International move & Temporary housing

Moving and temporary housing

It is always difficult to live a move when your family does not accompany you from the beginning. A key question is: where will I live for these two, three, four months before my family arrives?

Living with the inhabitant

You have a soul of an adventurer, and like to be in contact with others? This solution is for you. It has, in addition, the advantage of being cheap.

Sleeping at homestay will also allow you to collect good addresses and tips of all kinds … You will then become an expert in your new city when all your family will disembark!


This solution is mainly intended for “young people”.

Youth hotels are a good way to meet people. A shared kitchen is available. You can prepare your own meals. Rooms very cheap, it is still necessary to inquire before, to not have a bad surprise, or make bad meetings … Youth hostels are, in general, present in any city in the world!

Bed and breakfast and lodgings

Often far from the city center, they will make you discover the hinterland, the typical cuisine of your new region. The owners will also be good advice to help you during your move. This is still a short-term solution since renting a bed and breakfast or a cottage does not exceed a month, in general. In addition, you do not always can cook your meals.

The apartments’ hotels

The temporary solution the least temporary. With this mid-apartment, mid-hotel, you can have a studio or a furnished apartment, according to your needs. Renting an apartment is certainly quite expensive but offers you a minimum of comfort and stability to organize the arrival of the rest of your family.

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International & Ecological move

How to make an ecological move?

If you want to move with the least possible impact on the environment, you will need advice to respect your philosophy during your move.

You will have to organize this move according to the rules of 3RV.

Reduce waste before moving

You need to minimize your waste by calculating your cardboard needs so you do not buy too much. Use bags or suitcases that you already have. You will have to limit as much as possible the purchase of dangerous products. You can do it once installed in your new home. Prefer to use sheets or linen rather than bubble wrap to protect fragile items.

Reuse objects

To provide you with cardboard, ask your loved ones or in supermarkets if they already have in possession to avoid any unnecessary purchase. If you want to get rid of your old furniture or old clothes, turn to associations like Emmaûs, who will be able to recover them. You can also sell them in flea markets, sellers, or empty attic but avoid leaving them in the street, they might not find an owner.

Recycle items

If you want to transform one of your rubbish into a decoration or give it value by giving it a use, you only need a little imagination or you just need to go to decoration sites. Be careful not to dispose of dangerous products, the municipality can take care of them for you or give you the addresses of the nearby garbage dump.

Valuing and reusing products

Recovery is not the only way to recover waste, as there is also composting. We advise you to buy a composter after you move or to make one.


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Moving to a big city

Having an international move in a big city like Bangkok

When you go to a house in town it is not always easy to transport all your belongings. We must therefore have a minimum of organization so that everything takes place for the better.

Make the trip in advance

When you ask a mover to make your move you will have to rent a truck it is strongly recommended to have the route in mind to avoid any unpleasant surprises. Plan possible traffic conditions that could disrupt transportation. With these precautions, you will have an idea of ​​the transport time and this will reduce your stress.

Narrow and dangerous roads or streets are also to be avoided. Essential advice for the day of your move is to provide parking near your home. The space must be large enough to clear the truck’s belongings. Beware some places must be reserved in the town hall before.

Reserve the elevators

When you move into a building you have to make contact with the caretaker of it, indeed certain rules are to be respected during a move. Sometimes a courier is even needed to prove that you are moving well that day.

The easiest way to move into a building is when it has 2 elevators. This will allow you to block for your personal use. Do not hesitate to notify by leaving a message in their mailbox.

Measure the dimensions of your furniture.

Sometimes you do not consider the size of your furniture and when you put them in the elevator you realize that it does not pass. If the problem happens to you, you should dismantle everything to get them up the stairs. We advise you to do the disassembling when you are at home before the move rather than speed once down your new apartment. The possibility of using freight elevators is also possible.

On the stairs, be careful not to damage the walls and your furniture. Put some bubble wrap as a precaution in the corners of the furniture.

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Moving specific items

How to move plants?

Plants are not the first thing you think about when you’re about to move. We think they will find a place in the truck or in the back of the car.

Take care of your plants, not to mishandle them.

First of all, it is good to remember that, unlike furniture or objects, plants are alive and therefore very fragile. They may be damaged very easily during transport or later on due to invisible injuries that you will discover after the move. But the evil is done, they will not survive.

If you own plants, it is wise to think about how you will move them. The transport phase must be as quick and painless for them as possible. And as the majority of the insurance offered by moving companies do not cover plant damage, it’s up to you to organize yourself and take the necessary precautions.

Note that if you move abroad, some carriers do not support plants or sometimes with certain restrictions. Talk to your movers to see what is happening.

Preparations before moving

To prevent your plants from decaying in the days following your installation, you must prepare well before the move. Start by putting large rigid boxes aside to protect them from shocks. Do not wait until the last moment because you may have difficulty finding “shoe to their feet”!

A few weeks before the move, cut, treat, and feed your plants so that they are on top of their health when the time comes. If you have inevitably brittle stone pots, repot your plants in plastic pots, it’s a lot less risky. Also take the time to check that your pots are cracked. A cracked pot is more likely to break during transport and thus damage the roots. Make sure the pots are not too big for the plant to prevent it from moving and getting damaged.

The day of the move

On D-Day (or the day before if you think you will not have enough time), make sure none of the plants are full of water. Then put them in the plastic boxes you have set aside. Cue them with a little bubble wrap or craft paper to hold them firmly. If you do not have enough boxes, wrap them in large rubbish bags, taking care that there is enough air to breathe.

Move the plants from the garden

If you have decided to “transplant” some small shrubs or plants from your garden, wait until the last moment to dislodge them. Ideally, arrange to do it on the day of the move. Start by digging up the plant making sure to keep a clump of soil around its roots. Then wrap it in a plastic bag after making sure the soil is not too dry. Make the package airtight by enclosing your plant, this will retain moisture.

If you do not want to leave a fallow garden to new owners, you can always choose the solution to take cuttings with you. Put them in a wet paper bag or cotton. This should protect them for a few days.

The days following the move

You do not need to replant your outdoor plants right away; you probably will not have time for that. You can just dig a quick hole in your new garden and put them inside. Cover their roots with old clothes if the weather is winter and give them some water. You can then “forget” them for a while until you have time to plant them properly.

Take the houseplants out of their boxes as soon as you can and put them in a quiet corner (a room where there is not too much traffic), while you put away your new home.

Last tip: keep an eye on your plants in the weeks following your move. Make sure the soil is not dry and give them a little attention every day.


How to move with animals?

Although you have already thought of many things for the welfare of the animal during the move, because of  instinct you need to redouble attention.

Consult your veterinarian before moving

Regardless of whether the move is by air or road, you will need to take the time to prepare, as you did when examining the movers.

You must first consult your veterinarian, especially for a move by air, indeed a health certificate will be requested by the airlines during the trip. In the same way for a trip by car it is better to consult the veterinarian because your future destination can present certain health risks proper to the regions as for the mosquitoes infected areas  for example. It is also recommended that your pet has a tattoo.

Follow some tips during the move

If you decide to keep your pet with you during the move, here are some tips to avoid incidents:

  • Ask your vet for a copy of her health record and keep it with you.
  • Avoid sedatives, especially if you are flying.
  • Put him a travel identification tag. This change will make your pet confused, he will have abnormal reactions, especially cats. So write down on this identification tag: the name of your pet, your name and full address, your phone number, and your new address.
  • Make sure to bring all the necessary things to your pet, as you will do for yours: water, food bowl, bedding, grooming equipment, medication … Also think about taking a small stock of the usual animal’s food, indeed you may not find it in your new city. A sudden change in food may cause digestive problems.

Be well informed if you move abroad.

If you are moving abroad, check the laws relating to the importation of animals into the country. Especially if you go to the United States, where the rules are very strict about animals (complete health record, possible quarantine, …), and which vary from one state to another.


How to manage the move of frozen foods?

At the time of the move, it would be better not to have any more frozen products because it is not advisable to refreeze products that have been previously removed from their place of conservation.

What to discard before moving?

Most products will not be able to travel with you. However, you can make bread that can be refrozen and some defrosted and cooked food, subject to precautions of hygiene and speed. To move them, it will be necessary to find a way to preserve all this until the destination: the insulated bags or the coolers can be a solution, provided to travel small distances over short durations. You can also opt for a good meal of departure.

Leave the food in the freezer during the move?

To avoid! During transport, it may drain water or moisture, which will damage your food but especially the rest of your property housed too close to the freezer. It is unlikely that the insurer will then understand and compensate you for the damage.

And the movers?

Attention, movers are likely to tell you that they are not supposed to take care of your fresh and frozen products. Indeed, even if they wished, they could not find a solution “hygienic” guaranteeing the preservation of your food.

Prefer to anticipate

See what you have left and set the menu for the weeks before the move to gradually empty your closets and freezer with good meals. By taking it in advance, you will have consumed your food before the big day and you will avoid any loss or waste.

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Moving personal effects from/to Thailand

The removal of his personal belongings

We still fear not to find his belongings after his move … So, you think to keep them with you. But what is the best solution?

Take them with you

You can choose not to pack them with the rest of your belongings and keep them with you. At least you are sure to find them intact after the move. However, you need to be careful if it’s about valuables. You move out by car, so be careful to hide them, where you risk finding your broken car and stolen items. Be careful, especially if your trip involves a stopover, at the hotel for example.

Pack them like the rest of your stuff

If you choose to make a box for your personal belongings, avoid putting the list on the cardboard, especially if it is about valuables. If you decide to pack your electronics, take care to protect them, and report to the movers that it is a fragile carton. And most importantly, be sure to fill it completely, to avoid the risk of sagging when loaded.

Make an inventory

If you want to place your belongings with the rest of your business, you are strongly advised to make an inventory. Thus, you will know exactly what you entrust to the movers. For your valuables, you can also ask to insure certain items, separately from the rest.

Taking pictures is also useful. Take pictures of only one item at a time and from different angles if the features of the item warrant it.

Finally, for each object, note its characteristics in a notebook:

  • The model
  • The brand
  • The serial number
  • The general description
  • The date of purchase
  • The purchase price
  • The general value of the property
  • Distinctive marks


How To get perfectly ready for an LCL shipment

When we send a sending LCL (Less than Container Load) for maritime freight, the goods have to be carefully prepared. It is essential to guard the spirit of the differences when you prepare a sending LCL from a sending FCL (Full Container Load). More precisely, provided that the sending(parcel) LCL needs a division of container, you must give a test of more prudence.

The most frequent reason for hurts in the LCL nose of load is an insufficient packing. It is important to annotate that certain insurance companies do not supply coverage in this case. This to say, a suitable packing and the search the good material is almost a science in yes. This is not a risk that you should seize. The difference between the utilization of the best and more suitable material and the one that can be a bit too much big or small it is enormous.

If you are an exporter / frequent sender, you already should know the procedure of preparation of a sending LCL. Nevertheless, if you begin to plunge exactly in the world of the exports, is here advice: before beginning to look for rates of the expedition of containers, it is advised to know what to wait and how to prepare correctly a sending LCL.

This says, in this post, we try to clarify the fundamental question of: how can I prepare correctly a sending LCL?

This question is better distributed in several factors to assure the transport of the public safety of your shipment. This includes if your goods contain fragile goods and the total number of boxes. In all that we have these answers, we must reflect this on the packing and the labeling so clearly and precisely like possibly. Certain aspects that it is necessary to take in consideration understand:


  1. Labeling

Label clearly every box with the name of the sender, the name of the addressee, the country of destination, the name of the agent of traffic, and the number of reservations.

If it is possible, label these details for every side of the box. This guarantees visibility when the goods are palletized and accumulated in the container. As the container is consolidated your load can cross diverse stages of load and of unload.

  1. Boxes and packaging

Pack all your goods inboxes. Not neither in suitcases, nor in bags or another type of container. Certain companies sell boxes specially conceived by the export. If you send delicate goods, it is recommended to fulfill first the boxes by bubbles of plastic packing to protect your goods. In addition, every box must be sealed correctly. Guard to the spirit that the boxes can be sensitive to violent movements in the course of the trip in the sea.

  1. Labeling of fragile goods

If you send fragile goods, insure itself of labeling them clearly and visibly on every box that contains fragile goods.

As the enumeration of the boxes, you can indicate it on the label of the principal box. But we recommend to him to stick a special “FRAGILE” label on the box. Place it on four sides of the box to assure the visibility whereas his box can be displaced during the process of transport.

  1. Numeration

Label every box with a number that indicates the position in relation to the total number of boxes. For example, if) sending understands 30 boxes, you must label your boxes of the following way: box n° 1 of every 30, box n ° 2 of every 30, box  n° 3 of every 30, etc.

You can include this numeration on the principal label of the box or have written it separately.

  1. Uniform packing

Have your goods uniformly and uniformly. Avoid to have a section that it exceeds too highly or has an unbalanced weight. The prices of the expedition are calculated in accordance with the cubic volume of the goods. To have a not uniform distribution might increase your volume and provoke higher costs.

Further information about how to pack by yourself, check our dedicated article: Packing by myself

  1. Labeling of nonstackable pallets

As well as mentioned, you should palletizer correctly your shipment inside the container. It is not strange that palettes are accumulated some on others. Nevertheless, you do not want to provide that your shipment is accumulated, especially if it contains fragile goods. If you want to preserve your depilated palettes, you must inform about it, your agent of traffic at the moment of the reservation. Also we recommend to label it on the boxes – on four sides of every box.

  1. Self-palletizing

The palleting of the goods generally when the goods come to the store. ** If you prefer botching this part from the process of the expedition, ensure itself of using plastic palettes or the wood treated by fumigation. This prevents the risk that the customs authorities to your port of destination reject a shipment due to the breach of the regulation.

  1. Palletizing and shipping volume

To obtain a budget of expedition LCL, you must indicate the total volume of your goods.

In all that you calculated your volume of freight and a reservation happened with your agent of traffic, you should begin to think about the palleting of your goods. Contrary to a sending FCL where the goods can move freely in a container, the container LCL is shared. This means that everything must be perfectly and correctly palletized.

Take note of this with the importance because it might concern, your volume of shipment. The palleting increases a bit the volume, so if your estimation is too tight you run the risk of not bearing supplementary costs in mind. When you measure the volume of your sending(parcel), always it bears used palettes in mind.

Further information about our packing services, check our dedicated page: Packing services.

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Five unavoidable points before you load a container

Wondering of sending goods through ocean? You already must be having in mind the complexity of the operation. Some of the most important points are paperwork, preparing the packing list and must of all the customs clearance. But many of shipping companies fail in noticing the importance of the appropriate load of the container. This is crucially unavoidable. You might fill the papers well and firmly load your container with accuracy. But if there is a problem in the container, those other efforts can be thrown in the bean. The forwarders are responsible for the packing or unload the enclosure.

In the following part, we will detail and give you some advice unavoidable to have in mind when loading a container.


One assures that the weight of your load is distributed uniformly on the surface in the soil of your container. In case your weight of the shipment unequally is concentrated, insure itself of distributing the weight with the bed clothes in the soil of the container. A heavy container an extremity and light on other one it can provoke problems of weight if the weight is too much raised on an axis. This also returns the most difficult manipulation to the port and can be dangerous up to sometimes.

To take note not to exceed the useful maximum load of the container. Habitually, the brute maximum mass of a container is of 24 000 kg (52 900 lb) for a dry container of 20 feet and of 30 480 kg (67 200 lb) for a dry container of 40 feet.

You can find the capacity of weight of every container indicated on the door of right. But annotate that this limit of weight is raised generally much more than the limit than weight authorized on the way. This says, if you load a heavy container, insure itself of checking the regulations local.


In the time, there are many factors who intervene in the moment of the planning of a date and of an hour of load. Certain things that it is necessary to guard to the spirit understand the distance to the port. When a driver takes the container, can it do the time of load? Can it return to the port before it is closed? If the response is negative, prepare itself to pay supplementary expenses in order that the trucker could store the container during the night and for supplementary days of utilization of the frame and possibly even for the supplementary truck to the port.

Cargo packing

Almost all the hurts to the shipment in a full container ensue from an insufficient packing or from an incorrect arrangement. The rammer consists not of putting at least in it so many goods as possibly. It is important to distribute the weight correctly.

Certain factors that it is necessary to consider understand the weight, the height and the type of shipment. To indicative title, do not place the humid goods over the dry shipment, because you run I am in danger of ruining your dry shipment. In agreement with the theory of the gravity, do not also place objects weighed on a lighter shipment to avoid the crushing.

Calm your load with complete certainty packing your container so narrowly as possibly. If you use of the dunnage, all the materials of blockade, of fret and of packing must be treated in conformity with the regulations of the country of destination. You also can use girths to tie the shipment in site. Take note not to put direct pressure on the door of the container. If necessary, a fence uses or a barrier to avoid the pressure.

The packing and the load of the container can seem to be rather explicit. But many people do not understand the movement who can take place inside the container during the trip of a nose.


First, you have the stamp. It is the alone thing on which the people have false ideas and the diversions of number of stamps take place more than you thinks about it. The stamp is the responsibility of the senders. Though you could come often to a trucker or to a maritime company to supply the stamp, incumbe in last instance to the senders of assuring that the number of stamp is indicated correctly on ALL the applicable documents. These principally refer to the knowledge (B / L).

A number of sealed incorrect can cause problems with the customs to the destination. This, to your return, can provoke supplementary considerable expenses. Without forgetting the expenses of delay whereas you wait. A good idea is to assure him of writing the number of the stamp and possibly even of photographing it. Once finished, formless your agent of traffic of the number of the stamp and assure that appears correctly on it (B / L. In case the numbers do not correspond, put in I contact immediately your maritime company and it inform them about the situation.


When you choose FCL, the whole space of the container is recommended to use. This means of a corner other one and of a wall to other one. If you do not have enough shipment that it is necessary to cover, it fulfills the empty spaces with dunnage of fret.

As well as for the weight, you also want to distribute your goods uniformly. That is to say that you it should not make all accumulate your shipment up to height in the back half of the container and have distributed them in the soil in the half before.


International move – How to fill your truck?

Some people choose to move without the help of professionals. If this is your case you will have to arrange the arrangement of your business in the vehicle that you rented for the occasion, to have the most space possible.

Where to start … big furniture or cartons?

The loading priority depends on the person who will advise you, there are many ways to see things. Some movers have to put the largest furniture first in the truck so that they are certain to enter the truck. Some people think instead to put the boxes first to make a wall.

You can try both solutions but know that either solution will also depend on the size of your boxes. If all your cartons are of a relatively similar size, it is probably better to put the furniture first to optimize the space. Attention do not forget to attach the cartons to not drop all your load.

Distribute the weight of your load

You will also have to think about balancing the weights in the truck so that unloading is as easy as possible. The evenly distributed weight will allow you to drive the truck more easily. The best is to put the big boxes on the sides so as to have the most room to go to the bottom of the truck.

What to do with photo frames and mirrors?

Pay careful attention to anything that is photo frame that is extremely fragile and that can break easily during a move. Wrap them with bubble wrap or put them between 2 mattresses.

Disassemble the tables

Some furniture occupy a lot of space, the tables are part of it, it is necessary if it is possible to disassemble them and pack them into spare parts. Sometimes it is too difficult to disassemble or it is not even possible to do it, put it flat in the truck to optimize the space.

Put your sofas in an upright position

As for sofas it’s another problem, do not leave them horizontally in the truck but put them vertically. The ceiling in the moving trucks is always high enough to put them in this way.

Use your shelves

For the shelves there are also 2 possibilities, either you disassemble them or if it is not possible use them to store business in the drawers. But do not leave a business, unwrapped or not put in a box, placed on these shelves, you could find them scattered throughout the truck.

Use straps

There is always the possibility that your business will deteriorate during transportation despite the fact that your business is filling the entire truck. The best solution for this is to protect the cargo with straps during transport. It must be done as and when filling the truck.

The advice we give you is the methods our teams use. You will save time, space and therefore money.


Cartons boxes on international move : the guide

At the time of the move a question always arises. Will I be able to make all my house in my packing cartons?

1- Start very early

On trunk often with the time needed to pack his stuff, it can be much longer than expected. You will often find in the cellars the easiest objects to pack. Rooms are also a good way to start. But do not start the day of the car move in the rush it may be broken. Cartons will not be as well made and will be less resistant.

2- Remove “the light”

Review the business you have in your home and ask yourself if you need to be transported to your new home. The rule is simple, if there is no sentimental value get rid of what has not been used for one or two. The quote that will be provided by the mover depends on the weight and volume, so it is essential to sort to save money. Feel free to iron in all rooms at least 2 times in time between 2 passes. Use this method to limit the number of items to bring with us. First do not hesitate to put the objects aside to come back after.

3- Label relentlessly

One mistake that many people make is to just note on the cardboard its provenance, that is, the coin does not come the objects. You wrote all its content. This really makes things easier when you know each carton when moving. Do not use the term “divers” too much, you may not find yourself.

4- One piece after another

At the moment of taking action, we advise you to completely finish the packaging of one piece before moving on to the next. Without this method you will have cartons from several different parts and the organization will not be optimal once the time of the unloading arrives.

5- Small boxes in large boxes

Whoever says small objects, says little boxes, it will better protect objects. With all these little boxes, try to put them in larger cartons. Indeed, a large cardboard will be much less easy to lose than a small cardboard.

6- Keep the administrative documents with you

The administrative documents to keep must be with you for the move or entrusted to your family to limit the risk of loss.

7- The valuables

Some valuable items such as jewelery or artwork are not transportable by the movers. In this case you need to call in specialists.

8- The last carton

When you arrive in your new apartment or new house you need in priority some things like: bathroom linen, soap, toilet paper, sheets, coffee machine, cups, kitchen utensils, pens and notepad .. C For this reason, booking the last box for this type of business can make things easier for you. Indicate on this cardboard that it is the one to load last in the truck

9- Take inventory

Make a detailed list of everything that will be loaded into the moving truck. Indeed, ask someone from the family to check on arrival each object arriving in the house. Sometimes it happens that your things are out of the truck before being delivered, often during a move abroad. Note also possible cartons that may have been damaged during transport.

10- Invest in plastic storage

Objects that will go in the attic or garage prefer to put in plastic boxes rather than cartons boxes. Thanks to this trick you avoid to have other objects to unpack. Garbage bags (very strong) are also a good solution for storing stuffed animals or other soft objects. It’s more economical.

How to prepare your meal during your international move ?

When you move, you must have a meal, and you may have many mouths to feed what is more work that you want to avoid. In order to make you satisfied and to have the mind focused on the essentials we offer you some tips as follows:

The day before the move

To avoid having to take out your kitchen utensils on D-Day, prepare cold dishes the day before the move: terrines, tabbouleh, salads, chips, quiches, cheeses, fruits, vary the pleasures. Other items to add without fail on your shopping list: coffee and drinks, essential throughout the day.

To avoid having to take out your kitchen utensils on D-Day, first prepare cold dishes on the eve of the move: such as terrines, salads, quiches, cheese, fruit, chips or ink. tabbouleh. Also, be sure not to miss some coffees and drinks that will be useful during this operation.

The morning of the move

Bread will be useful for the morning but also for all other meals. A coffee at the beginning of the day or a sweet drink and toast or biscuits will allow you to be in good shape all day. The latter may be long, you will have to take some time to nibble and regain strength to hold until the evening.


You will obviously be very hungry and dream of a good dish in sauce and a dessert “greedy”. Unfortunately, it will be more advisable to opt for a buffet: it is convenient, fast and allows everyone to eat his fill. Another solution, the delivery of pizzas: place an order, wait about an hour, and it’s ready to eat.

Drinks for a successful move!

Water: Will allow you to stay hydrated all day, it is naturally the drink to be preferred during an effort, however its low energy contributions.

Coffee: Here is the ideal drink for energy so you do not run out of it all day, by providing enough thermos you will be good all day long.

Sweet drinks such as fruit juice or sodas will delight the greediest of you.

Alcoholic beverages: must be prohibited because of the effects provoked such as the tiredness or the effect of “legs cut”

Eating during the move: be efficient and practical

For your meal, be practical do not clutter the silverware, a simple tablecloth and disposable cutlery and paper towels will do the trick, you can then throw them directly in the trash bag. Bring aluminum or plastic wrapping to keep leftovers and take them to your new home. also think about watching your watch: we ring the bell and we go back!


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Communication is important, which is why we strive to discuss in the most suitable way for you!

From the moving quotation to the expatriation

Reread the bill of his mover

It is never very pleasant and yet you will have to adjust the bill according to the services provided by the moving company. To get as well prepared as possible, you will find some tips that will help you know what to expect!

Invoice removal: the information concerning you

On the invoice, you will be able to read your details as well as the references of the signed order or quote number written. The mover must also indicate the details and nature of the services and their location and amount. It may happen that there is over-billing on certain items so be careful Normally, the mover must have informed you of any overruns. If they were consistent, he surely made you sign additional quotes.

The indications concerning the mover

With regard to the moving company, the invoice must include the mandatory information, ie the identity of the company, its address, its registration number in the commercial register, its NAF or APE code, and finally its Siret number. This information is essential because it could be useful to you in case of recourse or litigation.

Moving: Unexpected amounts

If you find additional invoiced amounts, make sure to check their origin and if these amounts correspond to a real benefit. It can be insurance, parking authorization, or services included in the main estimate.

How to pay for a move

As a general rule, it should be known that the settlement of a move is made by the payment of a deposit upon signature of the estimate and the balance of the settlement immediately the move completed. These deposits generally represent 30% of the amount of the move. Their payment commits you to the choice of the mover and their amount is not usually returned to you in case you change your mind. You can then ask the company for a paid invoice and recover it after the payment.

You can give a financial reward to the movers if you feel that the service provided was up to your expectations.


Moving: costs to remember

To avoid crumbling under a mountain of bills to settle, the best thing to do is to anticipate your possible expenses by listing and evaluating their costs.
Do not forget to anticipate the expenses that will take place before, during and after your move, the costs are many, better not to forget!
Payment of the deposit to the mover
In practices found at the majority of movers, you will have to pay a deposit of 30%, this deposit is intended to formalize the collaboration and commitment between you and the company providing the service.


You have to pay the taxes of your old home the taxes for your old residence.
If your property tax payments are monthly, please contact the treasury accountant closest to your new place of residence with the details of the cash flow related to your old home for which you had taken out a monthly payment contract.
In case you are not paid, you will pay the taxes of your new home the taxes related to your new home.
To calculate the amount of taxes, you will need to contact the tax office in your new home.

The agency fees, and the amount of the deposit requested by your landlord

As part of a rental, the amount of the deposit represents 1 month of rent to which you will have to add the payment of the first rent.
Regarding the agency fees, they are calculated according to the surface of the housing sold, and in some cases, they represent 1 to 2 months of rent

The hidden costs of a move

  • Administrative costs related to the cancellation and reopening of telephone lines, electricity, Internet access provider …
  • The cost of the transfer of mail to your new place of residence
  • Purchases of new equipment related to a larger area, household appliances …


When is the right time for an international move?

Many things to think about, phone calls to make, big planning to manage: all the reasons that would make you regret having enjoyed improvising your move. A little anticipation and the choice of the right period for the D-Day, that is (almost) all it takes !

When to move?

The summer period remains the time of the year most popular for a move. Week starts and middles of the months too! To avoid these periods, do not organize your departure during the school holidays and even less in the months of July and August. During the week, please note that availability is higher.

The time to be expected before the big day of the move

In the so-called period of calculation, a reasonable month of time, because you obviously have a large number of formalities to perform, professional, administrative, or family. If you move in peak periods, it is longer.

The time of the quote

Plan in advance that you will be asked for quotes if you want to get an idea of the market price. Rather than make an estimate over the phone, you can meet a consultant who will set the conditions for your move.

And how much does a move cost?

The cost of your move depends on several criteria. Before making an estimate, the movers will first ask you some questions:

  • The distance between your arrival point and your starting point
  • The volume in m3 to move.
  • The chosen formula: economic (packaging, unpacking at your expense) or all-inclusive.

To change the region can represent a cost of 4,000 euros.

Save in connection with your moving date

During the high season, from mid-June to mid-September, the most requested period, prices are 30 to 40% higher than during the rest of the year. Using a less congested period, you can save between 20% and 25% and enjoy more flexibility in service.

How to choose your moving truck?

There are several criteria to consider before choosing your moving truck. Indeed, their dimensions are very variable and their conditions of use. Knowing the different solutions will save you time and money.

Which truck to choose?

The dimensions of the truck to rent varies in m3 and it is up to you to judge the necessary capacity for your furniture and your cartons. There are trucks of small capacity, 7 to 10 cbm, which is equivalent to a studio of about 30 m² or about sixty cartons. Large trucks range from 11 to 22 m² and can hold the equivalent of 80 cartons.

A move at what price?

Prices vary greatly depending on the rental company of the moving truck and the proposed vehicles. Most of them offer to make quotes online, this is the best way to make sure you get the best price. Be careful to specify the number of kilometers covered.

Moving services and more

Among the rental companies, some will offer you additional services: the help of movers, the driver of the truck, a place of storage, gas costs supported … This is not systematic but it is you can find the best option to save some money. Again, before choosing, consider asking for a quote. This will allow you to compare different offers.

To move without return?

All car rental companies do not offer it, but you may only be able to purchase a truck rental for the “outbound” journey of your move. In fact, you will not have to bring the truck back to the rental company or pay the cost of return. So save time and money.

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Moving guide | From departure to arrival

How to sort items before the move?

You no longer need it, you will not have the place, you want to change … So many reasons that can push you to get rid of some of your furniture and personal effects Objects, clothing and furniture useless to move.

If you have objects or furniture to throw, it is not a question of giving up on the spot because they will not necessarily be appreciated by the future inhabitants and it is certainly not for them to get rid of it! So, either you offer them to some of your loved ones, or you think the poorest by taking the time to bring them to a charity (as Emmaus for example). You can also organize a sale type storage, you just need to inquire with your municipality for permits and terms. You also have the possibility to organize an auction. Your first step will be to use a notary. More information on the website of the Chambre des Notaires.

Built-in furniture: difficult to move. Most of the time, houses are sold or rented with built-in furniture. If you are a tenant, they do not appeal to you, so you have to give them back. If you are an owner, you are obviously free to go with them but they will certainly be difficult to pick up. In addition, you risk damaging them and making them unusable. Perhaps it would be better to propose to the future occupant of your home to buy them back. Make sure that you take care of the disconnections because the movers are not required to take care of them. As for bulbs or small luminaries, it is rare that they are transported to their new home.

Before your arrival

If you move into rented accommodation, you must check whether furniture or appliances are included or not. Leaving the premises, you will see what are the equipment already on-site and those to bring with you. If you change the lighting, be sure to keep the original fixtures and put them back in place when you leave the area. Check what you really care to keep, sentimental attachment can sometimes outweigh the utility!

Upon your arrival

As you move in, you risk falling on books, games, or other objects that are not yours; put them aside, and then return them to their owners.


How to prepare your home appliance for the move?

There are some things you need to do when you want to move your appliances. This is especially important for products that need water in their operation.

Actions before the move

You have to prepare for moving your home appliances by emptying all the contents of your refrigerator and defrosting the freezer. Do not forget to dry your products to avoid the smell after transport. To avoid the rush during the move take the time to clean up your products in advance. For white household appliances clean with bleach and prefer white vinegar for stainless steel products.

Anticipate disconnections

Do not forget to unplug all your electrical appliances because the movers are not required to do so. If you have a washing machine or a dishwasher make sure that they are completely dry before transport. You will need to remove the outlets and outlets. If you want to transport your oven empty the grids and the contents of the oven drawer, to have the method to follow use the instructions of your oven.

Secure your devices before moving

You may have older or older appliances that can be dangerous depending on their condition. To give you an example, in a washing machine the tub must be stabilized with sockets that you had to purchase. And so as not to lose any parts, but all the hoses in the machine. You must be informed about the transport precautions of each of your machines.

Loading in the moving truck

When loading your moving truck, first put appliances in. Indeed, their rectangular shapes will better optimize the space of the truck.

If damage there is … after the move

Often excluded from insurance coverage, electrical damage is possible. The only damages that are included, are the apparent damage when it is proven that they come from the moving operations.

Once the move is completed

It is often advisable to let your appliances sit at least 24 hours after transport. As you are told in the article above, electrical damage is not included in the insurance.

And the food then?

If you still have some food left in your old house you will not have the opportunity to transport them in the truck to your new home. With the remains of these foods it is better to have a meal during the moving day to thank your friends who help you and the movers.

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How to move your small valuables?

If you are about to move, you need to ask yourself what you are going to do with your jewelry, paperwork or money. To avoid taking risks, follow these tips.

Inform taxes of change of address

  • Be careful when discussing the location of your valuables. Fewer people will know, the more the secret will be well kept.
  • List all your items. Take a picture of them, indicate on the back of each photo their value, and if possible staple the purchase invoice. Check that your items are well insured and that the insurance is still valid.
  • If you do not change your region, it would be ideal to deposit your items in the safe in a safe during the period of the move and recover them later.
  • For more cumbersome valuables such as paintings, it is better to give them to your friends or family during the move.
  • Never leave original documents under the responsibility of the movers. They could mislead them.
  • If you have a small safe, do not use it. Although it is very robust, it could be stolen or put away during the move and opened later.
  • If you decide to put less valuable items in packaging boxes, protect them against any risk of deterioration: high temperature, fire, prolonged contact with water and especially grinding due to the weight of another box.

And remember, the fewer things you have to move, the faster your installation will be. Take advantage of your move to sort and sell or “abandon” some items stored for a very long time in your cellar.


Tips – How to reassemble your furniture after an international move

Relocations are often long and exhausting, but this is only one step in the process of moving house. Then you have to put all your furniture back together. Some moving companies offer this service, but does it really interesting?

And if we talked a little about dismantling furniture

It may be that you yourself bear the costs of dismantling furniture that will reduce your bill to the mover. In the following article you will find some tips.

The smaller pieces of furniture do not have to be disassembled on when you can make them go through the door or that you can carry them easily.

If you have to dismantle the furniture, reassembly will be simpler if you indicate the respective positions of each element. A reconstruction plan can also be an idea. But during a move you must remove all the doors of your house or apartment, the furniture will pass better. When dismantling a piece of furniture you must start with the drawers otherwise you may end up with a pile of wood from this piece of furniture!

When your furniture is finally removed, do not forget to keep and group the screws in a small bag. One bag per piece of furniture is essential to not be mistaken and to reverse everything. Mix your screws and it’s certain that you end up with furniture impossible to mount!

In which situations entrusted the disassembly and reassembly of its furniture

If you move abroad the movers will not necessarily be the same at the beginning and the end. That’s why we advise you to put the furniture up yourself. Indeed, for the simplest furniture they will have no particular problems, but for the most “complicated” furniture, they will give up quickly and force things by breaking even some furniture.

If you have the same movers at the beginning and at the end of the moving process, you can very well entrust them with this task. The price of your move will be impacted but do not hesitate to request a quote for this service. It is also possible to request this service on only some furniture, the heaviest and most delicate. Moreover with the insurance of movers you are covered on the possible breakage of your furniture.

Some tips for reassembly

If you followed our previous advice then you must have a plan for reassembling your furniture. Consult it and get all the necessary material. Begin the reassembly by following the steps:

  • we start with the structure while remaining on the ground,
  • we insert the shelves always on the ground,
  • we put the furniture back up,
  • we reinstate the doors and drawers.

Finally, if you have a small handyman skill and a little time it will not be a problem, if it is not the case, entrust this task to the movers.


Disassemble your furniture before moving

When you make a quote estimate for your move you will be able to benefit for the optional dismantling and reassembly service. You can of course choose to do it yourself, in any case it will be necessary for you to know what to disassemble or not.

Disassembly post-move, ok but what?

All your furniture may not deserve to be dismantled and reassembled indefinitely, and would probably not support it. If some of your furniture can be moved safely, transport it as it is, without disassembling it; antique furniture, for example, does not support dismantling and reassembling.

Do you fancy yourself?

If you decide to dismantle some furniture yourself, consider preserving the screws, for example by storing them in a small bag that you attach or tap into a drawer. Look carefully at the way you do the disassembly keeping in mind that you will also have to put the same furniture together.

Space to predict?

If you are going to dismantle important pieces of furniture, first of all plan for a suitable place to move.

Weaknesses to indicate

If it is the movers who take care of the dismantling of your furniture, remember to indicate the weaknesses, collages, cracks that would have been formerly done. So, you will limit the extra damage. They are in principle obliged to indicate their weaknesses, but we must remain vigilant.


Carton boxes for your international move

You have to organize yourself to find everything when you’ll settle down. In order to not forget any object, make sure to organize yourself for the packing of your goods.

The material to be provided during a move

You will need boxes in quantity during your move. Be sure to pack them with strong and thick adhesive tapes. The use of bubble wrap, foam or corrugated cardboard will be required to pack your most fragile items. In order to find you in this mountain of boxes and cardboard uniforms, marker or labels will help you to identify the contents

Room after room during the move

Make it easier for you to move by numbering your boxes and indicating the room where the content comes from. By packing your stuff piece by piece, you will avoid mixing items from different pieces in one carton.

Marker in hand

You can also note the name of the room from which the object comes from in the box and add a description of what’s in this room. Annotate “Fragile” on each side of the box on each carton containing fragile items.

Inside the moving carton

Your cartons will be shaken during the move: to prevent the content to move too much, fill them compactly. Be careful, you have to be able to lift them: avoid putting heavy things on it, alternate with light objects or clothes, and especially make sure that the heavier objects are always at the bottom of your boxes.

Last-minute cards on the day of the move

Some things are still hanging around but you do not really know which boxes to put them in: keep a few empty boxes “holdall” to put the items that drag and those that you use every day. You will probably have to unpack them first when you arrive.


How to move dangerous products?

When you want to move dangerous products, it is important to know the rules of transport for each family of products. Indeed handling dangerous products is a delicate operation that requires very important safety rules.

What are the RDD?

RDD is grouped into four categories: corrosive, flammable, explosive, and toxic. Painting, batteries, gasoline, corrosive gardening products, glue, pool products for example.

Moving dangerous products during a move?

It is necessary to handle dangerous products with great care because they are in most cases dangerous for the environment. When transporting the perfect location is in the back in strong boxes. It is still necessary to pay attention to the fact that these products remain stable in the cartons. It is also obviously forbidden to smoke during their handling.

Special cases of gas and mercury

If you move a gas such as propane, your vehicle must be well maintained. Also be careful that the product is tight and held upright. If you carry mercury, it must be placed in a sealed and covered with water to prevent fumes.

When you have to move gases such as propane, the management of the vehicle must be irreproachable. If you carry mercury you must be ensured that the gas is in a tightly sealed package.

Management of dangerous products on arrival

They will have to be put in a new storage area. It is best to keep them in their original packaging and buy only what you need in order to not create an accumulation of these dangerous products. They should be kept in a cool, dry and ventilated place. The gases must be kept outdoors throughout the year.

How to get rid of these RDD before moving?

It is not necessary to let these products hang around because the municipalities have instructions to recover them. Town halls also often set up a recycling service for dangerous products, it is necessary to contact them in order to know the different modalities of the service.

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Communication is important, which is why we strive to discuss in the most suitable way for you!

International move with children

Facilitate the removal of children

Relocations are sometimes painful times for children. We will in this article give some tips to ease the misfortune of your children.

Organizer a departure party

A last party with all their friends at the same time. With this party, your children will be able to say goodbye to their friends and the people they left in their old city. Avoid organizing this party at the last moment so that it takes place in a good atmosphere rather than in an atmosphere of sadness before departure.

Create a souvenir poster

Keep home memories, photos, videos, it’s important that your children remember their old home. Make a photo poster before the move and hang it in their new room in the new house.

Do not change everything

Children have their own little rhythms and do not like to force the heat exchanger. The move is already a big change for them, it is accompanied by a great challenge. So finding the old habits in the new house will be very important to them.

Help them to re-build

If you have the opportunity to reserve a playroom at the games in the new house. Remember to keep boxes, kids love to play with to make huts. With all these boxes he can do his own new home.

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Your child refuses to move

Having reached the majority, your child does not want to follow you. This saddens you, but you respect his choice, your goal is to help him accept this change despite your own move.

Understand his decision to not move

This is called an unforeseen, neither you nor your child planned this separation. Being at the initiative of this move, and your child being of age, it is difficult for you to force him, himself being at the very beginning of his adult life: beginning of college, friends, and other relationships.

Help him in his approach

Another task that adds to your move. You will need to start thinking about your child’s housing, advise him on everything that awaits him later!

The tasks to do before your move

Do not forget housing insurance for your child, he will need it. It will also be necessary to think of the steps with the “CAF”. Parents must be guarantors of his new home, also to sign the papers. For the change of address, it is enough just to inform the Post office, and the various institutes such as the faculty, the bank, the mobile operator, the employer, etc.

Follow your teenager

Even if he understands the duty and importance of autonomy he may have trouble handling everything. Do not hesitate to talk to him often on the phone or via Skype. Show interest in his new life, reassure him if there is any concern. Creating a blog will allow you to keep in touch with your friends by posting pictures often. If your new place of residence is not too far away feel free to see each other and share meals at least once a week for example.


Teenage crisis and moving

There is a good chance that your teenager is going through relatively painful times, from the announcement of departure to integration and the newfound stability.

All along, you will need to find ways to motivate him and help him leave his environment and reinvest in a new environment with new relationships.

The announcement of the move

Do not expect your teenager to understand and react with enthusiasm: he will show you his discontent, and will isolate himself. Choose the right time to talk to him, prepare your speech, do not try to convince but explain with understanding. If he is attached to his environment, he will keep you responsible for the upheaval he is going to imagine going through.

The time of acceptance

The situation is not easy for you either, but you must keep this for yourself or your teen may not understand your decision. As for his anger, face, and be patient. Listen to him if he needs to speak, consult him for some decision-making, get him actively involved in the relocation process.

Before moving in

It will take him time to say goodbye to his friends, go out with them in his favorite places. Try to make your teenager realize that moving does not mean that he will lose touch with his previous life: his friendships can last, and he can also practice in his new city, activities and sport that were dear to him.

The first months after moving

You may find the first months difficult because your teenager will go through a period when he will have to find an identity within a group, be accepted in his new school, set new goals. Emphasize your youth, encourage him by trying to open his eyes to the different opportunities available to him, and show him that he can count on you.

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Communication is important, which is why we strive to discuss in the most suitable way for you!

Guide to expat job in Thailand

Siam-Relocation Useful Guide to Expats Job in Siam Nation

Thailand is such a nice place to live that naturally there are many people who do not want to wait until they retire to move here. However, the labor market is not completely open to foreigners. Working in Thailand legally as an expatriate needs a work permit, correct visas, and the Thai government placed restrictions on the types of jobs available to foreigners. Well, when you look for lists of jobs, everything you see who specifies Thai national “does not do so because the employer is racist, but rather because the legal requirements for a work permit will not be met by this job. In Thailand, which requires maternal language skills, such as teaching English, they are the easiest to find, however, there is a wide range of expatriate jobs if you know where to look.

One thing that must be noted at the time of the search for a job in Thailand is discrimination based on age and sex is not illegal and very common in fact. Often, you will see a list of employment with something “as a woman under 30” or “man 25 +”. Sometimes, you will see very restrictive requirements such as a control and 5 years of experience, but you must be under 30 years old, and you can not refrain from asking yourself how you can find candidates to answer the bill. Since you can not do anything to change this, you just have to ignore job offers in which you may not correspond to your specific needs. Doing otherwise would be just a waste of time.

Where to Find Expat Jobs in Thailand?

Here is a list of good places on the web to look for expat jobs in Thailand no matter what field you are interested in:


The tourism industry is a big part of the Thai economy. Certain jobs in tourism, such as tour guides, are reserved for Thai citizens. However, there are numerous stands in high-end hotels open to foreigners. In particular, there is a demand for people with good experience and qualifications in hotel management and those with experience.

Customer service

If you speak good language, you can find a job in customer service or marketing, whether working in a call center. The native speakers of many European languages ​​are in demand for these posts. The list includes German, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Greek, Belgian and Polish. Native issuers of Asian languages ​​such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean can also find this type of work. The salary is not going to be very high, and we can ask him to work in the middle of the night because it is the day in the country where the clients are. Depending on the exact nature of the work, this can also be quite demoralizing to deal with clients opposed to the phone on a regular basis. Many of these jobs offer a valid work permit and a visa to stay in Thailand, however, because if you have the right temperament and language skills, it might be interesting to examine.

Diving instructor

If you have a PADI Professional Association of Diving Instructors certification, there are numerous possibilities to work in Thailand as a diving instructor. The minimum level of certification that you would need to work as a diving instructor would be the PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course).

The amount of money that you can make as a submersion teacher depends on the location and is also temporary. The salary will be more promoted to Koh Phi Phi than in Phuket, but the cost of living is also more promoted. There is a low season from May to October when there will be fewer clients and opportunities. The instructors who will have good competitions for sale will be able to earn more on the commissions. Well, according to the location, the competitions and according to the season, an instructor could earn 30 to 80,000 baht per month.

There is also a demand for submersion instructors with various language skills. Those who usually speak German, French, Russian, or Mandarin may be in a position to find work more easily and obtain higher wages.

Many diving instructors take the risk of working illegally with a tourist visa, without a work permit. Certain submersion stores will sponsor a work permit and a visa for experienced instructors, but due to the temporary nature of the employment, many do not. Instructors who want to work legally usually go through a lawyer to create a Thai joint-stock company in order to obtain a work permit. Many found it easier to work without a work permit on the small islands because immigration is on the continent. About Phuket however, a work permit is more than a necessity. Whatever it is, it is always preferable to have a work permit.

The vast majority of diving centers want to hire someone who is already in Thailand. Simply sending a lot of emails will probably not benefit you very far. It is better if you can come to the store in person, with your CV. in hand, and talk to the director face to face. Many divers come from the crowd of the party, and their future employer could not be so eager to hire a rabid alcoholic. Then, distinguish yourself as a responsible individual when you look for work. Did you dress politely and do your best to cover the tattoos. You can be offered to freelance work only at the beginning. Pull the best of your chances by proving that you are reliable, and the greatest things will come to meet you.


Let’s start with the most obvious and most important job market in Thailand for expatriates from Western countries – the teaching of English. Elementary schools, secondary schools, professional colleges and universities across the country need English-speaking teachers to fill posts in their classes. In addition to the English language courses, international schools and other private schools with English immersion programs require English-speaking teachers for other subjects such as mathematics and science, taught in English.

You will probably not be rich as an English teacher in Thailand. The starting salaries can vary from 25-50K baht per month for a full-time job. Teachers of international schools with a B.Ed. and several years of experience (experiment) in teaching the chosen subject could do much more. Many teachers earn money (silver) by giving private courses to students. Their “teaching hours” can only be from 20 to 25 hours a week, but the vast majority of schools demand that their teachers be in school for 40 hours a week, with extra time devoting to the preparatory work and other activities such as to gather the assembly of tomorrow.

To work legally as teaching in Thailand, you must obtain a teacher’s permit, a work permit, and a non-immigrant “B” visa. If the school that hires you up is midway, they will adjust to regulate this whole process for you. All you have to do is supply all the documents you need, sign your name everywhere you have to go, and go on the visa for a Thai embassy or consulate in a neighboring country when it comes time to get the visa. The minimum required to work in Thailand as an English teacher is usually to have a baccalaureate from a 4-year university, although the diploma can be in any domain – you do not need to be in education or in English. Have a B.Ed. It would be more useful, and so would have a recognized TEFL certificate.

You must provide your bachelor’s degree and your original notes extracts with you. A growing number of schools also ask for a background check of their country of origin, so it would be a good idea to prepare one before going to Thailand. It could be a small problem, but it is a good sign that schools are beginning to ask for this. There were too many stories in the news about the bad apples that are made by teachers in order to attack children. Eliminating them from the labor market will help to improve the image of foreign teachers in general.

Thailand is a very popular place for people to get their TEFL certification (teaching English as a foreign language). There are a certain number of 4 week, 120 hour TEFL courses,  (accredited 4-week, 120-hour TEFL courses)  in places such as Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai. Many of these courses promise an aid for the placement in case of success. For many young university graduates who want to live and work abroad, a realistic plan is to save a few thousand dollars, to come to Thailand for a TEFL training course and to start teaching immediately afterward.

When you apply for teaching jobs in Thailand, your appearance truly counts. The waiters should wear a tie and a long-sleeved shirt with appropriate pants and shoes because that is what you should wear at work. A chic suit for professional women in Thailand would be a long-sleeved height, a skirt on the knee, and shoes that cover her toes. Teachers are considered as role models in society, so you should look and act as such. Most of the posts of teachers are located in the great metropolitan region of Bangkok, but can be found in each city  is a very good resource to find teaching jobs and find out more about what you are going to do.

Native speakers of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, and other languages ​​can also find employment in Thai schools. The Chinese in particular see an increased demand as more and more schools add Chinese programs. Many Thais who work in the tourism sector must interact daily with Chinese issuers. A good Chinese teacher would have numerous opportunities for private tutoring to earn extra money.


The head chef is another position that foreigners often meet in the best hotels and restaurants in Bangkok. You will probably need about 5 years of experience to be seriously considered for one of these positions.

Small business owner

Many men lost a small fortune buying a beer bar or a restaurant in Thailand after falling in love with the country and thought it would be an easy way to stay long term. If a small business earned for the owner, you must ask yourself why they would want to sell it to you. Well, in general, it’s not a good idea to rush into buying a company or even start a news story in Thailand, except if you have a previous experience of this type of company and know in what you commit

This being said, owning a Thai company can be a relatively easy way for a foreigner with extra funds saved to obtain a work permit and a long-term visa. The main stipulation is that the company must have at least four Thai employees for the foreign owner to obtain a work permit. Another point that matters is that the foreigner – in the vast majority of cases – can only own up to 49% of the company. They must therefore find an arrangement with the Thai shareholders.

If you are determined to repeat a small existing company in Thailand, then you might be in a position to find a diamond in the raw state to Sunbelt Asia.


There are many opportunities for expats working in the domain of technology. The vast majority of online jobs for Thai computer companies will be located in Bangkok. Linkedin is a good resource to stay up to date on new jobs as soon as they become available. Among the most sought-after competencies, we cite the development of Android and iOS mobile applications, the development of PHP backend, and Javascript for web development backend and front-end.

Paying for a senior software or a Bangkok Web developer could be as high as 100 000 baht per month. It’s pretty good for Thai standards, but nothing compared to what you would earn to work in the United States or in the United Kingdom to do the same job. The good thing about software or Web development, however, is that it is usually possible to work 100% remotely. For example, if you are currently working for an American company, you could see if they would be willing to let you go to Thailand and continue your work here. Work permits are granted only to employees of Thai companies, but there is a way to circumvent this problem and stay on the good side of the law.

A similar option is available for those who work as software developers and independent programmers. Rather than working under the radar of a tourist visa – with all the stress and uncertainty – you can work legally in Thailand if you get a work permit. This is an excellent option for those who like the autonomy of freelance work, but also the stability to have a work permit, a one-year visa, subsidized government health care, and a fiscal house in order that you could avoid paying the high tax of your country of origin. A relevant diploma and 2 years of experience or at least 5 years of experience in your domain are the main minimum requirements in order to obtain a work permit using this program.

For further information about it, check our dedicated article: Digital nomad

Hotel manager

If you have the necessary education and several years of hotel management to your assets, you could be in a position to find a job working for one of the big hotels in Bangkok. The 5-star resorts of Phuket, Samui, and other beaches may also interest you.

Freelance writer

Freelance writing is another one of these jobs that you can do from anywhere. He already has a strong demand for authors of articles by website owners who need quality content to attract people to their websites via search Google. The salary for freelance writing is usually based on the number of words, and the amount you earn per article is usually not much, in large part due to a flow of writers from India, Pakistan, and the Philippines. However, there are numerous clients who are deeply concerned about the quality of the writing and are willing to pay a higher price for Anglophone writers from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In any case, being able to write quickly is the most important competition, because the faster you can write more articles you can produce per hour of work.

Besides that, writing coherently, grammatically correct, in an attractive style, and with few spelling mistakes will follow a long way. The other essential point is to follow the client’s instructions to the letter. They probably have specific SEO (Search Engine Optimization) goals as the content that you are going to write for them, and these should be respected. HireWriters.  is one of the largest online platforms for independent writing. You can also find independent jobs on

As for the job writing that is specific in Thailand, you can usually find open jobs by seeing in the ads by Craigslist Thailand.

Certain people can earn their bread by writing a travel blog, but realistically, it is harder to appear there. You must have numerous readers and subscribers to your social media and subscription lists by email before you can expect to see real money to write a blog.

In all cases, it is unlikely that you could get a work permit as a writer in Thailand, unless you work for a press agency or magazine that would give you a full-time stable employment.


The numerous NGOs (non-governmental organizations) are active in Thailand. The vast majority are based in Bangkok or in the city of Chiang Mai. These posts are often temporary and operate for a certain number of years for which they have been financed. They are so usually specific enough in their demands of experience, with several years of assistance to the development before working a minimum common requirement. Control of the Thai language can be a considerable advantage if you apply for an NGO position. For American citizens looking for a way to open up in this line of work, a good place to start would be USAid. As soon as you have the experience in the domain of the development assistant, you will have much stronger qualifications to take a specific position for an NGO in Thailand or in another country. A maid is recharged for the current development assistance positions available in Thailand is the job listings.


Large companies based in Thailand will sometimes have openings for electrical engineers or mechanical engineers. These are generally not entry-level jobs. It is not worth it for a Thai company to invest in the hiring of a foreign engineer, unless this foreigner brings them a great experience. However, if you are a cheated engineer looking for a new opportunity and looking for a new direction in life, then it would be useful to look for engineering jobs in Thailand for which you could be qualified.


If you currently work for a large multinational company, there is a possibility that they had a division located in Bangkok. If this is the case, you can request a transfer to come to work in Thailand. This can be a good situation because the salary is usually on the same scale as the salary you earn in your country of origin. However, the cost of living in Thailand is much lower, since you will be in a position to do more with your money and to take advantage of Thailand at the same time.

If you are not currently working for such a company, you may try to harass a Thai-based job in any way according to your education and your experience.

Staff of the embassy/consulate

Foreign nations employ many foreign personnel in their embassies and consulates in Thailand. Your best bet for one of these jobs in Thailand would be to check near the embassy of your nationality for more information about job offers. American citizens should consult, which has lists of government jobs, not only in the United States, but anywhere in the world as well. You can search job offers by location, which makes it very easy to see what is currently available in Thailand. These jobs will all be very well paid, in particular, according to Thai standards. You are going to need experience and competencies, of course, but there are some possibilities that something is available in your domain of work – this certainly makes you look a lot. So, if you get bored with your current position and want a big change, why not see what is available?

Director of Finance

A position often available in large companies in Bangkok is Finance and Accounting Manager. You will need to have strong accounting skills and experience to pull one of these jobs. If you get, you will be rewarded with a salary that makes it very comfortable to live in Thailand.

Translator / Interpreter

Another possibility of employment is as a translator or interpreter. For example, many Japanese companies have manufacturing factories in Thailand that need interpreters who usually speak Thai and Japanese. The majority of these jobs go to Thais who studied intensely a foreign language, but if it happens you were multilingual with Thai and another useful language, then it would be interesting to look for a job as an interpreter.

Thai “work permit”


Why working in Thailand could be the best decision of your life?

In the past, people choose more and more the way of the independent work. Thanks to the power of the Internet. More and more Web developers, programmers, and graphic designers choose to move completely and to make a new house in their dream location. For many, Thailand, with its hot climate, its white-sand beaches and its relaxed culture, is a paradisiac house. Here is some of the main reasons why working in Thailand can be the best decision to take.

Go out of the cold

Let us face things: the winters in the North of Europe and in the numerous regions of the United States can be downright rough. The cold and the snow can be bad, but what is even more depressing, it is a long morning route evening and in total darkness. As a tropical country, the coldest day in Thailand is probably the equivalent of a soft autumn or spring day where you come. In addition, a position closer to the equator pulls(entails) a less variable variation of the hours of the day. The seasonal depression due to the lack of sunlight is a real problem for the people living in numerous countries worldwide, but not for whoever lives in Thailand.

Live a healthier lifestyle

Of restaurants in America do not encourage a healthy diet. Besides, the diets of a lot of people are heavy in carbohydrates, fats, and sugars. The television due to the lack of nothing better to make.

On the other hand, a regime of most of the Thai cooking can be rather delicious. Fresh vegetables are used in the preparation of numerous dishes, and they tend to be a good balance of interest – especially if you like spicy food. Thailand also has an abundance of cheap fresh fruit to take advantage, so that you will never miss vitamins. If you like organic cooking, vegetarian or vegan, you will find numerous markets and local restaurants for products or very affordable meals.

The hot weather also contributes to encourage a more active lifestyle. For example, you can find an apartment with an outside swimming pool to be used all year long.

Reduce your stress

The tourists stream in Thailand in large numbers to take advantage of relaxing sunny holidays with the a few days of holidays which they are authorized to use every year. Why not take advantage of the advantages of a slow rhythm of life all the time by working in Thailand and by making of your house?

You want to cross your holidays with walks in the motorcycle of leisure activities through the green hills or to be lazy under coconut palms by the sea? It is easy to make if you live in Thailand.

Obtain more for your money

One of the best aspects of the lifestyle independent from the place is the géoarbitrage. Fundamentally, it means taking advantage of differences of currencies and of cost of living in various countries to take advantage or take advantage of a better quality of life. When you work for customers in the United States or in Europe, charge the price list  in dollars or in euros for your services then spend him in Thai Thai. You can make much more with your money that you would make him at your home All these advantages and more make that the cost of living in Thailand is rather low when you cross figures with regard to the western lifestyle.

Travel in fascinating places

The life is short and the world is a big place with many surprising things to be seen and to be experimented with. To live and to work in Thailand puts you in an excellent position to explore all that the South-East Asia has to offer. The vast complex of temples of Angkor Wat, the best beaches of surfing of Bali, and the regional financial centers of Hong-Kong and Singapore are all accessible with fast local flights. Why spend all the holidays of summer in the even old hut in wood while you could make of the dive with coral reefs or explore the antique ruins in the jungle?

Be made of new friends

Thailand is a destination of choice for people of all around the world. By living in Thailand, you will be lucky enough to widen your horizons and to make new friends with people of all the continents and all the horizons of the life. The local Thais are very welcoming and interested to meet foreigners. A lot of people who crossed a long period in Thailand continued to build long-lasting friendships with the inhabitants, some even found love of their life.

Make work in Thailand?

At the moment, you could say ” the Thailand rings well! Register me! ” Then, how you do go to re-be located to work in Thailand? It allows you to remain quiet by knowing that you work in Thailand 100 % legally. It also places you in the heart of individuals’ community sharing the same ideas and coming from two dozens different countries which came to live and to work in Thailand for similar reasons on yourself.


Moving to Thailand

What is an Expatriate ?

An expatriate is an individual residing in a country other than his or her own. In everyday language, it is generally used to refer to highly qualified professionals who establish themselves abroad for professional reasons.
The expatriate is a special category of emigrants. He may be expatriated for personal, family, or professional reasons, whether for studies, career prospects, or desires for discovery. In everyday language, the term “expatriate” generally refers to a Western person holding the nationality of A developed country and working overseas because of its globally recognized skills.

Why should we expatriate in Thailand?

If Thailand is a paradise for vacationers, it is also a destination of choice for expatriates. Pleasant living environment, reasonable cost of living, and cultural richness are the main assets that attract these new nomads. Nevertheless, some precautions should be taken and a good preparation should be made so that this exceptional period of personal and professional life is a real success.

What should we know about a move?

The success of an expatriation project depends to a large extent on good preparation. Before your departure from your hometown, it is important to apply for a visa for Thailand from the consular representation of the country. The validity of a long-term visa is 12 months maximum, you will probably have to renew it each year. However, it should be noted that visa renewal procedures are not always easy with the Immigration.

Another important step before embarking on the plane is to find an accommodation. Prices per square meter are very affordable compared to the Hexagon, sometimes up to seven times cheaper. For example, it costs 350 € to rent a studio of 35 m² fully furnished in the city of Bangkok. Those who leave with their family can rent a house of 3 to 4 rooms for 60 000 to 100 000 baths monthly, between 1 600 € and 2 600 €.

The cultural wealth of the country is reflected in the mixture of traditions, religious customs, and monarchy, giving rise to splendid temples and palaces. Apart from its superb architectural achievements, it is also reflected in dance and theater, whose performances are inspired by those of its Khmer neighbors, Mon and Indians. An expatriation in Thailand offers the opportunity to discover this new culture and to imbibe the way of life of the local population.

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International move when you don’t have a job

For each move it is better to already have a job to be able to leave serenely. In this article we will give you some tips for before moving.

Only move if you have saving

The search for a job often takes time, and your first salary does not arrive right away in your pockets. To compensate for this period when money does not come in, it is essential to put money aside.

It is very important to quantify what you will spend months and leave with the necessary reserves, which is recommended is usually 6 months in advance.

Look for it as soon as possible

It is of course rather difficult to meet future recruiters when you are not there. But this is not a reason not to start the search before. There are many offers on the internet. Doing this kind of work can be useful for tracking companies before the move. To make a network on the internet is also very important, for this use social networks or professional social networks like LinkedIn.

It may be that your research is successful even before the move if you are not completely convinced by the type of job do not hesitate to ask a telephone interview rather than rush a costly trip.

Be ready to work part-time

When you arrive at your destination, the job choices are not always abundant, part-time can be a solution to have a small income. This will further increase your experience and will only be beneficial for your resume.

From the moment you arrive there, open to people! Look for places in your city where you will be able to meet people who can offer you some professional opportunities.

Find a job in Thailand

Thailand is a popular destination for many expats around the world. Life is easy and enjoyable. A low cost of living allows you to take full advantage of this country.

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international schools in Thailand

International schools in Thailand – How register your child?


Settle down in Thailand with children means that you go to have to find them a school. The first decision which you have to take is to know which type of school to put them. You can choose between private schools with a bilingual or English program (let us call these “bilingual schools”), either you could choose a real international school.

Bilingual schools vs international schools

The bilingual schools follow the Thai national program, the majority of the courts being given in English. On the other hand, the international schools follow the program of another national program, as the American or British curricula. They also tend to use the modern teaching methods which accompany these foreign programs, whereas the bilingual schools are held in most of the methods of memorization of routes widely used in the ordinary Thai schools. For that reason, numerous Thai families of superior class will send their children to international schools.

Another important difference is the price: the international schools are going to be more expensive than the bilingual schools. With the higher price, an international school should offer better installations, a better paid and more qualified foreign teaching personnel, and a better preparation so that your child can enter the university in your country of origin.

The international school curricula in Thailand

A number of different programs are taught in international schools in Thailand. They understand: · international High school diploma

  • American
  • Britanique
  • Australian
  • Japanese
  • French
  • German
  • Swiss
  • Singaporean

Besides, a good many of international schools in Thailand are Christian schools and incorporate the education of the Christian values into the curriculum.

Many of these schools were based by missionaries, and so the Christian flavor of the program is strongly stressed. Whom you are Christian, whom you belong to another religion or whom you are non-religious, the religious educational quantity which your child will receive to the school will be something that you want to consider.

Obviously, if you want that your child studies in your country of origin at some point, it will be then advantageous to choose a school with a corresponding structure of the program. Another option is the program of the International High school diploma ( IB), which was developed for the first time in Geneva, in Switzerland in 1968. It is about an educational program internationally recognized conceived to prepare the citizens of the world to pursue their university studies.

Certain international schools in Thailand are strictly primary schools for the pupils until approximately 12 years. Others include the grammar school for the children up to the age of 18 years.

International tuition fees

Tuition fees will be charged either a year, or by quarter. Besides the recurring tuition fees, an international school can have a ” tax of application ” or unique “registration fees”. Verify attentively if there are other costs hidden under the shape of additional costs for textbooks, food, computers, etc.

You can find a list of the international schools below. If you find it a who  seems to correspond to your child, the following stage would consist in contacting directly the school for more information. If you are already in Thailand, I recommend you to visit the school so that you can see the first-hand installations and meet some of the teachers personally. Here is a list of the international schools in Thailand so that you can begin with.

The international schools in Chiang Mai

Here are the international schools in Chiang Mai, listed with their type of program.

Below: international school in Bangkok

Bangkok is the biggest city in Thailand, the various international school are there, they are ranked by alphabetic list

Below: International school based in Phuket

Below, international school in Pattaya

Pattaya is a seaside city near Bangkok which is popular with numerous expatriates. As such, it also has several international schools.


Preparing your children for moving

Moving can be a real challenge for a child. Before, during, after, it’s up to you to help them understand the difficulties they will face.

Explain everything before the move

He knows that he will find himself far from his friends, his school and his habits, and that he will have to recreate a universe and rebuild himself elsewhere. For starters, it’s about communicating with your child so that he really understands the reasons for this turmoil.

Make him discover his new city before moving

You will obviously have to sort through while you put your life in a box, however, avoid getting rid of your children’s objects, which will make the connection with their past and help them to find themselves once in the new home. In order not to let him imagine the worst, you can help him accept the change by making him discover his future city, his next “home”, the school that will be his.

Find out about the extra activities offered and about the airy center near your future home. Discuss with him what he would like to do, it will allow him to project himself more positively.

The day of the move

The child must feel fully concerned and must therefore be involved in the tasks that can be accomplished according to his age. See our moving tips according to the age of the children.

After moving

Your child may go through a painful and lacking phase: to help him get over this, make sure he keeps in touch with his old friends, invite them to the new home, go back to your old home.

Why not keep in touch via the family dialogue space of to exchange photos and messages … To make him feel good after the course of the installation, he will have to establish new Friendships in this brand-new environment: canteen, sports, extra-curricular activities will increase opportunities to meet new friends.


International schools in Thailand

Bangkok has about thirty international schools. The vast majority of them offer instruction in English but follow different programs.

There are three teaching systems:

  • American
  • British
  • International

These schools vary in size and cost. Some have been in Thailand for a long time, others are very recent, but all of them, in principle, have the same goal: to make young people aware of an international culture while training them to become responsible minds. Depending on the size of the school, the diversity of nationalities will be more or less important. On average, an international school of 800 students can have up to 40 nationalities.

International schools employ native English teachers who are certified in their home country and most of them hold TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate). Foreign language teachers are also native to the language they teach.

Classes usually do not exceed 20 students

Students with an inadequate English level may be placed in the English as an additional language (EAL) class until they have caught up. Thus, this additional support may extend over a period of a few months to a whole school year, or even more if necessary. Assistants can also accompany a child throughout his schedule.

Some of these schools place great importance on mother tongues and often offer students the opportunity to continue learning their language. Thus, a French-speaking child will have French lessons in his schedule. Note that native language programs are subject to fees.

Anglo-Saxon and international systems

The Anglo-Saxon and international systems place the child at the center of the learning device, guide and support it. Students are regularly assessed by means of international (IGCSE, IB etc.) and internal exams.

All programs are adapted to Thailand, in order to respect the culture. The teaching of Thai is compulsory for all, with a larger volume of time for children of Thai nationality.

The admission process is simple: after contacting the school, the parents and the child will come to visit. Then, the child will be invited to spend a day at the school, during which time they will evaluate their ability to adapt and their level of English. He will follow the timetable of the class that suits his age. The school will finally make the decision to accept your child, or not.

The admission criteria vary from school to school: some will see the child’s academic ability as the most essential criterion, others will be more flexible and will instead select children according to their potential to adapt. Math and English tests can also assess the level of the child.

The level of English will not be taken into account for children whose registration concerns the nursery school

The cost is often high and can be adjusted by quarter, month, or year. The amount to be expected is about 100,000 baht per quarter for the least expensive and 350,000 baht for the most expensive. It will be necessary to add to that the price of the canteen, the transport if necessary, the extracurricular activities, etc. Registration fees are also payable.

You can consult the list of international schools in Thailand at:

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