11 Best iOS Apps For Relocating Abroad, Without The Stress

11 Best iOS Apps For Relocating Abroad, Without The Stress

Moving house is stressful enough when you're doing so within the same town or city, let alone another part of the country. Factor in relocating to another country, and the anxiety levels are cranked up to the max.

Whether you're heading over seas for love, new job prospects, or you just plain fancy a new adventure, arranging your new life in foreign lands can be a somewhat daunting task.

The following selection of apps are designed to help you take the strain out of each element of your big move: from packing and sorting out your finances, to finding a house, job, and new friends.

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Sortly - Moving, Organizing & Inventory

Sortly is the ultimate app for keeping your stuff together when you're packing for the big move. Track your things with photos, locations, tags and notes, then access them anywhere with the cloud storage service. It's the perfect way to remember which items are in which boxes when you get to the other side, so you won't spend hours searching for the bottle opener when you want to toast your new home.

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Sortly - Inventory Simplified

FREE 9.5 2K

TransferWise Money Transfer

Transferwise is the Richard Branson-endorsed peer-to-peer matching service that hooks you up with people who need the currency that you’re offering, meaning you can send money across the seas and skip right over greedy bank admins in the middle.

Not only is it a hell of a lot cheaper then setting up a wire transfer (banks charge about 5% on international transfers; Transferwise charges approximately 0.5%), but with the support of Apple Pay, sending dosh is a done-deal in just a couple of minutes.

Tripwise by Travel Insurance Direct (TID) – Travel insights, phrase book & safety advice

Tripwise offers essential travel and local info for over 100 different countries. It covers all the really important stuff, from passport, visa and vaccination requirements, to staying safe, locating your nearest consulate, health guides, and more. There's even a handy phrase book for your destination to help you with the local lingo, plus local insights into culture and customs.


Airbnb won't just provide you with a bed for the night well you're still organizing your own place - it'll help you blend in like a local too. The app features a ton of Guidebooks, compiling millions of host tips on what the very best cities have to offer, from the best restaurants and bars to those off-the-beaten path gems.

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cPro Craigslist Mobile client

There is no official app for the all-god of local searches, Craigslist, but cPro Craigslist is the next best thing. Find anything from a free scrap of wood (build your own hipster furniture), to lost & found items, and of course, your next job. Perfect for house and job hunting, advertising services (landscaping, creative, computer, etc), or for good ol' fun reading through the ridiculous things people post.

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cPro Craigslist Mobile client

FREE 8.0 53K

JOB TODAY – jobs in 24hrs

Job Today features a super simple interface with geolocalization as its central feature. By default, you'll only see offers that are nearby your location. Obviously, you can change your location and filter instead by keywords (waiter, marketing, real estate...) if you prefer. Hang on to any offer that looks intriguing.

The coolest feature of Job Today, though, is the possibility to directly open a private chat with the person who posted an offer. No more endlessly waiting while your application is "processing."

SignEasy - Sign and Fill Documents

From visas to rental contracts and from insurance documents to employment contracts, moving to a new country involves an awful lot of paperwork. SignEasy is a really slick, well organized apps for storing, signing, and sending important documents. Import files from email or cloud storage, add your signature with a stylus or your fingers (with any additional info), and quickly send the signed papers back.

Meetup – Groups near you that make community real

One of the hardest things about moving to a new place is meeting new people. Making friends is not always easy, especially if you're a little shy. Meetup is a social network which allows you to gather together with people who share your same interests. Whether you want to try new stuff, or just want to meet folks who are into the same things as you,m it's a great way to build a new circle of friends.

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GetYourGuide - Tours, Travel Activities & Attraction Tickets

This clever app is for those who are seeking new activities in - or tours around - their new city. GetYourGuide helps you find the best events, trips, tours, and activities where you are, get real user reviewers, then book them securely, and at the best price.


Getting sick and not knowing where to go for help is pretty lame - especially when you're far away from loved ones. Especially if you are new to a country. The Doctoralia app allows you to search for health professionals and centers by name, city and zip code in seven languages for healthcare services in 20+ countries.

ExpressVPN - The World's Fastest, Most Reliable VPN Provider

Missing your favorite TV shows from back home? ExpressVPN is a lightning fast virtual network provider, with 130+ connection locations in 87 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. There are no limits on server switches either, so you can change locations as many times as you want to.

Have you recently relocated abroad? Which apps helped you survive the trauma?