If you're thinking of retiring or moving abroad, it's important to research your destination, consider your personal circumstances carefully and plan for the long-term.
You can find tips and information here on starting your new life abroad, including some of the issues you should consider before you go, and what steps you can take when you arrive to help yourself settle into your new community.
British Nationals have the right to live in any country in the European Economic Area (EEA).
All full members of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
Plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
For other countries contact the local British embassy for more info.
There is information on all our embassy websites about living in that country.
But remember: our embassies can only do so much. It’s your responsibility to find a place to live, ensure you can support yourself financially and find a school for your children. You should register with the nearest British Embassy or Consulate or use our online LOCATE service so we can provide assistance if you need it.
Information and advice on some of the things you should consider before you move or retire abroad.
Steps to take once you've moved to a new country.
Advice on buying a property abroad.