1. Your hand will get a workout from all the paperworkIn addition to planning other details for your big move, when you choose to live abroad you’ll have to tackle a lot of paperwork.
You’ll need a passport to travel internationally, but you will also need to apply for a visa if you wish to live and work abroad. This document will allow you to remain in a country for a specified period of time and for a specific purpose. Depending upon your plans, you can apply for a short-stay visa, a long-stay visa, or a residence visa, which is what you will need to establish a permanent residence in another country.
Once you have moved into your new home, your work isn’t over yet, as you will need to apply for a work permit too (unless you are planning on retiring overseas and won’t be working). Your work permit will give you the opportunity to find employment, but this document can be difficult to obtain in some nations. Regulations vary, so make it a point to talk to a consulate office in advance in order to gather information on the application process, regulations, and requirements ahead of your move.