Career & Professional Development: Navigating Success Abroad

Moving abroad to seek a new challenge in your career, or changing location during your international journey offers a unique blend of challenges and opportunities.

Whether you are embarking on self-initiated expatriation, following a job assignment in a new country, or want to embrace the digital nomad lifestyle, building a successful career in a foreign land requires careful planning, adaptability, and cultural sensitivity.

In this article, we explore the different types of expat careers you might embrace, the best practices one has to go through before taking the leap, how to find a job, and the specificities of networking in a foreign country.

What to Check Before Embarking on this New Journey?

For the past 15 years, ASI Movers has been accompanying global individuals, families and companies in their relocation journey.

No matter the origin, the destination, the volume, or the project, we design the most adapted moving solution to fit your needs and requirements!

Our goal: to make your journey the smoothest possible, because there is so much more on your mind than moving your belongings!

Moving Tips: Making Yourself At Home In Your New Home

Relocating to a new home is often as exciting as it can be challenging. Whether you are moving across the street or to another country, adjusting to a new environment and establishing a sense of belonging is not a given and implies laying down the right basis for your new home to indeed feel like home.

In today’s guide, ASI Movers explores how to make yourself feel at home when moving to a new place, how to navigate this readaptation process, and how to ensure a smooth transition no matter the setting!

Eliminate Clutter

Clutter can make a space feel chaotic and less welcoming.

When preparing for your move, take the time to declutter and only keep items that are useful, essential, and meaningful to you.

A clean and organized home is the chosen way to ensure you feel at ease in your new space!

Decluttering before a move

Thoughtful Unpacking & Organizing

We know how cumbersome unpacking can seem, but it actually is a golden occasion to organize your belongings in a way that makes sense to you and design an environment that you can feel at ease in.

Setting up and arranging your familiar items in a way similar to your previous home, with a twist that enhances your current one can provide you with a sense of continuity and comfort, all the while enabling you to make this new place your home.

unpacking & organizing belongings after a move

Personalize Your Space After a Move

A new space can sometimes seem empty and foreign, even uncanny at times.

To avoid these feelings, try adding some personal touches early on in the settling in process, such as pictures, artworks, and sentimental items that hold  special meaning to you.

This way, you will elude any risk of feeling unease in your new space!

Personalize your space in your new home after a move

Create a Cozy Corner

Whether it is a reading corner, a meditation space, or a simple comfy chair, creating a cozy corner will offer the right setting for you to relax, enjoy your new surroundings, and appreciate the change.

Designating and designing areas in your new home dedicated to relaxation, reflection, and hobbies is a simple and effective way to make your home more welcoming.

Personalize your space in your new home after a move

Involve Your Loved Ones in the Process

Whether they are far or close, having your loved ones involved in the settling in process is a great way to alleviate some of the tension moving house can bring along.

Creating shared memories is also the chosen way to bring about positive associations with your new home!

Explore Your Surroundings, Amenities, and Available Activities

When moving to a new place, it can be challenging to find your bearings.

Taking the time to step back and venture out to discover your new neighborhood is a good way to feel more connected, grounded and at ease in your new community.

You can even turn this phase into a treasure hunt by making a list of the new amenities and landmarks you want to explore, such as local parks, cafes, supermarkets and charming streets!

Celebrate Change

A housewarming party is the best way to ensure your new home indeed feels like home as you create memories and take the time to appreciate it.

If you move alone, or do not yet know many people in your community, a special meal and a video call with your close ones to show them your new space can go a long way to make the end of your moving process feel special!

Create a Balance Between Keeping Your Routines and Embracing New Habits

Sticking to familiar routines that make you feel comfortable is paramount to help you feel at home and comfortable in a new environments.

Yet, embracing the opportunities your new environment presents by establishing new habits will definitely help you feel like you belong, and build deep connections with your new surroundings!

For the past 15 years, ASI Movers has been accompanying global individuals, families and companies in their relocation journey.

No matter the origin, the destination, the volume, or the project, we design the most adapted moving solution to fit your needs and requirements!

Our goal: to make your journey the smoothest possible, because there is so much more on your mind than moving your belongings!

Cultural Intelligence: The Superpower for Expatriates to Thrive in their Life Abroad

At ASI Movers, we know that taking the leap and expatriating involves so much more than boarding a plane and moving belongings.

Once in a brand new environment, developing a sense of belonging and building a setting and routine that feel like home are the key to a successful move abroad.

Indeed, and as noted by researchers, “although globalization has made the world seem smaller and “flat” in many ways, increasing cultural diversity creates challenges for individuals and organizations, making the world ‘not so flat’ after all” (Ang et al., 2007).

In that context, a central concept emerges: cultural intelligence (coined by Earley and Ang in 2003).

In today’s article, we explore the power of cultural intelligence for expatriates and uncover practical strategies to cultivate this invaluable trait.

What Is Cultural Intelligence

Cultural intelligence is defined as an individual’s capability to function and operate effectively in diverse settings.

Simply put, and in the case of expatriation, cultural intelligence is the ability to build cultural bridges and thrive in new environments.

More precisely, it helps you connect with people from different backgrounds,understand and appreciate diverse customs, values, and behaviors, adapt and communicate effectively across cultural boundaries, and equips expats with knowledge, mindfulness, adaptability, and communication abilities.

A Positive Impact on Your Personal and Professional Life

Many researchers have noted the positive impact cultural intelligence has on the lives of those who live abroad, and how it helps them navigate their new environment!

1.  A Positive Infuence on Your Professional Life

As highlighted by Forbes, cultural intelligence is essential to the success of international assignments. Indeed, developing this skill will likely have a very positive influence on your professional life!

  • Enhanced Adaptability:
    It enhances your adaptability and capacity to transition smoothly to new environments, teams and practices, thus increasing the success rate of your missions and projects.
  • Improved Communication Skills:
    It improves your communication skills, allowing to effectively convey ideas, negotiate, and collaborate across cultural boundaries.
  • Building Meaningful Relationships:
    It allows you to more easily build meaningful relationships and trust with colleagues, communities, business partners, etc., thus fostering stronger connections and facilitating teamwork and networking.
  • Increased Problem-Solving Abilities:
    It increases your problem-solving abilities and capacity to navigate complex situations in diverse cultural contexts, leading to innovative solutions that are sure to participate in your projects' success.
  • Career Advancement:
    It fosters career advancement as global individuals who developed cultural intelligence are very sought after by multinationals, employers, and business partners alike.

2.  A Positive Infuence on Your Personal Life

Yet, the benefits do not limit to the professional sphere. The positive impact of cultural intelligence indeed trickles down to your personal life, making it richer and more fulfilling!

When relocating to a new country and interacting with people from different backgrounds, it can be challenging to feel like you belong.

Cultural intelligence enables individuals to bridge that gap, navigate new environments and circles with more ease and connect more swiftly with those around them!

  • Expanded Worldview and Personal Growth:
    It expands your worldview and fosters personal growth, challenges biases, and enables a deeper appreciation for cultural diversity and a greater understanding of global, multifaceted, complex issues.
  • Increased Empathy and Cultural Sensitivity:
    Developing cultural intelligence promotes empathy and cultural sensitivity, allowing individuals to understand and appreciate different values, perspectives, and traditions.
  • Personal Enrichment:
    It enhances interpersonal skills, enabling individuals to navigate social situations, create meaningful relationships, and build trust across cultural boundaries.
  • Greater Cultural Awareness:
    Developing cultural intelligence deepens an individual's understanding of various cultures, their history, social norms, and customs, leading to increased cultural awareness and appreciation.

A Skill That Develops Overtime

The chosen way to nurture cultural intelligence is to stay curious, ask questions, seek engagement with others in an open-minded way, learn about the cultures that surround you as well as the experiences of those you meet on the way!

HOW ABOUT YOU?

WHAT POSITIVE IMPACT HAS THIS SUPERPOWER HAD ON YOUR LIFE ABROAD?

For the past 15 years, ASI Movers has been accompanying global individuals, families and companies in their relocation journey.

No matter the origin, the destination, the volume, or the project, we design the most adapted moving solution to fit your needs and requirements!

Our goal: to make your journey the smoothest possible, because there is so much more on your mind than moving your belongings!

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Office Move & Efficiency: The True Story of a Very Special Move

In the fast-paced realm of business, every second counts. In the event of an office move, the significance of a smooth transition can thus not be overstated to ensure no disruptions occur.

Last weekend, we had the pleasure to accompany a very special customer: our parent company ASI Logistics as well as our own teams!

The move was completed within a single day, allowing for ASI Logistics’ and ASI Movers’ teams to resume work seamlessly the following Monday in a brand new environment! How did we do it?

Today, we invite you to delve into the process of this very special move that hits very close to home!

Precision in Motion: Planning for a Seamless Move

In the world of office moves, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. ASI Movers understands this and takes pride in crafting tailor-made solutions that align with your company’s unique needs, priorities, and operations.

Prior to the office move, ASI Movers teams collaborate closely with our customer, in this case, ASI Logistics, to create a comprehensive solution tailored to fit their specific needs and priorities.

A dedicated relocation agent conducts a pre-move consultation in order to gain a deep understanding of the company’s operations, timeline, requirements, and fragile or sensitive items requiring special care.

ASI Movers leaves no stone unturned in understanding your specific requirements, ensuring you enjoy a relocation plan custom-built for your organization.

Packing With Purpose: Enabling Smooth Transition for Team Members

ASI Movers provided packing materials in advance, such as boxes, tape, bubble wrap & filling paper, as well as label stickers, thus allowing our teammates to pack their personal belongings according to their preferences.

Employees thus had several weeks to start sorting through their items and prepare for the move, while ensuring a smooth transition once in the new office.

Labeling for Efficiency

Ever wondered how ASI Movers achieves seamless transition for your home or office move? The answer lies in their secret weapon: labels!

Just like we do for personal effects moves, each carton and item (including furniture, appliances, and electronic devices) received a special sticker indicating its destination in the new office.

These labels minimized disruptions, eliminating the need for employees to look for their belongings as well as the risks of loss, and ensuring a smooth settling-in process.

Thanks to this meticulous labeling, we are able to minimize disruptions and enable swift identification and placement of items in the new office, so that operations can resume instantly. g>

A Team of Experts to Ensure a Safe and Efficient Move

On Saturday, our experienced team of packers and movers sprang into action! Thanks to their expertise and attention to detail, they swiftly and carefully packed, transported, unloaded and unpacked the company’s items, ensuring their protection during transportation and their readiness when the teams resumed work.

Secure Transportation

ASI Movers utilized their specialized vehicles and equipment to transport the packed items to the new location. By adhering to rigorous safety standards and efficient loading, we safeguard the belongings throughout the journey.

Unpacking & Setup

Upon arrival at the new office, the ASI Movers team diligently unloaded the items, guided by the labels attached to each and every one of them, thus ensuring they are placed in their designated location and guaranteeing a seamless transition.

Fine-Tuning and Care

ASI Movers takes the extra step to ensure a flawless move by fine-tuning the setup and paying attention to details such as protecting lifts, walls, and floors.

Delicate technical equipment, such as computers and IT items, receive special care to ensure their safe and functional installation.

Seamless Transition for Smooth Operations

Thanks to the expertise and meticulous planning of ASI Movers, the office move for ASI Logistics and ASI Movers was completed within a single day.

By minimizing disruptions, ASI Movers enabled team members to seamlessly transition into their new workspace, allowing them to focus on what they do best—moving goods around the world!

Moving Soon?

Why should you choose ASI Movers as your trusted partner in the office move adventure?

  1. Precision Protection: ASI Movers’ expert teams go above and beyond to safeguard your surroundings during the move, ensuring the protection of lifts, walls, and floors. No accidental scratches or bumps to worry about!

  2. Customization and Efficiency: At ASI Movers, we embrace the uniqueness of every move and ensure that our solutions fit your organization and its needs. Our experienced teams are dedicated to ensuring a smooth transition, no matter the origin or destination!

  3. Sensitive Items: Delicate technical equipment, such as computers and servers, receive the utmost care from ASI Movers. We understand the importance of these valuable assets and handle them with precision and caution, ensuring their safe arrival at the new office.

  4. Securing Your Confidentiality: Confidential data and vaults require special attention. ASI Movers collaborates closely with respective managers to plan a separate and secure move, prioritizing the protection of your most sensitive information.

  5. Departmental Harmony: ASI Movers recognizes the intricacies of different departments within your organization. Through meticulous planning and coordination, we develop a relocation schedule that minimizes disruptions, allowing each department to seamlessly resume their operations.

For the past 15 years, ASI Movers has been accompanying individuals, families and companies in their relocation journey.

No matter the origin, the destination, the volume, or the project, we design the most adapted moving solution to fit your needs and requirement!

Why Do We Go Abroad: The Unique Journey of Self-Initiated Expatriates

Living and working abroad can be a life-changing experience, filled with new adventures, cultural discoveries, as well as personal and professional growth.

Lately, a specific type of expatriation has been attracting more and more attention from scholars and recruiting organizations alike: self-initiated expatriation.

Are you one of those adventurous souls who have taken the leap to live and work abroad on your own initiative? If the answer is yes, then you are part of this growing community of people called self-initiated expatriates.

What prompts so many to take the leap and go abroad? What is so unique about this community? What are the pros and cons of this form of expatriation?

We answer it all in today’s article!

There is more to expatriation than a lifestyle choice

  1. For SIEs, personal and lifestyle considerations obviously come into play .
    Unlike AEs, SIEs are more active in their expatriation decision, and intrinsic motivators are thus more prevalent. Pursuing self-fulfillment through novel experiences breaking away from a routine, or challenging oneself, fulfilling their travel dreams, and changing one’s environment are thus often cited reasons for taking the leap.
    Other less-talked-about personal reasons also come into play, notably family ones and relocating to seek a better quality of life for close ones.
  2. However, career-related factors are often primary in SIEs decisions.
    Through expatriation, many seek to develop their careers, career capital, competitiveness, global skills, and network in a more welcoming and attractive job market, given their skills, profile, and aspirations. SIEs are very proactively shaping their careers, and organizations, as well as researchers around the world, have been noticing!

Why we leave, why we stay: Changing motivations

The reasons underlying one’s expatriation rarely remain the same throughout one’s international journey.

More often than not, the lifestyle and personal aspects give even more way to career-oriented motivations.

With experience and after discovering the opportunities living abroad offers, many cite the perspective of professional growth as the main reason why they stay abroad!

The pros and cons of self-initiated expatriation

AND YOU, WHAT MADE YOU OR WOULD MAKE YOU TAKE THE LEAP?

At ASI Movers, we know that embarking on and navigating an international journey is both exciting and challenging, and that there is so much more on your mind than moving your belongings from one place to another.

That is why our goal is to make your relocation the smoothest possible! Our ethos: provide customized solutions that fit your relocation project. We strive to make moving as simple and stress-free for you as possible.

This article is based on the following research:

* Despotovic, W. V., Hutchings, K., & McPhail, R. (2022). Business, pleasure or both?: Motivations and changing motivation of self-initiated expatriates. Journal of Management & Organization, 18.

Finding Fluffy: A True Relocation Story

Meet Fluffy, the adorable teddy bear who found its way into our hearts after a very special move.

As its family was getting ready to go to a new home, Fluffy decided to play hide and seek with such talent that everybody, especially the family's younger child, started to wonder if it would reappear before the big departure.

👇 DISCOVER FLUFFY'S TRUE RELOCATION STORY 👇

Fluffy may have a talent for disappearing, but at ASI Movers, losing is not an option!

With our dedication and commitment to our clients, we made it our mission to find Fluffy and ensure this family's move happens in the best conditions possible!

Each relocation is unique

When it comes to moving, there is no one-size-fits-all solution able to accommodate the needs of people relocating to a new home. Each project is different and requires listening to customers' unique needs and understanding what matters most to them.

Whether it is ensuring that the family's favorite teddy bear is found, safe and sound, or that the moving schedule fits your own, we embrace the uniqueness of each and every request and craft the solution that best fits your needs!

Taking care of your belongings

At ASI Movers, we know that belongings are more than simple objects to their owner. Thanks to our 15 years of expertise, we ensure that your goods are packed and delivered securely, without damage, and in accordance with your specifications.

Specific items may also require special care due to their material, shape, weight, or sentimental value.

For taking care of these fragile or special goods, you can rely on our experienced teams of packers and moving professionals to guarantee your belongings travel in the best conditions feasible.

Our ethos: provide customized solutions that fit your relocation project, and handle your belongings with the same care and respect we did with Fluffy!

Our commitment to providing excellent service and tailor-made solutions is what sets us apart and built our reputation over the course of the past 15 years.

At ASI Movers, we understand that relocating involves so much more than moving belongings from one place to another and that, hence, it can be a very busy and sometimes even overwhelming process. That is the reason why we strive to make moving goods as simple and stress-free for you as possible!

Relocating Soon? Read this ultimate packing guide and enjoy a serene move!

Packing belongings seldom is people's favorite part of moving to a new place. It takes time and quite a bit of energy!

At ASI Movers, we believe that packing your belongings should be the least of your concerns when moving to a new home, whether on the other side of the world or across the street.

That is why, based on our 15 years of expertise in helping global individuals in their relocation projects, whether far or close, big or small, we prepared the answers and tips you will need to envision your upcoming relocation stress-free!

Professional tips for efficiently and safely moving your belongings

1. Start preparing for your move early

Easier said than done, we know, but it will give you enough time to sort through your belongings and determine what to bring with you and what to sell, donate or dispose of. Save time for later by sorting items you do not use often or that are out of season early on!

Tip: In Shanghai? 飞蚂蚁 (Flying Ant) provides clothing pickup services free of charge for anyone looking to rid of old clothes. All you need to do is to schedule an appointment.

 

2. Use the right supplies

Make sure you have plenty of sturdy boxes in various sizes, as well as packing tape, bubble wrap, and packing paper.

Remember to consider the climate as well.

Depending on the season and your destination, your belongings may be exposed to different temperatures and humidity levels while being stored and during transit. Use appropriate packing materials to protect sensitive items like electronics, artwork, and musical instruments. Hermetic bags and moister absorbers are other items you can prepare to ensure your belongings stay good as new!

Tip: If you choose to pack your belongings yourself, ASI Movers can deliver you the adapted packing materials you need in advance. Contact our relocation agent for more details.

 

3. Sorting, categorizing, labeling

The best practice when moving is to label each box with the room it belongs in and a brief description of its content. Your moving partner will issue a packing list, and we recommend you keep a room-by-room inventory of your items with you during your move.

Tip: When using ASI Movers’ packing and unpacking services, we take care of this step on your behalf and follow your indication for the placement of your belongings in your new home.

 

4. Filling the boxes

Packing is an art; trust us! Here are some of our best tips to pack like a pro if you choose to do it yourself or to take care of selected items yourself:

Pack heavy items first, and work your way up lighter ones.

Use bubble wrap for fragile items such as dishes, glasses, vases, etc., and do not hesitate to be generous in protecting your items.

Fill empty spaces with packing paper or bubble wrap to prevent items from shifting during the move.
Avoid overpacking boxes: we know it can be tempting to try to fit as much as possible in one box, but we recommend you be careful to avoid overpacking them as heavy or overstuffed boxes break easier and can become difficult to move.

Tip: Make sure you prepare a separate box for items you will need right after the move is completed to avoid having to open several the moment you arrive in your new home!

Tip: Ensure you carry essential documents with you during your move, like passports, birth certificates, financial records, etc.

The benefits of relying on a professional team of packers: efficiency & reliability

At ASI Movers, we believe that relocating involves so much more than moving items from one place to another. From saying goodbye to friends to preparing for your arrival in your new home, we know that there is a lot on your mind.

Taking care of your belongings should be the least of your concerns in these busy times, and that is why ASI Movers offers end-to-end moving solutions that include professional packing and unpacking.

1. Save time & reduce stress

Packing can be time-consuming, and sometimes even overwhelming, especially if you have other important tasks to complete before your move, but it does have to be. Hiring professional packers can take the stress off your shoulders and give you peace of mind knowing that your items are in good hands.

 

2. Ensure your belongings are packed securely

Professional packers have the experience and expertise to pack your items most safely and optimally, ensuring they arrive at your new home in the same condition as when they left.

 

3. Special items care

Some items are more complex to pack than others, either because of their design and shape, their material, their weight, or how fragile they are. For these special items, resorting to professional packers is the best fit as they have the experience of working with such goods most efficiently and securely.

 

4. Flexibility

We offer customizable packing services, enabling you to choose the level of service that works best for you.

At ASI Movers, we are dedicated to making your relocation process the easiest and smoothest possible, because there is so much more on your mind than just moving your belongings! We provide comprehensive moving services and customized solutions crafted to fit your needs, no matter your project.

China Resumes Issuing All Visas: Everything You Need to Know

Announcements made on March 13th, 2023 by several Chinese Embassies point toward a pre-pandemic back to normal for international travels with China! They indeed announced that the country will resume issuing all types of visas starting March 15th, 2023. Let's break down all the announcements and what it means for future international travels.

What Changes?

We encourage you to consult your home country and country of origin's embassy before your departure.

To access the Customs Pocket Declaration miniprogram, scan the above QR codes or click here.

Easier Travels

In addition to these announcements, travels from and to China are to become increasingly easy:

  • Chinese as well as foreign airlines have been reopening and adding international routes, including daily international flights for certain destinations.
  • Many countries have dropped the special Covid-19 requirements they had put in place at the beginning of the year. Among them, we can note that the US, South Korea, and EU member countries do not require a 48h PCR test for passengers coming from China anymore.

Relocating Soon?

Since 2008, ASI Movers has been accompanying global individuals in their moving projects from, to, and within Asia.

ASI Movers is a China-born international moving company providing moving solutions for individuals, families, and businesses alike.

Since 2008, ASI Movers has been accompanying global individuals in their moving projects from, to, and within Asia.

ASI Movers is a China-born international moving company providing moving solutions for individuals, families, and businesses alike.

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China reopens: all you need to know if you plan on traveling!

January 8th will mark the end of most travel restrictions for people arriving in China from abroad. These changes stem from authorities downgrading Covid-19 from a Class A (which, for instance, includes the bubonic plague and cholera) to a Class B infectious disease and imply that local governments are no longer empowered to impose lockdowns, isolation and quarantine or enlist law enforcement to aid with disease control.

Great news! But, in practice, what will it change for you if you plan on coming to or traveling from China?

ASI Movers prepared a summary of everything you need to know before your departure!

Going to China

To access the Customs Pocket Declaration miniprogram, scan the above QR codes or click here.

To read the minute of the Dec. 27th Foreign Ministry's press conference and the full set of announcements, read this article.

Traveling from China

Since Chinese authorities have announced that requests for ordinary passports issuance will again be accepted and examined, and in light of the end of the mandatory quarantine upon arrival, Chinese citizens and expatriates have been quick to look online for outbound flights, whether for a weekend escapade or the upcoming CNY holidays.

Destinations such as Macau, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, and South Korea are among the most popular. The return of Chinese visitors will significantly impact many countries’ tourist sectors after three years of hiatus!

However, be sure to check the latest policy updates before booking your flight.
Indeed, some countries and regions have rapidly issued travel restrictions specifically targeting travelers coming from China. The below list summarizes those that have been announced prior to the publication of the present article. Note that the latter is likely to change rather quickly; we thus recommend you further check the relevant regulation before your departure.

ASI Movers team wishes you a happy new year 2023 and stress-free global mobility, ay you travel and relocate peacefully from, to and within Asia!

If you plan on relocating this year, check our latest relocation guide!

ASI Movers is a China-born international relocation company providing moving solutions to individuals, families and businesses alike.

Who are we? A multicultural team of relocation specialists strong of a decade-long expertise.

What do we do? We provide high-quality, tailor-made moving solutions and the know-how of a dedicated team to guarantee your peace of mind!

Our vision of relocation? Built-to-suit services and a customer-first mindset. Whether you plan to move a big volume or a lighter one, whether you prefer cost-effective solutions or the velocity of airfreight, we design the relocation project that best fits your needs!

How? Thanks to our tailor-made solutions, wide-array of value-added services, and worldwide network.

Relocating out of China Soon? Read this guide!

We often wish that relocating could be as simple as boarding a plane and heading to new horizons.

Yet a move, especially to another country, involves slightly more than packing a suitcase. From making sure we retrieve all the administrative documents we might need, to saying goodbye to friends, all the while scouting for a new home at destination, and ensuring our pets can travel safely... it's a full time job!

To help you forsee your upcoming move concern-free, let's have a look at what lies ahead and how to best prepare for it!

At ASI Movers, we believe moving your belongings should be the least of your concerns!
Our goal? Ensure you can focus on what matters: closing a chapter of your life lightheartedly while preparing for what comes next peacefully!

The relocation process

A bit unsure of how a relocation unfolds?

Here is a step-by-step guide for you to get a clear picture of what lies ahead!

Handy relocation checklist

Relocating to a new country also means preparing for a new life chapter. Here are our tips to ensure you will leave lightheartedly, problem-free, and with all the documents necessary!

Unlink your phone number from your WeChat account before closing it, or you might lose all your contacts!

Go through the same process for your Alipay account before closing your bank one.

Make a quick stop by the police station to get your criminal record, then via the Notary of Public Affairs to have your official documents lawfully translated.

Besides the criminal record, do not forget to check with your future employer and rightful authorities about your host country's immigration policy and requirements. In addition, remember to ensure the needed documents are valid on D-day, such as your passport, medical checkup, vaccination record, and letter of acceptance from your future employer. Also note that part of these documents might be necessary to allow your personal goods to be imported.

If you have a pet, consult your vet to ensure your companion is healthy enough to travel and adapt to a new environment, has received all vaccinations needed (especially rabies), and has the host country's required certificates. Some countries require your little friend to have a microchip and require a quarantine period.

Make sure to inform your landlord of your departure at least a month to a month and a half before the actual date. Remember to check your contract or the policy of your building. Heavy furniture may not fit in your elevator if you live on a higher floor. The moving company can arrange a forklift to process such a matter.

A moving project that fits your need

ASI Movers provides you with door-to-door, built-to-suit relocation solutions enriched by a wide array of value-added moving services to fit your needs.

At ASI Movers, we are dedicated to making your relocation process the easiest and smoothest possible, because there is so much more in your mind than just moving your belongings!

ASI Movers is a China-born international relocation company providing moving solutions to individuals, families and businesses alike.

Who are we? A multicultural team of relocation specialists strong of a decade-long expertise.

What do we do? We provide high-quality, tailor-made moving solutions and the know-how of a dedicated team to guarantee your peace of mind!

Our vision of relocation? Built-to-suit services and a customer-first mindset. Whether you plan to move a big volume or a lighter one, whether you prefer cost-effective solutions or the velocity of airfreight, we design the relocation project that best fits your needs!

How? Thanks to our tailor-made solutions, wide-array of value-added services, and worldwide network.