Are you planning to start in another country? This is not a decision to take lightly. It needs a clear thought and intricate plan to move, no matter the decision for your move. Some people will move to school, others will move for better opportunities, while others will move to be with their families.
Whatever your reason for moving is, we have compiled a list of some vital steps to ensure that your moving is seamless and that you settle in your new country as quickly as possible. Here is how to start over in a new country:
Step 1: Ensure You Have Enough Money Saved Up Or Have A Job In The New Country
It is vital to have a financial plan before you move to a new country. You will need to have your living cost, housing cost, insurance, costs of entertainment, travel and transport costs. Planning allows you not to get surprised by the cost of living and avoid some inconveniences when starting in a new country.
You can check out Facebook ex-pat groups for the real living cost of the country. You can also ask specific questions on different things since we all have different living standards. If you plan to get a job once you get to the new country, we recommend having enough money for your expenses for at least three months.
Step 2: Get Accommodation In The New Country
Finding your new home in a new country can be very overwhelming. You will need to know the right street to move into to help you quickly adapt to your new lifestyle and daily nuisances. You can start Googling for the ideal places to settle in the new country. You can also take advantage of the ex-pat groups on Facebook and learn the best places to settle before getting your footing in the country.
Step 3: Finding Friends And Networking In The New Country
When starting in a new country, you must find your network of friends and your new support system. It is vital to intentionally look for new friends as soon as you get to a new country which you can easily ignore with all the fuss of moving to a new country.
Making friends with your colleagues can sometimes be challenging and take extra time. It is, therefore, a good plan to always plan for some social interaction in advance. The FB ex-pat groups, International groups and Meetups are excellent places to start. The best part about ex-pat groups is that you already have a lot in common and you can get a lot of empathy from people experiencing the same things.
Step 4: Get Medical Insurance
Your medical insurance is already covered if you are starting out in a new country because of a job. If your family is coming with you, you must arrange medical insurance. It is important to note that some countries have hidden costs when insuring family members; sometimes, it will be free for the kids.
Step 5: Learn The Country’s Language
When starting out in a new country, you must learn to speak the local language. Whether or not you understand the local language will improve the country’s quality of life. You can start learning for free on the app, but you will need to take language classes once you get to the country, preferably several times a week until you are fluent.
Learning a new language abroad is easier since there is no comfort zone. You will have to learn the language whether you like it or not.
Step 6: Do Not Forget About the Taxes
In most cases, you will not have to deal with taxes immediately; filing for your taxes will likely come after a year of living in the new country. However, you need to know that you will be required to pay taxes in your new and old country, or maybe in the new one. This will, however, depend on the agreement between the two countries.If you want to settle seamlessly in your new country, reach out to our experts at Across The Globe. We will offer you the guidance you need while moving to your new country.