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  • Professionally written for business use

  • Comprehensive topics – including the most current issues

  • 190+ global destinations

  • Local information on moving, living & doing business

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Overseas business assignments are complex and expensive. Easy access to quality information is key to making the move go smoothly, helping the family adjust, and knowing how to present a professional image – in a foreign culture – that reflects well on your company.

The International Relocation Center delivers information, resources, and tools for expatriates and their families, international short-term assignees, and business travelers.

The International Relocation Center features thousands of thoroughly researched, well-organized articles on local topics to prepare the businessperson for a successful professional and personal experience overseas. Rely on Living Abroad – trusted source of world-class international relocation information since 1987.

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ORIENTATION

  • Key facts
  • At a glance
  • Geography and history
  • Understanding the people
  • Learning the language
  • Cities
  • Climate
  • Holidays and festivals
  • Time zone
  • Country-specific calendars, weather and maps

GETTING READY TO GO

  • Passport and visa requirements
  • Permits
  • Customs requirements
  • Taking appliances
  • Taking clothes
  • Taking computers
  • Taking games and toys
  • Taking household goods
  • Taking my pet
  • Taking televisions
  • Taking radios
  • Taking a vehicle
  • Personal care items
  • Electrical current

FINANCES

  • Overview of banking services
  • Banking hours
  • Currency
  • Changing money
  • Bank accounts
  • ATMs
  • Credit and debit cards
  • Making purchases
  • Paying bills
  • Medical insurance
  • Vehicle insurance

FINDING A HOME

  • How to find housing
  • To buy or rent housing
  • Types of housing
  • Housing areas
  • Household help
  • Short term housing
  • Local housing resources

CHOOSING A SCHOOL

  • International schools
  • Local school system
  • Preschools
  • School listings

HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • Health guidelines and vaccinations
  • The health care system
  • Medical insurance
  • Doctors and dentists
  • Specialist medical services
  • Pharmacies
  • Medical prescriptions
  • Climate
  • Pollution
  • Public sanitation
  • Insects and other pests
  • Food safety
  • In case of emergency
  • Security
  • Local police
  • Local medical services

GETTING AROUND

  • Airport transportation
  • Driver’s license
  • Do I need a vehicle?
  • Driving conditions
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Local vehicle regulations
  • Taking a vehicle
  • Acquiring a vehicle
  • Taxis
  • Mass transit
  • Transit by city

FAMILY MATTERS

  • Spousal employment
  • Taking my pet
  • Household help
  • Issues for spouses and partners
  • Child care
  • Kids’ activities

EVERYDAY LIVING

  • Food shopping
  • Local cuisine
  • Food safety
  • Eating out
  • Everyday shopping
  • Pharmacies
  • Personal care items
  • Making purchases
  • Taking clothes
  • Children’s clothes
  • Business clothes

GETTING CONNECTED

  • Electrical current
  • Computer compatibility
  • Computer usage
  • Taking computers
  • Internet services
  • Telephone service
  • Public telephones
  • Domestic telephone calls
  • International telephone calls
  • Toll-free telephone calls
  • Mobile telephones
  • Fax service
  • Postal service
  • Local telecommunications
  • Television programming
  • Taking televisions
  • Television regulations
  • Radio
  • Taking radios
  • Publications

SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

  • The expatriate community
  • Social life
  • Clubs
  • Sports and fitness
  • Socializing after hours
  • Eating out
  • Hospitality at home
  • Religious worship
  • Local clubs and organizations
  • Business entertaining
  • Social entertaining
  • Local entertainment events

SOCIAL CUSTOMS

  • Greetings, titles and names
  • Gestures and body language
  • Personal conduct
  • Conversation
  • Invitations and reciprocity
  • Table etiquette
  • Alcohol and drinking
  • Smoking
  • Etiquette
  • Gifts
  • Hospitality at home
  • Eating out
  • Tipping
  • Holidays and festivals

BUSINESS PRACTICES

  • The language of business
  • Business style
  • Business clothes
  • Business correspondence
  • Business appointments
  • Business meetings
  • Business relationships
  • Businesswomen
  • Business hours
  • Scheduling business travel
  • Business negotiations
  • Work ethic
  • The pace of business
  • Etiquette
  • Gifts
  • Personal conduct
  • Business entertaining
  • Invitations and reciprocity
  • Local entertainment events
  • Tipping

COUNTRY RESOURCES

Local website directories for topics such as:

  • Local banking
  • Children
  • Local clubs and organizations
  • Local customs information
  • Driving
  • Local emergency information
  • Local employment issues
  • Entertainment and dining
  • Local housing resources
  • Local government offices and agencies
  • Local immigration information
  • Local insurance
  • Local media
  • Local medical services
  • Local online services
  • Schools
  • Pets
  • Local telecommunications
  • Tourism
  • Local transportation
195 DESTINATIONS

Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Bolivia
Bora Bora
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cambodia (new)
Cameroon
Canada
Canada – Calgary
Canada – Montreal
Canada – Ottawa
Canada – Toronto
Canada – Vancouver
Cayman Islands
Channel Islands
Chile
China
China – Beijing Region
China – Guangzhou Region
China – Shanghai Region
China – Tianjin Region
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cote d’Ivoire
Cyprus

Czech Republic
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Denmark
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands
Fiji (new)
Finland
France
Gabon
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Guam
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Isle of Man
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan

Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macau
Malawi
Malaysia
Malta
Mauritius
Mexico
Mexico-Monterrey Region
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (new)
Namibia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico

Qatar
Republic of Congo
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Ukraine
U.A.E.
Uganda
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe

United States Cities
Albuquerque
Atlanta
Austin
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Boston
Boulder
Charlotte
Chicago
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Miami
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New York
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Providence
Raleigh / Durham
Richland, WA
Richmond, VA
San Antonio
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
Seattle
Stamford
Tampa
Tulsa
Washington DC

Move Planner

Our International Move Planner (IMP) presents you with a set of move-related tasks – organized by priority and topic – designed to lead you through the steps of your international relocation. It is fully customizable!

Make your move easier by taking advantage of the IMP. This unique tool is the only move planner to organize your tasks and link them to our valuable information!

  • Know the steps of moving internationally

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