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Aug 13, 2019 17:57:05

Bureaucracy

by @phaidenbauer PATRON | 212 words | 185πŸ”₯ | 185πŸ’Œ

Philipp Haidenbauer

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As I have written multiple times know, I am in the process of moving to a new Apartment. Sadly, it isn't as easy as saying, I live here now.

In Austria there is a whole lot of bureaucracy assosicated with a move.

You have to go to the community authority to announce the move, after that you are required to change the papers for your car and motorcycle (because they have your address in it).

You have to tell it to your employer, the insurance agencies. To your Bank and probably all companies that have a direct debiting on your Accounts.

Then you need to remember to terminate your internet contract at the old address and register it on the new, or use the moving service the telecom company is offering.

You have to remember that your Amazon order now need to be routed to the new address and many more services require an update on your address.

Sure you've got to miss some. At least we got a service here from the post office were I can redirect all my "traffic" from the old address to the new for only 40€ for as much as one year.

How are digital nomads handling such things? Maybe @basilesamel can give some insights. :)

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    @phaidenbauer I usually try to make clean breaks every time I travel - i just keep one address as a constant and only lock into 12 month contracts - then when I plan my digital nomad adventures I usually work it around those ending dates so I can make a break easier. It’s never fun starting up again, but it gets easier. I put my stuff in storage and then when I get home just spend a day getting my income statements and past paperwork in order so I can get back out there and find an apartment, organise internet, etc etc

    Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | Aug 13, 2019 20:51:07
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    @phaidenbauer I redirect everything to my parents' address, and when they won't be there anymore, I will probably ask a friend to handle my mail. From an administrative point of view, I always live at my parents', but in practice I'm traveling. I neither own a car nor a house, so it makes things easier - and I don't plan to in the future because it's too much hassle. Renting places on Airbnb is far more convenient, less time-consuming.

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Aug 13, 2019 18:20:08
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      @jacklyons has some advices maybe?

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Aug 13, 2019 18:21:11
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      @basilesamel Thanks for your insights. Do your parents open your mail? In Austria, we sometimes get things that need to be processed immediately, or basically as soon as somebody signed for a letter.

      Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Aug 14, 2019 21:23:10
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      @phaidenbauer Usually, no. Only when it's expected letters: taxes, bank, etc.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Aug 15, 2019 03:38:04
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