Expat Visas News
Latest 10 news items tagged Visas
18 Mar at 6 PM 2019
The Balearic government, Palma city council and the Consell de Mallorca have joined forces with locals and expats to fight against the huge Palma Springs development planned in Playa del Palma.
The proposed 80,000 square metre mega-mall and lifestyle centre, planned for the natural wetlands area of Ses Fontanelles, received its license to build in 2014 but contractors weren’t able to start the project and the license elapsed. On reapplying, developers were told a new license would not be issued as green area protection laws had been...
13 Mar at 6 PM 2019
As the March 29 deadline looms closer and the British parliament becomes even more disorderly, a huge number of UK expats are still totally confused about the effect on their lives of a no-deal exit.
Although the vast majority of EU member states have now reassured their British expat communities as to their rights in the event of a no-deal crash out of the EU, expats are still confused over many aspects of their lives. For example, expats who have money in British bank accounts and use their debit cards to access funds when needed...
11 Mar at 6 PM 2019
Many EU member states have now passed, or have stated their intention to do so, new laws ensuring the post –Brexit rights of UK expats.
The no-deal Brexit packages of rights on offer vary state to state, with some covering the majority of needs and others sticking to the bare minimum and charging for special permits. Malta’s no-deal resident permit
tops the list for generosity, as it gives those resident on the island on 29 March a full 10 year status and allows workers open access to jobs as well as permitting students to...
1 Mar at 6 PM 2019
A Spanish Royal Decree has just been issued, guaranteeing British expats’ continued healthcare access until the end of December 2020.
If Theresa May was listening, she might well have heard a massive sigh of relief issuing from the ether hovering over Spain, as tens of thousands of British expats realised they would continue to be looked after healthwise for at least 22 months, even if the UK crashes out of the EU. The decree also allows British expatriates to continue their access to Spain’s social security network with its...
26 Feb at 6 PM 2019
Cyprus is the latest EU member state to attempt to calm the fears of its British expatriates.
Lawmakers in Cyprus have released an assurance that, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, British citizens will be allowed to stay and enjoy their rights as stated in the withdrawal agreement. According to a spokesperson from Cyprus’s High Commission, the present position is that expats on Cyprus as well as Cypriot expats in the UK can continue their lives as usual whilst negotiations during the withdrawal period map out any future changes...
25 Feb at 6 PM 2019
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...
20 Feb at 6 PM 2019
If the EU is such a disaster, why are its member states doing all they can to help Brit expats suffering due to Brexit?
Comparing the reaction of EU member states’ government with the way British expats are being treated by their own government, it seems the EU is doing everything it can to make expatriate lives at least bearable. The latest news from Spain confirms this impression, with Spanish lawmakers reassuring the expat community it aims to make their transition to third-country nationals as straightforward as possible....
19 Feb at 6 PM 2019
The must-have accessory for mega-wealthy expats in the UAE is now a second passport, but recent purchasers may now lose their investments as well as their passport privileges.
The numbers of millionaire expats in the UAE applying for a second passport have increased by 30 per cent over the past year or so, with between hundreds of thousands to millions of dirhams the going prices for the privilege of worldwide visa
free travel, citizenship and trouble-free residency in the issuing country. However, recent applicants are keeping their...
15 Feb at 6 PM 2019
As expatriate professionals’ stability and security in the Arab States become more fragile, those with spare funds are rushing to get second passports.
A major reason for choosing one expat relocation destination over others is the stability of the country and the security of the job itself as well as the required work visa
. Even the most optimistic foreign workers in the UAE would now have to admit the current concentration on dramatically reducing the numbers of expats employed doesn’t represent security and stability. As a...
12 Feb at 6 PM 2019
Thailand’s recently announced changes to its retirement visa
financial requirements are having unforeseen consequences for elderly residents in Chiang Mai’s several care homes.
Whilst the controversy about the new financial requirements for what’s known as the ‘retirement visa’ is still ongoing, posters on a local forum have been exploring its effects on long-stay elderly expats in the city’s private care homes. The expat community contains a number of elderly, long-stay retirees no longer able to fend for themselves due...