Emigration Blog

HMRC replaces C3 and C104A import forms with the new online ToR01 system.

Since the 1st January 2017 HMRC have been transitioning the new ‘Transfer of Residence’ (ToR) online application form, which is now mandatory for applicants changing their country of residence to the UK and wishing to import used personal and household effects with them.The ToR01 application form must be completed online for submission by post or email to HMRC in advance of their belongings arrival in the UK. It replaces the manual C3 Customs Declaration forms, and must be completed by any ...Read more

Not always a smooth ride for Expats living abroad!

Moving home has always been a stress inducing experience, if you add relocating abroad to the mix the stress levels increase tenfold. However, for years thousands of people from the UK have successfully made their homes in other countries around the globe. Many of these are young professionals, entrepreneurs, and students, but retirees make up a large chunk of these British expats living abroad. Spain is the most popular location for British expat retirees due to the warmer climate and the ...Read more

Thinking of moving to Indonesia?

Explore a taste of Indonesia - Britannia Movers Indonesia has always been a sleeping giant in South East Asia. Social and political instability as well as its vast geography have historically disabled its efforts to take a firm footing on the world economic stage. In recent times consecutive Governments have finally managed to address many of the issues such as corruption and security that had previously deterred overseas investment and a strong physical footprint from Western companies.As a result, Indonesia (like China ...Read more

Emerging markets of the future for expats

According to global economic research carried out by international investment company – Goldman Sachs, the latest batch of developing countries that are quickly growing into economic power houses are Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico and Poland.Head of Global Economic Research for Goldman Sachs – Jim O’Neill’s original BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have all reached their current peaks of economic growth for the time being after slowing down since the financial crisis struck; and investors since have turned to ...Read more

Best cities for expats to move to in 2016

According to consulting firm Mercers’ 18th Annual study of foreign worker’s overseas lifestyles, which assesses the quality of living conditions in over 440 locations around the world, the following cities are the best cities for expats to move to in 2016.Vienna (Austria) Zurich (Switzerland) Auckland (New Zealand) Munich (Germany) Vancouver (Canada) Dusseldorf (Germany) Frankfurt (Germany) Geneva (Switzerland) Copenhagen (Denmark) Sydney (Australia)  Vienna (Austria)Austria has a thriving economy, stable political system, cultural diversity and beautiful countryside, (not forgetting the popular and ...Read more
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