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Mercer Passport®

MercerPassport… a complete, independent, personal and practical web resource for expatriates relocating abroad. MercerPassport will help your expatriates become globally competent and succeed wherever you send them.

The MercerPassport® suite of web-based services ("MercerPassport") is a valuable source of reference information that will help expatriates learn what it's really like to live in another country. It provides the whole family with a clear understanding of how to appreciate and adapt to life in a new location, as well as essential practical guidance about moving abroad and acclimating to a new home.

From the moment the need for an international assignment is established through to repatriation, MercerPassport can help. Before an employee even embarks on the pre-assignment visit, MercerPassport helps the employee and the family prepare to get the most out of the transfer.

MercerPassport includes essential, practical articles written by leading experts on adapting to international assignments, work/life balance, and family issues – what changes to expect and how to deal with them.

MercerPassport relieves some of the anxiety of not knowing what to do or what to expect. So whether looking for an international school, finding a 24-hour pharmacy, securing residence visas for the family, or even determining how much to tip a taxi driver at the airport upon arrival, internationally mobile employees will find what they need in MercerPassport.

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Consider These Questions

  • How can we provide solid, up-to-date information to prepare our employees – and their families – for an international assignment? 
  • Where can we find reliable information, such as for housing or education, to support compensation decisions? 
  • Is there a comprehensive resource that provides references and valuable tips on interacting with a country's people and integrating into their way of life?



  • No need for a separate login page with ID and password 
  • Fully secure - no need to regularly change password 
  • Available for company wide use - not just limited to expatriates

Mercer Passport gives you access to

  • The world's premier country guides. Covering the world's most dynamic regions across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, these guides outline the key essentials of expatriate relocation and business travel. They also provide expatriates with insights about their children's education, modes of transport, communications, money and banking, health and safety, accommodation and utilities, visa and entry requirements, customs regulations and many more crucial topics.
  •  NEW! An exciting new enhancement to MercerPassport is the addition of 38 new country reports that outline procedures and requirements for visiting or relocating to up-and-coming locations such as Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. These "Start Guides" provide valuable information to both employees and HR professionals. 
  • Quality-of-living information. MercerPassport covers over 200 cities across the globe. Focusing on living standards and the local environment, this provides users with a picture of the level and availability of a range of facilities within a given city. 
  • Work Permit portal. This feature is provided in cooperation with Net Expat, the global leaders in providing advice and sourcing work permits for accompanying spouses or partners. MercerPassport users are entitled to a free counselling session, conducted over the telephone, based on the applicant's credentials and experience. Net Expat provides information on the type and availability of work available in the host country and advises on the requirements for obtaining a work permit. 
  • CostAdvisor. This Mercer tool compares the price of everyday items such as a cup of coffee or an international newspaper in hundreds of cities across the world, helps expatriates keep a tighter control on their finances. Particularly useful for the business traveller, prices are given in a range of currencies. Tipping protocol is also provided. 
  • News and articles. Each international assignment brings its own challenges and demands. Exclusive articles by experts in the field discuss openly and honestly the ups and downs of international expatriate life and how family members may be affected. 
  • MyCity. A survey to capture the real-life experiences of expatriates around the world. This valuable information is anonymous and will support the understanding of expatriate experiences worldwide.

FREE TRIAL For a sample trial of MercerPassport, please call +48 22 434 5383 or US companies call 800 333 3070.

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CULTURAL TRAINING SOLUTIONS Mercer's suite of cultural training tools provide invaluable information to smooth the transition of assignees and families to life abroad, and that can help ensure a successful assignment. If you're interested in learning more about our cultural training tools, request a demonstration.

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Expatriate Compensation

Determining the proper compensation approach can be challenging. Written by Mercer experts, our guide to compensation approaches will provide a detailed analysis of the three main compensation methods to help you choose the right solution based on your specific needs

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Policy Flexibility

As mobility programs grow and new situations arise, companies may need to be flexible on their approach to compensation. Our whitepaper outlines the considerations, benefits, and drawbacks involved.

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