October 2019 Emigrate News Archive

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South Africa’s best cities for expat professional life

South Africa’s best cities for expat professional life
However tempting a new job or reassignment may sound, moving lock, stock and barrow to a totally new land can be scary at best. Expat professionals heading to South Africa are following in the footsteps of foreigners who arrived more than a century ago and established the new land as an important part of the international trading network....

Copenhagen rental scams aimed at new expat arrivals

Posted on October 30, 2019 in Europe News
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Copenhagen rental scams aimed at new expat arrivals
Expats arriving in Copenhagen are being urged to watch out for rental overcharging. It’s now well-known that landlords in Copenhagen are scamming newly-arrived expats by charging apartment rentals set around 28 per cent higher than those charged to locals. Everyone appreciates life in the city is getting more expensive by the day, but...

Will Brexit change the French attitude towards Brit expats?

Will Brexit change the French attitude towards Brit expats?
Moving to France or any other unfamiliar country is a massive lifestyle change. For decades, France has been a major destination for Britons looking to start a new life, whether with a new job, a relocation, a start-up or in retirement. The closeness of the home country is a major draw, especially if you’ve a network of close friends...

Medical expat professionals warned about burnout in USA hospitals

Medical expat professionals warned about burnout in USA hospitals
If you’re thinking of taking a new job in the USA, make sure you’re in perfect mental health before you go! The USA’s healthcare industry is as famous for its excellence as it is infamous for the massive cost of treatment, but a recent report claims its qualified professionals are on their last legs due to burnout. For decades,...

Is India a good choice for expat career progression?

Is India a good choice for expat career progression?
India may not be the first country which springs to mind as an expat professional destination, but the reality can bring on a pleasant surprise. Historically, India is a country people come from, with comparatively few heading in the opposite direction. Of its teeming population, some 20,000 to 30,000 are expatriates, although numbers are...

Expat property investors warned to watch out for guaranteed percentage returns

Expat property investors warned to watch out for guaranteed percentage returns
If you’re planning on investing in property overseas, watch out for so-called guaranteed percentage returns. Many expats who’ve saved for their retirements in overseas locations are finding investing in buy-to-let property is more financially rewarding and far less risky than any insurance-linked product pushed by local expat IFAs....

What will the new Philippine ID card mean for potential expats?

What will the new Philippine ID card mean for potential expats?
How will the new Philippines ID card affect expatriates? On the fourth attempt, the Philippine National ID card is expected to be brought in between mid-2020 and mid-2022. It’s the government’s fourth attempt to introduce the national ID card, but how will it effect the large number of expatriate workers and the even larger number of...

Opportunities in Europe for expat professionals

Posted on October 22, 2019 in Europe News
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Opportunities in Europe for expat professionals
Even although Brexit is about to pounce on British expat dreams, it’s still possible to find a good job in Europe. For many would-be expatriates, working in Europe is a dream come true, but most don’t realise it’s essential to have a job to go to and will be even more tricky should Brexit finally shut the EU’s borders to talented...

Expats warned about scams and fraud when buying online

Posted on October 21, 2019 in Finance
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Expats warned about scams and fraud when buying online
Expats are being warned over the risks of online purchases. British citizens moving overseas for reasons of work or retirement mostly use at least one offshore bank account with online access, especially since British high street banks began closing the accounts of long-standing customers after they relocated to another country. As a...

China attracting top AI expat talent whilst America argues over visas

China attracting top AI expat talent whilst America argues over visas
Expat professionals with specific AI skills will be in huge demand once governments decide on visa processes. The market for those with qualified and experienced AI skills is about to explode, or at least it will when world governments decide on how to treat top expat talents. The reality of this issue is that AI skills should be on every...

Brexit loss of free movement will gut Brit tourism businesses in Spain

Brexit loss of free movement will gut Brit tourism businesses in Spain
The bad news for newly formed Brit expat businesses on Spain’s Costa del Sol is that Brexit is likely to result in a 1.4 billion euro loss to the tourist trade. Already, the approach of Brexit and the potential loss of free movement has cut profits in many popular visitor destinations, but fears that Brexit will result in a massive...

Pros and cons of expat house purchase in Italy

Posted on October 16, 2019 in Europe News
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Pros and cons of expat house purchase in Italy
Many would-be expats are choosing Italy for its sheer beauty, laid-back lifestyle and friendly locals, but bureaucracy can be an issue when buying a new home. At this point in time, Italy is now the only EU member state where house prices are still falling, if only slightly, and mortgage rates are still low compared with other popular...

Evaluating Greece as a destination for British expats

Evaluating Greece as a destination for British expats
For decades, the Greek mainland and its plethora of islands have been popular holiday destinations for Brits looking for sun, sea, great weather and a lively nightlife scene, but what does this ancient land offer for retirees and ambitious expats? Given that nowhere on the planet is perfect, many long-stay expatriates believe Greece is as...

Is liveability the same as affordability for all expat professionals?

Is liveability the same as affordability for all expat professionals?
For would-be expats looking to settle on the European mainland, there’s a choice of five cities where costs are still low. For expats unable to land top jobs in famous expat hubs, there’s still the chance of emigrating to one of five European cities where the cost of living doesn’t break the bank. According to Mercer’s cost of...

Evaluating Europe as an expat professional destination

Evaluating Europe as an expat professional destination
How is Europe shaping up for potential expat professionals? Recent research suggests there are 33 million expatriates from across the rest of the world living and working on the European continent, but what’s the reality of relocation to a relatively expensive overall destination? One of the major reasons for a relocation to a...

If it’s all about the money, where’s the best expat location?

If it’s all about the money, where’s the best expat location?
For expatriate professionals whose pay scale is everything, the driving factor for emigration is the size of the promised pay packet and its attached benefits. There’s nothing wrong with knowing your own worth to a prospective employer, especially if you’re looking to a medium term contract during which you can save enough to ensure a...

Expats learning Czech are facing an almost impossible task

Expats learning Czech are facing an almost impossible task
One of the most difficult aspects of relocation to a foreign country for many expats is the necessity of learning a foreign language. Perhaps the most trying aspect of emigrating for work purposes is the chore of learning a foreign language, especially for those who came bottom of the class in their home country school’s French lessons....

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