January 2019 Emigrate News Archive

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Bahrain wins out on career boosting for expat professionals

Bahrain wins out on career boosting for expat professionals
The tiny emirate of Bahrain is surprisingly good at boosting expat careers. Bahrain is the lesser-known emirate of the Gulf States, with its total area 200 times smaller than Florida and its population set at around 1.5 million. Despite its size and its political and economic problems, its archipelago of some 300 islands is strongly rated...

Newbie expats in Leiden given soft landing by local Expat Centre

Newbie expats in Leiden given soft landing by local Expat Centre
Leiden’s international expat community is being supported by the innovative Leiden Expat Centre. The Leiden Expat Centre project is a public/private partnership funded by local industry including the city’s Science Park and University as well as by the local authority in order to give newly arrived expat professionals a soft landing...

British expats in France grieving over loss of freedom of movement

British expats in France grieving over loss of freedom of movement
Has Brexit redefined the stereotypical view of Brit expats in France? According to the popular view supported by many media outlets and online websites, British expats in France come in three flavours – retirees living in idyllic French villages , small business owners working in the hospitality sector and Eastenders living it up in...

Acquiring globalised knowledge can boost expats career potential

Acquiring globalised knowledge can boost expats career potential
One of the most compelling reasons for emigration is the need to climb the ladder of success in the chosen field. For would-be expats to whom success is more important than any other aspect of relocation, knowing how to climb the ladder leading to recognition as a global expert is a must. In order to be of value in the ever-changing...

Taking your much-loved family pet to or from the EU post-Brexit

Taking your much-loved family pet to or from the EU post-Brexit
Brexit mean no more EU Pet Passports. Whether you’re chancing your luck and going ahead with plans to leave the UK for Europe or reluctantly leaving your retirement hub for the UK, taking the family pet along is about to become far more complicated. One of the worst effects of Brexit for expats whose pets are their best friends is the...

Malta loses its shine in latest expat survey

Malta loses its shine in latest expat survey
Malta’s shock survey result shows a shift in sentiment about the formerly popular expat destination. In the past, the island of Malta has been highly rated as a destination for expats looking to work or retire either in its historical capital or in the charm of its rural regions. Sadly, the honeymoon seems over, as the recent Expat...

Campaign group fights for UK expat women's state pension equality

Campaign group fights for UK expat women's state pension equality
The Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign group is now encouraging British expat women in Kenya to join their fight. WASPI is fighting for female British expats born in the 1950s who either received no notification of the UK government’s increase of the state pension qualifying age or received it too late to take action. Some...

Caring for the environment as part of your expat strategy

Caring for the environment as part of your expat strategy
More than ever before, the environment is as much the concern of everyday people as it is for governments, but should it be part of expats’ destination choices? In Britain, many millions are now taking the plight of the environment seriously by doing their best to recycle, reduce their carbon footprints and use green energy. However,...

Australia most popular with UK retirees in spite of frozen pensions

Australia most popular with UK retirees in spite of frozen pensions
Australia is still the most popular destination for British pensioners. Although Spain is regularly mooted as British pensioners’ dream destination, the highest numbers of UK state pensions are paid to former UK-resident citizens living in Australia. The figures state 20 per cent of retired Brits living overseas are domiciled in Oz, a...

Brits and EU citizens are deserting the UK whilst there?s still time

Brits and EU citizens are deserting the UK whilst there?s still time
The ongoing Brexit chaos and confusion has forced an exodus from the UK of Britons as well as EU citizens. Since the shock result of the Brexit referendum, many thousands of British citizens living and working in the bloc have taken the painful decision to become citizens of their chosen EU countries of residence....

Britons in Singapore unhappy about parliamentary Brexit chaos

Britons in Singapore unhappy about parliamentary Brexit chaos
Living on the other side of the planet hasn’t prevented Brit expats in Singapore from viewing the scary Brexit developments with concern. This week’s parliamentary chaos has stunned the world, especially as Brits have a reputation for being cool and calm in the face of impending disaster. British expatriates in Singapore are as...

Wealthier expats should compare tax perks in popular retirement destinations

Wealthier expats should compare tax perks in popular retirement destinations
For several decades, sunny Portugal has been a refuge for British expat pensioners looking to enjoy their leisurely lives in a warm climate offering welcome tax exemptions for wealthier incomers. The capital, Lisbon, along with the Algarve region and Porto are still all-time favourites for those wishing to become tax residents....

Pros and cons of expat life in Russia

Pros and cons of expat life in Russia
Russia is hardly ever out of the headlines nowadays for political reasons, but what’s it really like to be an expat in this controversial land? Whilst it has to be said that expat professionals aren’t exactly queuing up to take on career advancement relocation to this uncomfortably Communist heartland, for many expat wanderers it’s...

Expat investors buy entire Spanish village for ?150,000

Expat investors buy entire Spanish village for ?150,000
A deserted Spanish village included in Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s Christmas wish list has been purchased lock, stock and barrel by a Dutch couple. The tiny village of Lugo in Galicia is set in the Eo Valley and comprises just a few buildings including a 350m2 house, a granary, two haylofts and a few more structures scattered...

Golden Visas finally under investigation for links to money laundering and organised crime

Golden Visas finally under investigation for links to money laundering and organised crime
Following the OECD’s blacklisting of 21 jurisdictions offering so-called ‘golden visas’, regulators are cracking down on links between the programmes, tax evasion and organised crime. First brought in as an easy source of revenue for various governments and later consolidated into a straightforward if expensive way to get a second...

US State Department warns Americans against visiting China

US State Department warns Americans against visiting China
In its latest travel advisory, the US government is warning those planning on heading to China they may risk not being able to leave once their visit is over. The advisory comes under the Level 2 ‘exercise extreme caution’ bracket, and was issued due to fears China may suddenly and arbitrarily enforce laws which allow immigration...

Downsides and upsides of Thailand an as expat destination

Downsides and upsides of Thailand an as expat destination
Is Thailand still the Land of Smiles for expats? Nowadays, many expats living working or retiring in Thailand hold their breath as the New Year approaches, waiting to see what changes will worsen their already precarious positions within the country. Expats elsewhere in the world worry about the cost of living, the effect of a no-deal...

Dutch schools gearing up for influx of expatriate pupils

Dutch schools gearing up for influx of expatriate pupils
Dutch primary schools in The Hague, Amsterdam and Eindhoven are attempting to gear up for an expected influx of expat pupils over the next few years. The move is in response to the increasing numbers of expat professionals arriving to take up jobs in the IT and technical sector due to a skills shortage in the local population. For...

Luxembourg scores tops for quality of life but sucks for cost of living

Luxembourg scores tops for quality of life but sucks for cost of living
Luxembourg has long been a favourite expatriate haunt for its security, safety and job security. The small country of Luxembourg has a relatively large concentration of expatriate professionals, but what’s made it so special? Answers came via a recent survey of top expat destinations, in which it took 15th place overall. The Expat...

Expatriate law can disallow taking children back home after divorce

Expatriate law can disallow taking children back home after divorce
Readers might be surprised to learn that one in every 10 British citizens is now living overseas. This expat exodus from the UK isn’t just fuelled by retirees looking for a drier, warmer climate and a low cost of living as it also includes British professionals lured by the tax-free lifestyles, fast and furious career progressions and...

Expat New Year resolutions should include a savings plan

Expat New Year resolutions should include a savings plan
If you’re celebrating a new job in a new country this New Year or you’re determined to save rather than spend, spend, spend, you’ll need to cultivate financial discipline! Along with losing weight, getting fit and stopping smoking, getting to grips with your finances is one of the hardest New Year resolutions to keep, especially if...

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