Expat Moving News
Latest 10 news items tagged Moving
5 Dec at 6 PM 2013
For newly arrived expat employees, the most tricky part of moving
to a new country is learning the language and finding a home without the assistance of their new employer.
A recent survey conducted by Lloyds Bank International has revealed that many overseas employers fail to give new expat staff any help in settling in to their new host country. As many as 25 per cent of those surveyed were given no payment towards the cost of moving
nor any help in finding suitable long-term accommodation, and 68 per cent had no help in finding...
5 Nov at 6 PM 2013
Just a week after a small group of Saudi women took to their cars in a high-profile protest against the kingdom’s female driving ban, a Kuwaiti woman driving her father to hospital was detained by Saudi police.
The woman, as yet unnamed, was stopped by police close to the Kuwaiti border and detained for breaking the ban on women drivers in Saudi Arabia. She told police she was attempting to get her diabetic father to hospital, but was detained and is being held in police custody pending an investigation.
Reports indicate that...
18 Oct at 6 PM 2013
A favourite destination for expats from across the world, the Cayman Islands’ reputation as a modern paradise is being threatened by the erosion of its tax-free status.
Warm, azure seas, perfect white-sand beaches, a friendly, international offshore community and most importantly, a tax haven, the Cayman Islands chain is traditionally regarded as paradise on earth for those wealthy enough to be able to be residents. However, during the last decade, the expat community has noted a change in local peoples’ attitudes, with the change...
2 Oct at 6 PM 2013
For prospective expats whose home countries provide state-supplied healthcare, it’s tricky to determine the level of medical insurance necessary in the new country.
overseas on a fixed contract which includes health insurance as one of its benefits are fortunate, as their new employer will be aware of local medical costs. For retirees, however assessing future medical needs and their costs may be more complicated.
For older expats, chronic heathcare costs should be built in to private medical insurance, as packaged...
27 Sep at 6 PM 2013
Although sorting out driving necessities before leaving for an overseas post or new life isn’t top of the average expat to-do list, it’s wise to get an idea of local requirements as well as driving standards.
Getting mobile in your new country makes settling and equipping your new home far easier, and those moving
to from the UK to other EU member states, EEC countries or Switzerland will find their British driving license is all they need at first. For those travelling to other world countries, it’s best to equip yourself with...
29 Jul at 6 PM 2013
When the QROPS scheme was introduced in 2006, its intent was to allow private or corporate pension transfers from the UK to recognised countries overseas.
British citizens who had worked and accumulated pensions in the UK would be able to take them along when they emigrated, with the assumption that uptake would possibly include the continuation of contributions. However, attractive regulatory and tax regimes in the Isle of Man and Guernsey resulted in most migrants moving
their pensions there rather than to their new countries of...
22 Jul at 6 PM 2013
The Caribbean country of Belize is attracting increasing numbers of expats with its combination of a retirement incentive programme and the fact that English is widely spoken.
Just a few years ago, the Belize expat population was numbered in dozens. Nowadays, there’s an expanding, vibrant community of residents from mainland Europe, the USA and the UK, all attracted by the country’s recently unveiled Retired Persons Incentive Programme.
Location and lifestyle are other attractions, with the country’s coastline backing the...
17 Jun at 6 PM 2013
The annual migration survey by the UK Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shows that migration has picked up after three years in decline, but notes immigrant unemployment figures are already at 50 per cent.
The OECD’s 2013 International Migration Outlook covers 34 countries and their social and economic conditions. The survey revealed that migration to OECD nations increased by 2 per cent to around four million in 2011, with indicators suggesting a similar rise in 2012.
The report also showed that high...
12 Jun at 6 PM 2013
Canada’s immigration authority’s worsening backlog of applications waiting to be heard will cause financial hardship for a Hamilton family for years to come.
Canadian citizen Carey McGregor met and married his wife Sylvia in 2007, before moving
to Taiwan to take work. The couple lived in the Far East for several years, enjoying a satisfactory lifestyle including an attractive apartment and a car, and Sylvia gave birth to their first child.
However, the McGregors decided to return to Canada in order that their children might...
12 Jun at 9 AM 2013
*** This is a short press release on behalf of Boundless productions ***
The UK’s longest running relocation show ‘Escape to the Country’ is expanding! We are excited to reveal that the popular BBC series will now be helping house hunters realise their dream of moving
to Continental Europe.
Whatever your dream property; whether it’s a vibrant family home in Spain, a cosy rural idle in Italy, a renovation project in Greece or even a small holding in France, let us guide you through your search!
The new show will feature...