How Much Does It Cost to Move Overseas?


Moving overseas from Singapore opens the doors to many adventures and possibilities. Getting to know another culture intimately can be truly invaluable and something to look forward to. Anyone contemplating the idea of moving abroad must be ready to deal with a few things along the way, including planning, bureaucracy and, of course, the cost of the relocation. People often ask how much it will cost to move internationally but there is no simple answer as you will need to think about so many different factors.

What Do You Need?

It is impossible to know how much it will cost you to move abroad without knowing your personal circumstances, including where you are moving from in Singapore and whether you are relocating with your family or by yourself. Another thing to consider is if your company has asked you to relocate; in which case, are they helping you cover some of the costs? Some companies offer very comprehensive relocation packages to their employees. It is important you have a clear and open conversation about this with your employer to avoid any unexpected scenarios.

Understanding Bureaucracy

Perhaps the most important task when moving overseas from Singapore is obtaining the right visa for the country you plan to reside in. Indeed, you will not be able to get to your destination without the correct paperwork in place. The conditions you will need to meet to obtain your visa will depend on the country you are planning to move to. For example, in Singapore, your employer will need to sponsor you, so you are allowed to work in the country. You, in turn, will need to sponsor any dependants that will be moving with you overseas from the Lion City. Most visas will require you to pay a fee, which will vary from country to country. They will also require you to provide specific documentation. Make sure you supply everything to avoid unnecessary delays and costs.

Removals and Accommodation

One of your biggest concerns when moving overseas will be finding accommodation. If possible, you should try to visit the city where you will be living and canvas the area to look for decent rental options. This will of course increase your costs, but it might end up saving you vast amounts of stress.

If you are not able to travel abroad to assess your accommodation options, you can talk to your personal moving consultant at Allied. We have helped many families over the years. We have a large network of specialists to help you with every aspect of your move. We can arrange temporary accommodation or search for homes on your behalf. If you are relocating with a pet, we can put you in touch with a pet relocation agent.

We will also take care of the heavy lifting. Our teams are ready to prepare a moving plan for a seamless transition. If you wish to learn more about our services and the international relocation process in Singapore, contact Allied today.