It might look great to work abroad and have the freedom you ever wanted to have all your life. But living and working abroad is never that easy. When you move abroad, you will need to pack not just personal belongings but also, full courage and strength to face other nationalities.
But to make life easier, you need to have some sort of checklist that will prepare you for your future endeavours outside your native country.
- Visa and Other Travel Documents
Securing your visa when staying abroad is just a MUST. You will need to have a valid passport for a minimum of one year. Most embassies will require some time to complete the entire paperwork. On the other hand, you can acquire work visa once your employer takes the full responsibility of your stay abroad.
- Enough Amount of Money
Before you take the next step into living a life abroad, you need to have back up money for at least 1 to 2 months for your basic necessities.
- Language and Culture
It is very important for you to understand that working abroad also requires a lot of persistence in understanding the culture and native dialect of the country you have chosen to venture. Good communication will help you land a decent job abroad. Luckily, there are a lot of translation app online that you can use to learn different languages much easier.
When you find a job, some employers would offer you accommodation that you can stay in for the rest of your stay abroad. But if you are unfortunate enough that your employer won’t provide this much needed accommodation, you will have to find one on your own. And take note, accommodation abroad is much expensive and the cost of living is something that should be taken much seriously.
No matter how careful you are not to get sick, you will certainly have to face that point in your life abroad wherein the changing climate and environment triggers untoward health related issues. For that, some companies will give you the health insurance but if you are not expecting employment sooner, you will have to pack several medicines from your country. But you also need to take note the prohibited medicines so as not to compromise your travel.
- Packing your stuff
As much as possible, carry only few important things with you. You are not going to a fashion show, you are going to travel abroad for work. Also, take note of the country’s dress code so as to avoid difficult encounters in the future.
- Bucket list
As they say, working without leaving some time for yourself to enjoy becomes totally unhealthy. Try to venture different beautiful places in this new country. Create a bucket list and be sure to complete it sooner.
Communication towards your family members and colleagues back home is very important to minimize being homesick. With all the latest technologies that we have these days, communication can be achieved just with a single click.