Do you have questions about renovation, education, kids, transport, healthcare and more.
Within the ‘Settling In’ section we cover anything and everything to do with owning a property
and/or living abroad.
Law and the police overseas
When you relocate to another country, it is essential that you take
the time to investigate the legal system so that you know what you can and
can't do and what is acceptable behaviour. This week the Overseas
Guides Company provides some tips on what to investigate about
policing and the law in your new country...
It’s important when you make the move to a new country or invest in
property there that you take the time to learn a little about the law. More...
Tips for finding work in your new home
Finding work abroad can seem like a daunting task, especially given
the current economic climate. This week the Overseas Buying Guide provides
an insight into how to go about finding work overseas.
Unless you are lucky enough to be moving abroad with a healthy nest-egg to
fall back on, the majority of people will need to find work in their new
country. Beginning your job search may seem like a daunting task but if you
conduct the necessary research, consider your More...
Healthcare abroad: Part 1
When planning your move abroad, healthcare should be top of your list of
things to sort out. Upon arrival, there will be lots to do whether
it’s sorting out a GP, getting hold of a regular prescription or
making sure that you are covered for all accidents. Therefore, the Overseas
Guides Company always advise getting the process started as much as you can
before you embark on your new life.
Here are a few things that you should pay mind to before you jet More...
Applying for residency in your new home
One of the major advantages of being an EU citizen is that you have the
right to live and work in any Member State that you wish. In the majority
of places, you can stay in the country for three months but if you plan on
staying put any longer, you should apply for residency.
Applying for residency is a simple process. In most EU destinations it
merely involves a bit of paperwork and joining a queue in the local police
station, Foreigners Office or Town More...
Insurance for second homeowners
Read on for our top 10 tips for insuring your overseas home, or to obtain
a no-obligation quote from a leading UK based overseas property insurer,
1 Choose a UK insurance company, rather than a foreign one - the
your policy will be in English, you can make payments in Sterling and by
direct debit, and typically your liability limits will be higher.
2 Be sure to More...