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Strange Laws From Around The World That Expats Need To Know About

Posted on Saturday November 14, 2015 (18:09:50)
© James Petts

Moving to a new country can be a daunting prospect. Not only is there the logistical nightmare of packing and shipping your entire life around the world, but there is a whole new language and culture to get to grips with.

A good phrasebook will teach you how to ask ‘where is the police station?’, but it won’t tell you what to do when the cops come looking for you for breaking laws you didn’t know existed.   more ...


Legal Hurdles To Emigration, What Is Holding You Back?

Posted on Wednesday November 14, 2012 (00:18:04)
Nick Branch

The numbers may be falling, slightly, but hundreds of thousands of UK citizens decide to emigrate abroad each year, driven by the promise of better employment opportunities or lifestyles overseas.

With the UK economy stuttering and a number of emerging economies booming the attraction to move abroad is probably as strong as it has ever been. However emigration remains a big decision and many agonise over the pro’s and con’s for months and years before making the big decision.

Visa headaches

As well as the vital choice of destination, the complexity of the visa system in a potential country is a major consideration for anyone looking to emigrate. Most countries offer a range of visas to foreigners to allow them to live and work in the country for a period of time.   more ...


Taking Your Children Overseas After a Divorce

Posted on Sunday January 15, 2012 (23:00:18)

courtesy of UK law firm, Pannone

Whether you started a family overseas and are looking to come home after a divorce or you’ve been divorced and are now looking to move abroad the laws surrounding your right to take your children with you can cause a lot of confusion.

The laws from country to country of course do vary so be sure to find out the exact laws in the countries your concerned with, but in the UK and the majority of other countries the law is quite straight forward, to take a child overseas for even a short amount of time requires the permission of both parents unless a family court has specifically ruled otherwise in your case. So even if your child has little or no contact with their other parent you need to ensure that you have their permission before taking your child away or else you could find yourself facing charges of child abduction.   more ...

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