Moving to another country is a big decision. You’ll be faced with a number of questions and concerns but do not worry, we’re here to help. Here are the 10 top concerns people have when choosing to move abroad and how you can overcome them easily:
You need to make sure that you have saved enough money to make it through a few months if you have not yet secured employment. Get hold a financial advisor and ask them to help you plan for your move.
One of the best pieces of advice we can offer is that if you are not fluent in the home language of the country you are moving to, you need to enroll in a few classes. Speaking Spanish when moving to Spain will help you get settled and make new friends.
If you have already started the process of moving to Spain we need to advise you to not be put off by all the legalities involved. This will be a learning process for you and your family and you need to embrace it. Yes, there will be paperwork and yes it will be hard, but in the end, all your work will pay off and you’ll be sitting beachside sipping cocktails.
Home and Location
The first thing you need to do is find the right town to move to. Then you need to think about where you want to live in that town. The best way to do this is to make a list of everything you need. Do you need car parking, schools, heating, and do you want to live in the heart of town or somewhere a little quieter? Once you have your list you can start looking at various properties or see more here. If they do not meet your requirements, move on to the next one. If possible take a holiday and go see a few of the properties in person.
One of the most important things to remember is that Spain also has winter and it does rain. You need to be prepared that the weather you experienced on holiday might not be the weather you’ll get all year round.
Moving from your home country to somewhere else is stressful. You can prevent added stress by planning your move properly. Put a timeframe in place and stick to it. Get things like schools out the way first and make sure you have housing and rental contracts in place before you even get into Spain. This will take much of the pressure off once you arrive.
Familiarise yourself with doctors and hospitals close to you. Also, get to know your emergency numbers.
Family Back Home
Yes, you will miss your family. Make sure you get your life set up as soon as possible so that you can contact them on social media.
Once you have arrived try to find local clubs and facilities that speak your language. Find an expat club to help you ease into the move.
This will happen. Make sure that you give yourself enough time to properly adjust to everything that is new around you. Once you are in Spain, let the country take you and enjoy every moment.