March 2019 Emigrate News Archive

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Helping expat kids adjust to their unique lifestyles on the move

Helping expat kids adjust to their unique lifestyles on the move
Expat parents can stifle their children’s futures if they don’t allow them their own, unique perspective on life. Many children who’ve been brought up far from their parents’ cultural homelands are now known to have developed a totally unique perspective on life. They’re known as ‘third culture kids’, and include the...

Surveys designed for multinationals not expats

Surveys designed for multinationals not expats
Survey after survey listing the best, the cheapest, the worst, the most expensive and the safest cities are being avidly consumed by would-be expats hoping to make the right relocation choice. Sadly, this huge number of hopefuls are looking in the wrong place for the right information, as list after list after list is deliberately aimed...

Fouchet ECJ case may be positively affected by Dutch nationality case

Fouchet ECJ case may be positively affected by Dutch nationality case
Is this the way forward for British expats desperately needing free movement? The crowdfunder appeal by French lawyer Julian Fouchet is now closed, having reached within €1,000 of its target. The appeal was to enable the dedicated advocate to bring his case before France’s State Council on behalf of British expats desperate to retain...

Brexit causing chaos for this years? UK expat Erasmus students

Brexit causing chaos for this years? UK expat Erasmus students
Whatever happens now as regards Brexit, this year’s crop of Erasmus students are facing uncertainty. British Erasmus students already studying at European universities have been let off the hook by the EU’s guarantee of funding in the event of a no-deal Brexit. It’s also prepared to support European students studying in British...

Essential CV tips for expats chasing jobs in the Czech Republic

Essential CV tips for expats chasing jobs in the Czech Republic
For expat professionals considering a move to Prague, CVs are all important. Wherever you’re planning as your next step on the career ladder, almost all local employers across all desirable locations may well not have the same or similar requirements as regards CV content and presentation. One recruiter specialising in the Czech...

100 financial companies leaving London for Dublin

100 financial companies leaving London for Dublin
Thousands of workers and billions of dollars are now heading to Dublin to avoid the worst effects of Brexit. Some 100 financial companies are now in the process of moving their staff and operations to Dublin in order to be able to continue their businesses unhampered by the effects of Brexit. On March 29, a minute before midnight, some...

Facts on expat retirement in the Philippines

  Facts on expat retirement in the Philippines
For would-be expats who’ve grown tired of just about everything in Europe, the Philippines could be the perfect answer. Retiring to another continent may be the answer for expats in Europe, should Brexit cause severe damage to the Bloc’s economy as well as to that of the UK itself. Admittedly, it’s an adventurous alternative, as...

Bangkok now 10th most expensive Asian city for expats

Bangkok now 10th most expensive Asian city for expats
Bangkok is now number 10 on the list of the most expensive Asian cities for expatriates. For the first time, the Thai capital is now featuring high on the list of the most expensive locations for expats relocating to Asia. Average rental charges have soared this year due to landlords taking advantage of a huge increase in the number of...

Sweden announces no-deal rights for British expats

Sweden announces no-deal rights for British expats
For would-be expats heading to or just arrived in Sweden, the Brexit effect may have negative effects on both lifestyles and careers. Should the UK crash out of the EU in just over two weeks’ time, Britons already living and working in Sweden will need to get their passports stamped in order to travel within the EU for one year. The...

Helpful hints for USA expats moving to the Netherlands

Helpful hints for USA expats moving to the Netherlands
For British expatriates, integrating into an unfamiliar society in Europe can be tricky, but for expats from the USA it’s possibly even harder as Europe’s cultural norms don’t quite mesh with those in the USA. A good example is a USA expat relocating to Canada, where he’ll find things aren’t that different than in his home...

Understanding Dubai through its peoples and their culture

Understanding Dubai through its peoples and their culture
For incoming expats who don’t just want to socialise with their own kind, understanding Dubai is all about its fascinating culture and peoples. Dubai, world-famous as a glittering city where fortunes are made, is one of seven emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates. The city is unusual in the region for staying true to its...

Dubai international schools reducing fees as expat applications decline

Dubai international schools reducing fees as expat applications decline
A major downside of expat family life in the UAE is the enormous expense of international private school education, but are providers now seeing the light? From annual swingeing increases to already extortionate fees, long waiting lists and even longer lists of extras to all the other expenses associated with private education in the UAE,...

UK Golden Visa toughened and two expat startup visas introduced

UK Golden Visa toughened and two expat startup visas introduced
UK Golden Visas are now being toughened up in order to stop ‘dirty money’ purchases. For ultra-wealthy expatriates needing the convenience of a second passport, visa-free access to a number of countries and permanent residency, Golden Visas have been the easy way out, but the net is now tightening. Recent reports of money laundering...

Expats having problems understanding retirement savings products

Expats having problems understanding retirement savings products
Planning retirement finances years ahead is far too complicated for the majority of expats. Given that it’s almost impossible for most expats committed to furthering their careers to predict their financial needs when they hit 65 or so, it’s no surprise the majority put off retirement planning until much later in their lives. Another...

Where to go if Thailand doesn?t want you any more

Where to go if Thailand doesn?t want you any more
For decades, anywhere south of the USA border with Mexico has been the destination of choice for American retirees due to easy access to the home country and ready-made expat communities. Since the rush to retire overseas became truly international, the Mexican border with North America has been the favourite exit for literally millions of...

FAs in Dubai struggling against expat lack of trust and declining interest

FAs in Dubai struggling against expat lack of trust and declining interest
A recent survey has revealed Dubai financial advisers are losing clients due to reluctance to commit as well as a dearth of harsh regulations aimed at preventing financial scams. Published by the Insight Discovery consultancy, the expat survey took place across the UAE and asked consumers what changes their financial advisors needed to...

Prague now tops for expat workers

Prague now tops for expat workers
Expats at all levels now make up over a quarter of Prague’s entire workforce. A recent report states that, out of the city’s approximately 700,000 workforce, 200,000 are expatriates and make up around 15 per cent of the Czech capital’s entire population of 1.3 million. The report, released by the city’s Institute of Planning and...

Working expat women give opinions about favourite destinations

Working expat women give opinions about favourite destinations
Retiring overseas for a life in the sun is only one aspect of becoming an expat, but where are the best locations for working women as regards successful careers? Far too many surveys of the best destinations for a successful career are aimed at male expats, with their female equivalents left wondering if they actually exist in the...