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Country Profiles


ECA's Country Profiles are in-depth briefing documents providing essential information for individuals preparing to live and work in another country on a short-term, long-term or permanent basis. Our Expatriate Services website enables you to provide these reports directly to your employees, with options to add your own brand identity and content

Standard Country Profiles content is as follows, which can be customised to meet your needs:

  • Orientation material on the country’s geography and climate, major cities, demographics, language, social customs and cultural and sightseeing highlights
  • Immigration information on obtaining visas, work and residence permits, visas for spouses and dependants, and registration
  • Travel guidance on how to get to and around the country, including travel from the airport, public transport and health and safety advice
  • Business etiquette, public holidays, suitable clothing, money and banking, mobile phone and internet service providers, suitable medical services, supermarkets, other shops and restaurants by city, and the quality and availability of goods and services
  • Customs and import regulations for household shipments, cars and pets, advice on leasing arrangements, residential districts, schools and sports and social clubs
  • Background information on the country’s history, government and economy
  • Additional resources, such as travel guides and useful links, cross-cultural and language training resources, expatriate and cultural networks and conversion tables