Moving Abroad Checklist

Moving abroad can be stressful so the friendly lot at WanderingBrits have created a moving abroad checklist to make things easier. You can find lots of tips for packing and moving abroad in our WanderBible which is full of articles for WanderingBrits.  If you can think of anything we’ve missed, feel free to add it to the comments.

Daily Basics

Underwear (preferably at least 2 weeks’ worth)

Pajamas (If you are a wearer of such garments)

Toothbrush & paste

Devices and chargers (laptop, tablet, phone)

Suitable footwear, umbrella and coat

Toiletries – don’t waste space on things you can buy abroad

The Extras

Travel Adapters (1 will not be enough)

Transport map – or at least a link to a decent one

Power pack for your mobile phone

A sim card with good international rates (see ‘Feel at Home’ deals by Three or ‘Feel Like Home’ by Lycamobile)

Emergency phone numbers written on paper – family,  emergency services abroad,  landlord, work

Things you can’t get abroad. Think Cadbury chocolate, a decent cup of tea or for the ladies those monthly applicators can be difficult to find.


Booking details for transfers, accommodation, health insurance and any useful addresses


Boarding pass

Driving licence

Qualification certificates

Birth certificate

Wedding/name change ….any other certificates

Hotel confirmation/ Proof of new address

Home comforts (If you have the space)


Your lucky charms

Snacks – you can even get these delivered with our WanderSnacks British food box subscription

Top tip: Check with your airline on where your laptop and liquids should be stored for your flight

You can learn how to tactically pack for moving abroad in our WanderBible.


WanderingBrits founder. Several-times Expat. General culture and travel enthusiast. Loves tea and makes the best Welsh cakes.

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