Expat Usa News
Latest 10 news items tagged Usa
13 Jan at 6 PM 2017
Long-term British expats in Spain are watching in hope that Giles Tremlett’s efforts on their behalf will succeed.
As the information-starved Brexit saga rumbles on, British expats living in Spain are stuck in no-man’s land with no-one to turn to for answers. Long-term Brit residents originally came to EU member state Spain with the assurance their rights would be guaranteed and, even though many were denied the right to vote in the referendum as they’d been outside the UK for over 15 years, are now faced with having to...
13 Jan at 6 PM 2017
The UK state pension is one the most ungenerous in the developed world, forcing many British retirees to relocate in order to take advantage of lower costs of living elsewhere in Europe or Asia.
Taking into account that UK pensions are frozen unless the relocation is to countries whose governments have an agreement with the UK, even those who move to cheaper EU destinations can find it hard to manage due to currency fluctuations. Even so, for many expats, the UK retirement pension forms the majority of their retirement...
10 Jan at 6 PM 2017
In general, expats in Austria are more than happy to be there, but some local habits can cause frustration in the overseas community.
Expats across the world are the first to admit that nowhere’s perfect, with those living in Austria finding the locals welcoming, helpful and supportive. Even so, some Austrian habits can cause consternation or even irritation amongst the expat population.
Perhaps the most controversial Austrian habit is the entire population’s disregard of the country’s less than stringent anti-smoking laws....
6 Jan at 6 PM 2017
For many expats weighing up the pros and cons of a particular country, the quality and cost of healthcare is one of the most important aspects.
Affordable, quality heathcare is one of the most important aspects of expat life for older professionals looking for an overseas position, retirees seeking the perfect location and expats with young families, but standards and costs across the world aren’t easy to evaluate. Most would-be expats judge healthcare standards by those in their home countries as well as by the necessity of...
5 Jan at 6 PM 2017
The Trump campaign’s concentration on offensive anti-Mexican rhetoric is causing long-stay US expats in the country to reconsider their futures.
Around a million US citizens live south of their home country’s borders in Mexico, making up the largest concentration of American expats anywhere in the world. Many are long-stayers, many run successful businesses, many are retirees and many more have Mexican partners and children. A good number are now scared that growing anti-American sentiment will wreck their lives and force them to...
3 Jan at 6 PM 2017
Following the latest terror attack in Istanbul, many expats in Turkey are beginning to be afraid that anti-westerner sentiment is escalating.
Many foreigners living in Turkey are now checking online every time an attack is reported to see if expats have been injured or killed. Last year, terror attacks across the country by extremist groups totalled 21, with several bombings deliberately aimed at tourists. UK government travel advice notes a high threat from terrorism, especially against British nationals and UK interests.
3 Jan at 6 PM 2017
Expats determined to further their careers should still head for the UAE, according to the latest survey by HSBC.
Regarded as the best expat destination for successful careers in Asia and the Middle East, the UAE is also the fourth best in the world for salaries, relocation benefits packages and overall lifestyle.UAE-based responders to the Expat Explorer survey numbered over 3,000, with the results showing the work environment had improved still more over the results of the 2015 study.
The survey included a number of categories...
2 Jan at 6 PM 2017
Thousands of UK expats on hard times due to the sterling crash are flying home to take two-week job as carers in British care homes.
According to an investigation by the Telegraph, cash-strapped Brits are being taken on part-time and left in charge of elderly people suffering from dementia, learning difficulties and other illnesses common in old age. The report noted many recruits have no relevant qualifications and are being left to manage the best they can with just a few days’ training, a reference booklet and a telephone.
30 Dec at 6 PM 2016
The UK Home Office is under fire from frustrated EU citizens over its draconian refusals of permanent residency permits.
The permanent residency process appears to be in chaos as long-stay EU citizens and experts are being told they must leave the UK due to minor paperwork problems. As a result, a recently formed campaign group is now urging government ministers to undertake a reform of the overburdened system.
According to the Guardian newspaper, the 3 Million group was founded by Frenchman Nicolas Hatton in order to fight for the...
28 Dec at 6 PM 2016
Christians in Abu Dhabi flocked to St Joseph’s Cathedral’s midnight mass to send a message of hope and peace to the troubled world.
Tolerance, peace and hope was the Christmas Eve message from the UAE Christian community to the rest of the world during an outdoor midnight mass in Abu Dhabi. The scene as the day drew to an end couldn’t have been more different than the similar gathering in Bethlehem, set behind metal barricades and separated from the rest of the Holy Land by a towering wall.
Elsewhere across the world,...