Moving overseas is one of the most rewarding things you can do. Whether you're moving for financial gain or simply looking for a different lifestyle, living abroad offers a whole new world of experiences.
Ensure you are protected against the financial costs associated with healthcare overseas by choosing the best expat health insurance made for you.
The opportunity to receive comprehensive cover against the costs of medical treatment no matter where you are based across the globe.
The guarantee that our international expat health insurance is best suited to expats who wish to receive financial security.
The option of taking out either European, Worldwide or Worldwide excluding the USA depending on your requirements.
The assurance that our cover includes options to suit all needs and budgets.
Creating a new life overseas is a monumental task so thorough research and planning is at the heart of any successful move.
With that in mind we've put together a handy checklist based on what our expat customers have told us about their move overseas, to help you decide which country is right for you before running an expat health insurance comparison.
Some countries have a set list of entry requirements. These requirements can range from qualifications, visas, departure tax and even specific vaccinations. To find out the entry requirements for a specific country you can either contact the embassy for that country, or looks at the entry requirements by country on the UK governments' website.
Every country has a history, heritage and culture which identifies them and sets them apart from the rest of the world. It’s incredibly important to recognise and respect these cultural differences. These are some of the most important: language, religious rules and tipping.
As with employment, the cost of living will fluctuate from region to region and from social class to social class. Make certain your move fits your budget.
As a citizen in a new country, you will be expected to contribute to the upkeep of that country. This is done via taxation and you must be aware of the different tax brackets operating within your destination country.
In many countries, there are different school systems and higher education systems available; some are free and some cost. Many regions within a country also have ‘catchment areas’, meaning you must live within a certain distance from a school to be considered as a student.
Your chosen region within your chosen country will have a Local Government System to help you research this.
It's important to think about how you will get around your destination country. What side of the road do they drive on? What public transport systems are in place and serve your area? How much might public transport cost per annum? Your chosen region within your chosen country will have a Local Government System to help you research this.
Most countries will have a national dish and local food sources may vary greatly from region to region.
Allergies can cause health issues, so you should be careful when trying the different ingredients.
There may be restrictions connected to buying and drinking alcohol, as well as buying and eating certain foods.
This can often come as a shock to people when moving from a very warm country to a very cold country and vice versa. The importance of weather is certainly underestimated, but it affects clothing, transport, work patterns and, quite often, your own mood.
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