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How to get the best from the Dutch jobs market

Posted on August 22, 2019 in
STORY LINK How to get the best from the Dutch jobs market
How to get the best from the Dutch jobs market
So you’re heading to the Netherlands for your new job, but it’s an unfamiliar marketplace and you don’t want to offend. Every country has its own rules as regards do’s and don’ts in the workplace, with the Netherlands’ version best studied if career advancement is the target. Rules can be written or unwritten, with the latter...

New government website invaluable for Irish expats coming home

New government website invaluable for Irish expats coming home
For Irish expats returning home, governmental advice should make the transition easy. The Irish Diaspora has been ongoing ever since the first ship docked in New York’s harbour, with its modern version involving countries all over the world and several million expat professionals exploring the planet whilst improving their careers....

Philippines welcomes expat retirees with affordable lifetime visas

Philippines welcomes expat retirees with affordable lifetime visas
Expats looking towards Asia for a straightforward, no-nonsense visa for retirement and permanent residence need look no further than the Philippines. Southeast Asia is understandably a favourite would-be home for Western retirees, but it’s now becoming difficult and overly expensive to get a lifetime visa in several formerly popular...

Hints on finding WiFi everywhere as a digital nomad

Posted on August 21, 2019 in
STORY LINK Hints on finding WiFi everywhere as a digital nomad
 Hints on finding WiFi everywhere as a digital nomad
In the digital nomad hierarchy of needs, underlying everything is the constant provision of quality wi-fi, wherever in the world you find yourself. Digital nomadism is a relatively recent addition to the list of occupations favouring expat life, and is perhaps the most revolutionary to date as it takes in absolutely everywhere on the...

Co-working spaces in Prague aren’t just for expat techies

Posted on August 21, 2019 in
STORY LINK Co-working spaces in Prague aren’t just for expat techies
Co-working spaces in Prague aren’t just for expat techies
Building on its increasing popularity for tech start-ups, Prague is now in line to be Europe’s most popular co-working destination. For digital nomads and those looking to generate new online ideas and services, the Czech Republic capital of Prague is now becoming a must-visit for young tech professionals. The city offers high quality...

Expats in Vietnam not interested in career advancement

Posted on August 21, 2019 in
STORY LINK Expats in Vietnam not interested in career advancement
Expats in Vietnam not interested in career advancement
In spite of the fact that Vietnam is now moving towards Asian tiger status, the majority of its expat community aren’t interested in career advancement. A recent online survey of expats by a leading recruitment company produced a surprising result in that 65 per cent of respondents had no ambitions for career advancement as they were...

Expat workers and students evacuated from Hong Kong

Posted on August 20, 2019 in
STORY LINK Expat workers and students evacuated from Hong Kong
Expat workers and students evacuated from Hong Kong
Hong Kong-based international companies are now making plans to evacuate their personnel from the city. After close on two months of protests and the massing of Chinese troops on the mainland, several multinationals are now planning to evacuate their personnel. Calls to crisis consultants were made during the protestors’ occupation of...

Papua New Guinea is the experience of a lifetime for adventurous expats

Papua New Guinea is the experience of a lifetime for adventurous expats
For the truly adventurous would-be expat, Papua New Guinea may be the experience of a lifetime. With the increasing tendency of traditional expat destinations to all look and act the same, all costing far more than in the past and all making new financial and visa demands of new arrivals, where should adventurous expats head for? Believe...

New Johnson policy is set to wreck the lives of expats in both the UK and EU

New Johnson policy is set to wreck the lives of expats in both the UK and EU
The news that the UK government aims to cut off free movement for EU expats immediately after a no-deal Brexit takes effect is causing fear of a backlash against UK expats by EU member states. European citizens living and working in the UK are confused and anxious over reports the three-month extension of free movement post-Brexit is now...

Expats in Thailand angry over blame for unpaid private hospital debts

Expats in Thailand angry over blame for unpaid private hospital debts
Fearful expats in Thailand are awaiting full details of compulsory private health insurance due to be announced later this week. The announcement will refer to expats on Non-Immigrant O-A visas arranged outside the country at Thai embassies or consulates. It’s understood this announcement will not refer to those on the so-called...

Australia still a favourite with UK and USA expats

Posted on August 19, 2019 in
STORY LINK Australia still a favourite with UK and USA expats
Australia still a favourite with UK and USA expats
In spite of the rise of a good number of alternative destinations, Australia is still a favourite, especially with the British and Americans Unique landscapes, fascinating history and a traditional culture, laid back lifestyles and friendly locals, all of whom speak English, are just a few of Australia’s offerings to newly-arrived...

Is it all over for the Hong Kong expat community?

Posted on August 19, 2019 in
STORY LINK Is it all over for the Hong Kong expat community?
Is it all over for the Hong Kong expat community?
If you’re banking your career future on a stint in Hong Kong, you many well have missed the boat! As protestors storm Hong Kong’s streets for the 12th week in a row, expat talk in trendy bars in the city’s financial district turns to the inevitability of an intervention by the Chinese army. The formerly unthinkable fact of a...

Survey names Ottawa as best world city for expats

Posted on August 16, 2019 in
STORY LINK Survey names Ottawa as best world city for expats
Survey names Ottawa as best world city for expats
The Canadian city of Ottawa is now the best world city for expats, according to a new survey. A total of 70 world cities were surveyed using 24 criteria set across the four categories of economics, environment and urbanisation, experience and family/society. The focus was on opportunities and quality of life, with Ottawa heading the list...

Comparing Singapore’s international and local schooling for expatriate children

Comparing Singapore’s international and local schooling for expatriate children
If you’re relocating with your family, one of your most important tasks is to make sure your kids get the right education. Adjusting to a totally unfamiliar culture and environment is tough enough for adults, but it’s even more tricky for the younger members of the family. A crucial part of ensuring the move doesn’t disrupt their...

High salaries plus growth potential draw expats to Southeast Asia

High salaries plus growth potential draw expats to Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia is becoming the new magnet for expat professionals due to its growth potential and generous salaries. Singapore is a special favourite with expat jobseekers in the financial sector. as the city-state is becoming known as the region’s answer to Wall Street. Professionals with the right degrees and experience in...

Expat petitioners meet with Thai officials over the TM30 fiasco

Expat petitioners meet with Thai officials over the TM30 fiasco
As expat anger and confusion over Thailand’s controversial TM30 reporting requirement continues, top immigration officials say the report is ‘not too hard’ to make. The requirement has been on the books since the late1970’s, having originally been brought in to track the movements of undocumented workers from neighbouring...

Singapore property market shrinks due to worsening world economy

Singapore property market shrinks due to worsening world economy
For expats looking to buy property in Singapore, allowances should be made for the possibility of a worsening global economy. For decades, Singapore has been a magnet for talented expat professionals looking to make the city state their home from home. As a result, the housing market has remained stable, with optimism still the prime...

Expat petitioners meet with Thai officials over the TM30 fiasco

Expat petitioners meet with Thai officials over the TM30 fiasco
As the expat controversy over Thailand’s re-established TM30 reporting requirement continues, top immigration officials say the report is ‘not too hard’ to make. The requirement has been on the books since the late1970’s, having originally been brought in to track the movements of undocumented workers from neighbouring Southeast...

Britons escaping Brexit effects should choose Ireland’s most friendly city

Britons escaping Brexit effects should choose Ireland’s most friendly city
If you’re looking to emigrate relatively locally post-Brexit, Cork may well be your perfect answer. For those Britons who’ve had emigration on their minds since 2016 but don’t want to move too far away from their relatives and friends, the Irish Republic city of Cork may well be the answer. Now named as one of the planet’s most...

Britons escaping Brexit effects should choose Ireland’s most friendly city

Britons escaping Brexit effects should choose Ireland’s most friendly city
If you’re looking to emigrate relatively locally post-Brexit, Cork may well be your perfect answer. For those Britons who’ve had emigration on their minds since 2016 but don’t want to move too far away from their relatives and friends, the Irish Republic city of Cork may well be the answer. Now named as one of the planet’s most...