Are you planning to spend your retirement abroad, far from home? Are you looking for a pleasant environment and reasonable cost of living in another country? But have you planned in advance where you want to go?
Emigrating is a personal decision, and everyone is responsible for planning and staying abroad.
It is important to inform yourself and clarify questions properly. A decision is only as good as the preparation that preceded it. Therefore, it is important that you adapt your needs to the local conditions.
In this article, we will give you some tips on where and how to find helpful information regarding pensions abroad. This way, you can do your own research to better understand the pros and cons of retiring abroad.
Why should you seek information for pensions abroad?
The rules for entry and residence vary from country to country. Some countries are particularly reluctant to grant permanent residency visas to newly retired immigrants. In certain countries, financially strong retirees (called investment visas) have a higher chance of approval if they invest in the country.
When you are planning your retirement, it is important that you have the right information at hand. You want to know what services are available at your destination, and you want to be able to find the best deal on food and housing. But it can be difficult to find the right information. You may not have the same access to the same resources as your peers, or you may not have the time or resources to research everything thoroughly. That’s where online sources for retirement information abroad come in. Online sources can provide you with a wide range of information about pensions in different countries, as well as tips on saving for retirement.
How can you use online sources about pensions abroad to your advantage?
One way you can use online pension information to your advantage is to research different options and find the best deal. You can also use online sources of pension information to find information about Social Security and other pension benefits. There are many different sources of retirement information, so you can explore a variety of options and find the one that best meets your needs.
What are online sources?
Online sources of pension information are websites or other online resources that provide information about pensions in different countries. This information can be helpful in planning your retirement, as well as finding the best deals on food and housing. Online retirement information sources come in many forms, including online calculators, articles, books and even guidebooks.
The best sources to find out about retirement abroad
1st source: Swissemigration
Before you leave the country, or cancel or sell your home, it’s best to find out about entry and residence requirements, customs regulations, insurance benefits, financial implications, foreign exchange regulations and living conditions in the destination country. Swissemigration provides important material on its website (e.g. a checklist) as well as guides, including “Emigrating”. There you will find numerous practical suggestions and dossiers on various countries. So nothing stands in the way of retiring abroad!
Source 2: Foreign diplomatic missions in Switzerland
Many questions you have about pensions abroad can be addressed directly to the official representatives of the destination country. These representations include both embassies and consulates of the country where you plan to spend your retirement. Among other things, you can obtain information from these diplomatic authorities about the entry and customs regulations of your destination country.
Source 3: Swiss embassies around the world
If you cannot obtain the relevant information from the embassies or consulates in Switzerland, you can alternatively contact the Swiss representation in the country concerned. As a rule, this representation is willing to provide you with specific explanations against reimbursement of the costs incurred. You will already find a wealth of relevant information on the websites of the Swiss representations. This includes topics such as information on registering with the representation and civil status issues.
Source 4: Use a trip to find out about the destination country.
Before you decide to move, you should visit the country where you plan to retire abroad several times over an extended period of time. Optimally, spend 2-3 months in that country at different times of the year. Decisions are much easier to make this way. You will gain important personal impressions that will help you in decision making and eventually in integration. Always follow the travel advice before you leave.
Do you still have questions regarding the time of retirement abroad? If so, we will be happy to help you. We look forward to assisting you with your move and will provide you with all the information you need to make your venture a complete success. All you have to do is send us a message.