Special Announcement

Relocation Resources

While travel and relocation is all part of working in a global organization, any associated discomfort especially for families, spouses or partners can be minimized by making use of WBFN’s Relocation Resources both, before and after arrival at the new destination. You will never be alone when you are a WBFN member … we provide you with tips and a community to help you through the first few weeks as you settle into a new home, find schools for children, health care for families [and pets!], obtain a driving license and arrange for all the other things that will help establish your basic comfort zone once again. When you are ready to move on with life in the new country, we can also be your ‘go-to-person’ with useful information that will help you range from being a globally mobile professional to being a well informed tourist and most everything in between.
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General Resources

We offer a range of online events tailored for members based in Country Office locations. These webinars and workshops cover topics related to family support and career development for globally mobile families. Online events are open to all members and are free of charge (unless specified otherwise). For more details and scheduled dates for the following events, please visit the Global Events page or contact wbfnworldwide@worldbank.org 

The Global Mobility Services Portal. This portal has information about the relocation process, country specific information, a social hub, a knowledge center, and information on benefits.

In the section hosting country specific info, you get information on health, security, housing, schools, child care, household staff, transportation/driving, banking, lifestyle, culture, and spouse support and employment, including:

  • WBG Relocation Guide
  • Culture Guides: Mercer Passport, Culture Grams
  • Fragomen Spouse Work Permit Report

The portal is located in the WBG intranet and is accessible to spouses and partners who have registered with Global Mobility. Registration procedure is found in The Bridge 2.

Emergency contact information, general information and resources, and what to do in case of domestic abuse at www.worldbankgroup.org/domesticabuse (external website; can be accessed by everybody)

Some online activities, events and educational resources at www.staff.worldbankgroup.org/healthservices (external website; can be accessed by everybody)

For spouses/partners about short term consultancies pension, visa, and more at www.staff.worldbankgroup.org/humanresources (external website; can be accessed by everybody)