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Important Documents to Carry When Moving Cross Country

When you’re moving cross-country, it’s important to keep together your important documents. Here is a list of essential documents you’ll need so you won’t need to sort through unorganized paperwork. It’s time to take them out and prepare them to bring with you.

Personal documents

  • birth certificates
  • marriage and death certificates
  • custody documents
  • divorce and separation documents
  • passports
  • driving licenses
  • diplomas and degrees
  • Work-related documents

  • copies of work contracts
  • resumes
  • letters of recommendations
  • Property documents

  • property deeds
  • rental agreements
  • mortgage documents
  • home insurance information
  • utility bills
  • Financial documents

  • paystubs
  • bank transaction and credit card statements
  • investment document
  • tax receipts
  • Car documents

  • car titles
  • vehicle registration
  • car insurance policies
  • repair contracts and warranty documentation
  • Medical Documents

  • health insurance cards
  • vaccination and immunization records
  • medical insurance documents
  • veterinary records and vaccinations
  • Move-related documents

  • moving contract
  • price estimates in writing
  • house inventory sheets

  • It’s important to keep in mind that some of the documents above might change when you move- for example, your updated home and car insurance policies, voter registration, etc.

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