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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.


Using a removal company

A critical part of your journey when moving abroad will be the removal company that you choose and trust to deliver your belongings. The company you choose is very important as they will be the ones responsible for all your worldly possessions and they will have to ensure that everything reaches its destination in good time and in the condition that you left it! Search on-line and you will find plenty of advertised removal companies who do international removals. The first  More...


Healthcare abroad

A key consideration when you move abroad is knowing you have access to healthcare, whether its state-funded, private or a combination of both. The last thing you want is to become ill when abroad and have to pay large sums of money unnecessarily to receive treatment. Whilst it is not common for people in the UK to have private health insurance, many Brits moving abroad decide to take out a policy as the costs are not as expensive and also many foreign insurance policies  More...


Moving pets abroad

When it comes to pets, most people would consider theirs to be a part of the family. This is why every year hundreds of pets are flown across the world to different countries because their owners can’t bear the thought of leaving them behind when they move. The decision to take your pet is not one to take lightly however; you must remember to keep the animals best interests at heart, consider its age, health and the quality of life it will have in the new country. For example if you  More...


Moving your children abroad

The thought of moving to a new house is scary enough for most children, let alone moving to a completely new country. Communication is key when it comes to preparing your child for the move abroad; it is important that you ask them how they feel about the move, and find out if they have any worries about it. If they do, try to reassure them and put their mind at rest. A good way of doing this is to get them excited about the move and make sure they know about all the things they have to  More...


3 Months before the move!

Moving abroad entails a lot of forward planning. Whilst some things can be done once you arrive, others need to be prepared a year or so before, and then some things are best done around 3 months before your planned move. UK citizens will need to check if they require a visa to visit the country, as a lot of Europeans countries will only let you stay for 90 days, after this time you will need to apply to stay longer. You will also need to double check the rights you have to  More...