When you are moving your family to Bangkok to live, there are many things that you will need to sort out to make the transition easier. Many of these you can do online before you arrive, which will give you a lot less to do once you arrive. Below is a checklist of things to sort out before arriving in the Land of Smiles, which will help you and your family settle in quickly.
If you have a job in Bangkok already, then your employer will be able to take care of most of the paperwork for your visas and work permit. However, if you do not already have a job in lace, it is something that you will need to sort out for yourself before you arrive. You can get plenty of information about the different visas and how to apply by clicking here.
If you have an employer already, they may be able to assist you in finding accommodation and even offer temporary housing until you find somewhere suitable to live. You will not want to agree to a rental before seeing the property, but you can do plenty of research on the different areas of the city you can live in with your family. You will want to ensure you are not too far away from where you will be working, as travelling in the city can be challenging as it is so busy. You will also want to select somewhere that is close to excellent schools for your children.
You can also do plenty of research on schools before you arrive in Bangkok, and you can find out information about locations and school fees before arriving. You can also research the different curriculums available, so if an American curriculum school is a top priority, you can select an appropriate school. If you are sending more than one child to the same school, you can often get a discount on the school fees, so it is something worth investigating.
Depending on where you will live, work, and where your children’s school is located, you may also need to think about transport. If you live close to the BTS or MRT transport systems, getting around is more comfortable, but it gets bust during rush hour and when it rains, which can see the traffic in the city grind to a halt. If you do not wish to rely on public transport, you will need to consider purchasing a car or a truck and preparing to spend lots of time sitting in traffic.