travelling to one country for more than 6 months?

If you are living or working overseas on behalf of Relational Mission for a period of more than 6 months you need to follow our travel risk and security procedures outlined below: 

Step 1: You Must Complete...

You must complete the LT1 form:


Step 2: You May Need to Complete...

The last part of the LT1 form assesses the overall risk level.  Based on the result of this assessment please complete the associated actions below:

LOW RISK

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You have 2 tasks

  1. Return your LT1 form to the RM team.
  2. Complete an Emergency Plan using form LT2. Return this to the RM team.

MEDIUM or HIGH RISK

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You have 2 task

  1. Return your LT1 form to the RM team.
  2. Complete a Country Specific Security Plan using the LT3 form. Return this to the RM team.

Step 3: Assessing your insurance requirements

Relational Mission does not hold a blanket insurance policy for travel. Therefore, assessing and obtaining the right insurance for your travel is your responsibility. 

As a guide you should consider having the following covered
• Medical, hospital and repatriation;
• Trip cancellation and disruption;
• Baggage, personal effects and business equipment;
• Money, travellers’ cheques, passports, travel documents and credit cards;
• Personal accident, legal expenses and personal liability;
• Hijack, kidnap, ransom and hostage situations;
• Evacuation from political or natural disaster;

Relational Mission may be able to reimburse you these costs. See Step 4.


Step 4: Funding your travel

Relational Mission holds a small fund to facilitate ministry travel. This budget is really for critical and essential trips. If ministry trips can be financed without needing to access this fund, i.e. self-financed, local church financed or host financed, that would be appreciated.
If this is not possible then a request can be made to Relational Mission for support. This is done by emailing finance@relationalmission.com with details of your request. For long-term trips of over 6 months it is unlikely that we will fund this from our travel budgets. A more sustainable finance plan will need to be in place. To discuss this further please get in touch. 


This guidance was produced by the Relational Mission Security and Risk Management Team. If you have any questions regarding this guidance please contact the RM office. The main point of reference should be Mark Andrews