Moving abroad might be your dream come true, but when the whole family is coming along for the adventure, it doesn’t have to become a logistical nightmare. Relocating your family overseas is stressful enough, without having to worry about the loss of certain creature comforts that have become an essential part of everyday life.
Personal Transportation Needs
One of the top concerns that people often have when moving abroad is their ability (or inability) to have a car whilst living there. No one likes to lose the freedom that comes with having a car, and the ability to go places and do things whenever they want, without relying on public or other transportation services.
When it comes to personal transportation for your family, having a car isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. Whether you need to be able to drive yourself to work, or your spouse or partner needs to be able to drive your children to and from school every day, having a car adds a critical layer of family convenience.
Driving in a Foreign Country tips
But remember, there are important things that you need to know about driving in a foreign country. For starters, it’s important to know that your current driver’s license might not be valid in your destination country, so you want to make sure that you are knowledgeable about the local driving customs, laws, and country-specific information about obtaining the necessary licensing. This is especially important if you have children who are of driving age, because you will need to make sure that they are eligible to drive in the new country.
Obtaining a Vehicle in a Foreign Country
Obtaining a vehicle in a foreign country is much easier than you might think. International AutoSource (IAS) offers many solutions that make it fast and easy for you and your fellow expats around the world to finance, purchase, or lease a vehicle in a foreign country.
And, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg! IAS provides specialized programs that maximize the cost-savings, while offering flexible terms and low-cost insurance.
Even if you are going for a short time, and you prefer to rent a vehicle, IAS has the perfect solution for you. Take a look at the IAS ReadyDrive Program, which is an all-inclusive car rental program with comprehensive insurance and spouse/employee sharing benefits.
Do I need a local credit history?
That’s the best part! You don’t need to have a local credit history in order to finance, purchase or lease a vehicle in a foreign country through IAS.
What if I return home early?
Sometimes moving abroad for work commitments terminate earlier than expected. For that reason, IAS offers an early termination program on all vehicle leases. So, if your work assignment ends sooner than anticipated, IAS will honour the final 6 months or $2,500 of your remaining lease payments.
We hope that you will take advantage of the many options available to you and your family, so that your overseas adventure will be more convenient and enjoyable!
For more information about IAS and to discover the right vehicle program for you and your family, please contact IAS.