Moving Abroad


Obtaining a Visa to Live, Study and Work in: the United States of America

13 June, 2012 09:16  EasyExpat EasyExpat

This is the fourth in a series of articles concerning visa options. We cover the different types of visas and how to apply. The other regions in the series are the United Kingdom, Canada, Austrailia, and the Schengen area. Get ready to go abroad!

immigration control © TMAX - Fotolia.comIf you've ever wanted to live or work (legally) in the USA, you've come to the right place. Below you will find information on visa regulations for short-term visitors, long-term visitors, students, and individuals moving to America to work or to join spouses, partners or other family members. This is the fourth in a series of five articles: in the coming weeks, the final installment will investigate visa requirements for permanent residents, students, workers and certain other visitors to the Schengen Area of western Europe. Each article in the series is designed to focus on how to meet the requirements for obtaining a visa and/or work permit for the country or region. (More)

   


Obtaining a Visa to Live, Study and Work: Canada

23 May, 2012 11:24  EasyExpat EasyExpat

This is the third in a series of articles concerning visa options. We cover the different types of visas and how to apply. The other regions in the series are the United Kingdom, Australia, the Schengen area, and the United States. Get ready to go abroad!

immigration control © TMAX - Fotolia.comIf you've ever wanted to live or work (legally) in Canada, you've come to the right place. Below you will find information on visa regulations for long-term visitors, students, and individuals moving to Canada to work or to join spouses, partners or other family members. This is the first in a series of five articles: in the coming weeks there will be installments that investigate visa requirements for permanent residents, students, workers and certain other visitors to the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and the Schengen Area of western Europe. Each article will focus on how to meet the requirements for obtaining a visa and/or work permit for the country or region. (More)

   


Obtaining a Visa to Live, Study and Work: Australia

25 April, 2012 09:21  EasyExpat EasyExpat

This is the second in a series of articles concerning visa options. We cover the different types of visas and how to apply. The other regions in the series are the United Kingdom, Canada, the Schengen area, and the United States. Get ready to go abroad!

immigration control © TMAX - Fotolia.comIf you've ever wanted to live or work (legally) in Australia, you've come to the right place. Below you will find information on visa regulations for long-term visitors, students, and individuals moving to Australia to work or to join spouses, partners or other family members. This is the third in a series of five articles: in the coming weeks there will be installments that investigate visa requirements for permanent residents, students, workers and certain other visitors to the United States and the Schengen Area of western Europe. Each article will focus on how to meet the requirements for obtaining a visa and/or work permit for the country or region. (More)

   


Obtaining a Visa to Live, Study and Work: the United Kingdom

21 March, 2012 10:11  EasyExpat EasyExpat

This is the first in a series of articles concerning visa options. We will cover the different types of visas and how to apply. The next in the series will cover the visa process in Australia, Canada, the Schengen area, and the United States. Get ready to go abroad!

immigration control © TMAX - Fotolia.comIf you've ever wanted to live or work (legally) in the UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, or Wales), you've come to the right place. Below you will find information on visa regulations for long-term visitors, students, and individuals moving to the UK to work or to join spouses, partners or other family members. This is the second in a series of five articles: in the coming weeks there will be installments that investigate visa requirements for permanent residents, students, workers and certain other visitors to the United States, Australia and the Schengen Area of western Europe. Each article will focus on how to meet the requirements for obtaining a visa and/or work permit for the country or region.  (More)

   


Emerging countries to welcome many Europeans escaping the crisis

01 March, 2012 11:01  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Map, globe, compass, book.In Athens, many shops are now closed in the city centre. In Dublin, you can see many advertisements showing Sale or Rent near Grafton Street. Spain has a record 20% unemployment. In Greece, the economic collapse has affected how many people are unemployed. With the different austerity budgets, people cannot even get a less qualified job. Many of the jobs requiring the fewest skills - taxis, drivers, barmaids - have already been taken by immigrants.

With the crisis in Europe (and the US), it is interesting to see that more and more people have decided to immigrate and leave their home country. They are looking for more comfortable life somewhere else and are attracted by countries recruiting and with positive economic growth.  (More)

   


Understanding International Shipping & Finding a Reputable Mover

24 January, 2012 11:56  Erin Erin

moving world © Franck Boston - Fotolia.comOne of the most stressful aspects of moving is the physical act of actually moving all your stuff. Finding a company that can transport your goods safely, timely, and in your budget can be daunting. Here are some tips to understanding your shipping options and finding a reputable moving company.

Understand Pricing

The price of moving depends on the how much is being moved, the value of the goods, and the distance to be moved. If possible, ship only the truly indispensable items and try to buy when you arrive to abate some of the cost. (More)

   


Home for the Holidays... or Not

21 December, 2011 15:25  Erin Erin

christmas theme - globe and gift © air - Fotolia.comThe holidays are an emotional time where people are nostalgic for "the old days", tradition is observed, and everyone thinks about going home for the holidays. For some of us, that's harder than it seems.

Being away from friends and family and the place you once called home is one of the most difficult aspects of being an expat. "Going home" may be impossible considering work, transportation costs, and attachment to your new home and traditions. (More)

   


Voting Rights After Moving Abroad

17 November, 2011 11:36  Erin Erin

Voting hand © Dominique VERNIER - Fotolia.comEven when you have taken on a new home, a new country, a new system - many expats still feel the responsibility to participate in the politics of the country they left. But this can be more complicated than it seems. Voting rights as an expat are not certain, and complicated and ever-changing laws concerning expat status make the situation more difficult.

For example, any British expatriate who has lived overseas exceeding fifteen years is no longer permitted to vote in any major elections. This may change as cabinet ministers are contemplating a change of either an extension or a complete removal of the time limit. (More)

   


Going Abroad as a Physically Disabled Person

21 June, 2011 12:24  Erin Erin

Handicap © Studio DER - Fotolia It is estimated that more than 1 billion people in the world are living with some sort of disability,  about 15 percent of the world's population. Being disabled offers all sorts of challenges that can be exacerbated in unfamiliar situations. This is especially true for people traveling or living abroad. Despite these difficulties, many people with physical handicaps are able to travel and live anywhere they want.

Common Issues

Transportation is one of the most difficult problems to overcome. From uneven sidewalks, to the lack of elevators to inadequate seating, moving around a foreign country can be especially difficult.

Elevators are an invention of the developed world. Many places throughout the world can only be accessed by stairs.

Hotels and theaters may have limited or non-existent handicapped facilities.

Further alienation from the place and people you are traveling among. (More)

   


Bug on America's Green Card Lottery

10 June, 2011 09:25  Erin Erin

Recently, one of the most coveted lottery winners were announced. The prize? Visas to the United States.

This announcement happens once a year, but this year was a bit different. A computer glitch allowed 22,000 people to be misinformed that they had won one of the valuable visas. The State Department is now in the awkward position of notifying these "winners" that they will not be welcome in the States.

To understand this situation, you first must understand the complicated Green Card System. (More)

   


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