In our article on preparing for expat tax matters, we have advised you to contact a professional before moving abroad. Perhaps you also need a second opinion from a local advisor after relocating. If you have never hired a tax consultant before, you may be wondering how to find the right person.
Are you planning to buy property abroad? If so, you are surely interested in international prices for properties and a comparison of how expensive different locations around the world are. InterNations has researched current trends of the 2013 real estate markets around the globe for you, including an overview of the most expensive locations worldwide.
Expat assignments are great opportunities to pick up new skills, travel the world, and learn invaluable lessons. InterNations member Gabrielle Byko put together some tips for newly-arrived expats to start their life abroad on the right foot.
Going back home can be difficult for both you and your family. Not only do you have to deal with reverse culture shock, you may also be met with disbelief and confusion. With our help, you will learn how to deal with reverse culture shock as well as your relatives and friends when going back home.
So you’ve decided to open a foreign bank account. What pitfalls should you avoid? Will your money be safe? Will the language barrier pose a problem? Learn the right questions to ask and what you should be aware of when it comes to opening foreign bank accounts with our InterNations expat guide.
Many expatriates take their spouse or family along when moving abroad. Are you one of them? You may have noticed yourself that working expats have a career to distract them from culture shock, but partners often struggle with the situation. InterNations offers tips on coping with this change.
Making a marriage work is not easy especially with the additional pressure of making your expat life work. Divorce is usually the logical consequence when a marriage ends. InterNations member Hero offers advice on what to keep in mind for a divorce outside of your home country.
If you enjoy driving and value your independence, you’ll want to keep using a car – even when moving to another country, where you may need to get used to different traffic conditions. For expat motorists, car insurance is a big part of staying safe. Read our tips on international policies below!
Self-employment remains a popular alternative to traditional expat assignments. It is the dream of many expats to open a successful business overseas. However, being a self-employed expat involves a lot of preparation, paperwork and financial know-how.
A move abroad is a big decision, even if you are solely responsible for yourself. Taking your entire family with you, however, can make it even more stressful. But don’t get frustrated! Here are a few tips on how to organize your move abroad without putting too much strain on your loved ones.
If you bring your children along when moving abroad, the school they will attend will play a big part of helping them adjust to their new home. InterNations gives you an overview of the different schooling options for expat kids about to receive an international education.
Planning an international life or starting an expat assignment comes with quite a few special hurdles. Job-hunting and choosing the right school for your kids are just two of the many little assignments that await you in your new international life. Our checklist gives you guidance for this process!
International living is always a challenge, particularly in the beginning. New impressions and local customs can be overwhelming. Stay calm and relaxed in the first few days, and you will realize the beauties of international living very quickly! Let our InterNations dossier guide you.
Before moving abroad for the first time, you may never have even heard of fiscal residency. However, this concept affects almost everyone working or just living abroad. The following information explains the basics behind tax residence, helping you to find out what to take into account.