How to get Red White Red Card in Austria

Since 2011 Austria has introduced the Red White Red Card which allows workers who meet certain criteria from non-EU countries, to live and work in Austria with the intention of permanently settling here.

This is the journey of my good friend’s Lou from Australia. Lou was one of the lucky ones to apply for the Red-White-Red Card successfully – however, this was not without the usual Austrian bureaucratic adversity.

Often known around town as “Tattoo Lou” as her entire arm is covered with a tattoo of the indigenous-to-Australia Eucalyptus tree. I found it intriguing that someone with this type of obvious patriotism would go through all the trouble of applying for the rights to live and work in Austria permanently. If Lou came from any EU country she would be able to live and work freely in Austria. (more…)

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Customs & Immigration Policies when moving from the UK to Switzerland

Moving from the UK to Switzerland

Customs & Immigration Policies

So you’ve made the big decision to move to Switzerland. It’s a lovely country and we’re sure you’ll love it. Switzerland boasts one of the highest standards of living in the world and its cities regularly top the list of the most desirable places to live. Naturally, the Swiss want to keep things this way, so they’ve put some rules and regulations in place for people moving to their country. Don’t worry, they’re nothing too complex, but it’s still important you adhere to them. This article will list the key things you must do before your move to Switzerland and also provide you with resources for further information.

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Customs & Immigration Policies when moving from the UK to Norway

Norway has some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, and some of the friendliest people too. Add to this a booming economy and a very high standard of living and you couldn’t have picked a better place to move. In fact, the 2012 UN World Happiness Report placed Norway at number 3 on the list of the happiest countries in the world. But before you grab your things and rush to catch the next flight to Norway, there are some important things you should know about your move there, specifically relating to customs and immigration. This article will address some of the key points, but we suggest you visit the links at the end of this article for more detailed information.


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How flexible you need to be with dates of loading of smaller orders?

All services to the European continent are provided using large vans with a total loading capacity of up to 15 cubic meters (up to 1200kg).

Small and Medium Size Orders (5 & 10 cubic meters)

If the items you are planning to move to another European country only amount to either 10 cubic meters (600kg) or 5 cubic meters (300kg) – that is smaller orders – you can save money by sharing the total loading capacity of the van with another customer moving to the same country as you. In order to ensure that orders are not mismatched in any way we run a strict order verification procedure where drivers check all the boxes, furniture and other items with the “CMR form” cargo movement form at the loading and unloading places. Using this service for small and medium orders can help you to save up to 75% on your European Removal but in order to qualify for this service we require some flexibility with dates from you. (more…)

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