Moving your family abroad: Factors to consider
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- Published on Wednesday, 23 December 2020 11:51
- Last Updated on 23 December 2020
- Monica Costa
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You’ve decided that the time has come to move your family abroad, but you’re not sure where to start with the whole process. There’s a lot that you need to think about and consider, which is why it’s so important not to rush things. The concept of moving abroad and starting a new life might be an extremely exciting one, but that doesn’t mean that you should rush the process – it’s important to take the time to think things through carefully.
Moving abroad can be an extremely exciting step to take, and it can give you the opportunity to start fresh. However, it’s important that you take the time to consider the ins and outs of the process of moving your family abroad. After all, there’s a lot that you need to think about, from where you will work to how good the education system is in the country that you plan on moving to.
To help make the process a little simpler and easier, below is a guide to everything that you should know about moving your family abroad. Read on for all of the best tips and pieces of advice.
Will you be able to work?
One of the most important questions that you can ask yourself when it comes to choosing to move your family abroad is whether or not you will be able to work once you move there. If you’re moving for work, and you’ve already got a job offer in place, then this won’t be a concern. However, if you’re moving without this safety net, then you need to think about how easy it will be for you to get a job and work. It’s really important that you take this seriously, to ensure that you’re able to earn an income while you’re living abroad. If you’re concerned about earning while you’re abroad, you could opt to freelance and work for a company or clients from your home country.
What’s the education system like?
If you have little ones of school age, then the chances are that you want to ensure that they get a good education. That’s why it’s important that you take the time to research what the education system is like in the place that you want to move to. Of course, if the state education system is not what you had hoped for, there’s always private schooling that you can look into. In lots of countries, private school fees are much lower than you might expect, making this kind of education a possibility.
Is there a lot of paperwork?
You also need to take the time to think about and consider the administrative side of things and whether or not there’s going to be a lot of paperwork that needs completing. If you’re moving abroad, the fact is that you are going to need a good immigration solicitor who you can work with to make the process of moving abroad as simple and stress-free as possible. By sourcing a good attorney, you can make the process of moving to somewhere new, a much less stressful experience.
There you have it, everything that you need to know about moving your family abroad.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums