Preparing for repatriation

Everything you need to know before heading home

Repatriation

Your assignment abroad is coming to an end, you’ve almost finished your Erasmus year abroad or your Working Holiday Visa is about to expire: this is when you need to really be preparing for repatriation. After having lived abroad for one or several years, going back home isn’t just all about packing: you will be planning the international relocation, job hunting or dealing with reintegrating your former Social Security scheme. On top of all the paperwork, readjusting to your home country will gradually become one of your major concerns. Re-entry sometimes isn’t as easy as expected, as reverse culture shock can be severe. Putting an end to your expatriation experience can be just as much of an adventure as leaving.