Expat Emigration News
Latest 10 news items tagged Emigration
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...
27 Jul at 6 PM 2016
Whatever the final result of the Brexit negotiations, purchasing property in Spain and other European countries popular with British expats will still be possible.
One fact that seems to have been forgotten in the post-Brexit chaos is that many non-EU member state nationals can and are still purchasing homes and holiday villas in EU countries. Even after the UK finally quits the EU, British buyers will still be able to live in EU countries, although there may be more stringent and expensive immigration and financial requirements....
26 Jul at 6 PM 2016
A new survey has identified the best places for expats dependent on their reasons for emigrating
Expats leave their home countries for a variety of reasons, including the need to take their careers further, the wish to unleash their entrepreneurial spirit or a wish to find the most suitable place to retire. The one thing they all have in common is that they feel stuck and unfulfilled in their present situations, but finding the best place settle can be a challenge, even in these technological days.
The survey analysed no fewer...
25 Jul at 6 PM 2016
A new survey has asked the question most often ignored by polls involving expat retirees – how does the reality compare with your dreams?
For most expats, dreams of retiring overseas conjure up visions of glorious weather, dramatic sunsets over warm oceans, fascinating cultures, great food and many new friends. Plus of course, a favourably cheap cost of living. However, a new survey has identified quality of life issues as one of the most important triggers for leaving one’s country of origin. The results of the poll make...
25 Jul at 6 PM 2016
Fears that Turkish rebels may stage a second military coup have led to SAS troops preparing for the possible evacuation of British expat residents and tourists.
Rumours of a second military coup in troubled Turkey have resulted in evacuation plans involving many thousands of British residents as well as tourists. Should the government fall due to a second coup, civil war in the country is inevitable, according to defence chiefs.
SAS troop units are now established on Cyprus in order to rescue stranded Brits should the need arise....