How to Organize, Pack, Find a Job and Move to Another Country

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Moving involves a lot of planning and preparation and steps you have to take to get everything done. But when it comes to moving internationally, there are even more things to consider. Visas, job-hunting, health care and other support systems need to be in place when you make the move from a country you have called home and are familiar with to a new place. This guide will show you all you need to do to prepare for a move overseas whether that's moving across a country border or to a place...MORE overseas.

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    The planning and preparation steps in an international move are, of course, crucial. This guide will walk you through all you need to know and do before your big move.

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    One of the exciting but also worrying prospects of moving overseas has to do with finding a job and supporting yourself in a new country. This guide will help you find a job when relocating to a new country.

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    International moving can be difficult. Finding a job in another country is even more challenging. Work permits are difficult to obtain, and even harder if you're in a two-income household; some countries only allow one spouse to be employed. Despite the rigorous entry requirements and stipulations to acquire a work permit, people are moving internationally to foreign places to seek new opportunities and to experience life somewhere else. 

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    Knowing what you should pack for an international move can present a challenge. What you take with you to a new country tends to be a little different from what you'd pack if you were just moving across town. Check this guide to make sure you know what to take with you (or to leave behind) in an international move.

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    Moving possessions across borders present an additional challenge when you negotiate an international move. Find out how to deal with movers, airlines, shipping and customs in this guide to moving your stuff overseas.

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    An international move will certainly entail dealing with money and banking. Opening a bank account, dealing with foreign taxes and trying to figure out how to buy property can all be a little overwhelming. Check out these tips that we've compiled to help you deal with the ins and outs of international money matters.

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    What will you need to drive overseas? Is an international permit enough? Come read our tips.

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    How to Make Sure Your Electronics will Work

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    There's nothing worse than taking the trouble to pack and move your electronic devices only to find that they will not work in the country you've moved to. here are tips to make sure that never happens to you!

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    Culture shock is an additional aspect of moving you have to deal with if you happen to be moving to a country where the culture is significantly different from that of your home country. Find out more about this phenomenon.

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    Knowing about culture shock when moving to a new country is one thing. But now what can you do about it? There is obviously going to be an adjustment period. But there are ways you can make this transition smoother, quicker, and less painful.

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    Moving to Another Country When You Retire

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    Why are so many retirees looking overseas to retire? There are some obvious reasons and others that are a little subtle. Come see for yourself if this is a good option for you.

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    There is so much to think about in a move. But when it is a move to another country, there will invariably be additional matters you need to remember. Use this useful checklist to ensure you have your ducks in a row for that exciting move overseas.