Visit where you plan to live. You may have loved somewhere on a holiday but is it actually a suitable place for you to live? Will you be able to find work?
2. Medical clearance
Sort out any medical checks required at an early stage - you don't want your move to be held up because of some obscure medical hiccup.
Leave plenty of time to arrange your visa. This can take up to a year in some countries, including Australia.
4. Sort finances
Get your finances in order before you leave. Think about setting up new bank accounts and how you will manage any UK commitments such as a mortgage. An offshore account can be a tax-efficient home for savings and investments.
5. Expert advice
Take advice from an expatriate tax adviser such as the Fry Group (01903 231545) to protect your savings and investments.