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Guide to relocating overseas

Guide to relocating overseas: Important things to consider

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Moving your life overseas is no easy task but considering several factors before relocating — like finances, property and healthcare among others — certainly takes off the pressure from your impending move.

Tip for settling in a new country for expats

Top tips for settling into your new country as an expat

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Despite an initial settling-in process, expats say they are loving life in their adopted countries and are there to stay, reveals new research from AXA PPP International.

Moving finances abroad

A checklist for moving your finances abroad

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Before moving abroad, make sure your finances, pension plan, housing payments, tax arrangements and investments are carefully organised for the big move, too.

Top plumbers in the Netherlands

The best plumbers in the Netherlands' 10 major cities

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Need a plumber? Here's a list of top plumbers in the main 10 Dutch cities, as recommended by a local Dutch resident.

culture shock

Culture shock and how to deal with it

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Culture shock is a common experience for many who move abroad, even between European countries. How can you deal with the shock of integrating into a new culture?

Reverse culture shock: What, when, and how to cope

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Moving home isn't always easy – many who repatriate feel different and utterly out of touch. This article explains what happens when culture shock is reversed, what to expect, and how to cope with its effects.

Checklist for moving out of the Netherlands

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Kissing the Netherlands good-bye? Moving home can be as daunting as moving abroad but adhering to a few guidelines can save you a lot of stress when relocating.

How to repatriate successfully

How to repatriate successfully

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As the challenges of repatriation are increasingly identified, here are tips for expats and organisations on managing a successful relocation back home.

Moving with pets

Bringing a pet to the Netherlands

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Pets are welcome in the Netherlands but there are strict rules relating to bringing pets into the country, particularly around proving they are healthy and are transported appropriately.

Exchanging your foreign driver’s licence for a Dutch version

Getting a driver’s licence or exchanging a foreign driver’s licence in the...

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If you have a driver's licence from outside of the Netherlands, certain nationalities must exchange it for a Dutch driver's licence.

Relocating your pet

Pet relocation 101

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Is your pet an 'at-risk' breed to travel, or 'crate-trained'? When relocating your pet abroad, owners must make an informed decision whether their pets are ready for the trip.

Repatriation: Moving home successfully

Negotiate a successful repatriation

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It’s up to you to get the best deal for your family and career when it's time to repatriate. There are a few tips to aid a successful repatriation into your work environment.

Manage culture shock in three easy steps

Manage culture shock in three easy steps

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Margarita Gokun Silver, founder of coaching firm Global Coach Center, lays out three important steps to managing culture shock and getting positive about your experience abroad.

Overseas shipping

Physically Moving: Overseas shipping

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When physically moving home, you can opt to take all your furniture and belongings. Here's some advice on how to handle the tricky process of overseas shipping.

Buying a bicycle in Amsterdam

Buying a bicycle in Amsterdam

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Want to buy a bike in Amsterdam? Explorer Publishing offers some tips on buying Dutch bicycles.


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