Helping You Build a Life Overseas

Moving

Are you moving your possessions abroad?  What should you give away versus what should you move?  What do you need to look for in a removals company?  How do they work? How much does it cost?  What about moving pets?  Get this and much more in our moving section.

 


Ten tips for shipping your car overseas

Moving abroad is a momentous task and one that involves a lot of research and planning. If you decide that you want to transport your car to your new country, there are a whole new list of things to consider. Here, we sum up the top ten things that you need to know in order to sort out shipping your much-loved car to wherever your new home may be. 1 – Find a reliable shipping service It's absolutely essential that you trust the company that  More...


Emigrating successfully as a family

When Julie, Steve and their son Ryan decided to emigrate for a better way of life, they chose Perth in Western Australia as their new home. Five years later they’re happily settled down under so we catch up to hear their secret to a successful emigration What made you decide to move to Australia? Steve has a small amount of family here and we had enjoyed a couple of holidays here over the years. Every time that we came we got more of a glimpse  More...


Claiming your UK pension abroad

The idea of living out the twilight years abroad appeals to a wide range of people. According to the Institute for Public Policy Research, over a million British pensioners live overseas, while research by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office shows that 38 per cent of over 55s are planning to relocate to another country in the short- to medium-term. Moving abroad is a huge step and there are issues regarding your pension that you will need to be aware of. Here is a guide to make  More...


Merry Christmas!

It’s that time of year again; winter is here and snow is threatening to fall and cause chaos. That is, if you are still in the UK. For many people, the thought of snow couldn’t be further from their minds as they begin to prepare for a Christmas abroad. Christmas is celebrated almost everywhere in the world and each country/region/religion celebrates differently. This means it is important to learn all you can about the community in which you will be living so that  More...


Financing a property abroad

When it comes to financing a property abroad there are a number of ways in which you can go about it. If you are fortunate enough, then the best option might be to buy the property outright, either in one lump sum or in stages. The most typical way, however, is to take out an overseas mortgage. Common ways to get a mortgage include: from an overseas mortgage broker, such as Viva Costa International; from an overseas bank in the country in which you are buying; from a UK bank or  More...


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