Emmigrating – A New Life, A New Start, A New Country

Starting a new life in a new country is a huge decision for you and your family. It takes a lot of thought and research and it is never an easy or risk free thing to do. However, if it works out, it can be the best decision you ever made.

More and more Brits are choosing to start over in a foreign country in the search for a better life. It is a decision that everyone needs to be 100% behind and not something to be taken lightly. It means packing up your entire life and moving half way across the world to a place you are unfamiliar with surrounded by people you don’t know… what could be more exciting than this once in a lifetime adventure. The thrill of reinventing yourself and your lives is so great that thousands of people every year are leaving this country for warmer climates.

There are so many reasons why it can be the right decision for you and your loved ones. Although it is a scary prospect the good has to outweigh the bad…

Starting Over

Many people are unhappy with the way their lives are running. Whether they are tired of the same mundane routine, unhappy with where they live or the job they are in, leaving the country means leaving your previous troubles behind and completely starting a fresh.

New Way of Life

Foreign countries tend not to have as fast paced a lifestyle as people in Britain. Countries such as Spain, Australia, for example, have an entirely different attitude and are all about enjoying their lives and their surroundings rather than letting life pass them by.

Warmer Climate

One of the biggest factors in the desire to emigrate, is leaving for higher temperatures. The cold and gloomy winter months of Britain can be enough to encourage even the most patriotic of people to flee for the Sun.

Cheaper Property

The cost of living in Britain is substantially higher than many foreign countries. You are able to get so much more for your money and who doesn’t long to live in a house with its own swimming pool? Or a four bedroom dream home? This may not always be possible in this country and the only way to have your dream property is too look much further afield.

Move as a Family

Nothing unites a family like moving away. It is a family decision and the fact you are undertaking something so big, together unites you as a team and as a unit. When you arrive you will only have your family until you are more settled, relying on each in this way will create a bond, which can never be broken.

 Friends and Family

On rare occasions, family or friends may have already taken the plunge and emigrated. Following in their footsteps is the ideal situation as you have someone who knows the area, how you feel, what you need to consider and a real support system and you settle into your new home and country.


Lots of schools in this country are over populated and children are less likely to have one on one time with teachers and tutors. Foreign schools are known for having smaller classes, and although in some cases your children will have to learn a new language, this will only benefit them later on in life.

Hopefully the considerations mentioned above will be able to help with your final decision whether to stay or go. Once the decision has been made, property has been bought and sold the move is imminent you need to consider the logistics. Moving your entire life abroad is no simple task, courier services, removal services (such as UShip), and an army of helpers will all be required but you will surely see the benefit when you arrive to your new home and your new life.