Moving from Kuwait to Mexico
Both Kuwait and Mexico are attractive destinations for expats. Many relocations happen from and to these countries, but very often people find it stressful since these two countries are quite different and far away from each other. However, a long-distance move is possible to conduct without feeling stressed out. Let’s go through this simple guide on moving from Kuwait to Mexico, and all the things you should know before making this huge step.
Things to know before moving from Kuwait to Mexico
International moves shouldn’t be done without proper preparation. That’s why we prepared a couple of things you should know before moving from Kuwait to Mexico. These will make things easier for you, and help you get a picture of the changes that are about to take place.
You’ll probably have to learn Spanish
If you speak the language of the locals, everything will be much easier and faster. Even though English is spoken by many people, Spanish is still the number one communication option. So, if you want to find an apartment faster, shop easier and become more successful in your career – you need to learn the language. We recommend you start learning Spanish before the moving day comes, so it’s easier for you to get around once you arrive in Mexico.
Travel insurance is not enough
One of the first things you should take care of after moving from Kuwait to Mexico is proper health insurance. Very often people take common travel insurance, which is simply not enough if you plan to stay longer. Furthermore, some travel insurance policies aren’t valid in Mexico, so you can get in big trouble. Make sure you find out how to take out insurance as an expat, and do it as soon as you arrive.
Get in touch with other expats
Contacting the expat community in Mexico can be a big game-changer. After moving from Kuwait to Mexico, it’s very useful to get in touch with some of the people who already live there. Since you probably have a lot in common, you can easily communicate about common expat challenges, and even make some very good friends.
Have all the documents ready
Any international move requires you to have certain documents like birth or marriage certificates, passport, a visa (tourist, temporal or permanent), driving permit, etc. Make sure all the documents are valid and be sure to bring both originals and copies. Also, don’t forget to gather all the medical records for you and your family, as well as any necessary prescriptions from your doctor. Furthermore, if you’re moving with a pet, be sure to have a certified health certificate.
Find a place to live
When moving from Kuwait to Mexico, you need to find a good place to live. However, if this is your first time visiting Mexico, it’s best to rent for a while, and then buy a property. Renting an apartment or a house first gives you the ability to see what locations you like, and how much space you really need. Also, it’s a more flexible option, since you can move whenever you want. Just be sure to rent by using the services of a rental agency, and stay safe during the process.
Moving from Kuwait to Mexico – how to do it stress-free?
Moving to a completely different country is a huge challenge for every person who has to deal with it. It often causes a lot of stress and makes people prone to making mistakes during the relocation process. However, there’s a way to make this experience stress-free, and instead of worrying about everything, you can look forward to your new life chapter in Mexico.
Plan everything into detail
One of the key elements of a stress-free move to Mexico is having everything planned to the smallest detail. It’s important to make a checklist of things you have to do before you move to Mexico, so you can track your progress. This way, you will not forget anything and mentally prepare yourself for the moving day.
Hire a trusted company
International moving companies are of great help when it comes to moving over such a long distance. However, this is a very important task, so be sure to hire someone you can really trust. Do some research on moving companies, read reviews and consider recommendations. A professional moving company like Easy Move KW should give you a clear, detailed moving estimate, and have the right tools and the team to help you move more carefree.
Packing for the move is one of the hardest tasks in this process. When you are moving from Kuwait to Mexico, make sure you de clutter your home first and get rid of all unnecessary items. Therefore, when you transport your belongings by sea, your moving costs will be significantly lower, and you’ll have fewer items to pack.
Pack a first-night box
Make sure you set aside all the items you’ll need on your first night in Mexico and then pack them in a separate box. These can include some personal items, cosmetics, pajamas, sheets, etc. Also, you can label the box “unload first”, so you can get that box before all the others. This is a huge time saver as you won’t have to go through many boxes to find a toothbrush, for example.
Bonus tip: Make sure to label all the boxes with their contents. This will make it easier to unpack, and all the boxes with fragile items will be much safer.
Don’t pack anything prohibited
Be sure to go through your items and see if you’ve packed something you cannot bring into Mexico. This country has a list of items that are prohibited from import to Mexico. Some of them are pretty common, but there are some you maybe don’t know of – like all recently-purchased goods, medication, food, spices, toiletries, collectible items, etc.
Moving from Kuwait to Mexico does take a lot of effort, but having a stress-free move is definitely worth it. Being prepared is the key, so be sure to do everything you can in advance and have a smooth and easy moving day. Have a safe move!
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