Expat India News
Latest 10 news items tagged India
3 Oct at 6 PM 2018
As the super-rich in the UAE get even wealthier, a report has revealed they control over half the emirates’ total wealth.
It’s well-known that the UAE acts as a magnet for multi-millionaires, with a recent report admitting that just one per cent of the entire population owns 51 per cent of the combined wealth of the emirates. The lucky few, known as High Net Worth Individuals, are the US dollar millionaires with investments, bank deposits, cash, properties and other tangible assets worth at least one million and usually far more....
25 Sep at 6 PM 2018
As the USA moves to a so-called merit-based immigration system, will the post-Brexit UK decide to follow?
At the present moment, highly-skilled expatriates living and working in the USA are accusing the Trump administration of hypocrisy for its attempted move towards a flawed ‘merit based’ immigration system which supposedly prioritises highly-educated, English-speaking immigrants over those from many other countries. The move’s many critics say it’s never been easy for the best of the rest to get a green card and residency,...
16 Aug at 6 PM 2018
Expats arriving back in the UAE after holidaying overseas are being warned not to fall for a recently discovered immigration fraud.
Scammers are targeting expatriate holidaymakers returning to the emirates through Dubai airport, using Caller ID Spoofing to convince victims they’re genuine immigration officers. At present, scores of returnees have received calls from crooks impersonating genuine immigration staff and accusing them of committing serious immigration laws whilst away. Victims are threatened with deportation should they...
14 Aug at 6 PM 2018
Are expats mostly too busy seeing the world through new eyes to be concerned about how the world sees them?
The focus of a recent survey was somewhat different from the usual run of annual online expat questionnaires about living costs, liveability, salaries and suchlike as it measured expats’ beliefs of how their new communities feel about them. Words and phrases such as ‘a burden’, ‘good or ill feelings’, ‘rude’, ‘vital’ and ‘insensitive’ were all used to identify expats’ takes on how they’re perceived by...
17 Jul at 6 PM 2018
By 2021, the total number of expatriates scattered across the world is expected to reach over 85 million.
Expatriation in the present day is a far cry from its 19th century origins, when various wealthy empires sent their representatives to keep the natives down whilst plundering the resources of their lands. Huge numbers of present day expats also have money on their minds, whether it’s to send home to their families or to work overseas for a salary they could only dream of back where they came from. However, becoming an expat...
13 Jun at 6 PM 2018
According to research by the Kasikorn Bank’s research centre, the profitable private hospital business in Thailand is expected to grow further during 2018.
Literally millions of foreign patients, including expat residents as well as medical tourists are expected to visit Thai private hospitals by the end of 2018. The split is expected to be some 2.5 million medical tourists and just under a million expatriates living in the Kingdom. Last year, medical tourists accounted for 2.4 million visits, with expat numbers at 900,000....
8 Jun at 6 PM 2018
An expat mom attempting to renew her son’s ID document was told by a Spanish civil servant she didn’t believe the boy was hers.
Suzanne Dave, originally from Cheshire and married to a Spanish national, was trying to renew her son Arun’s NIE identity document at the Torre del Mar police station when an officer repeatedly told her the boy wasn’t hers as there was no family resemblance. Suzanne left the police station in tears, and the blatant discrimination has left her in shock.
Speaking with reporters from a local English...
30 May at 6 PM 2018
Expat teachers are flocking to Mumbai from across the world due to the increasing number of international schools opening in the city.
Experienced educators from Europe, Canada and the USA are now learning to adapt their teaching styles to those of an Indian
classroom at the same time as introducing Western education's best practices. In their personal lives, they’re bonding with various expat communities as well as sharing their interest in India’s fascinating culture and long history. Importantly, they're introducing local...
23 May at 6 PM 2018
Is Brexit about to be a spur for bringing together the British expat community in France?
For decades, the focus of the British expat community across the channel in France seems to have been integration into the French community rather than taking an active part in both ethnic groups. Occasional articles in the English language media seem to suggest it’s the ‘done thing’ to become more French than the French and reject one’s own nationality in favour of a new model. As the cancer of racial intolerance spurred on by Brexit...
20 Apr at 6 PM 2018
Expat communities aren’t always one big, happy family, according to a recent Shanghai media survey.
Shanghai is officially the most popular Chinese mega-city for expats, with literally several hundred thousand making up the expatriate community. The vast majority are enriching the city with their contributions, but what do expats in general think about their co-inhabitants? Nowhere’s perfect, and every community has its rogue elements committing indecent, immoral and even unlawful behaviour.
The good, the bad and the...