Expat India News

Latest 10 news items tagged India

18 Apr at 6 PM 2019

Tracking the millionaire expat migration pattern

Of all the expat diasporas going on at the moment, perhaps that of the ‘filthy rich’ tells the most tales. Much is written and read about the reasons behind the ever-increasing expat diasporas, with reasons given including a cheaper cost of living, better weather, more career opportunities, a comfortable retirement or just a wish to see the world. A recent survey focused on the preferences of the one group which rarely gets a mention – the planet’s 14 million high net worth individuals often referred to as the ‘filthy...
27 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Kuwait health authorities to ban expats with listed illnesses or conditions

Kuwait’s new public health regulations will ban expats with diseases listed by the emirate’s Ministry of Health. New measures aimed at cutting healthcare expenses and preventing the spread of disease include a long list of medical conditions which will disqualify expat arrivals from entry into the country. Expats already living and working in the emirate who are found to have one of the illnesses or conditions will be allowed to stay unless they have TB, HIV/AIDS or hepatitis B or C, in which case they will be deported. Given...
26 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Expats lose Dh millions in UAE timeshare scam

Many hundreds of expats living and working in the UAE have lost millions of dirhams in total to a cleverly-worded timeshare scam. Expatriates both in Dubai and across the UAE are believed to have been tricked into the scam by a Dubai- based company calling itself Arabian Times Travel and Tourism. It’s believed around Dh4 million is involved, with victims still coming forward and an alert on the company first hitting local media as long ago as last September. The cleverly-worded prospectus offered lifetime memberships allowing...
22 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Indian budget airline desperate to hire experienced expat pilots

An Indian budget carrier is now recruiting expat pilots as well as Indian pilots about to lose their jobs with financially troubled Jet Airways. India’s budget airline IndiGo is taking advantage of its rival’s financial difficulties by offering jobs to pilots about to lose their jobs as well as to expatriate flyers looking to live and work in India. The budget airline has been busy expanding its routes as well as its fleet of aircraft and now needs qualified and experienced pilots for its over 200 aircraft. The fleet is...
4 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Abu Dhabi expat start-up wins Dh100,000 flights on Emirates Airlines

Reflecting on the UAE’s vibrant start-up sector, the winners of the Gulf News Flying Colours competition were EZ Shade, selected for their innovative merit, social values and ethical business. The top four start-ups were chosen from a field of over 300 entrants all competing to prove their ideas were backed by mobility, sustainability and the ability to connect minds, with the principles embedded in the emirates’ Year of Tolerance also under consideration by the judging panel. Also shortlisted along with EZ Shade were Reading Hub,...
25 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Planning expatriate retirement from a GCC country

When the time comes for retirement from your GCC/UAE job, deciding on exactly the right destination is the most important part of the planning process. Even although Bahrain was named in 2018 as the world’s best expatriate professional location, expats approaching retirement should carefully consider the wisdom of staying in the UAE. Global economic conditions as well as the shift away from expat employment to the local population are now beginning to affect companies’ employment packages, thus making the entire region less...
21 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Expat passports no longer require Kuwait residency stickers

Expats in Kuwait now won't have residency stickers placed in thier passports, according to a new rule. The passports of expats living and working in Kuwait won’t now need to have residency stickers, according to the emirate’s Deputy PM and Minister of the Interior. The change is reputed be part of various ministry departments’ ongoing upgrades and is is expected to end the confiscation by sponsors of expatriate passports. The cancellations will also refer to departure and temporary residence notifications formerly also...
11 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Are QROPS still an option post-Brexit?

Retirement – what about a post-Brexit QROPS? The freedom to choose another country for your retirement years is a romantic notion, but it’s now become far more popular due to ease of travel and a wide choice of destinations to suit all pockets. The excitement of a whole new environment is hard to resist, especially as many Western countries are mired in political chaos and instability. Sadly, for would-be British expats, Brexit is almost certain to slash their options as regards choice of a new homeland, but it’s also providing...
21 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Spain castigate UK government for Brexit betrayal

British expatriates in Spain are slamming UK lawmakers for betraying their trust and ignoring their needs. At a recent meeting in Marbella organised by the campaign group Brexpats in Spain, furious expatriates castigated the British government, saying they felt betrayed and believe UK lawmakers are operating an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ attitude to their right to stay in their chosen locations. Some 90 expatriates attended the meeting, with the crowd including pensioners, business owners, families with their children, experts...
15 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Expatriate pilots still being taken on by Indian domestic airlines

Expat pilot numbers are on the increase in Indian domestic airlines. In spite of the Indian government’s attempts to cut down the numbers working for the country’s domestic airlines, more expat pilots than ever are taking on the job. Last year, the Indian Directorate-General of Civil Aviation changed the rules for the employment of expatriate pilots in order to encourage more qualified Indian aviators to fill vacant jobs. In 2019, the phasing out of expatriate pilots seems to have hit a brick wall, as more than ever are now...