Expat Usa News

Latest 10 news items tagged Usa

21 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Addis Ababa forced to abandon their motorbikes

Motorcycling expats living, working and volunteering in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa will need to find alternative transport options from July 7. Motorcycles are a cheap, convenient more of transportation for locals and expats alike, but their use is about to be banned by order of the government. The reason given is that increasing number of criminals are using motorbikes to commit crimes such as robbery and assault. The only exceptions to the ban will be motorbikes used for postal deliveries and those in use by members of the...
20 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Brit expat retirees advised to choose countries with UK state pension uprates

Britons looking to retire overseas using their state pension are forced to choose their destinations carefully. Since the failure in government of a good number of attempts to deal with the scandal of frozen UK state pensions in major retirement hubs worldwide, would-be British expatriate retirees are having to continue choosing their destinations carefully. For many, the decision to retire overseas on the state pension is based on the ever-rising costs of staying in the home country, but those who take the chance of losing their...
20 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Cyprus property market now exclusively for ultra-rich expats buying into citizenship

Official monthly reports show Cyprus real estate is booming. The housing market in Cyprus would seem to be enjoying a spurt in the right direction after a drop in sales earlier this year. Cyprus has been a favourite British expat destination for several decades, with its long-established foreign community living, working and retiring on the historic Mediterranean island. This year, it seems to be more popular than ever, with property sales across the entire region up by 60 per cent on last year’s figures. Of all the purchase...
19 Jun at 6 PM 2019

UK expats post-Brexit rights still at risk as politicians argue

Confusion is still the order of the day as EU and UK lawmakers fight over expats' rights. As if the present situation wasn’t enough to send British expats in the EU running for the nearest exit, the individual member states’ promises of continuing rights are now being seen by lawmakers on both sides as a problem rather than a reassurance. Right now, EU and UK lawmakers are clashing over the best way to guarantee citizens’ rights to some four million expatriates living outside their countries of origin in the still-likely event...
19 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Accidental Americans in France plead for French government assistance

Representatives of the France-based Accidental American Association are urging the French government to offer its support to a new campaign aimed at ending the burden of unfair income tax liabilities due to their being born in the USA. American dual nationals are being considered as expats living overseas and are being chased for taxes due under the hated FATCA system, with those refusing to pay also being hit with penalties by the US taxman. The new campaign aims to collect enough signatures from dual-nationality ‘accidental...
18 Jun at 6 PM 2019

World’s fattest expat returns to UK for government payouts and free healthcare

The world’s fattest expat has now arrived back from the USA to take advantage of British benefits and the National Health Service. After spending five years in the USA following gastric bypass surgery to help control his weight, Paul Mason has flown back to the UK for a permanent stay. Once known as the world’s fattest man and weighing close on 70 stones, the surgery resulted in his reducing his weight to a mere 19 stones at the time he left to become an expat living in Massachusetts. However, even although he’d met and...
14 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Locals and expats alike celebrate at International Algarve Fair

One of the joys of being an expat in an EU member state is the Europeans' love of annual fairs celebrating life in the cities as well as regions and the countries themselves. Portugal’s International Algarve Fair is immensely popular with nationals and expats alike, with the 14th edition taking place last weekend in Lagoa. Advertised as capturing the heart of the famous Algarve region, the fair saw thousands of residents arrive to celebrate this popular annual get-together. Businesses of all shapes and sizes, entertainers and...
13 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Canadian pundits expect expat exodus from Hong Kong

As the Hong Kong protests against China’s extradition bill continue, China watchers in Canada are predicting an expat exodus. At the present time, some 300,000 Canadian expats are living and working in Hong Kong and are becoming increasingly worried about China’s long-term intent for the colony. The extradition bill would seem to have been a step too far for Hong Kong’s population in general, bringing a million onto the streets in protest. It’s being assumed that orders from Beijing provoked the Hong Kong government’s...
12 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Aussie mining professionals in Africa warned over increased risk of kidnapping

Australian expats working in Africa’s Sahel region are being warned over a new terror frontline. A good number of Australian mining companies are operating in the Sahel region and West Africa, thus attracting a good number of expat professionals from the home country. Sahel is a vast stretch of land south of the Sahara and stretching from west to east across the continent. It’s been known for some time that this mainly ungoverned space makes the perfect breeding ground for terrorist groups including Islamic State, Al Qaeda and...
11 Jun at 6 PM 2019

New SA expat tax law sparks expat professional exodus

South Africa’s new tax laws are forcing expats to cut financial ties with the home country. Reports that financial emigration has risen by 30 per cent in the past two years have confirmed the effect on high earning South African expats of the new tax rules about to be brought in. From March next year, South African expats working overseas will pay up to 45 per cent tax on annual earnings of over one million rand. The first announcements of the upcoming change started the financial exodus as South African expat professionals rushed...