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Obtaining the Emirates ID Card - New Expat in Dubai

Every person entering and residing in the United Arab Emirates must obtain a Emirates ID card as part of their immigration process. It will become one of those fundamental identity documents during your time in the UAE, which you must always carry with you and is required for everything, from hiring a car, getting a bank account to visiting the hospital. It contains all your vital information and is directly linked to your central government record and visa. In order to get your Emirates ID you must first lodge your Medical Assessment application form and Emirates ID... Read on...

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British Expat Living in Italy - Interview with Sue

Sue moved to Le Marche in Italy from London in the UK in May 2013 after falling in love with the country during a holiday. Sue has a passion for the new and exciting and has thrown herself into her new lifestyle head first. In her blog, www.movetoitaly.wordpress.com she gives an enthusiastic and entertaining account of the highs and lows of moving to Italy including learning the language, teaching English, buying a house and discovering the hidden treasures of a little known region in Italy. Sue's expat blog... Read on...
  • Canadian Expat Living in Australia - Interview with Rita2 weeks ago Rita is a writer, blogger and crafter. She's a French Canadian woman, born and raised in Montréal, with a Lebanese background. She speaks French and Arabic and is now learning Italian. She practiced in Canada as a criminal lawyer for four years until a trip to...
  • American Expat Living in Botswana - Interview with Tamara2 weeks ago Tamara is currently a Peace Corps Local Government Capacity Building volunteer serving in Botswana. She enjoys traveling, cooking watching HBO's GIRLS and the Walking Dead. She also enjoys learning how to build Wordpress blogs. She left the hectic life as a...
  • South African Expat Living in Namibia - Interview with Tracey3 weeks ago Tracey, her husband Ryan, and cat, packed up and left the demanding city of Johannesburg, South Africa to move to the desert (Namibia) in 2013. They had been looking to move abroad and experience life in other countries so when Ryan got an opportunity to work in...
  • American Expat Living in New Zealand - Interview with Ellen & Scott3 weeks ago Ellen and Scott have lived overseas since 2001 - first in Scotland and then in New Zealand. They both have anthropology degrees and love to explore other cultures. When Ellen was transferred to Glasgow, it was an incredible opportunity to experience life in...
  • Indian Expat Living in United Arab Emirates - Interview with Mita3 weeks ago Mita is a communications specialist who lives and breathes technology and social media. She enjoys good food, the odd tipple, good company, and a good book. She is a self-confessed TV addict. She moved to Dubai in 1989 and hasn't looked back. She runs a small...

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Is your cash protected in an offshore savings account

Offshore bank accounts give convenient access to regular or emergency cash, but how many depositors know how much of their savings are protected? Migration planning for would-be expats often includes opening an offshore bank account for access to pension payments transferred from onshore accounts. The option may become even more popular due to recent UK high street bank crackdowns on accounts held by UK citizens living permanently overseas. However, given the ongoing instability in the financial world, just how safe is your money... Read on...

Other Global News...

  • Dubai may reintroduce rent to own property scheme2 Sep Industry experts in Dubai are pushing for a re-run of the popular rent-to-own real estate scheme which allows expats to put rental charges towards purchasing their chosen home. Expatriate real estate purchases have declined recently, due to stringent...
  • LM expat investors launch lawsuits against FAs and insurers1 Sep Expatriates who lost millions due to the failure of the massive LM Managed Performance Fund, now declared a Ponzi scheme, are banding together to take legal action against dodgy FAs, pension fund trustees and their associated offshore life insurance firms. The...
  • Expat oil and gas workers warned of training scam1 Sep Expat workers in the highly lucrative oil and gas industry are being warned about UK-based online fraudsters offering full training and jobs on the North Sea Rigs. The high salaries paid to workers in the harsh conditions of the North Sea oil rigs attract many...
  • Pension liberation scam victim commits suicide after losing £4200025 Aug An anonymous victim, aged 40, committed suicide recently after being defrauded of all his pension pot by cold-calling crooks who told him his pension could be unlocked early. The tragedy was announced as part of an anti-[ension fraud campaign being run by HM...
  • New online map charts British Curriculum schools across the world25 Aug A new, fully comprehensive map shwoing the location of schools offering the British Curriculum has been launched online and is aimed at helping expat parents world-wide to find the best international schools for their children. The British Curriculum is...
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