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24 Mar at 6 PM

British Ambassador holds outreach meetings with expats in Portugal

The British Ambassador to Portugal is visiting expat communities during the run-up to next Wednesday’s triggering of Article 50. British Ambassador Kirsty Hayes has already met with members of expat communities in Albufeira, Portamao and Cascais and is hoping to visit Porto and Caldas da Rainha before PM Theresa May invokes Article 50...
24 Mar at 6 PM

Cultural issues contributing to increased assignment failure rate

Relocating overseas as a career move is always a stressful experience, but cultural issues can make it the worst choice ever. Over the past four years, assignment failure rates have increased from 4.9 to 7.2 per cent, with the major reason an inability to cope with lifestyle adjustments due to cultural issues. Sometimes it’s the expat...
24 Mar at 6 PM

Taking the stress out of apartment hunting in Paris

The romance and sheer beauty for which Paris is famous worldwide doesn’t quite make up for the stress of finding a suitable apartment. Paris is a favourite for expats from across the world for so many reasons, but your dream can get very slightly tarnished once you’ve begun searching for an apartment. Expats choose the world’s most...
23 Mar at 6 PM

UK expats in America devastated by London terror attack

British expatriates living in the USA are devastated by yesterday’s terrorist attack in Westminster. British expats across the USA reported shock and horror as the as–it-happens details of the fatal terrorist attack were broadcast on CNN and the BBC. The USA is no stranger to terror, but British citizens living across the pond were...
23 Mar at 6 PM

Expats arriving in the UK now being advised to take out private health insurance

In spite of the looming effects of Brexit, the UK is still a popular destination for expat professionals from outside the European Union. Although the number of EU nationals headingto the UK to further their careers may soon reverse itself as most are forced to pack up and leave post-Brexit, the country is expected to still be open to...
23 Mar at 6 PM

EU expats in UK may be protected by human rights laws

According to a report by a group of Spanish lawyers, the European Convention on Human Rights may give EU expats in the UK freedom to remain. In an address to the EU parliament, legal experts from Spain said Brexit might result in EU citizens making use of existing human rights laws to gain the right to remain in the UK. Spanish professors...
22 Mar at 6 PM

21st century technology helps expat retirees stay in touch with family

Most retired expatriates take the huge step of moving overseas in order to live in a location which is more affordable, more relaxed, warmer and more fun than their home country. After years of being stuck in one, however pleasant, place due to the demands of career and family, the freedom to emigrate gives the heady possibility of a...
22 Mar at 6 PM

Singapore still the most expensive place on the planet

For the fourth year running, Singapore is rated as the world’s most expensive location for expat professionals. The latest league table showing expat costs of living across major world locations has confirmed Singapore as the most expensive city for expatriates.The Economist Intelligence Unit’s study sees the Southeast Asian city state...
22 Mar at 6 PM

Expatprenuers set new trend in Asian business hubs

For expats looking to work overseas, there’s a whole new culture developing, especially in Asia, in which the focus is on informal expat start-ups rather than corporate postings with all the trimmings. Traditionally, becoming a working expat involved relocation to an overseas subsidiary of a multinational Western company, with fixed...
21 Mar at 6 PM

Expatriate success depends on personality traits

The personal qualities needed to become a successful expat may not be obvious at first, but a recent study stresses the importance of self-evaluation before making the decision to relocate. Deciding to take an overseas assignment in order to earn more, improve future career prospects or simply to experience living and working in an...
21 Mar at 6 PM

Saudi to open entrepreneurship to expat investors

After years of denial and restrictions on expat investment, the Saudi government is now considering allowing expat entrepreneurs to be their own sponsors. Previously, participation in the sector had been confined to Saudi nationals and had resulted in commercial cover-ups costing the kingdom’s economy billions of riyals. The new rules,...
21 Mar at 6 PM

Dubai’s luxury lifestyle may be addictive for expats

According to a recent survey, a majority of Dubai’s expatriate professionals decide to stay as long as possible in the emirate because they’ve fallen in love with its seductive lifestyle. As well as attracting ever-increasing numbers of expat professionals over the years, Dubai is now the focus of expat decisions to stay even longer...
20 Mar at 6 PM

US expatriates urged to embrace political involvement

In this unique and hopefully brief period of American political history, US expats living and working overseas could be forgiven for thinking their democratic rights are valueless as no-one wants to know about their fears and feelings. Moving overseas for work or retirement is no reason to simply abstain from exercising your rights and...
20 Mar at 6 PM

Cost of apartment rentals close to Dubai Metro stations

Finding affordable apartments within easy access to the Dubai metro system can be a problem for newly-arrived expatriate professionals. Arriving in a totally unfamiliar city after securing the job of your dreams can be a nightmare for new expatriates, especially as regards finding a suitable and convenient place to live. It has to be said...
20 Mar at 6 PM

Hope for UK citizens in Spain as government supports expat rights

Around a million UK expats living in Spain were given a gleam of hope by the Spanish government’s announcement in favour of a Brexit deal including Brits’ rights to remain. In an interview with the Times newspaper, leading Spanish negotiator for Brexit and EU Spanish secretary Jorge Toledo confirmed his country’s stance on the...
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  • "The law has been passed this week and Spain offers arguably the most attractive "Golden Visa" option in Europe. We should not expect this to move the market in Spain. We are talking about investment over €500,000, the luxury end. And nationwide we would expect no more than a few hundred transactions in the first year. But it is a positive..." left by La Vida Spain on New Spanish property investment visa draws Chinese and Russians
  • "After reading about the expats survey in our local freebie paper and deciding to take part, logging on to this left me quite bamboozled as to where the survey is, there seems to be no sign of it. I suggest if a survey is being conducted under whatever guise a list of questions be published for expats to answer. Otherwise this survey is..." left by Brian Milnes on Massive new independent expat survey now live online
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