A Place in the Sun Kuwait
It’s almost everyone’s dream to find a place in the sun Kuwait; and for many people Kuwait is the ideal place to relocate. If you are considering a move to Kuwait, it is essential to do your research so that you can avoid any costly issues.
Before you go ahead and make the move, you should make sure that you have:
- Researched your destination, and the local customs and laws
- Obtained independent legal advice
- Researched the tax regulations
- Made plans for your health cover
Once you have taken the decision to relocate to Kuwait , you will undoubtedly need to enlist the services of an international moving company to ship your goods overseas and to help manage your move. White & Company can provide a top quality and efficient removal service to any international destination and as founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI; you can rest assured your move will be in safe hands.
White & Company is the proud winner of the 2016 British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition, reinforcing the high level of service they provide to all their customers.
Founded in 1871, they are one of the UK’s largest international moving companies:
White & Company Removals Storage & Shipping
Tel: 01489 854 286 for a free moving quote
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A Place in the Sun Kuwait – About Kuwait
This oil-rich emirate is still a very popular destination for expats. Even though the government has begun to limit the number of foreigners working and living here. Kuwait has a large expat population with over 75 percent of the workforce made up of people from other countries.
There are a large number of multinational companies operating in Kuwait; however, finding a job in the country is not as easy as it was few years ago, especially if you are moving with a partner. Most jobs for expats are to be found in the oil industry or the financial sector.
A Place in the Sun Kuwait – Buying a Property in Kuwait
Expats living in Kuwait are not allowed to buy a property and will have to find rented accommodation. Most housing in Kuwait are apartments in apartment blocks. These are usually quite large with extra space for domestic staff.
A Place in the Sun Kuwait – Education and Schools in Kuwait
Expat children almost always attend international schools because of the language barrier. Education costs in Kuwait are extremely expensive and expats should try to negotiate an education allowance as part of their employment package. Due to the high demand for places in international schools, you would be wise to find a school before your move. The following sites will help you find a suitable international school:
The British School in Kuwait
American International School – www.ais-kuwait.org/
Kuwait English School – www.kes.edu.kw/
A Place in the Sun Kuwait – Travel in Kuwait
Almost all expats will choose to rent or buy a car, whilst making use of taxis for short distance trips. The public transport options are very limited, mostly comprising of buses and taxis.
An international driver’s license can be used until you receive your Civil ID card, then you will then be required to get a Kuwaiti driver’s license, which can take some time.
If you are moving away from the UK and looking at moving overseas.
White & Company are also proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016.
Foreign Currency Exchange
When moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White & Company/foreign-exchange
Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.
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