Monday, January 25, 2010

Before you move to Bolivia

Going to live abroad is a major decision to take. It makes sense to get a wide range of information in advance and advice to help you plan and make sure the move goes smoothly.

Before you go, you should:

  • Make sure you have a valid passport, any visas you might need and a full health plan
  • Be clear about your financial situation.
  • Check whether you can continue to vote in you’re country of origin
  • Find out about accommodations.
  • Make sure your car is in line with local regulations and you have the necessary driving permit
  • Try to learn the language (spanish) before you go
  • It sounds obvious but let people know your new address (and any future changes). As well as friends and family you also need to inform the authorities
  • When you arrive, register with the local authorities and get a residence permit.
  • You also need to register with you’re local embassy.
  • You may also need a local bank account
  • And you’ll need full travel insurance for your trip or health care and other appropriate cover if you are living abroad.

In following post we’ll add more relevant information on legal issues and documentation you'll requiere like Bolivian visas, temporary and permanent residence, consular services and more.

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