Traditionally, emigration was a lifelong commitment to settle in a land far away for a chance of a better life. These days, there are as many reasons as there are individuals. Whether love, money, opportunity, or career move, the actual step of packing up your belongings – or leaving them behind – and venturing into unknown lands, to survive in a different culture, requires a solid dose of courage and at least as much preparation. This very sensible concise guide addresses the issues that arise when moving abroad in an admirably clear manner. A version for EU nationals is also available.