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Generalities

General information
  • Located in Northern Europe, Sweden is a Scandinavian country which has been attracting many expatriates since a few years.

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  • Located in West Africa, Ivory Coast is a member of the African Union. It is bordered by Mali, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Guinea and Ghana.

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  • Located in the West of South America, Peru is a Republic which is divided into 24 regions. Spanish, Quechua and Aymara are the languages spoken there.

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  • Located in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, Malta is the region's richest archipelago, attracting foreigners in large numbers since years.

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  • Cambodia, located on the Indochinese Peninsula, is a very welcoming country towards foreigners. Phnom Penh, for instance, is a multicultural city.

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Formalities

Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • Foreign nationals wishing to travel to Ivory Coast require a valid visa and a passport. However, visa exemptions apply to nationals of some countries.

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  • Nationals of come countries need a visa to travel to Peru. In general, conditions vary according to the duration of stay in the country.

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  • Malta is a top expat destination, not only in terms of professional opportunities but also for retirement as demonstrated by many foreigners.

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  • European Union nationals are exempt from the visa requirement to travel to Malta. They can simply produce their passport or identity card.

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  • Foreigners wishing to travel to Cambodia may need an appropriate visa according to the length and purpose of their stay in the country.

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Visas

Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • Most foreigners wishing to travel to Ivory Coast require an appropriate visa. Exemptions however exist for nationals of some countries.

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  • To travel to Peru, you can choose between two main types of visas: the temporary visa and the resident visa, depending on the purpose of your stay.

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  • If you intend to travel to Malta, you can choose from the following visas: airport transit visa, short stay visa, national long stay visa, etc.

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Work

Labour market, how to find a job
  • Sweden is a North European country which attracts not only professionals students but also young trainees looking for opportunities.

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  • Despite being Ivory Coast's former capital city, Grand-Bassam has remained a dynamic city, providing professional opportunities for expats.

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  • Since a few years, many expatriates have been looking for professional opportunities in Abidjan due to its promising economy.

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  • As Ivory Coast's administrative and political capital city, Yamoussoukro provides many job opportunities to expatriates.

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Accommodation

How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • Being Sweden's 4th biggest city, located at 70 km North of Stockholm, Uppsala provides a range of accommodation for expats.

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  • Located in Skane, in the South end of Sweden, Malmö is a popular destination with expats, but with a limited housing rental market.

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  • Located in the South end of Sweden, is very welcoming towards expatriates. Accommodation is provided by individuals and municipalities.

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  • Gothenburg, which is one of Sweden's biggest cities, attracts many expatriates every year despite its limited accommodation rental market.

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  • Stockholm is with no doubt the biggest and most popular Swedish city, attracting many expatriates and providing accommodation for them.

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Study

Student visa, University registration
  • Foreign students wishing to study in Ivory Coast may feel free to enroll with any of its universities or other higher education institutions.

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  • Peru hosts some 140 public and private universities. But to be eligible for enrollment, foreign students have to pass a selection examination.

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  • Despite being the world's smallest archipelago, every year Malta attracts many foreign students wishing to complete their higher studies there.

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  • Foreigners are the most welcome to study in Cambodia's universities and other private and public higher education institutions.

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  • Hong Kong hosts several types of higher education institutions, including post-secondary schools, universities, vocational schools, etc.

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Health care

Public and private health systems
  • Foreigners planning to move to Sweden are advised to subscribe to a private health insurance, unless they come from the EU, EEA and Switzerland.

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  • On moving to Ivory Coast, you will be eligible to health care services both in the public and private sectors, but against fees.

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  • Health care in Peru is provided both by the public and private sectors. You can find hospitals, clinics and health care centers everywhere.

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  • Malta hosts a developed health care system consisting of public hospitals and private clinics. You can also find health centers and drugstores everywhere.

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  • Foreigners wishing to travel to Cambodia are advised to subscribe to a private health insurance although the country has a fair health care system.

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Bank

Open and manage a bank account

Tax

Tax system, income tax
  • There are three types of taxes in Ivory Coast. Hence, expatriates working in the country also have to pay taxes at different rates.

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  • Three different types of taxes apply in Peru, namely income tax, value added tax (VAT) on consumer goods and services and corporate tax.

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  • You are perhaps already aware that Maltese tax rates are rather low. Temporary residents, for their part, do not have to pay tax in Malta.

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  • Foreigners living and working in Cambodia have to pay income tax, whether or not they are residents. Other taxes also apply to them.

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  • Local taxes in Hong Kong apply both to individuals and companies. In fact, different types of taxes are deducted from revenue.

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Transports

Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • As a very developed and densely populated city in Ivory Coast, Abidjan has a developed transport network linking its different areas to one another.

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  • Lima has a rather uncommon transports network compared to the rest of the country. It includes buses, trains, tramway, taxis, etc.

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  • Peru hosts a wide transport network which will allow you to travel anywhere across the country during your stay, at affordable rates.

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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • Nationals of some countries can drive in Sweden with their valid driver's license. Others may have to convert theirs into a Swedish one.

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  • If you are making a more than six months stay in Ivory Coast, you must be in possession of a local driver's license to be allowed to drive.

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  • To be able to drive in Singapore, you will need an international driver's license which is valid for one year. If you intend to stay for more than a year in the country, you will have to apply for a national driver's license with the traffic police.

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  • During your stay in Peru, you are allowed to drive with your international driver's license for a maximum of three months.

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  • When moving to Malta, you would perhaps want to drive, but you will have to exchange your national driver's license into a local one.

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Removal

moving, formalities and useful tips
  • Relocating to Sweden requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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  • Relocating to Ivory Coast requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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  • Relocating to Peru requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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  • Relocating to Malta requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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  • Relocating to Cambodia requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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Communications

Phone line, internet provider, post office

Leisure

Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • If you have chosen to move to Stockholm, the Swedish capital city, you will be entitled to several leisure activities, including museums, arts and sports.

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  • During your stay in Sweden, you will be able to enjoy several leisure activities such as visiting parks and monuments, sports, etc.

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  • Being the Ivorian economic capital city, Abidjan hosts many places of interest which can be discovered by expatriates during their leisure time.

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  • If you have decided to move to Ivory Coast, you will probably wonder what you can do during your free time. Several leisure activities are available.

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  • As Peru's capital city, Lima has a rich cultural heritage. You can discover it through several leisure activities that are available there.

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Miscellaneous

  • The Swedish lifestyle is rather different from the rest of Europe. By moving there, you will discover a relaxed and family-oriented population.

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  • Ivorian nationals are still very attached to their customs and traditions. By moving to Ivory Coast, you will get a closer glimpse of their lifestyle.

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  • The Peruvian lifestyle is a cocktail of religion, music, dance, traditional festivals, etc. Indeed, Peruvians are very attached to traditions.

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