Sparkin - Moving You Forward November 2014
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Overseas Adventures

Stuart Parkin

Einstein said ‘If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.’ Working overseas can seem absurd to many people but there are plenty of compelling reasons to work in another country.

When and why, I’d be happy to discuss with you.

If you’re sold on the idea, or at least its potential benefits, but have failed thus far to achieve the goal, read on.

To succeed, you need to understand what you might be up against in terms of visas, transferability of skills, cost of living, language and other potential hurdles.

If you look at nothing else, check out the attached link, ‘Worldwide Personal Tax Guide Income Tax, Social Security & Immigration 2013/2014,’ which provides a global summary, country by country on tax and immigration. If you need more detail, I can recommend lawyers that made it possible for others to navigate internationally.

You’ll also need a specific ‘game plan. The key question to answer here (for yourself as much as guiding others trying to help you) is what experience do you want to get from living overseas. Answering this is important as each market offers quite different possibilities, some of which may be more relevant to you dependent on your career and life objectives.

Looking forward to developing the conversation with you.


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International Employment Tips –What You Must Know's Guide To Working Abroad

Worldwide Personal Tax Guide, Social Security and Immigration 2013/2014

U.S. Overseas Digest –Americans looking to Work Overseas

The Skinny on Work Visas in the USA

Contact me for a list of resources –Best Visa, Passport and Work Permit Websites
Stuart: 646-280-5147

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