So you have made the bold decision that your days in your current
country are numbered, and the time is nigh to move abroad! Good for you. Now
comes the hard bit, sorting it all out.
Obviously this can be a daunting task, especially if you have never moved
abroad before and can’t really fathom all of the elements involved in it
logistically. Here’s where we come in! As you know, we help people with every
aspect of their moves, or property purchases, abroad – therefore, pick our
brains! Just pick up the phone and call us on 0207
898 0549 – we’re a friendly
to-do list will be long – there are some things that it pays to think of as
early as possible, before you’ve even started the process of perusing those
property sites for your dream home...
First things first, can you legally move to the country? Different
rules apply to different nationalities so to save yourself any heartbreak, make
sure that this is the first thing that you check. After all, if it isn’t
possible, you will need to set your sights on elsewhere. In addition, visa
applications can take a while so it is best to make the application as early as
possible and then once it is secured, you can really get the wheels in motion
with the other aspects of your move.
At some stage you are going to need to transfer money to your new
country to buy a property or to help you to get by whilst you get settled in.
We always advise enlisting the services of a currency specialist rather than
just using your high street bank – this is because banks cant secure the best
rates and often charge rather hefty fees on top – this can all add up and when
you are trying to budget for your move, the savings that you can make by using
a currency expert could really mount up. Surely you’d rather keep the money
that you would be forced to pay out in fees and put it into something more fun
– like a car, a swimming pool or for dining out when you are adjusting to all
of the new cuisine.
It may seem ludicrous to contact a currency expert so early on in
your journey but it’s free to sign up and when you do you gain access to expert
knowledge from the traders who can advise on what the currency markets are
likely to do and how you should act to save the most money. The information
that they can provide you with is invaluable. If you are keen to get this
aspect of your move sorted ASAP, you can sign up free of charge with Smart Currency Exchange, our
recommended currency partner today or call the team on 0808 163 0102.
As you want the
best for your children, we always recommend that people investigate the
education options when they make the move abroad. You need to ensure that there
are spaces at the schools that you want them to attend and that the education
will be up to the standard that you require. You’re moving to improve your
future and that of your family so this is a vitally important first step.
If you receive regular treatment you need to make sure that you
will be able to receive the same treatment in your new country. Health is the
most important things, so you should always work out what you will be entitled
to and if it will be sufficient.
Buying Guide are happy to advise on all of these matters – give the team a call
today on 0207 8980 549 or drop them an email at Ireland@overseasguidescompany.com.