Expat Moving News
Latest 10 news items tagged Moving
25 Feb at 6 PM 2020
How are British expats in China reacting to the possible consequences of Brexit?
The UK’s post-Brexit relations with China aren’t just a matter for governments as the future of British expats in China may hang on the success of negotiations. At the present time, most UK citizens living and working in the massive country seem more concerned over the various risks to their futures from the coronavirus epidemic than on the remote possibility of Brexit’s wrecking of their lifestyles in their chosen location.
When asked how they...
10 Feb at 6 PM 2020
Expats living and working in Vietnam have serious concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, especially as the country is close to Hubei province and Wuhan.
Many tourists from China now visit Vietnam’s capital and flights transit via the northern neighbour. It has to be said that Vietnam has benefited economically from its closeness to China, but its many Western expatriates in the country began panicking when the virus was identified. Festivals have been cancelled and tourism sites shut down, but many believe the fear is being...
4 Feb at 6 PM 2020
Expats living in China and in other countries where the coronavirus infection has surfaced are growing ever more fearful as British officials announce the epidemic may continue for months.
An announcement made in the UK’s House of Commons on Tuesday isn’t doing anything to reassure British expats across the world and especially those in China itself and other affected Southeast Asian states. Health Secretary Matt Hancock stated he believed it’s an established fact that the virus is expected to continue affecting victims for...
28 Jan at 6 PM 2020
Brit expats living in Europe are to get annual increases in the state pension.
Finally, the good news for British expats living in European Union member states is that the annual British state pension uprate will apply to all those in residence by the end of this year. Previous warnings of no guarantees of uprates post-2023 unless reciprocal deals were made are no longer valid. The guaranteed uprate will also apply to Britons living in EEA countries or Switzerland, and those who move to Europe during this year will also be covered,...
27 Jan at 6 PM 2020
One aspect of emigration is the chance to meet the love of your life in a strange land, but meeting up by chance doesn’t always work!
Finding a soulmate as the direct result of leaving the home country for a new life in another land is the dream of many would-be expats, but making it happen can be a tough call for those who’re not good at turning chance meetups into long-term relationships. For British and Irish expats, a recently uploaded and exclusive first ever dating app may be the answer which helps make the dream come true....
22 Jan at 6 PM 2020
UK citizens and expats are planning legal action aimed at retaining their EU citizenship post-Brexit.
Based on the Treaty of Lisbon’s Article 20, EU citizenship is seen as separate and additional to citizenship of its member states. At the present time, there are no written provisions for removing it and its associated rights from residents in any EU member state, regardless of whether their country of residence leaves the EU. Basically, this states that the UK’s leaving the EU should have no legal effect on the European...
31 Dec at 6 PM 2019
If you’ve had enough of Brexit, the weather, floods, rising prices and the UK government’s antics over the past three years, buying a property overseas might well be the answer.
For the vast majority of non-working expats, two issues form the spur for leaving the UK on a permanent basis – the rising cost of living and the fall in an acceptable lifestyle. Moving
overseas isn’t a panacea for curing all ills, but it can provide a bolt-hole for those who get it right. Given that Brits are, reputably, a nation of homeowners, it’s...
30 Dec at 6 PM 2019
If you’re considering buying property in Belgium, perhaps now is not the time!
Belgium is a popular choice for expats who’ve saved for a generous pension once retirement kicks in, but the development of its property market over the past decade doesn’t bode well for incomers. As this decade ends and another begins, Belgian property is expensive enough to spur media claims of overvaluation and house price inflation of up to 56 per cent. For Brits for whom Belgian beer, mayonnaise on chips and Belgian chocolates are a must-have in...
30 Dec at 6 PM 2019
Making the initial decision to emigrate depends on a number of personal choices.
Given that emigration is a major and often life-changing decision, it pays to evaluate the reasons behind your dissatisfaction with your present circumstances. The same applies if you’re already an expat but are increasingly unhappy with your job and present location. Trying something new has been the human response to discontent for millennia, but evaluating your reasons for relocation has never been more important.
The last several decades have...
18 Dec at 6 PM 2019
Expats in Spain’s Costa Blanca region are being warned about an upcoming danger from highly poisonous caterpillars.
According to a local expat entomologist, next month will see the start of an invasion of deadly caterpillars capable of killing pets and injuring children if touched. The toxic pine processionary caterpillar has poisonous hairs which cause severe allergic reactions as well as eye damage and skin irritations in humans as well as proving fatal to dogs which sniff or eat the caterpillars. The barbed hairs contain...