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As if the process of moving house wasn’t stressful enough already, add to that the fact that you’re moving your family and all worldly possessions to another country and you could be looking at a major headache.

There are a lot of things to take into consideration when upping sticks and moving to pastures new. If you’re moving to an European Economic Area (EEA) country things will be easier, but a trip to the British embassy is in order if you want to move further afield.

Language barrier: Perhaps the most obvious thing to consider when moving abroad is the language gap. Ideally you will learn as much of your new native tongue as possible before you head out, but that’s not always feasible. At the very least get a phrasebook to help you by as you pick up the lingo. A lot of European countries have good conversational English, but they’ll appreciate it if you make the effort to converse in their mother tongue.

Culture shock: Every country is different, and what’s OK in Oslo might be taboo in Turkey. Getting a good guide book can help you know what to expect. Be careful what you take on your move as well, certain countries don’t allow alcohol and bringing some bottles could land you in trouble. The key point here is to do your research beforehand to make sure your European move comes off without a hitch.

Health: You need to know your welfare rights abroad, some benefits are not payable if you move out of the UK. Private medical insurance is recommended to cover any issues you might have in your new home. An EHIC card can substantially reduce the cost of health care in European Economic Area Countries.

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1 Bed Flat/Apartment Removal London, Greater London, W3 9JA Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8UT 49
2 Bed Semi-Detached House Removal Bristol, Somerset, BS1 6XU Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany 704
2 Bed Flat/Apartment Removal London, Greater London, E14 3ED London, Greater London, E14 3TS 1
3 Bed Semi-Detached House Removal Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8BG Colchester, Essex, CO3 9EA 23
1 Bed Flat/Apartment Removal Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 3PS 40129, Emilia-Romagna, Italy 1,000
3 Bed Semi-Detached House Removal Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 1QL Rhyl, Clwyd, LL18 4UA 207
4 Bed Semi-Detached House Removal Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 9HD Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands 451
4 Bed Detached House Removal Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4SN Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 8JZ 59
2 Bed Detached House Removal Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH6 6NG Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 7DH 3
2 Chambre Appartement Déménagement Montfavet, Provence-Alpes-Côte D'Azur, 84140, France N22 8LY 731