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Moving to Europe may seem like a huge task, especially if you’ve never moved abroad before or are moving with children and pets. To reduce the stress and help you understand what’s involved, we’ve put together a guide on moving to Europe to ensure your relocation overseas is plain sailing.
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There are various reasons why you might want to take food from one country to another. Here are some guidelines for the three most common destinations – EU countries, Australia and the United States.
Having a bank account is something many of us take for granted, and we sometimes forget how much easier our lives are made by the facilities they offer, whether that’s being able to pay bills by Direct Debit or standing order, or paying for shopping – in store or online – with your bank card.
If you are leaving the UK to live abroad permanently, or will be working outside of the UK for at least one full tax year, then it’s necessary to inform HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of your plans. This ensures you will pay the right amount of tax and receive any tax refund or tax relief you may be entitled to. You don’t have to inform HMRC if you are leaving for business trips of shorter duration.
If you are currently in the UK and are applying for a visa to live and work in another country, it may be necessary to obtain and provide a copy of a letter of recommendation alongside the other documentation required to process your application.
Moving to live overseas can be a great adventure, but there’s no denying the opportunity for calamity when things go wrong. We’re all capable of making mistakes and forgetting small details when focused on the bigger picture … and when moving abroad the fallout of those mistakes can vary from minor inconvenience to inescapable disaster!
If you are moving from the UK to live overseas – either on a short-term basis or permanently – then it’s important to know whether your furniture and other belongings are protected against loss or damage while in transit.
Find out whether you will need to be present at customs for your items to pass through customs and continue their journey to your new home abroad.
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