Here is your check list to organize your move abroad.
- Visas. The first step of moving in the foreign country is obtaining the correct visa or work permit. You should know exactly what type of visa you require. It depends on your nationality and the reason for relocation. The requirements for those moving abroad to study will differ from those for a person moving abroad to work or start business. It is very important to obtain an expert advice regarding the question.
- Working abroad. The majority of people are moving abroad in order to work. Job seekers will need to have an understanding of the local job market in their destination before they start making job applications. You will also need to know all the details of applying for a job in the country and obtaining a work permit. It is strongly recommended to seek legal advice before making such important decisions.
- Accommodation. Finding a suitable home is very important for expats. You should decide in advance on the type of accommodation you want and the area you are interested in. It is important to research the property market in your new host city or country and find out if it is more beneficial to rent or buy. Also consider whether expats are allowed to buy property in that country.
- Family. Moving abroad with a family poses a number of additional challenges. Check your new destination whether it is child-friendly and prepare your kids for living abroad as relocation can be very difficult for children. Research on where your children will go to school and decide whether it is possible to send your children to local schools. If you are moving with pets, it is important to check if there are any quarantine restrictions for pets being brought into the country.