December 2018 Emigrate News Archive

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EU expats in the UK are disgusted at ‘pay to stay’ Brexit Christmas video

EU expats in the UK are disgusted at ‘pay to stay’ Brexit Christmas video
Whilst most news stories about Brexit’s effect on expats have concentrated on Britons in Europe, EU expats and their families are now disgusted about the tone of the Home Office’s Brexit video. According to media reports, ‘disgusted and angry’ are just two of a considerable number of negative emotions felt by EU expats living and...

For expat retirees and digital nomads, Turkey has it all

For expat retirees and digital nomads, Turkey has it all
Turkey may not be number one on your preferred location list, but it has a great deal to recommend it for both expat entrepreneurs and retirees. Crowded out of most reports on Mediterranean expat destinations, Turkey is nevertheless a land as rich in history, culture and tradition as its rivals. Infrastructure and living standards now...

Expats in Zhoushan now have a one-stop-shop for visas and permits

Expats in Zhoushan now have a one-stop-shop for visas and permits
Expats working in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang’s major city of Zhoushan are now able to get all the necessary permits at a recently-opened one-stop-shop. In an effort to make life and doing business easier for new arrivals in the city, its Public Service Bureau now offers a single-visit service linked to an online...

Brit pensioners in the EU still under free healthcare threat

Brit pensioners in the EU still under free healthcare threat
Continuing free EU-based healthcare for British expat state pensioners after a no-deal Brexit is now down to bilateral agreements. After two and half years of endless negotiations, empty assurances and reassurances and a great deal of hot air, UK state pensioners living in popular EU member state retirement destinations are still scared...

Expat retirees in Thailand may be forced into compulsory private health insurance

Expat retirees in Thailand may be forced into compulsory private health insurance
Expats on retirement visas in Thailand may be forced to either leave or purchase expensive private health insurance. Confusion and dismay is now reigning over a rumour that Western expats retiring in Thailand or married to Thai wives may soon be forced to buy overpriced private health insurance or lose their rights to stay. With the...

Unusual jobs for those desperate to join the expat exodus

Unusual jobs for those desperate to join the expat exodus
Since the turn of the millennium, the numbers of people leaving their home countries to work, study, retire, start a business or simply wander the planet as a digital nomad have soared. Expat professionals have seen their bank balances swell and their qualities of life change to luxury from liveable, and volunteers have made life more...

UK-trained expat teachers now a must-have for overseas international schools

UK-trained expat teachers now a must-have for overseas international schools
The British education system is renowned the world over, although many in the UK consider it’s past its prime and needs an update. Research shows an increasing worldwide demand for expat teachers who trained at UK universities. International schools are in the front line as regards recruitment, as almost half now offer a British-based...

New Zealand homemakers and expats in a frenzy over IKEA arrival

New Zealand homemakers and expats in a frenzy over IKEA arrival
If New Zealand is your expat destination of choice and you’re emigrating with your décor-fixated spouse, breaking news from Kiwiland might well force you to change your plans! For decades, New Zealand has been a favourite bolthole for British retiree couples looking for the perfect place to set up home again and enjoy their new-found...

Is the UAE all it used to be for expat professionals?

Is the UAE all it used to be for expat professionals?
Is the UAE losing its charm as a favourite destination for ambitious expats? Once upon a time, a reassignment to the UAE was the dream deal for its massive salaries, generous packages and perks as well as its totally tempting luxury lifestyle.Untaxed take-home salaries could either be spent or saved for the future, and the sunshine was...

Nigeria’s tech industry is fading fast due to brain drain

Nigeria’s tech industry is fading fast due to brain drain
Nigeria’s former storming tech hub ecosystem has attracted hundreds of millions in investment, but is now losing out to other tech heartlands due to salary shortfalls. The African state was one of the first to recognise the financial potential of the boom in tech, creating a decade of tech hub launches, triumphs and the arrivals of tech...

Expat healthcare in Costa Rica is world’s second best

Expat healthcare in Costa Rica is world’s second best
According to a major international living magazine, Costa Rica is the second best destination on the planet for expat healthcare and medical tourism. Quality, affordable healthcare is number one for the majority of would-be expats looking for the perfect relocation or retirement destination, with fierce competition on the medical and...

What’s in it for expat professionals in Africa?

What’s in it for expat professionals in Africa?
Perhaps the majority of relocating expatriate professionals don’t see themselves as developing their careers in Africa, but this fascinating continent has much to offer those willing to try. The majority of expats living all across Africa are professionals on reassignment from their multinational companies and are working in the oil,...

Do expats' business opportunities make up for Singapore’s high cost of living?

Do expats' business opportunities make up for Singapore’s high cost of living?
According to a recent survey, even very well-paid expat professionals in Singapore are unhappy with the city-state’s soaring cost of living. Earlier this year, the popular expat professional destination was rated as one of the 20 most costly places to live for expats, with a new report now revealing over 50 per cent of foreign...

Choosing the right expat retirement destination by testing it out

Choosing the right expat retirement destination by testing it out
Every would-be expat retirement dream is just that – a dream until it’s been sampled. There’s only one way to find out if your chosen place for the rest of your life isn’t a terrible mistake – give it a try before you make the final commitment. Maybe you believe shutting down your life in your home country and taking up...

Japan opens its doors to expat professionals with new visa scheme

Japan opens its doors to expat professionals with new visa scheme
Traditionally resistant to an influx of foreigners, Japan is now opening its doors to expats. As are many other world countries, Japan is now facing both an ageing population and de-population due to nationals leaving the country to further their careers or simply see the world before they settle down. As a result, Japan’s government is...

Personal security in Lagos should be a priority for expats

Personal security in Lagos should be a priority for expats
Expats heading for Lagos need to take their personal security seriously. Nigeria’s capital city can be a fascinating place to work or even just visit, but staying safe by adopting sensible security tips is necessary. As a non-citizen, you’ll need to apply extra caution in just about every aspect of your visit, whether you’re...

Is Malta one of the world’s best places for expat professionals?

Is Malta one of the world’s best places for expat professionals?
For most expats, the decision to move to a particular country is based on career prospects, the work culture and pay scales versus costs of living. Destinations which fulfill the above essential requirements tend to attract far greater numbers of expat professionals with work experience and global degrees. As regards job satisfaction, the...

Fearful Brit expats in EU given hope by ECJ ruling

Fearful Brit expats in EU given hope by ECJ ruling
As Brexit’s depths become even more murky, a ray of light via the European Court of Justice is giving hope to confused, fearful British expats. According to a top ECJ official, the UK may unconditionally and unilaterally withdraw from Brexit should it so wish. The decision of the EC’s Attorney General is non-binding but highly...

Considering your expat job offer versus your needs

Considering your expat job offer versus your needs
So you’ve made it through the selection process and been offered the coveted job – but should you actually take it? You’ve survived the usual almost unending selection process to the short list and finally received the job offer itself but, before you sign on the dotted line, it’s important to step back and carefully consider what...

Funding your expat retirement dream by working part time

Funding your expat retirement dream by working part time
Increasing numbers of older people are dreaming of an overseas retirement, but don’t have the financial resources to fund their dream, even in the most cost-conscious destinations. Luckily for the majority of retirement dreamers, there are ways to enhance less than satisfactory pensions payments and make the dream come true. Starting...

Are millennial digital nomads the new expats?

Are millennial digital nomads the new expats?
It’s not just relocating expat professionals who’re fuelling the exodus of talent from home countries across the world, it’s digital nomads who use their freedom to travel whilst running their businesses online. Becoming a digital nomad and travelling the world whilst working and earning online is the new way to enjoy the freedom...

Singapore no longer welcoming experienced expat professionals

Singapore no longer welcoming experienced expat professionals
Singapore’s recent tightening of expat hiring requirements is causing companies difficulties as regards employing the right talents for the job. Local businesses needing expertise and experience in various positions from managerial upwards are now finding it far harder to get the right candidates for the jobs. Long-term expats have...