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The most popular countries for immigration among Russians. What you need to know when moving to another country.

People have always sought to find new places to live, but now this issue is more relevant than ever.

This year there is a large flow of Russians who move to other countries. For some, this is due to the search for a new job, for some it is connected to financial or personal issues, for some - with the economic and political situation in the world. In any case, moving away is not an easy process, which must be approached responsibly.


The three most popular countries for immigration among Russians in 2022 are: Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Thailand. Also popular destinations are: Canada, USA, Australia, Germany, Spain, Finland, Latvia, Austria, Great Britain.

There are several important points to pay attention to when choosing a country for moving to permanent residence:

ยทย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  knowledge of the language;

ยทย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  employment opportunities;

ยทย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  suitable climatic conditions;

ยทย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  immigration law.

What issues need to be resolved before moving to permanent residence:

1.ย ย ย ย ย ย  Choosing the countryย 

This is the most important step, because different countries have different conditions for newly arriving immigrants, and your comfort will depend on how difficult or easy it will be for you to get settled in a new country.

2.ย ย ย ย ย ย  Acquaintance with the future country of residence

Coming to the country on vacation and moving for permanent residence are two different things. To better know the conditions for living, you can rent an apartment, settle in a non-tourist area, explore the infrastructure, travel by public transport, get to know the locals. All this will help to better form an opinion about the city.

3.ย ย ย ย ย ย  Studying the job market

It is important to find out the conditions for work, the level of salaries, the level of insurance and pension payments, and to study tax legislation. Since moving always has a significant impact on the family budget, it is better to prepare in advance and, if possible, find a job remotely.

4.ย ย ย ย ย ย  Schools, universities, hospitals

If you are moving with your family, then you need to find out what educational institutions will be nearby, the conditions for admission, the cost of education. Another serious question is how accessible medical care will be.

5.ย ย ย ย ย ย  Collection and preparation of documents for moving

It is important to study the migration legislation or contact consultants in order to collect a complete package of documents that will help you settle comfortably in a new place.

While you are settling in a new place and looking for work or a school for children, you will have to move around the city a lot. Taxi is often the most expensive option, public transport is not always convenient, so renting a car is the best choice.ย 

But not everyone knows that in order to drive a car in many countries, it is necessary to have an international driver's license in addition to national ones. In order not to find yourself in an uncomfortable situation without the opportunity to drive a car in another country, you can apply for an International Driving Permit in advance.ย 

In some countries, such document is issued by local government agencies, but most often this is accompanied by bureaucratic difficulties, the need to collect original documents, as well as to be personally present when documents are submitted and pick them up when ready. The quality of the provided document also leaves much to be desired, as the International driving license will be actively used on trips and the fragility of the document will mean that it will have to be obtained again.

To easily get an International driving permit you can contact the International Drivers Association (IDA), where the process is as simple and clear as possible, all applications are made online. You can be sure that the received document will be valid in 180 countries, because it complies with the standards of the UN conventions "On Road Traffic" and will be registered in the United Austrian database.

If you decide to move to another country, then the better you prepare, the easier it will be for you in the process. In any case, if you really want to move to another country - go for it and remember that you can overcome all difficulties.