Helping You Build a Life Overseas

Settling In

 

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, click here . 1 Choose a UK insurance company, rather than a foreign one - the helpline and 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...