One thing you do need to consider as you prepare for life as an expat is insurance cover. Many of the policies you have at home will not protect you from loss, theft or illness while you are overseas. Even standard travel insurance will not provide cover you while living in another country as it is designed for shorter visits only.
Just like at home, your expat insurance needs will vary depending on your stage of life. Some insurance cover to consider while you are on international assignment include: