When you finally make your way to a new country to embark on a new chapter in your life, you will likely experience a flurry of emotions. Excitement, elation and joy will likely make an appearance, along with feelings of anxiety or stress.
You can help limit these more negative or stressful feelings through careful preparation for your arrival in your new country.
Sticking to a realistic timeline
U.S. Immigration Bonds discusses some tips and advice for new immigrants. The first is to keep a realistic timeline in mind. You may experience delays or a lengthy approval process, and some steps may also prove confusing. Be sure to anticipate and prepare for the delays you might face and do not feel too disheartened.
Next, consider your life after your arrival. What type of visa do you need? How fast can you begin work, and what happens if you lose your job? Understand what questions to ask and what preparation work you need to do for your visa.
Know your obligations
Learn your obligations next. For example, immigrants must report to the USCIS about new addresses any time they move. Do not make minor mistakes or forget these easily-forgettable things, because it might put your status in jeopardy.
Ready your paperwork
Finally, keep your paperwork handy whenever possible. This may include visas, applications, identification cards and more. You may need to use them for identification purposes or various applications, and it will always benefit you to have them nearby or on your person when you get into a situation where you need to show them.
All of this prep work may seem superfluous, but it will help you live in a more streamlined and easy way once you move.