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Qatar: leaving for good checklist by QShield

Saying goodbye and preparing to move is a job in itself. With all the things going on inside and outside your head, how can remember everything?
To help you stay organized and on track, we've created a checklist of things to do to help you leave Qatar based on a timeline from 2-3 months before to the day of your departure.
 
 
 
We at QShield can help you navigate through the various requirements and provide you with the assistance needed to close all the formalities on time. 
Qshield’s relocation specialists are ready to accompany you every step of the way, providing unrivalled professional relocation services
 
QShield help desk +974 4032 0200

 
 
 
 
2-3 months before leaving Qatar
HOUSE
Notify landlord in writing (keep a copy)
 


 
45 days before leaving Qatar
BANK
Plan bank transfer (taking money out of Qatar is limited per transaction)
Stop all automatic payments
Pay ALL bank loans and debts
Close credit cards
 
VEHICLE
Organize car hire for after car sale
 
SCHOOL
Notify school
Collect school reference and certificate
Cancel school clubs and activities
 
HOUSE
Organize relocation of furniture and household goods
Cancel telephone/internet
Cancel cable/satellite TV
Cancel mobile phone contract (get a prepaid contract)
 
TRAVEL
Passports are valid 6 months after departure date
Arrange for extra baggage allowance
Plan arrival accommodation in host country (if not provided in the relocation package)
 


30 days before leaving Qatar
BANK
Close bank accounts
 
HOUSE
Prepare house inventory
Update address on internet and e-commerce sites
 
VEHICLE
Prepare a Letter of Validity to prove the sale of your vehicle
Cancel insurance
Ensure all traffic tickets are paid
 
PAPERWORK
Each family member has a VALID exit visa
All documents are up to date
Save all contacts (addresses and emails ) in a file and have a printout
Organize two (2) sets of paperwork; one for personal travels, the other for the shipment
Inform GP and ask for medical records
 
PETS
Qatar animal export license and health certificate
Prepare pet import document for host country
Medical records, vaccinations, are updated in pet passport
Microchip
IATA approved travel box



Last week before leaving Qatar
VISA and EXIT PERMIT
Complete Qatar Exit Permit application http://www.moi.gov.qa/PermitForm/PermitFormE.jsp
Double-check that all paperwork is in order
HOUSE
Cancel QDC liquor license
Insurance: cancel Qatari insurance cover or change to international cover
 
CHILDREN
Organize babysitter for the day of the move
 
 
 
All of these points can be easily managed and any inconvenience avoided through careful planning.
Contact us today to know more about how we can help you avoid the stress and hassle of returning to your home country.
QShield help desk +974 4411 7728


 
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