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23 Jun at 6 PM

Brits in Europe are Brexit forgotten victims

As the UK government releases its advanced plans for guaranteeing an easy ride for EU expats in Britain, British expats in Europe are still waiting for official confirmation of their right to remain. Campaign groups including British in Europe have long been calling for the release by EU member states of plans to ensure security and the...
23 Jun at 6 PM

Life of Brit couple in Almeria wrecked by private zoo

A British couple living in Almeria have had their lives wrecked by their next door neighbour’s illegal zoo. David and Mandy Dibble bought a house in the Arboleas town of El Chopo 15 years ago, and live there for at least six months every year. Everything was fine until, some five years ago, their British neighbour sold his property to a...
23 Jun at 6 PM

Number of Brits applying for European citizenship on the increase

Statistics are showing a considerable increase in the number of Britons applying to become Belgian nationals. Figures released last Friday by the Belgian Statistical Office show 1381 Britons became Belgian nationals in 2017, with the total number of applications increasing tenfold since the Brexit referendum. The majority of applicants...
21 Jun at 6 PM

Fears grow for expat insurances and pension as passporting rights issue ignored

The threat of losing access to pension payments and insurance coverage for UK expats in Europe is creeping ever closer as the crucial issue of ‘passporting rights’ continues to be ignored by the UK negotiating team. British expats resident in European member state countries have long been aware of the possible personal financial...
21 Jun at 6 PM

Tips on selling your Spanish home if relocation is your answer to Brexit worries

For expats giving up and returning to the UK before Brexit, selling your Spanish home isn’t as straightforward as it seems. Selling a property in Spain is tougher as regards bureaucracy than the process of purchasing. The easy part is finding a buyer, especially nowadays as the number of Brits buying property and emigrating before...
21 Jun at 6 PM

Expats warned to double check insurance policies before signing on

Expats are being warned to read all the small print on their job loss insurance policies. For expats working in Dubai, the possibility of having their contracts terminated in advance of the due date can cause a major upheaval, with many taking on insurance policies which cove them in the event of being involuntarily out of a job....
20 Jun at 6 PM

Magaluf expat campaign group gets police promise of action against gangs

British expat campaign group Cleaning up Magaluf’s protests against a 50-strong criminal gang have been promised extra policing by Calvia’s mayor. The violent group of prostitutes and their pimps have terrorised the popular Spanish tourism and expat hub for several months, with protests by affected business owners, British retirees...
20 Jun at 6 PM

Brit expats landmark Brexit appeal rejected by Amsterdam court

An Amsterdam court has thrown out a landmark case brought by British expats which demanded their post-Brexit rights as European citizens should be recognised by the EU. The case was the first of a number awaiting hearings and was brought by five British expats in the Netherlands and two anti-Brexit campaign groups. It was ruled against in...
20 Jun at 6 PM

Brit expats in the USA facing ethical choices

Is now the time for UK expats living and working in the USA to depart in disgust? British expatriate professionals living and working in the USA are facing a dilemma – staying in their jobs and ignoring the creeping totalitarianism or obeying their consciences and getting out before things get even worse.For decades, Britons have headed...
19 Jun at 6 PM

Portuguese Golden Visa suspected as money laundering tool

Portugal’s Golden Visa programme is being condemned as a vehicle for money laundering via real estate purchases. NGO Transparency International is taking up on last year’s warning by Portuguese government allies by declaring the country’s Golden Visa scheme is simply a form of money laundering.The programme, introduced six years ago,...
19 Jun at 6 PM

UAE minister denies expat teachers are stealing Emirati jobs

Expatriate teachers in the UAE are being accused of stealing qualified Emirati teachers’ jobs. According to the UAE’s Ministry of Education undersecretary, accusations that expatriate teachers are taking jobs from qualified local teachers are false. In response to negative comments during a Federal National Council meeting, Dr Haman...
19 Jun at 6 PM

ING and Citibank stop lending to OZ expat property investors

Aussie expat investors are being cut off from mortgages by an international bank’s Australian subsidiary. ING Australia has announced it will no longer offer mortgages to expat Australians wishing to invest in home country property. It’s the second international lender to cut off credit to expat borrowers despite increasing demand...
18 Jun at 6 PM

Expats in UAE concerned over effects of interest rate hike

Expat professionals living and working in the UAE are worried about the effect on the cost of living of last week’s interest rate hike. Last Thursday’s announcement by the UAE’s Central Bank is the second this year, and is expected to impact borrowing costs including personal loans, car loans and mortgages. Businesses as well as...
18 Jun at 6 PM

UK to relax immigration rules for non EU expat medical professionals

The British government is planning exemptions of non EU doctors and nurses from the annual immigration numbers cap. According to UK immigration lawyers, the British government is about to exempt doctors and nurses from non- European Union countries from the annual cap on expat professionals. The cap, at present at 20,700, was divided into...
18 Jun at 6 PM

How to survive as an expat in China

Undoubtedly, China is becoming more Westernised year by year, but even for expats in it for the long-haul, there’s much about their lifestyle that’s simply bizarre. Even simple tasks such as stocking up on Western favourites from your nearest supermarket can be fraught with disappointment once you see empty shelves where there were...
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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
  • "The article is quite clear and as usual in this country ( spain) because I live in a remote area I only find things out accidently or by being surprised and fined. I don't understand how the European parliament does not act against this type of 'robo'. It is so frustrating to see a corrupt and authoritarian Spanish government get away with..." left by john porro on Spain to apply stealth tax to residents with solar power
  • "Absolutely right - already we have been receiving requests from cliets based in Italy to look at how they can 'avoid' the new regime. The Italian government is shooting itself in the foot on this one - people will relocate!" left by TaxTeddy on Changes to Italian tax regime to hit hard on expats
  • "Although there are a large number of British curriculum school in Dubai it's not easy to get into one. The waiting lists are long to start with, sometimes artificially long. People move away and don't remove their name from lists, and fearing the long lists parents put their children's names down on several lists. It's also an expensive..." left by Expat Explorers on British curriculum international schools popular in UAE and Asia