Chewing Gum

9 Quirky Banned Items Around the World

Packing your belongings for an international move? Are you travelling to Singapore? If so, be sure to keep all your chewing gum Stateside. In 2004, Singapore passed a law banning chewing gum imports and slaps a $500 fine on anyone seen spitting gum out on the street. Oddly enough, Singapore’s ban on chewing gum might not be the quirkiest ban of items in countries around the globe. If you’re travelling or moving to another country, contact the destination country’s embassy, consulate, or customs agency to learn more about what you can and cannot take across the border. In the meantime, check […]

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Berlin, Germany

7 Terms to Know for International Moving

International Moves can be broken down into three separate components. The first component is origin services, which covers everything involved with leaving the point of origin, including packing and moving the household goods. The second component is the transportation of goods which covers how the goods are going to be shipped, whether it’s by air, truck, rail, or ship. The third component of an international move is destination services, which covers everything after your goods arrive at the point of entry.

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US Embassy London

How to Access Assistance Abroad – 7 Ways Consulates Can Help

After accepting the position of a lifetime in Barcelona, you get nervous. You and your family have only ever lived in suburban America and moving to a popular metropolis halfway across the world will be a big change. How can you combat those nerves? Connecting with a consulate or embassy in your host country is a good start! How do you register with an embassy or consulate? To get the most out of consular services while abroad, register with your nearest embassy or consulate. Different countries have different registration processes, but, a lot of countries offer a simple, online travel […]

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How to Prepare for an International Move

Moving can be an exciting, yet stressful process. And moving internationally adds another layer of complexity to an already nerve-wracking milestone. As more and more companies expand globally, international relocations will become more common. While the decision to relocate globally for work, experience, or pleasure is ultimately up to you, outside factors might just guide you to a new country. So what is the global relocation process like? Who do you have to notify? When do you have to start? What documents do you need to arrange? We’re here to help answer five of the most frequently asked questions about […]

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cairo

5 Low-Cost Cities for American Expats

Relocating is expensive. Relocating globally can be even more so. However, as more companies look to expand their operations, global mobility is becoming more and more popular. Cost-of-living will play a role in your decision to move. Some global cities, like Zurich and Hong Kong, are extremely expensive. However, there are more budget-friendly opportunities when considering a global move. According to expatistan.com, all ten of the least expensive cities to live in in the world are outside of the United States. Four of those ten cities – Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pune, and Madras – are in India. Which cities top the […]

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Hong Kong

5 Most Expensive Cities for American Expats

Every day people move around the world for one reason or another. A different cultural experience, to be closer to family, and career opportunities all drive people to new cities. But if your company asks you to relocate, or you decide to move on your own, how much will the new city cost you? Living in cities like New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. can be expensive. However, moving outside of the United States might also cause a financial strain. According to expatistan.com, seven of the ten most expensive cities to live in in the world are outside of […]

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