjudication.
  • Effective 15 June, USCIS pans to accept requests for premium processing for H-1B petitions requesting premium processing by filing an I-907 concurrently with their I129 (or request for a petition filed on or after 8 June) and which are exempt from the cap.
  • USCIS is preparing to reopen some domestic offices on or after 4 June. The offices that will be reopening include the local offices that process asylum claims, permanent resident and naturalization interviews, Info Pass appointments, and biometrics processing. USCIS has announced that they will send notices to individuals and their attorneys when the previously cancelled appointments have been rescheduled.

Keep an eye for our next blog on visa and immigration restrictions and concessions on a few other countries.

INDIA

Entry Restrictions

  • As of 0530 hrs Indian Standard Time (IST) on 22 March 2020, no scheduled international commercial passenger aircraft is permitted to take off from any foreign airport for any airport in India. These instructions shall remain in force till prohibition on international travel of passengers from/to India is lifted by the Government of India. Hence, all incoming passenger traffic on all 107 Immigration Check Posts which includes all Airport ICPs, all Seaport ICPs all Land Port ICPs, all Rail Port ICPs and all River Port ICPs, is prohibited. However, this restriction will not apply to international cargo operations and flights especially approved by DGCA.
  • Indian nationals are strongly advised to avoid non-essential travel to COVID-19 hit countries. Currently with the national lockdown, there are no scheduled international commercial flights taking off from India to any foreign country.
  • The following categories of foreign nationals are permitted to enter India via nonscheduled commercial/chartered flights, trains, ships or other transport, having obtained a fresh business or employment visa, as applicable, from the relevant Indian consulate. Existing electronic visas remain suspended and are not valid for entering India. Foreign nationals holding a valid long-term multiple entry business visa (other than B-3 visa for sports) or an employment visa issued by an Indian consulate must have these visas re-validated by the relevant consulate.
    • Business travelers with a business visa (other than B3 visa for sports;
    • Healthcare professionals, health researchers, engineers and technicians for technical work at Indian health sector facilities, subject to a letter of invitation form a recognized and registered healthcare facility, registered pharmaceutical company or accredited university in India;
    • Engineering, managerial, design or other specialists travelling to India on behalf of foreign business entities located in India, including all manufacturing units, design units, software and IT units as well as financial sector companies (banking and non-banking financial sector firms).
    • Technical specialists and engineers travelling for installation repair and maintenance of foreign-origin machinery and equipment facilities in India, on the invitation of a registered Indian business entity.
  • The suspension of all scheduled international passenger services is extended until 30 June 2020.
  • With the suspension of international commercial flights to India, travelling into India is currently not possible. Also, post resumption of the flight services, incoming travelers (regardless of nationality or visa type) will still need to comply with the ‘quarantine’ stipulations as directed by authorities.
  • The suspension of visa services is extended in line with the suspension of all international passenger services.
  • The following categories of OCI cardholders stranded abroad are permitted to return to India: Minor children born to Indian nationals abroad and holding OCI cards; OCI cardholders wishing to come to India on account of family emergency such as death in the family; couples with permanent residence in India, where one spouse is an OCI cardholder and the other is an Indian national; and university students who are OCI cardholders (not legally minors) but whose parents are Indian citizens living in India. Qualifying OCI cardholders are required to contact the Indian consulate in their country of residence to request travel to India on special flights.
  • Air India is accepting certain passengers from inside India for the outbound section of these repatriation trips. To qualify, passengers must be nationals of the destination countries; Indian or foreign nationals holding a visa for the destination country (valid for at least one year); or health workers holding a valid permit for travel to the destination country (and written permission from the Embassy of the destination country). Before purchasing the tickets, such persons are required to recheck their eligibility for travel by referring to the conditions on the respective countries’ regulatory website. The full cost of travel must be borne by the passenger. At the time of boarding the flight, all passengers must undergo thermal screening as per the health protocol. Passengers must ensure that they comply with all travel and health requirements of the destination country. All passengers must sign an undertaking stating that in case of deportation, the entire cost of the deportation penalty, return fare, and cost of quarantine will be borne by the passenger.
  • All existing visas (except diplomatic, UN/international organization, employment and project visas) issued to nationals of any country who have not yet entered India stand suspended until the lifting of the suspension of international passenger services.
  • Incoming travelers, including Indian nationals are required to complete and submit a self-declaration form and undergo universal health screening at the designated health counters at all points of entry, will be quarantined for a minimum period of 14 days, and are advised to avoid non-essential travel.

Immigration Restrictions

  • India Visa application centers and online e-visa application facility are closed till further notice. However, at few locations the Embassy/consulate and their representative offices are in discussion to resume their visa/consular services.
  • Foreign nationals are not permitted to visit the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) or Foreigners Registration Office (FRO) without a prior appointment until further notice.
  • All foreign nationals presently in India allowed to exit India and return at a later date based on availability of flights. However, they must return to India on a fresh visa issued from an overseas mission/consulate only.

Immigration Concessions

  • Regular Visas, e-visas or stay permits of foreign nationals whose visas have expired or will expire between 1 February (at midnight)) and the date of the lifting of the suspension of international passenger services, are extended without fee “Gratis basis”, based on the submission of an online application by the foreign national via the e-FRRO portal. Such extensions are granted for a period up to 30 days from the date of the lifting of the suspension of international passenger services from India without overstay penalties. Exit will also be granted to such foreign nationals on request. As present the FRRO are issuing them Gratis visas until 15 July 2020.
  • The validity of OCI card of foreigners presently in India shall remain.
  • The visas of all foreign nationals already in India remain valid.
  • All foreign nationals already in India should approach their jurisdictional FRRO/FROs through e-FRRO to apply to extend their current Indian visas before the expiry.
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Discover how the demand for storage solutions has surged amidst COVID-19

COVID-19 has created an unprecedented situation worldwide. The upheavals we are having to face are endless, however, amidst the negative impacts there’s a ray of hope for the secure storage industry, as customer enquiries and online searches for storage rentals surge in India as well as many places across the world.

This spike in demand for storage facilities coincided with the increased imposition of work from home directives from organisations globally. However, there has been a significant shift in the trend of the inquiries that the relocation companies have been receiving after the global lockdown has been imposed. Usually, there used to be a 50/50 split between business and domestic inquiries. After the lockdown, there are far more domestic inquiries, with the ratio altering to 10/90. And, this is because people are keen to shift back to their hometowns and work from home to save on the rent of houses in bigger cities.

COVID-19 has created a situation where work from home for an extensive period has and can become a new normal for at least some time now. In India, people from small towns who had been working in IT hubs like Bengaluru and Gurugram, are now shifting back home because shelling out high rents become pointless, because of the work from home scenario. In such cases, their belongings need to be kept in secure storage facilities, till things become normalised and they return once more or figure out what’s to be done at a later point in time.

Writer Relocations, as one of the leading global removal companies offers complete secure home and commercial storage solutions tailored specifically for the needs of the customers.

During this COVID-19 situation, it will be useful to have a place to keep your goods safe. Our secure storage solutions give you the opportunity to do just that. And we always abide by all hygiene and sanitisation measures to keep our facilities clean and disinfected.

And just as individuals are looking for storage solutions for their goods, even companies are seeking to be able to save on rental expenses by putting their assets into storage. Since most of the staff members are working from home, organisations are venturing to shift to smaller spaces and or no offices even in certain cases and storing their assets for the next 9-12 months to wade out the COVID-19 storm. To know how you can opt for an office move and at the same time make sure the work isn’t impacted, read our blog planning an office move without hampering your business productivity.

There are certain specific features that customers, be it individuals or offices, usually look for, when selecting a storage solution:

Reliability

People might be relocating to their hometowns in this COVID-19 situation, but they are keen to ensure their goods are safe and secure. So, they want to assign their goods to a company they can rely upon – a brand that has a name for being safe and trustworthy.

Similarly, the office goods that include documents, papers, files and certainly equipment, assets and furniture, are usually very crucial and need to be kept safe and even handled with caution and care.

Safety

Customers will opt for a storage solution that harps on the safety factor primarily. CCTV cameras and 24/7 security provisions are compulsory for all storage facilities.

Experience

It’s a natural human tendency to assign valuable possessions to a provider that has the experience for years, when it comes to safely storing goods and ensuring they are unscathed during the entire tenure.

Regardless of the storage solution, you choose, it’s good to know that with Writer Relocations, you’re assured of the peace of mind. When it comes to secure storage, we offer all our customers an assurance on which you can rely completely. After all, with 65 years of packing, moving, storing, and unpacking under our belt, and 2 million square feet of warehousing space, be rest assured that you’re in safe hands.

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Navigating The Cultural Differences While Relocating To A New Country

The coronavirus scare has gripped the world currently, but after a while, things won’t be so bad and soon enough you will be moving to new homes and relocating to newer cities, countries and continents. As one of the reliable overseas removal companies we will not only help you to move to a new home but adjust to the life there. We understand moving to a new country and settling in there requires tenacity of a different dimension. It’s about embracing a whole new culture and understanding life’s nuances from a completely different angle.

There are different mannerisms, gestures or words that have a completely altered derivation across the nations of the world. You need to know and understand them or else you can be subject to a lot of irate reactions leading to many confusions in your day-to-day existence in the new country.

  • For example, the thumbs-up gesture that is widely recognised as a sign of approval or agreement is considered insulting in Bangladesh. And in some Middle Eastern countries, thumbs-up is most definitely an association with being offensive. Sounds strange but it’s true.
  • Even behaviour patterns also differ. For example, it’s okay in India or even in the West to tell someone that you are in a hurry and have a prior appointment. In fact, it’s appreciated since it shows punctuality. But in the Middle East, it’s considered a rude gesture.
  • When it comes to greetings, they also can confuse people overall. People from the West opt for a handshake or hug, while their eastern counterparts might deem such gestures as too obtrusive and prefer just a namaste.
  • And language baffles too. There are certain words that sound exactly the same but can have completely altered meanings. For example, in Scandinavia, the word ‘gift’ could be used to mean getting married, and it’s derived from Old English that convey the essence of wedding gifts or dowries. And the same word gift means poison in German, and a present in a celebratory occasion in modern English.

So, when you relocate to a new country it’s very normal for you to falter, it’s easy to make a mistake. That is why we at Writer Relocations, as your move partner, is with you at every step of the way to help you ease out these inconstancies. As one of the best international moving companies, we have experts who will help you start living and socialising in your new relocated country. Our specialists will offer language training, cultural integration classes and settling in and orientation programmes, which will give you the necessary insights that will help you get a firm footing in the new country.

And, well, if Richard Nixon could falter, it’s easy for you to make mistakes as well. Isn’t it? In most of the English-speaking world, the gesture symbolising okay is very much acceptable. But not so in Brazil. So, when in the 1950s the former US President visited Brazil and flashed the “Okay” to a huge crowd, it was responded with boos from everyone!

That’s why you need us, Writer Relocations, to prepare you to face every challenge in your relocation process.

Top Asian Cities that Millennials Like
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Top Asian Cities that Millennials Like

In a society where the entire world is turning into a global village, the millennials are getting increasing opportunities to choose the city they want to work in and earn their livelihood. In such a scenario, as the Asian region is fast developing in terms of the educational opportunities, tech advancements, and outstanding economic growths it is offering, the continent is fast becoming a hub with the millennials. And probably that’s why, over 58% of the millennials in the world, people between 20 and 38 years have made Asia their home.

Be it a good work/life balance, housing that is affordable, and career prospects which can be diverse, satisfying as well as well-paying, Asia offers all, so it is no surprise that the region has been receiving a steady stream of millennials for some years now. The World Economic Forum has shown that four out of five millennials are willing to relocate internationally. So, let us see what are the top three Asian cities that might be great fits for the young crowd.

Hong Kong

A country with an excellent job market, Hong Kong is known for offering incredible career progressions to individuals in both start-ups and corporate profiles in huge multinational and transnational companies. And along with avenues of how careers can be boosted, Hong Kong offers opportunities of exciting and modern lifestyles. No wonder, millennials are keen to make this city their home quite extensively. The cost of living is high in this city but that is often compensated by the well-paying salary that the city offers.

Singapore

Singapore’s strong economy over the years has been providing excellent job opportunities for young people. The city-state boasted of the highest GDP per capita (S$79,000) along with the second-lowest unemployment rates of 2.2% total, 3.96% for youth. Singapore also had the lowest gender wage gap. And to top it all, Singapore’s pollution levels are comparatively way lower than those of the other countries of the world, 4th and it is considered the second-most safe country in the world. All these factors make it the ideal place to build a home.

Tokyo

Tokyo is one city that has been a favourite with the young population for years now. The city has an incredible balance between a formidable economy, decent cost of living and excellent living environment. No wonder, the country’s unemployment rate is only 2.5% and GDP per capita is quite competitive and among the highest in the world, at about S$53,000. Another good thing is that in this city, the residents spend around 27% of their income on rent, which is much less when compared to other cities, at about 27%. This city also ranked well when it comes to low pollution and safety. All these make it the perfect destination for the expat population.

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4 free ebooks that will make your international relocations a breeze

Shifting to a foreign country is a massive change in your lifestyle and everything you are normally used to. It is an important decision and it sure to change your life in more ways than one.

It is natural to worry about how you will manage the move. It is also not unusual to be anxious and excited, both at the same time, about adjusting to life in the new country.

To make relocating simple, we’ve put together a bunch of eBooks that cover everything you need to know about relocating internationally without any stress or damage

1. Move planner to simplify your pre-move planning

To avoid unwanted troubles and stress at the eleventh hour, it is important that you start planning your move well in advance. We know it can get really chaotic and that it is easy to lose sight of important things.

To ensure you do not mess it up, we’ve made this move-planner to help you plan and execute your move easily.

2. 10 essential moving tips to ensure a stress-free move

With so many things to worry about, how do you make sure you do not forget anything important? Here are 10 moving tips to ensure that you do not lose any items, or your hair, during the move.

Also read: Experts share 5 important tips for a stress-free international move

3. The ultimate printable moving kit

Once packed, all your boxes and suitcases are going to look similar. How do you know what contains what? Trying to remember everything will only drive you insane. To save you the trouble, we’ve put together printables for packing labels, to-do lists, move announcements and just about everything you’ll need.

This will not only simplify your move but also make the whole experience fun for everyone involved.

Download the Ultimate Printable Moving Kit here.

4. Orientation services to help you settle into the new place

Moving to a new country is like a rollercoaster of emotions. The joy of moving to a new place and starting a new life is often accompanied by the pain of leaving behind the old.

You might be worried about visa and other immigration services. How will you adjust to life in the new country? How will you find a house for the family, and school for the kids?

Here’s a guide that has the answer to all your questions.

Also read: 8 ways to overcome culture shock when moving to a new country

We understand that moving to a foreign country is a big deal for you and your family.

It is natural to be concerned about a few things and be excited about some. Our experience of over 60+ years in the business has helped us understand that each customer is unique and has different requirements. Which is why, our services have been designed to fit your needs. Our move experts are always looking for ways to serve you better.

Our pre-move and post-move orientation services help you with everything you need to know before moving from India and settling abroad. We’ve put together destination guides that has all the important information you need to know about the country you are moving to.

Writer Relocations is one of India’s oldest and most trusted moving companies. Having moved over 500,000 customers, you can surely count on us to execute your move without any stress or damage.

To get your FREE moving quote, call Writer Relocations on 022-334-91787 or request a move quote here, and we’ll get back in touch with you.

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Writer Relocations is part of the best blogs for moving
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Writer Relocations is part of the best blogs for moving

Writer Relocations is pleased to share that our blog has been featured on Feedspot’s list of top 100 blogs and websites for moving professionals and movers.

Move experts at Writer Relocations share their insights on the blog regularly to keep movers updated about tips and tricks for having a stress-free moving experience. Our blog also covers important things one needs to know about when moving to a new country.

Getting featured on the Feedspot list is a great honour. What adds to the joy is that Writer Relocations’ blog is one of the youngest to be featured on the list.

Here’s what Feedspot had to say about Writer Relocations

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10 Important Tips For Moving Abroad With Pets

Your pet is an important part of your family. When you’re relocating abroad, there’s no doubt that they’re moving with you.

However, the process of taking a pet with you abroad is complicated. To avoid last-minute hassles, you need to start preparing months in advance.

To make the process simpler, it is best to enquire with your relocation agency if they offer pet relocation services. It’s best to opt for one that does. It’ll save you the trouble of co-ordinating with multiple moving companies.

Just like each country has different custom rules and regulations, they also have their own laws when it comes to the entry of pets.

When enquiring with your movers about the migration laws, don’t forget to ask these 5 important questions

1. Are pets allowed in the country you’re moving to?

Some countries have laws that do not allow certain pets to be brought into the country. Along with doing your own research, double-check with your moving company if you’ll be allowed to take your pet along.

2. What are the documents you’d need in order to import your pet?

Depending on the country you’re moving into, you’ll require certain documents. Ask your movers and get a detailed list of everything you’ll need. Some of these things may take time. Running around at the last moment getting things done wouldn’t help much.

3. Will you be required to vaccinate your pet?

Specific countries have specific vaccination requirements. Be sure to check what the requirements for your destination are.

4. Will your pet be quarantined?

A lot of people worry unnecessarily about this. Here’s an article that should clear all your doubts.

In some countries, this is a pre-requisite for clearing customs. Enquire if the place you are moving to offer quarantine services. If not, what are your alternatives? And if they do, is it available on the day of your arrival. Also ask about any extra charges that you might have to pay.

5. Do you have to be present for your pet to clear customs?

Some countries require you to be present for your pet to clear customs. Some don’t. Ask your movers clearly about this.

Moving internationally with your pets requires proper planning and preparations. But if executed efficiently, it’s sure to be a stress-free process.

To make the move simple and hassle-free for you and your pets, keep in mind these 5 things

1. Choose a pet-friendly airline

Ideally, your movers and packers will assist you with finding an airline that would be comfortable for you and your pet. Before booking your tickets, check if they will transport your pet on the same flight that you’re on. Also enquire about how the will be handling your pets.

2. Take your pet for a medical check-up

In order to move internationally, there is a list of health requirements and documents that your pet will need. We advise that you visit a veterinarian well in advance. In case you run into any complications, you should have enough time to sort it. Make sure the veterinarian is qualified and provides you with the International Health Documents.

3. Make your pet feel comfortable

The crate your pet is going to travel in must meet the standards of your airline. When booking your tickets, ask them about this. The crate must be big enough for your pet to sleep in, turn around, stand comfortably etc. It must have proper ventilation. Make sure the crate has big and clearly visible stickers saying ‘live animal inside’ and ‘this side up.’ Also write down your name, mobile number, and address.

To make sure pet can be fed if there is a delay in the flight or otherwise, attach two bowls on the doors of the crate filled with dry food and hydration gel.

4. Double-check all the documents

Make sure you double and triple check all the documents that your pet requires so that you don’t run into any last moment complications. You don’t want your pet to be detained at the airport because you overlooked minor details, right?

5. Enquire with your flight attendant about your pet

As soon as you enter the flight, talk to the flight attendant and ask whether your pet has made it on the plane. If there has been an error, this will give you and the airline staff enough time to do something about it right now, rather than tearing your hair after reaching the destination.

Choose Writer Relocations for stress-free international pet relocations.

Whether you’re moving abroad for work, or returning back to your home-town, taking your pet along isn’t a problem. For 63 years, Writer Relocations has been helping people move safely and without stress.That simply means that with our move planning, specialty moving services, and packing acumen, you are assured fuss-free moves.

You and your pet deserves the experience and expertise of professional International Movers. Why settle for less? Speak to an International moving expert from Writer Relocations or call us @022-334-91787.

Do you have any doubts regarding pet relocations? Have you ever moved overseas with your pet? Do share your thoughts with us in the comments below.