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  • 10 tips for relocating to Australia with your family

    Moving house can be stressful at the best of times – and even more so when the house happens to be on the other side of the world and you have to move yourself, your family and your belongings to a new country. Here are a few tips to bear in mind when moving with your family to Australia.

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  • Moving to America checklist

    Moving from one country to another can be an overwhelming experience. Regardless of the events that lead to your decision to relocate, it can be both the start of a thrilling new chapter in your life, and a period of considerable stress and uncertainty.

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  • Can I move food across countries?

    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.

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  • Moving banks from one country to another

    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.

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  • What documentation do I need to apply for a US visa?

    If you intend to travel to the United States and stay for more than 90 days – for any purpose – then you will have to apply for a visa.

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  • Moving to Barcelona

    A guide to moving abroad to the Spanish city of Barcelona. Useful information to help you plan your house move overseas to Barcelona, from selecting a location to live to moving with children.

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  • Shipping Costs to Canada

    If you're moving abroad to Canada, you'll need an international removal company to transport your belongings to your new home. Find out about the cost of shipping items to Canada, and how you can save money on your overseas move.

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  • What to know before moving to Australia

    Six important aspects of life Down Under to discover before your house move to Australia. Our tips about living in Australia, from currency and taxes to the local lingo, will help you prepare for your new life abroad.

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  • How to get a Canadian visa

    To start a new life in Canada, you'll need to acquire a Canadian visa. Take a look at our guide to applying for a visa for your house move abroad to Canada.

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  • Moving to Madrid

    Planning a house move abroad to Madrid, Spain? Take a look at our short guide to living as an expat in Madrid. Helpful advice from choosing a location to moving to Madrid with children.

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  • Cost of moving to Australia

    There are many positive aspects to moving to Australia to work. Warm weather, a high standard of living and, for those of us from the UK, a culture that can be both reassuringly familiar and refreshingly different.

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  • What UK tax documents do I need to fill out prior to moving abroad?

    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.

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  • What is a letter of recommendation when applying for a work visa?

    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.

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  • Cost of living in Australia

    If you are looking to quit the UK to live in Australia – either on a temporary basis or as a permanent move – it’s important to give some consideration to the relative costs of living in the two countries.

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  • Moving to California

    Our guide to moving abroad to the state of California. Useful advice to help you with selecting a location in California, shipping your goods, and what you can expect to enjoy when you've moved to your new home abroad.

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