Moving To Port Elizabeth
Are you are thinking of moving to Port Elizabeth? It’s known as the friendly city with a reputation for its hospitality and beautiful beaches. The Republic of South Africa is home to more than 220,000 expats who have made the move from the UK and although Cape Town and Johannesburg are the most popular destinations, Port Elizabeth has much to recommend it.
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If you intend to work in South Africa you will need to apply for the correct visa. For all visas you will need to have a medical, radiological report, police clearance and the cash equivalent of your airfare home. You are able to claim your UK state pension but it will not be uprated each year as it would if you still lived in the UK.
It would also be wise to be fully vaccinated against a number of illnesses; the most important are cholera, hepatitis A and B, rabies and typhoid. You can visit the following site for more information: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Travel-immunisation. You will also need to pay for any medical treatment you may need, the cost of which is calculated on your salary and how many dependents you have.
If you have pets and want to take them with you when you move, South Africa requires a veterinary health certificate, or equivalent, and may involve a quarantine period of three to six months. The following site may help to answer some of your questions: http://www.petrelocation.com/resources/international-regulations/south-africa
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to Port Elizabeth
The average price of small homes (80-140 sq. m) is approximately R380,000 a larger home will cost around R940,000. If you are moving to Port Elizabeth and need to find a property for sale then a helpful site is:http://www.property24.com/for-sale/port-elizabeth/eastern-cape/270
Schools if moving to Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth has a good range of specialist International and bilingual schools. Help to select a school can be found at: http://www.edufind.com/south-africa/port-elizabeth/
When you first move to a new city finding your way round the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way. Simply visit http://www.southafrica.info
Ideally you should buy a car to travel around the city. Although Port Elizabeth is quite compact, the city has been going through a period of expansion so not all destinations will be accessible on foot. The train station, which is just off Strand Street, has intercity trains from Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and other destinations but it can be unsafe and although a lot of the city can be conquered on foot it would not be wise to do so at night. Consider using a taxis, this is a quick and easy way of getting around the city and an affordable way to travel.
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White & Company are also proud winners of the British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition 2016 and finalists for 2017
International Removals To Port Elizabeth
This service is aimed at people moving to Port Elizabeth and for those looking for a removals, storage and shipping company.
If you are looking to move to Port Elizabeth, White & Company have been providing an international removals, packing and storage service for over 145 years and are members of FIDI. http://www.fidi.org/quality/fidi-faim-certification and Omni: http://www.omnimoving.com/locate/members/view/?member_id=54
White & Company also provide specialist removal services to locations around Europe and all international destinations. We work tirelessly to provide the best possible service and peace of mind for those looking to move home.