International Relocation Center

Unlimited access to thorough, reliable destination reports for all your transferees and their families.

Covering 240+ destinations and 600+ cities, the IRC delivers information trusted by the world’s largest companies to prepare their employees for relocation anywhere.

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What is the International Relocation Center?

Overseas business assignments are complex and expensive. There’s a lot your employees need to know before moving: culture, transportation, housing, schools, healthcare, business practices, and so much more.

The problem is, information available on the Internet is often outdated, biased, or simply not written from a business perspective.

International Relocation Center gives your team one reliable source of information to prepare for their assignment: written from a business perspective and curated by destination experts.

How International Relocation Center Helps

Prepare Your Travelers

Get a checklist of country-specific travel requirements and information on security, health, transportation, and more.

Access Current Information

Access local information on moving, living, doing business, and current issues - all written specifically for business use.

Increase Time Productivity

Reduce time spent settling in, allowing your employees to focus on their professional responsibilities sooner.

Improve Risk Management

Avoid travel mishaps, noncompliance, or cultural misunderstandings with guidance on local regulations and culture.

Trusted by top global companies.

One source for all your relocation information.

Generate custom, comprehensive reports on any topic.
Stay informed with real-time updates from around the globe. This module features security and health alerts, major headlines, and a currency calculator. Keep track of local weather forecasts and holiday dates to plan your stay effectively.
Find essential information swiftly with links to visa requirements, housing options, business etiquette, airport details, and political leadership in the country you're moving to.
Explore comprehensive guides to major cities within your new country. Learn about local amenities, transportation options, and lifestyle to choose the best place for your new home.
Get a well-rounded introduction to your destination with key facts, an overview at a glance, and detailed sections on geography, history, and the local people. Understand the climate, recognize important holidays and festivals, and familiarize yourself with the time zones and weather patterns.
Prepare for your move with detailed information on document requirements, customs regulations, electrical standards, and airport transportation options. Learn about sustainable choices for household goods, clothing, and vehicles to help you lower the impact of your move.
Navigate financial matters with an overview of banking services, insights into currency and exchange rates, and practical information on using ATMs, credit and debit cards, and other payment methods abroad.
Discover how to secure housing, whether to buy or rent, the types of available housing, typical costs, popular residential areas, and options for short-term stays.
Make informed decisions about your children's education abroad with information on local schooling options, special needs education, and international schools.
Access health alerts, learn about the healthcare system, locate doctors and dentists, understand medication availability, and get informed about public sanitation and food safety.
Understand local driving license requirements, road conditions, and options for mass transit to navigate your new city efficiently.
Support your family's transition with resources for spouses and partners, activities for kids, household help, childcare options, and LGBTQ+ resources.
Immerse yourself in daily life with guides on food shopping, local cuisine, general shopping, and what to wear for business engagements.
Stay connected with information on telecom infrastructure, mobile services, computers, Internet access, television and streaming options in your new location.
Engage with your new community through links to expatriate groups, local clubs, and organizations. Find out about sports, fitness options, places of worship, dining, and social entertaining venues.
Learn about the local etiquette and social norms to blend in seamlessly with your new community. Includes information on topics like body language, tipping, etiquette, gifts, alcohol and smoking, holidays, and more.
Master local business communication styles, meeting protocols, and negotiation tactics. Understand business hours, the pace of business, and how to conduct business entertainment.
Access a wealth of local resources including banking, emergency contacts, pet care, entertainment, medical facilities, driving regulations, and utility services to ease your transition.

Trusted Information
in less than a minute:

Choose your destination.

Click on the map to select the destination you’re heading to.

Generate your custom report.

Select “Create My Report” and choose the topics you’re interested in.

Get prepared

You’ll get a custom report you can read to learn everything you need to know for your assignment.

IRC is more than destination reports

Comprehensive section covering every aspect of international relocation.

Embark on your relocation journey with confidence by accessing our Relocation Essentials section, covering all essential aspects of moving internationally.

More than 85 articles follow the chronology of a typical move, addressing everything from passports, visas, and insurance to finding housing, adjusting culturally, and staying connected with loved ones.

Whether you’re wondering about shipping your car or navigating international education systems like the International Baccalaureate, Relocation Essentials ensures you’re well-prepared for every stage of your move.

Comprehensive family-related info at your destination.

Moving abroad is a family affair. Our Family Center is designed to support each member through this transformative experience, offering tailored information to help children adapt, spouses find opportunities, and the whole family thrive in a new environment. 

From selecting schools to facilitating social connections and managing the logistics for family members staying behind, the Family Center is your go-to resource, ensuring your family’s relocation is as smooth and enriching as possible.

Customized set of move-related tasks organized by priority and topic.

Simplify your relocation process with our International Move Planner (IMP). This customizable tool organizes your moving tasks by priority and links directly to essential information specific to your destination. Manage your move efficiently by adding personal tasks, setting email reminders, and tailoring the display options to fit your needs. From choosing your destination to tracking completed activities, the IMP is an indispensable ally, making sure no detail is overlooked as you prepare for your international transition.

Rotation of current, topical articles to support your relocation journey.

Stay informed and supported throughout your relocation with Reference Pro, a dynamic module featuring a rotation of topical articles and resources. Whether you’re looking for insights on mental health, keeping abreast of global news, or exploring sustainability practices in travel and relocation, Reference Pro offers vetted links and valuable information. It also includes a comprehensive library with resources on expat life, technology, language training, and more, helping you navigate the complexities of moving and living abroad with ease.

Learn about your cultural preferences and how they compare to those of your destination

Enhance your cultural intelligence with our 30-question Cultural Profile Questionnaire. This tool helps you understand your own cultural preferences and how they align with or differ from those in your destination country.

By identifying your personal and cultural biases, you’ll be better equipped to engage effectively and respectfully in your new environment, fostering smoother interactions and deeper connections.

Comprehensive destination reports on
240+ countries, cities, and regions.

International Relocation Service Map

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International Relocation Service Map
South America North America Africa Asia Europe Oceania United States Cities

South America

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guyana
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela

North America

Bahamas
Barbados
Canada
Canada – Calgary
Canada – Maritimes
Canada – Montreal
Canada – Ottawa
Canada – Toronto
Canada – Vancouver
Cayman Islands
Channel Islands
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Mexico - Monterrey Region
Nicaragua
Panama
Puerto Rico
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
United States

Africa

Algeria
Angola
Botswana
Cameroon
Cote d’Ivoire
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea Estonia
Ethiopia
Gabon
Ghana
Kenya
Liberia
Libya
Malawi
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nigeria
Republic of Congo Romania
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Asia

Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Brunei
Cambodia
China
China – Beijing Region
China – Guangzhou Region
China – Shanghai Region
China – Tianjin Region
Dominican Republic East Timor
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Iran
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Macau
Malaysia
Mongolia
Myanmar
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
U.A.E.
Uzbekistan
Vietnam

Europe

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Iceland
Hungary
Ireland
Isle of Man
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Serbia
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom

Oceania

Australia
Falkland Islands
Fiji
Guam
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea

United States Cities

Albuquerque
Amarillo
Anchorage
Atlanta
Austin
Baltimore
Baton Rouge
Bay City
Birmingham
Bismarck
Boise
Boston
Boulder
Buffalo
Charlotte
Chicago
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Colorado Springs
Columbus
Corpus Christi
Dallas
Denver
Detroit
El Paso
Fort Worth
Grand Rapids
Honolulu
Houston
Huntsville
Indianapolis
Jacksonville
Kansas City
Knoxville
Lake Charles, LA
Lansing
Las Vegas
Little Rock
Los Angeles
Louisville
Lynchburg
Madison, WI
Memphis
Mesa, AZ
Miami
Midland/Odessa
Milwaukee
Minneapolis
Nashville
New Haven
New Orleans
New York
Norfolk – Virgina Beach
Oklahoma City
Omaha
Orange Country, CA
Orlando
Phoenix
Oxnard, CA
Parsippany
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Portland, ME
Portland, OR
Princeton
Providence
Raleigh / Durham
Reno
Richland, WA
Richmond, VA
Rochester
Sacramento
Salt Lake City
San Antonio
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Maria, CA
San Jose Silicon Valley
St. Louis
Seattle
Stamford
Tampa
Tucson

FAQ

The International Relocation Center is a comprehensive information source for assignees and business travelers.

Key pre-departure requirements, in-depth country orientation and information for daily life, as well as business and social customs give the traveler an unparalleled overview of their destination.

Living Abroad covers 240+ destinations online and growing.  We offer more than 90 U.S. city reports, 10 regional reports, and profile hundreds of cities around the globe.

Yes, we offer different subscription levels based on the number of destinations that suit your needs.
Tier 1: All destinations (240+)
Tier 2: 26-50
Tier 3: 11-25
Tier 4: 1-10

One- and two-year subscriptions are standard, but every company’s relocation program is unique. We will work with you to deliver the optimal combination of content and duration to suit your business needs.

Giving your employees access is very simple.  Once you decide on the number of destinations you need, we set up a unique URL.  You will receive the link by email, and then your IT department will place the link on your intranet. You may place the link in as many places on your company site as you would like.

Yes! Your subscription allows access to this valuable information for any employee who works for your company, anywhere in the world.
 
In addition to providing information to relocating employees and business travelers, many of our clients use the International Relocation Center as a recruitment resource for new international job postings.  Having access to this information gives potential assignees a good idea of what life would be like living in their new destination.
 
Some other places to post the link would be:
 
● International Human Resources
● Relocation and Moving
● Travel
● Corporate Library or Information Center
● Corporate Security
● International Marketing and Sales
● Job Openings
We will give you a launch guide with suggestions on how to promote the IRC internally.  The guide includes an announcement you may modify to suit your company’s message.  You will also receive a customizable two-page brochure that briefly describes the site, which you can email to the assignee.

In addition to the IRC’s wealth of information, you will have access to theInternational Move Planner, which provides a customized list of detailed tasks to do before the actual move.  The tasks link back to the country information, providing additional support and explanation. Access to a Cultural Questionnaire is also included, which allows the assignee to answer questions about their cultural work style and compare their results to other countries.

We continually expand our offerings by adding new destinations to our list.  If you do not see a particular destination, please contact us and we will add it to the queue for development.  If you subscribe to all destinations, when a new destination is created, you’ll receive it automatically at no additional charge.

Yes! The International Relocation Center is a great resource for families.  There is a dedicated section for spouses/partners and children. Often, families are the ones that have more time to spend accessing the IRC to prepare for relocation. To ensure a successful transition for every family member, we provide details on international schools, childcare options, clubs and family activities, and even information on relocating with pets.

All destination reports on the International Relocation Center are mobile-friendly and accessible on all platforms.

Once you direct your assignees, along with their spouses or partners, and your business travelers to the wealth of information available in the International Relocation Center on your company’s intranet, you can breathe easier. Our clients have reported a reduction in inquiries regarding everyday life and practical business concerns, thanks to the combined efforts of the IRC and our Help Desk. Additionally, you’ll build confidence in having more well-informed and prepared employees representing your business overseas.

Absolutely!  You can contact us to schedule a private live demonstration of the International Relocation Center as well as the Global Business Travel Center and Culture Coach Online. Absolutely!  You can contact us to schedule a private live demonstration of the International Relocation Center as well as the Global Business Travel Center and Culture Coach Online.

More questions? Just send us a message!

About Living Abroad

Moving employees abroad or preparing them for global business trips? We know how complex and exhausting it can be.

That’s why we offer best-in-class destination information and cultural training for the world’s biggest and best companies.

Global mobility experts at 400 of the Fortune 1000, plus dozens of world-class relocation companies, rely on us to give their transferees the latest and most accurate destination information.

With Living Abroad, your people aren’t just informed – they’re prepared.

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Testimonials

Cathy and her team at Living Abroad are such a pleasure to work with. When a large client of ours asked to add a new city to the site as they relocated many people there, the Living Abroad team put this in place in days, providing useful local knowledge on the city. The information they provide seriously helps employees.
Shân Norman GMS, Regional Vice President Weichert Workforce Mobility UK
Knowing that our globally relocating customers receive the finest destination information exactly when they need it brings immense peace of mind to our employees and clients. The ease of access to these comprehensive destination reports is wonderful quality and we love that the materials are available in so many languages.

It's a tremendous advantage to have unlimited access for all our relocation programs. This resource has become indispensable in supporting our global mobility efforts.
Miriam Duignan, VP, Global Services & Supply Chain Management Cornerstone Relocation Group
We use the Living Abroad International Relocation Center as a primary resource for our international assignees seeking relocation and cultural information. Having such a current and complete site for all of the locations where we do business lets us focus on the company-specific information that only we can provide.
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