However, in most cases they will not be met with as much understanding and acceptance as people expect you to return to your familiar environment. Going back home may not be easy for you and your children, especially when it comes to dealing with your friends and family members. But keep in mind that, with a little bit of preparation, you will be just fine.
How to Deal with Repatriation
As is the case with expatriation, the repatriation process may seem extremely overwhelming at first. After all, there is so much to organize, so much paperwork to file and so many details to think about. But repatriation is not that difficult if you have a clear plan of how to go about it. A repatriation checklist can be really helpful in this endeavor. It will help you to keep track of the errands you still have to run and the boxes you have to pack. Some things, such as looking for a new home, have to be planned ahead of time; others can be postponed until the last minute. A checklist does not guarantee a smooth repatriation, of course, but it will help you to deal with everything.
Repatriation and Your Career
With repatriation just around the corner, many expats should re-think their career. As a former expatriate, your career prospects may have changed for the better and you will be suitable for a promotion or a whole new position in your home office. Your international experience and intercultural skills will make you an asset for any employer. If you play your cards right, you will get the most out of your repatriation. Your company at home (if you have been transferred abroad) is also the go-to place if you need help with your repatriation. Company support is essential to make you feel at home in your former work environment again. This support may include help with finding a new home or solving tax issues.