Make sure you’re working with the right partners
Having the right players on your team is an essential part of a successful move overseas. They can remove a lot of the stress, help you avoid the many pitfalls and save you significant amounts of money.
We are often asked to recommend the best providers for various migration services and so we have listed below our most trusted partners in the migration industry. These are the people we turn to when we are going abroad.
PSS International may receive a commission if you use any of these services, but we have negotiated special corporate rates and VIP service for our customers so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by giving them a click.
If you are transferring anything more than the contents of your kids piggy bank abroad, it is absolutely vital you get a quote from a specialist international money exchange company. The savings you make compared to your high street bank could pay for your whole move abroad and still have money left over for your rainy day fund (although hopefully there won’t be many rainy days where you are going).
The recent fluctuations in exchange rates mean savings can be even greater. Global Reach is the best we know in the industry and specialise in getting you more for money.
Click below to see how much you can save on your overseas currency transfers.
If you’re moving Down Under, why not organise a bank account before you leave? Our partners at Westpac are the only Australian bank with a retail branch in London where you can open an account up to 12 months before you move even if you don’t have an address in Australia yet!
Click below to open an account in minutes!
Big Yellow Self Storage
Do you need to declutter your house or store belongings whilst you move abroad?
Big Yellow are offering PSS customers 50% off storage for up to 8 weeks at Big Yellow and an extra 10% off for as long as you stay at any of their 101 stores nationwide!
Health & Travel Insurance
You may be saying goodbye to the NHS but you will certainly want to ensure that you have the best healthcare cover for you and your family.
We have negotiated special rates with Bupa for you to tailor the type of cover you need.
A little tip – you don’t always get the best flight deals from the most well known flight comparison websites. Don’t believe us? Well try these two travel agents, used by industry insiders to find the best prices. They even offer a best price guarantee. (And you don’t even need to be a student).
There is nothing more valuable you’ll want to relocate than your pets and that is why we recommend specialist pet relocation companies for moving your furry and feathered friends overseas! The two we recommend are TransFur Animal Relocation and Pets Abroad. They are both specialists in transporting pets to and from the UK and have always provided the best possible service for PSS customers.
Overseas Property – A Place In The Sun
You will no doubt be familiar with the hit Channel 4 TV show, but did you know A Place in the Sun has many resources if you’re looking for your ideal property abroad? On their website, you’ll find a fantastic selection of available properties in locations such as Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Florida USA, and more. They also have free Buyers Guides with tips for every region.
Also don’t miss the A Place In The Sun Live exhibitions which give you to chance to meet experts and various vendors. As a long term partner, PSS often has free guess tickets to give away. Click here to register.
Overseas Property – Portugal
Looking for property for sale in Portugal for smallholding, self-sufficiency, permaculture, off-grid living, or just to “Live the Good Life”?
Pure Portugal find the properties that make your dream a reality!
Financial Advisory Consultancy
Hoxton Capital Management is a financial advisory consultancy with experienced and knowledgeable consultants. If you are looking for advice on pension transfers, investments, property and tax planning, Hoxton can help. The company has offices in London, Malta, Sydney, New York and Dubai, and works with you to offer the right strategies for investments.
Pension Transfers Limited have specialised in transferring UK pension benefits to New Zealand since 2000. With regulated offices in both the UK and NZ, Pension Transfers ensure that you receive the best advice & service in both countries.
We highly recommend you get expert advice on your visa application. It can be complicated, there are many pitfalls and it’s very expensive especially when many countries do not refund fees if you are rejected.
PSS have partnered with the most recognised and regulated visa agents based in the UK and abroad. A little insider knowledge can go along way so we’ve arranged a free no obligation initial consultation for our customers. Just click below for more information.
Why wait until you arrive? We can help you get started in your job search right now by putting you in touch with one of our specialist partners who are on the look for qualified people in various overseas countries.
It’s a free service and they’ll be happy to answer questions about the job market where you are going including pay and current vacancies.
Relocation and Property Advice in Queensland, Australia
If you want to emigrate to the other side of the world, Opal Relocations can help you, as they understand what it’s like to make a big move to Australia. Being based in Queensland and having done the move themselves, they understand how stressful and daunting it can be. Here are just a few of the services they offer such as short term rent, finding a property, School search and car hire for when you arrive.
Business and Relocation Advice in China
Longley International Consultants is a company focused on bridging the gap between the UK and China. Thanks to years of consulting in both countries, they can focus on different fields depending on what their clients’ needs are.
Their primary focus is in helping Chinese nationals migrate to the UK through the Tier 1 routes, and in helping UK companies trade in China, whether in sourcing factories, conducting market research, or organising factory tours.