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11 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Saudi king to reimburse SMEs for expat work permit fees

Saudi King Salman has approved reimbursements of around three million dollars to struggling businesses for fees charged for expat work permits as well as cancelling rate hikes for those who couldn’t pay. Since 2017, Saudi companies have been forced to pay swingeing fees for every expat employed, in a bid to persuade firms to stop hiring foreigners and rely on the local population for workers. In addition, the fees are also charged for dependents’ visas, resulting in a high number of families being sent back to their home...
7 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Spain desperate for answers but no-one’s listening

The message to UK expats in Europe from the UK government couldn’t be any clearer by now - no-one’s listening. It seems one has to be Irish to gain any ground nowadays with Theresa May and her cohorts, including the leader of the only alternative political support abandoned Britons in Europe might have – the Labour Party. As EU negotiators keep repeating over and over again they will not give any more ground and May prepares for yet another useless taxpayer-funded jaunt to Europe, international and national media outlets...
6 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Omani ban on private sector expat workers extended again

Oman’s Ministry of Manpower has now extended its ban on expats and is reserving certain occupations for Omanis only. Some 87 separate job sectors are again reserved for Omani citizens, with the ban expected to last for a further six months. All permits allowing expats to work in the private sector are to be temporarily suspended, including those in the IT, admin and human resources, media, medical, engineering, technical, insurance, accounting, finance, technical and airport staffing sectors. Expats whose visas were granted before...
31 Jan at 6 PM 2019

One euro Sicilian village property offer sees thousands of willing buyers

If you’ve ever dreamed of finding an incredibly affordable property in a charming Sicilian village, now’s your chance! The offer earlier this week of 17 dilapidated, traditional homes in Sicily’s picturesque mountain village of Sambuca for just one euro each resulted in a property stampede as thousands of would-be buyers rushed to secure the property bargains of the century. The reason for the sales was to save the village from total depopulation, as most of its inhabitants have either died of old age or left for jobs in nearby...
24 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Survey reveals almost all residents feel safe in Abu Dhabi

An Abu Dhabi government survey has revealed some 90 per cent of residents feel safe in the emirate. The results of the Better Life Index study were released earlier this week, and claim the emirate is one of the world’s safest and most secure world countries. In addition, some 68 per cent of residents reported they’re satisfied with their jobs. The four-month long study involved 51,000 respondents, 60 per cent of whom were expatriates living and working in the region. The survey was initiated as a means to provide a strategic...
21 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Expat public sector workers in Kuwait to get the chop by 2028

The Kuwaiti government is aiming to close off its public sector to expat workers by the year 2028. In a report late last week, Kuwait’s ratings agency confirmed the government’s intent to rid the public sector of all expatriate workers by 2028, in addition to aiming for between 30 and 50 per cent Kuwaitization of the private sector. At the present time, expats working in the banking sector total 66 per cent, with the remaining sectors of manufacturing, industry and agriculture each accounting for just three per cent of the total...
18 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Poland pledges post-Brexit rights for British expats

British expats living and working in Poland are to be issued with a residence card stamped Brexit. As part of the Eastern European country’s plans for the post-Brexit protection of British expats’ rights, the Polish government is to introduce a special residency card including the printed word ‘Brexit’. Britons will need to apply for the card, which guarantees their right to remain and work in the country as well as protecting the rights of spouses and children of applicants. The card will be issued once the UK leaves the EU,...
17 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Kuwait mulls cancellation of sponsorship system

After endless calls by Kuwaiti rights groups, the emirate is considering the cancellation of the sponsorship system. According to sources within the Kuwaiti government, Kuwait’s long-established sponsorship system is looking to be in its last days. For decades, the expat-aimed system has been criticised by rights groups and outside organisations for being a form of bonded labour, with the government now seemingly in agreement about its cancellation. It would seem lawmakers are finally aware that ending the system would be much...
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...
15 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Young Brit expats in Europe crave more Brexit certainty

It’s as yet unknown exactly how many young British expatriates are living and working in EU member states. Although exact statistics are not yet available, research suggests there are significant numbers, none of whom have been given any answers as regards their long term status in their present country of residence. With Brexit looming on the non-too-distant horizon, none are as yet able to make an informed decision as to whether to stay or go. Research carried out at Goldsmiths College, part of the University of London, suggests...