Expat Moving News

Latest 10 news items tagged Moving

12 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Qatar to go to international arbitration to stop blockade

The Gulf State of Qatar is to seek international arbitration as a means to end the blockade. Spokesperson for Qatar’s Foreign Ministry Lulwar al Khatar told reporters Wednesday the emirate is seeking international arbitration in order to its diplomatic blockade by Egypt and three of its neighbours in the Gulf. Qatar’s move came after an investigation by the United Nations reported the blockade was negatively impacting Qataris in the region. Speaking at a prèss conference in Doha, Al Khatar said the government had begun...
12 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Search stepped up for missing British expat in Marbella

Following an appeal launched earlier this week by English language expat newspaper Olive Press, the search for missing mother of two Rebecca Muldoon has been ramped up by Spanish police. Emergency 112 are now operating from a base on Camino del Pinar and are coordinating the search for the missing woman. Coverage of Rebecca’s disappearance has spread to local British media outlets as well as the international and national press in Spain and the UK. The search team now includes emergency personnel working with Emergency 112,...
8 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Is expat life in Mexico all it seems to be

These days, migrating to Mexico isn’t just for American citizens disenchanted by the way things are going in the US of A, as the country is becoming increasingly popular with retirees from Europe. The reasons why emigrants settle on Mexico aren’t much different than the priorities given for moves to popular expat destinations in Europe and Southeast Asia – great weather and a far lower cost of living. Digging deeper, one recent survey examined other convincing reasons as to why Mexico is now attracting expatriates from all over...
28 Dec at 6 PM 2017

US expats leave for a better life rather than more money

US citizens leaving the country of their birth are doing so for a change in lifestyle rather than to earn more money. A surprising revelation in the latest InterNations survey states many US citizens are upping sticks and moving overseas for a better quality of life, irrespective of whether they’re earning more in their new countries. In fact, almost half of those surveyed reported their take home pay in their new jobs was less than their US salaries. Mexico and Costa Rica, both favourite havens for American expats, both have costs...
20 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Expat investors in Saudi to be offered green cards

In a surprise announcement, Saudi’s Council of Economic Affairs is studying the feasibility of a green card issue for qualified expats. Although a spokesperson for the council declined to give details of the plan, the statement follows shared details on eligible expat investors from Shoura Council Financial Committee vice-chair Fahad bin Juma. The details included a statement that eligibility would be determined by a number of requirements put forward by the Ministry of Commerce and Investment. The plan would appear to be part of...
20 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Declining numbers of émigrés to Spain may signal end of Brit retirement dream

For decades, British pensioners sick to death of eternal sunless skies, freezing cold and ever increasing bureaucracy have voted with their feet and taken themselves off to sunny Mediterranean havens mostly located in the south of Spain. Assured of a warm welcome as well as warm weather, they bought homes, eked out their meagre state pensions and generally lived a life which suited them very, very well. As many who arrived didn’t bother to register with local authorities, it’s tricky to estimate exactly how many came and are still...
15 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Expats in Gulf States and Asia still rushing to buy UK property

Mortgage enquiries from British expats and investors living overseas have soared by 45 per cent over the present quarter, indicating the rush from abroad to purchase UK properties is far from over. The still-growing trend seems to totally negate expectations that the government’s change of its buy-to-let tax law would put the brakes on the UK’s booming market. Even the political chaos surrounding the Brexit negotiations seems to have had no effect on the popularity of buy-to-let investments, although the focus is now on cheap...
11 Dec at 6 PM 2017

Gibraltar excluded as expat campaign groups reject Friday agreement

In spite of the EU and UK seemingly reaching agreement over the fate of EU and UK expats, it seems the Rock may be excluded from any deal and its British residents left to face post-Brexit life without a transition period. Brussels bureaucrats appeared to state Gibraltar would need an agreement with Spain over the Rock’s future in order to prevent its crashing out of the customs union and the single market on March 29, 2019. The protection afforded last Friday to expats living in EU states and EU expats in Britain will, it seems,...
6 Dec at 6 PM 2017

British state pensioners have largest income drop of major world countries

It’s no wonder British pensioners have been queuing up to leave the UK for warmer, cheaper climes, as their state stipends are far below those of any other major world country. It’s official, Britain’s state pensioners are now at the bottom of the retirement league, with those unable to save for a private pension now undergoing serious hardship. Government reports invariably state the fact the elderly may have to rely on just the state pension, even if their wages over their working lives have only provided enough to support...
17 Nov at 6 PM 2017

Oz coastline popular with Brit expats may be hit by massive tsunami

Brit expats warned global warming could trigger a massive tsunami along the east coast of Australia. The east coast of the continent of Australia has always been a major destination for expats, with a good percentage of the hundreds of thousands of Britons in Oz happily settled in Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. A recent study of the effects of global warming on sea levels and weather has revealed the entire region is at risk of a massive tsunami capable of wiping out the coastal communities and killing some...