Expat Emigration News
Latest 10 news items tagged Emigration
19 Oct at 6 PM 2016
Spurred by the ubcertainty following the Brexit result, a huge number of disillusioned Britons are seeking to become expats working overseas.
Ever since the result of the Brexit referendum was announced, online international recruitment sites have been deluged by huge numbers of British workers seeking a new life abroad. A recent analysis of the millions of search results is showing the Irish Republic as a favourite destination for those starting a new life and wishing to remain EU citizens by any possible means.
14 Oct at 6 PM 2016
Thousands of British citizens are rushing to mitigate Brexit’s effects on their lives by applying for Irish passports and citizenship.
During the three months following the announcement that Britain had voted to leave the European Union, a massive 37,000 Brits living in both the UK and Northern Ireland are taking the emigration
route to the southern part of the island. The increase of 83 per cent over the same months last year has resulted in the Irish passport office extending temporary staff contracts for at least three months....
12 Oct at 6 PM 2016
The British government has now seen fit to finally scrap the rule disenfranchising all UK expats who’ve lived abroad for more than 15 years.
One of the most controversial issues highlighted by the Brexit referendum was the 15-year voting rule which disallowed hundreds of thousands of British expats in Europe from having a say in their own future. The scrapping of the despised rule has been on the agenda since the 2015 general election, but is only now being brought in despite claims it would be impossible to check all expat voters...
7 Oct at 6 PM 2016
Foreigners who’ve chosen to live, retire or work overseas usually refer to themselves as expats, but should they be classified as immigrants?
The word ‘expat’ is most often seen in reference to nationals of particular countries working in other countries, but few of the wide range of individuals who live outside their home countries would refer to themselves as immigrants. This term seems to suggest an intention to move abroad and make the chosen country home for ever, or at least for the foreseeable future.
For example, the...
14 Sep at 6 PM 2016
Popular with tourists and a smaller number of expat residents than in the southern part of the island, North Cyprus was a desert last year as regards evening fun due to restrictions on visiting entertainers.
Many Brits considering emigrating
to Cyprus after their retirement kicks in may not even be aware that North Cyprus is also a residential option as well as a popular tourist destination. However, for several years, the number of expatriate entertainers working in local pubs and clubs has been severely curtailed due to difficulties...
13 Sep at 6 PM 2016
According to the Home Office, Britons planning to emigrate
to European Union member states may well need long-term residency visas.
European countries are favourite destinations for British citizens wishing to retire overseas, with the EU freedom of movement laws allowing easy access. The Brexit vote takes away freedom of movement, potentially wrecking the plans of many thousands of UK state pensioners searching for a lower cost of living and warmer weather.
Once Britain leaves the EU, freedom of movement will become a thing of...
26 Aug at 6 PM 2016
British expats living in Cyprus are being urged to register with the island’s Immigration Department in order to ensure the best chance of being able to stay after Britain leaves the EU.
The advice is being offered to all British nationals living, working or owning businesses in Cyprus, pending an online information campaign being run locally to keep expats up to date with developments. The online notification site was started to keep worried expats in the loop as regards Brexit negotiations concerning expats’ status on the...
9 Aug at 6 PM 2016
European Union membership has ensured that retired UK citizens living in member states have their pensions annually updated, but Brexit is expected to change the rules.
The situation is now unclear, but one thing is certain in that, when the UK leaves the EU, all rights to updated pensions will be lost unless new agreements take place with each individual country. Over a million Britons who chose to leave the home country are now in limbo as regards their future state pension income.
to an EU / EEA member state ensured...
3 Aug at 6 PM 2016
One of the main reasons for emigrating
from colder northern climes is the weather, with decisions spurred on by visions of endless sunshine and luxuriously warm temperatures.
The latest expat survey is bound to be of interest to those looking for the perfect outdoor life in the sun, as it identifies the top 10 countries offering the best of the world’s weather. Respondents numbered 14,000, and 195 countries were covered, as well as the relevance of great weather in the choice of destination.
Unsurprisingly, 45 per cent of...
28 Jul at 6 PM 2016
In spite of economic problems caused by the drastic drop in oil prices over the past year, the Gulf states are still a major draw for career-minded expats.
If you’re planning to emigrate
to Qatar to further your career, it’s an idea to investigate the emirate’s major foreign employers in order to match your skills with the right company. The process will save precious time attending interviews and give an idea of what working in Qatar involves.
For example, Qatar Airways now hosts flights to all six continents, with 150...