Expat Usa News

Latest 10 news items tagged Usa

12 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Expats trapped in Kuwait for not paying hospital bills

Kuwait is now issuing travel bans to expats who’ve not yet paid their hospital bills. The above headline will be all too familiar with expats in Thailand who’re also being accused by the junta government of leaving without paying medical charges, an accusation roundly rejected by the expat community. Kuwait’s reaction to unpaid hospital invoices appears to sound very similar, in that the emirate’s State Audit Bureau is reporting it’s non-Kuwaiti nationals who’re heading for the airport without paying for treatment...
12 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Expats and Chinese fleeing Hong Kong have now discovered Portugal

The Portuguese capital of Lisbon is preparing to welcome increasing numbers of expats fleeing the Hong Kong riots. As the protests in Hong Kong continue and the chance of Chinese military intervention increases, expatriates as well as Hong Kong nationals are looking for ways out of the mess. Although Portugal is well-known as a retirement destination for British expat pensioners, it’s now getting a second string to its bow via its Golden Visa investment programme. According to real estate agents in the region, applications for...
11 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Expats in UK getting more bangs for buck due to sterling crash

The impact of the UK’s Brexit chaos on sterling as well as the cost of living has resulted in boom time for foreign professionals working in London as the shrinking pound continues to provide gains for expats paid in their local currencies. Expatriate professionals living and working in the capital are getting an increased amount of bangs for their home currency bucks due to sterling’s continuing fall against a basket of other currencies. The current report from ECA International also notes British companies wishing to reassign...
10 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Shanghai hold debate over election and Brexit

A debate held by a group of British expatriates living and working in Shanghai reinforced the strength of feeling held by UK citizens overseas. Brexit is still of critical importance to British expats in China, even although they’re many thousands of miles away from home. Last Sunday’s debate in Shanghai was dominated by this week’s election and its possible effect should Johnson remain as Prime Minister and Brexit become a reality. The debate took place at one of British expats’ favourite bars, with five speakers...
6 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats fearing further sterling falls if election brings hung parliament

British expats living overseas could see yet another sterling crash if a hung parliament is the result of the upcoming general election. UK expats living on their state pensions in Europe and other favourite retirement destinations are having a tough time since the pound fell against a basket of other currencies including the Euro, the US dollar and several Asian currencies such as the Thai baht. Any further devaluation of sterling could mean elderly expats are forced to choose between paying rentals, service bills and medical costs...
6 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Favourite expat retirement haven in Mexico now invaded by drug cartels

As British expats fearing the Brexit effect in Europe explore other world destinations, one favourite retirement haven is being invaded by drug cartels. Mexico has long been the choice of American retirees, with the charming town of San Miguel de Allende home to a large expatriate community. Recently, British expats in EU member states who’re now searching for a post-Brexit alternative have been researching Latin American destinations long favoured by their American equivalents. At first glance, San Miguel with its colonial...
6 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Oz property prices bad news for incoming expat professionals

Would-be expats are in favour of both Melbourne and Sydney, but soaring house prices are causing financial issues. Now that just about anywhere on the planet can turn into a favourite expat destination almost overnight, would-be career boosters and upscale digital nomads are making their choices on the basis of property prices. Australian expats overseas are claiming they’re there due to the expense of staying in the home country, and would-be expats from overseas are now bypassing any city experiencing house price bubbles. In...
3 Dec at 6 PM 2019

New studies show Switzerland as world’s safest expat destination

As the political world becomes more and more unstable, expats considering relocation are concentrating on countries regarded as safe, secure and likely to stay that way. It’s not just political instability which threatens expat prospects and even their lives, as worldwide crime rates are on the upswing, terrorism is affecting countries worldwide and infectious diseases are running rampant in many areas of the planet. The risks of travel, both in the home country and overseas, are higher now than ever before, and are affecting expat...
2 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Dublin property prices dropping due to Brexit concerns

For would-be British expats considering a move to the Republic of Ireland, Dublin’s residential property prices are falling at last. Following the 208 global financial crisis, the Irish capital’s real estate prices increased rapidly to heights not seen for many years, discouraging both locals and expats from taking a chance on a purchase. The boom continued, with average prices last seen to be falling on an annual basis pre-2012. The latest figures from the Republic’s Central Statistics Office show house prices falling by 1.5...
2 Dec at 6 PM 2019

British expat-run Czech dog shelter needs more volunteers

A British expat-founded animal shelter in the Czech Republic is calling for more expat volunteers. Almost a year ago in the Czech town of Kamenice nad Lipou, local authorities found and closed a puppy farm holding 212 adult dogs and puppies, including a partially blind terrier who’d been kept in a tiny cage. All the dogs were relocated to various shelters in the Republic, including Handipet Rescue in the town of Melnic. Handipet’s speciality is the rehabilitation and rehoming of abandoned or disabled pets via the use of fostering,...