If you dream of retiring abroad or are about to take up anew job abroad, the whole process is an exciting time however moving abroad can be a huge challenge.
Here are a few top tips for a successful move abroad;
Passports and Permissions
Make sure that your passport is up to date and that you have visas and permissions in place to enter the country that you are planning to move too. EU citizens shouldn’t have to worry too much about visas and passports because of the free movement act within the EU; however if you are relocating from the UK to the US or Australia you will need permission to live in the country and need to have a passport that is valid for at lease 12 months.
Changing Residence Status
One of the biggest and most important hurdles when relocating abroad is giving up residency in the old home country and establishing residency in the new country. Inform tax offices of departure and arrival and make sure you are aware of the formalities involved in changing residency or you could face a few fines along the way.
You may be moving to a country whereby certain inoculations may be required before the departure. Find out about health insurance plans and the health system that is available overseas. It may be necessary to take out private health care cover and keep money aside in case of future health requirements.
Keep in pocket
Moving abroad can be expensive. With removals costs, travelling to your new home, finding a home etc etc, so it is important that you keep on top of costs to establish a removal budget to stop expensive spiraling out of control. Open a bank account abroad and take credit references from credit card and banks back home to establish your credit rating overseas. It might be a good idea to leave a bank account open if you ever decide to return home.
Some countries accept the PETS travel scheme and some don’t. Find out about the requirements, inoculations, quarantine, and the cost associated with moving your pet abroad at least eight months before the departure.
To find out more tips on moving abroad, come back to our Robinsons blog on Monday to see how our helpful tips can save you time and money.
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What information does Robinsons Relocation collect?
The organisation collects and processes a range of information about you. This includes
Full Names, Physical Address, Various Contact Information, Bank Account Details;
Information about your family and residence;
Photographs of residence both inside and out;
Passport and Visa information;
Details of your scheduled relocation;
any other personal information shared with us during the survey, quotation and relocation process
Due to Robinsons Relocation being the processor, the type of information we may collect and the extent to which it is used varies depending on the particular service that are being provided. Other such information that we may become privy to in the course of providing relocation services to individuals will be discussed further if needed. Finally, depending on the nature of global mobility services being provided, the same information may be necessary and collected from the dependents of the transferees who also receive relocation services.
Data is stored in a range of different places, including IT systems, such as data bases, electronic files, email system, paper copies and CCTV.
How does Robinsons Relocation process personal data?
Robinsons Relocation processes personal data in accordance with the following data protection principles:
The organisation processes personal data lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.
The organisation collects personal data only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes.
The organisation processes personal data only where it is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes of processing.
The organisation keeps accurate personal data and takes all reasonable steps to ensure that inaccurate personal data is rectified or deleted without delay.
The organisation keeps personal data only for the period necessary for processing.
The organisation adopts appropriate measures to make sure that personal data is secure, and protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing, and accidental loss, destruction or damage.
How does Robinsons Relocation protect personal data?
The organisation takes the security of all personal data seriously. The organisation has internal policies and controls in place to protect personal data against loss, accidental destruction, misuse or disclosure, and to ensure that data is not accessed, except by employees in the proper performance of their duties.
Where the organisation engages third parties to process personal data on its behalf, such parties do so on the basis of written instructions, are under a duty of confidentiality and are obliged to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of data.
For how long does the organisation keep data?
Robinsons Relocation retains personal data in accordance with its data retention policy.
As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:
withdraw consent, if possible
access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
require the organisation to change incorrect or incomplete data;
require the organisation to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing;
object to the processing of your data where the organisation is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing;
ask the organisation to stop processing data for a period if data is inaccurate or there is a dispute about whether or not your interests override the organisation’s legitimate grounds for processing data.