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Expat Life

Becoming an expat is an eye-opening experience. International professionals, specialists and managers that choose to relocate are immersed in the new career move. So even the most talented often take months to really get to know their new home.

Some receive a monetary package, others an agency partner. Most do not. Finding that right neighbourhood for oneself or the family is a first step,  followed by utilities and a reliable telecoms provider. The process of registration involves processes with authorities, performed mostly in the local language.

Health insurance, conversion of a driver license, the topic of a possible pet and, of course, choosing an optimal school for children of those arriving with a family. Many tens of thousands are members of excellent social media groups. A small proportion are active and some give often contradictory opinions to requests placed online. 

Amazing Capitals offers expats as well as their employers a broad knowledge base to empower international residents to make choices and help find solutions in each location.

The Expat Life section investigates themes around the home and family, everyday topics and interaction with others. From Jaywalking to holidays, insurance to recycling, relocating to religion as well as socialising or international schooling, so many topics are addressed in detail.

Story Vincent Green, Sep 21 2021

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Anyone who has experienced relocating to a new society knows that the society and its folk are key to feeling welcome. Many locations around the globe offer safe havens and opportunities that flow far better when expats can learn more about their hosts. A broad, important topic on every location eGuide.

Numerous expats bring along or acquire a four legged member of the family. Are locals pet friendly, a license necessary, are dogs permitted on public transport or in restaurants and is a leash a must? Surprises await on this and other topics such as telecoms, insurance, banks, utilities, recycling, emergencies, libraries and religion. All are covered in detail in the local eGuide.