Not everyone is interested in simply settling down and living in one place often I think I would enjoy living in many different places, crafting a global adventure from location to location. While some prefer hitchhiking or taking a long travel stint living in hostels, some consider that to be a little too flexible. The flexible we’re talking about here is the ability to live in a place, absorb all it has to offer over a number of years, and then moving on. This way you become an Earth citizen, someone with many different friends, perspectives and understandings from all over the world.
However, taking the first steps to becoming this person can seem like an incredibly daunting challenge. Not only do you have a wide array of responsibilities to resolve, but sometimes getting settled temporarily can be a difficult thing to square away with the government authorities, depending on which place you visit.
If you hope to commit to world adventures by visiting many new locations, we’d recommend that you keep the following in mind:
Visit Within Like Continents
It’s important to know that you needn’t switch up continents every time you want to move to shores anew. For example, a European passport is a tremendously valuable thing, especially when you were born with one. This gives you the right to live as a nation in many EU countries. While British citizens might find that this right is revoked to them shortly, that doesn’t mean that until Brexit happens the expat life isn’t available for easy transition as of now. It also means that once you move to another country, your passport could be redeemed under EU law as a permanent resident of the country you hope to enjoy. Europe is a great place to start, as it has within its borders many, many, many different cultural identities and climates to enjoy.
Of course, it’s much less possible to move from settlement to settlement in a new country without some form of strong financial backing for this. It might be well worth working from place to place if travelling or backpacking through a nation, but for the most part a semi-permanent residence will need to be justified. It’s hard to get rental agreements without a form of some national allowance, visa, or passport.
However, with a career that allows you to do this, you may find that this is more than achievable. Sometimes teaching or joining as a language specialist or another talented role can afford you the options of moving abroad and being placed in certain environments for lengths of time. While this is just an example, you can see how positioning yourself within a firm might work well to help you experience something new. This might mean functionally volunteering to help with a new office in a new location on the front lines, or even expanding your own job role to encompass areas such as this.
Plan In Advance
Plan in advance. There are many government subsidised training methods for students, foreign nationals and skilled workers. For example, Germany was once offering competitive subsidies for a while, dedicated to improving the state of the film industry. You could gain next to free tuition and funding to dedicate yourself to one of these programs. As such, you were also granted access to learn more about the culture and live there for a time. Keep an eye on the cultural offerings that many places share. In improving economies, you are sure to see this become the trend rather than an exception, so it can pay to stay informed, and keep an eye out regarding the interest that you have cultivated thus far.
There are also many new and exciting developments geared to appeal to the widest range of potential foreign residents. For example, the HDB BTO ordered flats are a range of beautiful new developments that will only be built once around 70% of the flats have been shown interest in. This allows the means of construction to be declared in advance, and gifts you an opportunity to reserve a development in a competitive area. This can be a wonderful thing to take advantage of, particularly if you’re hoping to expand into a country, and need time to learn the language and customs before you truly enter that location.
When you move to one new country as a semi-permanent resident, your history, passport record and general social reputation as a resident will help lend you credibility when moving to a new location for the first time. Admission authorities are much more likely to look upon your application fondly when you have a squeaky clean record of living in other countries, with not as much as a late payment of tax to work against you. Of course, this reputation is more of a document and clean record organization, but sometimes allowing nothing to impede your travel plans is as good as a positive step in the right direction.
This also means ensuring you know the custom laws of admission in a new place. For example, if you have any misdemeanour or felony on your record, moving over the US/Canada border will often flag something up, and leave you suspended in questioning for a long time. It’s likely you’ll even be neglected your right to admittance, let alone residency. Knowing the requirements is also important when it comes to getting together your documentation. Moving to a new country might all be variably reliant on the strength of your passport, the depth of your bank account and the reason for your stay. Sometimes, your will to explore a new country is simply not enough without reliable financial and social backing.
When you have everything in mind, you can be sure that this effort will allow you to stay calm, collected and wise focusing on this travel advice. Before long you will be experience long and fruitful stays in the environments of your choice.
*This is a Collaborative post*