Moving abroad can be an exciting adventure, but plenty of planning must go into a move if it is going to be successful. CORT’s international destination services can help you every step of the way to ensure your move is as efficient and stress-free as possible. Keep reading to find out more about all of our international destination services.
When you immigrate, you will be asked to complete an I-94 form. The ID number on the form is linked to your passport after two weeks or so and then you will become eligible to get a social security number (SSN). Your CORT destination services consultant can help you in the process of obtaining your SSN, including accompanying you to the Social Security Office to make sure the process goes smoothly.
Housing and Transportation
Your CORT relocation services consultant can help with nearly every aspect of your housing search. If you’re moving for a short period of time, temporary corporate housing might be the correct choice for you. CORT can recommend furnished apartments, condos, and homes with everything you need to be comfortable, from furniture and linens to housekeeping services.
If you’re looking for a longer-term solution, CORT can also help find you a house. After assessing your individual needs, your consultant will provide you with a list of suitable properties. Your consultant may accompany you to view the properties you choose and ask relevant questions to the agents about the properties and neighborhoods. Consultants are also able to educate you on the current housing market, allowing you to make informed choices about purchasing.
No matter which option you choose, CORT can also help ensure all of your belongings make it safely to your new home. With International Household Goods Transports services, CORT can recommend safe moving services and even negotiate for lower rates on your behalf. If you choose not to move your furniture, which can be difficult and very expensive, especially for temporary moves, CORT offers furniture rental packages perfect for whichever home you choose. CORT can also assist you with utility and phone hook-up for your home.
If you’ll be purchasing an automobile, CORT can help you with the purchase and with obtaining a driver’s license and auto insurance and registration. If you choose not to buy a car, your consultant can help you navigate the public transportation system in your area.
Cultural Orientation and Language Training
Settling in to a new culture can be disorienting at first. But your CORT international destination services consultant understands. Your consultant can get you and your family started in a cultural training program to help you effectively adapt to and thrive in your new environment.
If you need help developing your English language skills, CORT can also help. From a CORT Language Center in your city, at your location, in an online virtual classroom, or with a combination of these services, skilled language trainers with advanced certification and degrees will help you quickly and effectively improve your language skills.
Once your basic needs have been taken care of, your international destination services consultant can orient you with your new city. This is the fun part! Learn about all of your area resources from shopping, dining, culture, and entertainment to banking and medical facilities. You can also get an overview of important area history. And your consultant can provide you with resources specific to your family, from networking groups, to relevant clubs and associations, to places of worship.
Once your international assignment has ended, it’s time to move on. Your CORT destination services consultant can assist you with everything from lease termination and disconnection of utilities to organizing documents for your move.