There are a lot of things to consider when you want to emigrate to another country. Maybe you already have a concrete plan, or know where to find the right information. If that's not the case, don't worry. Here are some tips to help you start your emigration process
Checklist Emigration for global nomads, expats and other people moving abroad
You usually only emigrate once and even if you do it more often, the preparation takes quite a lot of work. JoHo has put together a handy checklist, so that you can get an idea of the arrangements that await you. The exact interpretation of each subject varies greatly from person to person. Please share your experience with your emigration preparation on the WorldSupporter platform.
1. Make use of a legal advisor
- A scan of your juridical status and the possible risks abroad may be advisable.
- Check the consequences for inheritance tax, family law, succession rights and matrimonial properties.
- Possibly get a review of your new international contract (mind the differences in labour law).
2. Look into the visa requirements & start the visa procedure
- Expand the basic inventory that you made in the orientation phase.
1. Make use of a financial advisor
- Discuss your current financial situation and financial contracts.
- Gain advice about fiscal matters and sorting things out with the tax authorities (especially in the case where your go abroad as an entrepreneur or if you keep property in your country of residence after emigration). Make use of any tax rebate.
- Get advice about your salary and where this will be deposited or get information about the consequences of your pension.
There are many reasons to move to another country. Maybe you moved abroad for work, study or family, or you want to experience a different culture and way of life. Whatever your reason is, it is common that while moving to a new country can be exciting, you will also likely experience difficulties settling in. The key is to arrange your move well, be flexible and be proactive in setting up your new life. Here are some tips on how to do that.
Questions before setting up a project abroad
- Are you willing to commit yourself for a long time?
- Do you have enough of basic finances to start your NGO?
- Do you have enough time to keep coordinating things and can you get help of the people around you?
- Are you willing to ‘sacrifice’ your vacations the following years to visit your project?
- Are you going to set up your own project or are you going to cooperate with an existing local project/organisation that you want to support?