Book accommodation prior to moving
Make sure that you arrange some form of accommodation in Hong Kong, especially for the first couple of weeks. This is the last thing you want to be doing when you’ve just arrived in Hong Kong. Leave plenty of time to make sure you get a decent-value hotel or apartment. Sites like Booking.com let you choose from a range of serviced apartments and hotels in convenient locations in Hong Kong and are often heavily reduced in price. Learn more about getting short term accommodation in Hong Kong.
Inform the bank at home that you’re moving
This is one of those things that’ll be the last on your mind, but can be one of those things that can make your move to Hong Kong very difficult. Normally you’ll have to update your status once every six months to make sure the bank doesn’t freeze your account. Learn how to open a bank account in Hong Kong.
Moving your belongings
It’s important to make a number of key considerations when choosing how to move your belongings to Hong Kong. If you’ve got to use an international mover make sure you are careful, and take a number considerations before picking a mover.
Make sure to do plenty of research when choosing a mover, and don’t just go for the best price – this can lead to disaster.
Have a doctor check-up
Finding the right doctor can take a while so doing any routine check-ups or treatments should be done prior to leaving for Hong Kong. Though, the healthcare in Hong Kong is world-class.
Getting the necessary insurance before moving to Hong Kong is crucial. The beginning of your trip is when you’ll appreciate the insurance, especially global health insurance. It’s important to make sure that you and your family are covered for any sicknesses or injuries. Getting emergency treatment in Hong Kong as an expat is very expensive. Find out more about getting covered for Hong Kong.
Have important mail forwarded
Having a bill unpaid while on the other side of the world can be a stressful situation, so make sure that all important mail is forwarded to you or someone you trust, before you move.