11 Things to do Before Moving Internationally

For the love of adventure, a job change, missionary work or to be closer to family; people make international moves for different reasons. We made an international move not long ago. 

The beautiful country of Mexico is now our permanent residence on this planet. It's gorgeous here with it's hillsides glittered with different colored houses, charming people and culture, old wooden doors and underground streets. 

From housing to learning a new language and everything in between, making an international move will be one of the biggest moves of your life. If not prepared well in advance your exciting adventure will turn into a hot stressful mess. Prepare, embrace and enjoy the process. 

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10 Things To Do Before Moving Internationally

Pray Pray Pray

Pray about this massive move. Seeking after God with fervency. Making sure this is His will for your life. This isn't something you do on a spontaneous whim. Especially when you are bringing family along with you, God's direction is a must. 

Visit The Country 

In person, visit the country you have your heart set on moving to. And not just the pretty parts of town, but the back roads - seeing the true locals and watching how the people work, live and move about. The pretty pictures we see online do not always show the true view of the country. Going in person to see what the country, state, and city looks like is so important to your plans. 

Check Out The Housing

You will need to look into housing for you and your family. Whether you want to purchase a home, build one or rent for a while you want to be fully knowledgeable about the options you have in your price range. What part of the city do you want to live in? What are the requirements you'll need to meet? What documents will you need to present? 

To read the rest of my 11 things to do before making an international move - click HERE

Moving internationally can be one of the greatest experiences of your life. It doesn't have to be intimidating and stressful. Go into this fully prepared, as best as you can, so that your move is less complicated. Enjoy the learning process, every good and bad day offers a lesson to learn. 


  1. Praying about it - praying for His direction throughout the process

  2. Starla, that sounds so practical and fantastic all at the same time.

  3. What an exciting journey. I wish that I had a reason to use these great tips. :-)

  4. I would love the opportunity to live abroad for a bit. thanks for sharing these!


  5. We lived overseas for 23 years. It is a wonderful time of growing in the Lord and loving others more.

  6. An international move would be so exciting! I hope you are enjoying your new home.

  7. Pray...before, during and after! Great tips here, Starla! May you and your family be blessed beyond measure in Mexico. Thanks for sharing on Grace and Truth.

    With much love...


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