Are You Ready to Repatriate?


Repatriating to your home country may be hugely appealing if you’ve been suffering home-sickness and missing loved ones, but if you’ve come to love the sights, sounds and smells indicative of beautiful Malaysia, planning your move home will come with some sorrow. There was a lot to do when you decided to move to Malaysia in the first place, so keep in mind you will have a lot on your plate for the next couple of months while planning your move.

Making Financial Arrangements

If you are repatriating from Malaysia, do not forget to move any savings you have to your home country and on the last few days in the city, close your bank accounts. Inform any energy suppliers, broadband and cable TV suppliers that you will be moving back home. If you are renting, your landlord will want to know as soon as possible that you plan to relocate, particularly if you want an extension on your current rental lease. Do you want to keep your personal items to ship home or would you rather try to sell everything to ease your finances and make the entire move less expensive overall?

Inform the Malaysian government that you are leaving and pay any tax due or find an accountancy firm that can help you pay at the end of the tax year. Talk to your home country’s tax professional and inform them you are returning and have been paying tax in Malaysia. Talk to Allied Pickfords professional removals company and ask for advice about how to make the move home from Malaysia less stressful. Allied Pickfords has a presence in more than 40 countries worldwide, so it is likely you’ll find an office in your home nation, as well. 

Tell Your Friends and Family

You will want to tell your friends and family you are finally returning so they can arrange ‘welcome home’ festivities. You also need to go through the hard part – telling your new friends in Malaysia you are leaving. You may have developed strong bonds with expats or locals in your adoptive country due to being a stranger in a foreign land. This shared experience can make it harder to leave them behind, so make sure you obtain everyone’s contact details so you can stay in touch. 

Finding a New Job

Relocating from Malaysia to your home country will also result in the need to find a new role. If your employer is moving you internationally, you may already have a position yet many people face this task once they return. Getting used to working in another country’s office environment can still take time, even if it is back home. After a long absence, it is important to remember that not all countries have the same strictness or openness that others might.
Reverse Culture Shock

When you relocate to a new nation, you cannot help but experience the culture shock that comes with it, even if it was not too stressful. Unfortunately, returning to your home country will still cause a slight discomfort with cultural norms. This is perfectly normal, so you should try not to worry about it and know that in time you’ll feel more and more comfortable.

Try to think about the wonderful memories of Malaysia you’ll be able to take home with you to tell your friends and family.

So when you’re ready to make the move to or from Malaysia, come to Allied Pickfords and we’ll get your belongings there safely, on time and at an affordable price.


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