Moving to a new place is an exciting journey that involves opening the doors to a whole new world of experiences. But these joys can turn into hard work if you do not plan for each step.
One of the most important things when planning the whole process is deciding who to inform before moving on. This list includes your immediate family members, friends, employer, colleagues, city hall, and the list goes on.
So this blog post will discuss all the aspects of who to inform when moving from one place to another.
Informing your family and friends
Without a doubt, it should be the first thing on your checklist. Your parents should always be aware of your address even if they live in a remote city or town.
When planning a move, let your parents know your new home and address so that in the event of an emergency, they can come to you at all times.
Next, inform your closest friends, especially those living in the same area or city. You can also ask for their help packing your things.
In an emergency, you should always know which friends to contact and it should be accessible for them to reach you.
Informing Government officials
You should always remember certain public administration officials to inform about your move. First comes the town hall. It includes not only the town hall of the city you are leaving but also the town hall of your new home.
It is important to register with the new municipality so that you can access the many services offered by them.
The new town hall will provide you with services such as changing your address on your ID and insurance documents, which may not be important at the moment but are still important for future purposes.
They will also register you to vote in the elections at your new location which makes it easier for you to vote.
Acknowledging your old town hall is required so that they can disconnect municipal services provided in all homes such as the waste disposal system.
Another important function is to inform your local tax office about your relocation. It’s a simple process; you can email them or you can change your address online. You will also be notified of changes in your area of domicile.
Informing public institutions
Informing civil society organizations is an obligation. It could be related to your hospital insurance funds, pensions, or any other type of grant you receive at your old address.
Changing a house does not change your social security number, rather it stays that same for the rest of your life no matter where you live. But if you change your location, it is important to inform the public security about your new address.
This will allow them to register your new address and make any changes to their health insurance funds if needed.
Changes to the address should be made as soon as possible to ensure that the information shared is related to that of Public Safety and that you stay away from discounted restrictions due elsewhere by simply sending a letter or email.
Next, we will discuss family or pension benefits you or someone in your family receives on a monthly or annually basis. In this case, you should inform the CAF about your move to avoid any inconvenience such as not receiving a grant because the official did not have your new address.
You can easily change your address to the appropriate website, with just a few clicks.
Informing private organizations
In addition to the public sector, certain private organizations need to be notified of your relocation, to make it easier for you. This includes your banks and local post offices. This is a mandatory step so try not to forget about it.
Each bank has a registered address that its users have used to communicate with them. Every important announcement is made by post that they send you to your address.
Therefore, informing the bank of your new address is necessary so that there are no unpleasant experiences. The officials may transfer you to a nearby branch in your new location.
Your local post office also offers a fee change for address services. With this, they will redirect all your emails to your new address.
Informing your employer
This is a very important step in moving. Your employer or company should be at the top of the list when it comes to notifying you of your change of address.
Although this is a world of technology and all communications are made via email and the internet, some employers can still use the post to send important information about your work.
Informing your work environment about your moving is relatively an easier task as there are no rules and regulations for that. You can speak to your employer orally or email him or her.
If you wish, you can also send the letter by post, to make sure it reaches the appropriate authorities. Every workplace has different doors set up for that purpose. In particular, the Department of Labor is available to resolve staff queries.
In short, this blog was about whom you would let know when you were moving a house. We’ve covered almost every aspect of this blog post. Moving away can be daunting, and it can be frustrating.
Therefore, it is important to make a list of all the activities. Make a map in your mind before performing the procedure. In this blog, you will find the right people to contact and inform them before you leave the area.