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Finances

Irrespective of the reason, it is imperative to manage your finances efficiently when you relocate to a foreign country.
 
The following are some tips to manage your finances while relocating to a foreign country.
 
Secure your financial data One of the biggest worries when you move to another country is the safety and security of your financial data. This includes safekeeping of your credit cards, usernames, passwords and PINs. Also remember to keep this information handy when you reach the new country to help you have instant online access to your accounts. Disable the option of receiving physical copies of bank statements and credit card statements at your local address and request for soft copies of all such statements.
 
changes in your financial plan Your current financial plan would have been prepared based on the assumption that you continue working in your home country. When you decide to relocate to a foreign country, you are faced with different situations, necessitating a change in the financial plan. To begin with, your income will be different and in a different currency. Use a reasonable exchange rate to convert all your foreign income and expenses in local currency terms. Review your investments and see if they are sufficient in the changed scheme of things.
 
Insurance Ascertain if your current policy will remain valid even after you relocate to a new country. If not, seek to rectify this by taking a new policy in the new country.
 
Understand the new system Try to understand the new financial system at the earliest. Find out which are the banks you can open an account. Find your credit needs in the new country and tax rules.
 
Taxation Taxation is one aspect which is often ignored by many people when they leave a country. Make an attempt to understand and follow the tax filing requirements and procedures in the new country.
 


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