Expat Working Abroad News
Latest 10 news items tagged Working Abroad
24 Oct at 6 PM 2016
According to a recent survey, Vietnam’s popularity as an expat-friendly destination has soared over the past year.
In 2015, InterNation’s 64-country survey rated Vietnam in 35th place in its Working Abroad
index. Amazingly, the 2016 result showed the Southeast Asian country in 12th place, a huge jump in just one year. In addition, all the major points in the index also improved considerably.
Work-life balance, extremely important for expats working overseas
in an unfamiliar culture, was rated in 2015 as completely satisfactory...
19 Oct at 6 PM 2016
Spurred by the ubcertainty following the Brexit result, a huge number of disillusioned Britons are seeking to become expats working overseas
Ever since the result of the Brexit referendum was announced, online international recruitment sites have been deluged by huge numbers of British workers seeking a new life abroad. A recent analysis of the millions of search results is showing the Irish Republic as a favourite destination for those starting a new life and wishing to remain EU citizens by any possible means.
12 Oct at 6 PM 2016
The British government has now seen fit to finally scrap the rule disenfranchising all UK expats who’ve lived abroad for more than 15 years.
One of the most controversial issues highlighted by the Brexit referendum was the 15-year voting rule which disallowed hundreds of thousands of British expats in Europe from having a say in their own future. The scrapping of the despised rule has been on the agenda since the 2015 general election, but is only now being brought in despite claims it would be impossible to check all expat voters...
7 Oct at 6 PM 2016
Foreigners who’ve chosen to live, retire or work overseas
usually refer to themselves as expats, but should they be classified as immigrants?
The word ‘expat’ is most often seen in reference to nationals of particular countries working in other countries, but few of the wide range of individuals who live outside their home countries would refer to themselves as immigrants. This term seems to suggest an intention to move abroad and make the chosen country home for ever, or at least for the foreseeable future.
For example, the...
30 Sep at 6 PM 2016
The huge rise in the number of Americans giving up their citizenship is being blamed on confusing tax codes and the introduction of FATCA.
In the year 2008, just 231 US citizens renounced their heritage and gave up their citizenship, but 2015 saw a record number of 4,279 Americans following suit, a 20 per cent rise on the number in 2014. A recent survey revealed 70 per cent of the 2015 number cited financial regulations and tax as the reasons for their renunciation.
In November last year, the US government attempted to stem the...
22 Sep at 6 PM 2016
The latest attempt to save the world from the unthinkable prospect of Donald Trump in the White House was launched in London on Wednesday.
The campaign, organised and run by registered US charity Avaaz, is being promoted as the ‘October surprise which will end Trump’, and seeks to mobilise the more than eight million unregistered expat American voters living overseas. Its first initiative began on Wednesday, with campaigners marching from London’s University College to the Houses of Parliament along with an open-top bus blasting...
7 Sep at 6 PM 2016
Eight million US expat voters living and working overseas
may hold the key to locking Donald Trump out of the White House.
The vast majority of US citizens living abroad are regular followers of the US political scene, especially in presidential election years. This time, with both candidates contentious, to say the least, it’s hoped that more US expats exercise their right to vote in order to make sure Republican candidate Donald Trump gets his marching orders.
The millions of overseas US citizens have had the power to tip...
1 Sep at 6 PM 2016
2016 is the third year running for Kuwait’s unenviable position as the worst expat destination worldwide, with the result based on all the necessities for enjoying life overseas.
Losses compared with last year were made in all the Expat Insider survey’s categories, from family life through ease of settling in, personal finance and working abroad
to the essential quality of life section. Even though the entire Persian Gulf region’s main destinations were also rated at the bottom of the table, the result for Kuwait is dismal, to...
1 Sep at 6 PM 2016
After the UK Pension Protection Fund’s recent warning of shrinking retirement incomes, many expats worldwide are considering transferring their pensions.
According to the PPF in its role as protector of salary-linked pension plans, many expats nudging closer to retirement are expecting gold-plated final salary deals. Given the present economic circumstances, it’s clear they have been misled, with the PPF urging pension scheme providers to tell it like it is to their members.
The PPF’s protection scheme ensures most UK...
31 Aug at 6 PM 2016
India has always been popular with backpackers and alternative lifestyle travellers, but it’s now climbing the popularity charts as a more conventional expat destination.
The sub-continent's dismal rating in last year’s InterNations survey has improved this year by seven places, with the boost due to its low cost of living and improving economic status. Now ranked 49th out of 67 worldwide destinations, its only problem is the vast difference between Western culture and that of the ancient land.
As regards working overseas