Moving House To Gibraltar & Looking For A Removals Company
Moving house to Gibraltar? Gibraltar is situated at the southernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula where Europe is closest to Africa. Often called ‘the rock’, Gibraltar is just 5km long and 1400 feet above sea level. It’s closest neighbour is Spain to the north, with Morocco 26 km across the sea. It has a population of about 30,000 people and is a very popular destination for British expats.
The official language is English, although Spanish is often spoken along with a curious mix of both Spanish and English. Gibraltar is home to a British Royal Navy base and cruise ships frequently stop for passengers to take advantage of the tax-free shopping.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving house to Gibraltar
The process of buying a property in Gibraltar is fairly similar to buying in the UK. There are no restrictions on foreign nationals making a purchase, although anyone without a residency permits or work permits will need to go through an application process with the Gibraltar government. You should expect property to be quite expensive as space is at a premium.
Recently there have been several developments which have been built in conjunction with the government, in order to create more affordable housing.
The following site has a selection of properties: http://www.bfagib.com/
Schools if moving house to Gibraltar
The education system in Gibraltar is really similar to our education system in the UK. All teachers will have trained in the UK and have been issued with a registration number and will require qualified teacher status, in order to obtain a teaching job in Gibraltar. There are 15 state schools as well as a number of private schools.
Local Information if moving house to Gibraltar
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: Tax and Bank Information
Travel if moving house to Gibraltar
Most people choose to drive in Gibraltar, unlike the UK, cars drive on the right hand side of the road, as it shares a land border with Spain. There are a total of 8 bus routes on the island and plenty of taxis available. Gibraltar airport has flights to most European destinations.
Currency Conversion If Moving house To Gibraltar
Gibraltar uses the Gibraltar Pound as its currency; it has the same symbol as the British pound. UK currency is readily accepted and some shops and restaurants will also accept Euros and US dollars.
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.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. Foreign-Exchange Portal
European Removals If Moving To Gibraltar
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