Essentials For Your Malaysian Moving Checklist


Moving to Malaysia is a wonderful adventure, offering you and your family a chance at a new life in a different part of the world. Whether you’re moving for work or a change of scenery, you’ll experience different things, meet new neighbours, live different lives and grow as people. But before you do all of that, you have to go through the process of relocating.

Planning ahead

If this is your first international move, it’s normal to feel somewhat overwhelmed and confused as you wonder how you’re going to transplant your entire life to a new country. Fortunately, Allied Pickfords is here to help. We’ve been helping people find their new homes for centuries, so we’ve learned more than a few things about settling into a new country. Read on and ensure these things are on your checklist from day one.

Moving to a new company is a big change for everyone in your family, so you need to be aware of the procedures you need to follow and precautions you need to take in the run up to boarding your flight. You and your family members may be required to have a number of vaccines administered before landing in Malaysia. On top of the usual round of travel vaccines, nationals of certain countries are required to show proof of a yellow fever vaccination prior to entering the country.

Preparing you and your loved ones

Malaysia is home to a huge number of international schools, located in every corner of the country. If you’re keen for your children to continue their previous education or are looking for them to gain a qualification in the International Baccalaureate or any other international education programme, these are certainly the way to go. Investigate schools in your area before you go, and try to time your arrival for the school holiday period (June to November) so your children can begin their school year with everyone else. 

As for pets, while Malaysia doesn’t limit the number of pets you can bring into the country, it’s important to note that the local authorities for the area you’re living in may put a limit on the number of dogs and cats you can keep. You’ll have to show a Veterinary Health Certificate from your current vet alongside a complete copy of your pet’s vaccination record within seven days of your pet entering the country. Certain breeds of dog including the Pit Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, American Staffordshine Terrier, Rottweiller and Doberman are either banned from importation or subject to special conditions. Make sure you understand these restrictions well ahead of time to avoid sudden heartbreak at having to leave a beloved pet behind.

To ensure your move to Malaysia is seamless, speak to Allied Pickfords’ relocation coordinators today.


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


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