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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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2 Bed Bungalow Removal Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 3EB Durham, County Durham, DH7 9QR 110
2 Bed Detached House Removal London, Greater London, SW6 2GW Buckinghamshire, HP6 6XP 24
1 Bed Flat/Apartment Removal London, Greater London, W14 9EB Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 5JD 17
2 Bed Detached House Removal Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8HB Callington, Cornwall, PL17 7NT 173
3 Bed Semi-Detached House Removal London, Greater London, SE25 4HQ Huddersfield, Yorkshire, HD3 4GP 173
3 Bed Semi-Detached House Removal Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 6QE Girvan, Ayrshire, KA26 9HZ 263
1 Bed Flat/Apartment Removal London, Greater London, E1W 3TF Epping, Essex, CM16 5DW 15
3 Bed Detached House Removal St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 2EB 2545 HA, South Holland, Netherlands 198
3 Bed Flat/Apartment Removal London, Greater London, W7 3QP London, Greater London, W12 9RT 4
3 Bed Semi-Detached House Removal London, Greater London, WC2N 5RJ 28310, Centre, France 243