Expat India News
Latest 10 news items tagged India
25 Aug at 6 PM 2014
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 considered to be the prime educational system for UK expat children whose parents are or are planning to work in diverse overseas regions. It’s not offered at all international schools, but is essential for British youngsters who will be returning to the UK for further...
11 Aug at 6 PM 2014
Following the revelation that a large number of expats all over the world are cheating on UK welfare payments, investigations are now involving over 100 Brits in Cyprus
It seems that UK expats living in the Mediterranean’s favourite lifestyle hubs are taking advantage of welfare benefits to which they are not entitled. According to the Department of Work and Pensions, benefit fraud is costing the UK some £82 million every year.
The latest expat destination to be investigated is Cyprus, with 126 Britons now being asked...
8 Aug at 6 PM 2014
Survey after survey indicates that an increasing number of Brits can’t wait to retire overseas, but second thoughts later in life can wreck the dream.
One recent study revealed that around six million British citizens are eager to move to other countries for a variety of reasons. However, many are younger people who find that, the older they get, the less they can face up to the challenges involved.
In the real world, retirement overseas has its pitfalls, most of which can be avoided by careful planning and a large dose of...
28 Jul at 6 PM 2014
The 15 July official QROPS list published by the UK’s HMRC has suspended a total of 118 Qualified Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS).
The mass cull is the third largest since the scheme itself was introduced in April 2006, and includes 99 Australian QROPS, one from Mauritius, 15 from India
and two from Canada. The tax authority declines to explain the reasons for its decisions, but suspensions can be the result of pensions no longer qualifying for inclusion, tax abuse, single member schemes losing members or reviews of a...
7 Jul at 6 PM 2014
The complications of cross-border relationships involving expats’ love, marriage and even divorce issues have been revealed by a study of immigration assistance patterns.
Immigration assistance company Global Visa’s analysis of around 5,000 cases over the past few years has revealed the secrets of expat relationships and love lives. Apparently, almost 33 per cent of all visa applications are now rejected by immigration officers, with refusal numbers doubled since 2012 due to stricter rules in many countries.
24 Jun at 6 PM 2014
A new report has revealed that the traditional multi-millionaire haunts of London, Paris, New York and Geneva are losing their super-rich residents to exotic countries previously favoured by adventurous expats.
The survey, undertaken for Knight Frank’s Global Wealth Report, canvassed 23,000 ultra-high net worth multi-millionaires, and came up with some surprising changes. India
, Africa, the Middle East and Indonesia are steaming up the lists as the new, trendy places to settle when there’s no lack of capital to fund your...
9 Jun at 6 PM 2014
One of the most important decisions expats need to make when choosing an overseas destination for retirement or a new job is the availability of quality medical care.
Many private hospitals overseas are now attracting customers using rating systems , considered as the equivalent of the ‘star’ system for hotels. However, relying on ratings when deciding where to settle may be the wrong way to get a high standard of medical care.
Private hospitals overseas are purchasing ratings from a high number of organisations offering...
21 Apr at 6 PM 2014
Researchers have published a graph showing the migrant pattern between countries over the last 20 years.
Many believe the 21st century to be the century of migration, with surveys suggesting that more people than ever before are keen to try for a new life outside their country of birth. However, a new and innovative graph has demonstrated that .6 of the total world population migrated to another country every five years during the past two decades.
The authors of the graph, researchers Guy Abel and Nikola Sander of Vienna’s...
8 Apr at 6 PM 2014
As the 2014 Expat Explorer gets underway, results from the 2013 poll are showing that emerging economies give the best chance of a good expat quality of life on a more than decent wage.
Last year’s survey showed that expats in Asia are the highest-paid in the world, with those in India
, Indonesia, Vietnam and China receiving remuneration packages higher than the global average. China and Indonesia had the highest number of expats earning over $250,000.
The survey also showed that Europe was the worst place in the developed world...
1 Apr at 6 PM 2014
According to the latest Australian census, the country hasn’t lost its popularity as an expat destination for disenchanted UK citizens, as 5 per cent of Oz’s total population are Britons by birth.
A total of 1.1 million Brits are now living in Australia, according to the survey ,and outnumber New Zealanders, the second largest group, by more than double. The census also pinpoints immigration trends as regards location and marital status.
Melbourne and Sydney are the most popular destinations for migrants, home to almost half the...