June 2018 Emigrate News Archive

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What not to do as an expat in China

What not to do as an expat in China
Expats deciding on China as the perfect location are facing a culture which goes back four thousand years. The two major problems for expats arriving in an unfamiliar land are culture and the local language, with China’s versions of both perhaps the trickiest in the entire world. Social difficulties and language clangers are unavoidable,...

Studying overseas is now mainstream for expat students

Studying overseas is now mainstream for expat students
Not all expats are working overseas or retiring overseas – a huge number are students attending foreign universities. In this modern world there’s a huge variety of degree courses and other study opportunities scattered across major cities worldwide. It’s an exciting time to be a student and, for many, overseas universities provide...

Saudi and expat females alike overjoyed about permission to drive

Saudi and expat females alike overjoyed about permission to drive
It’s not just Saudi women who’re over the moon about being allowed to drive, it’s expat women living in the kingdom who’ve missed the freedom of self-drive. Not being able to drive if you’re planning to take on a job in Saudi or if you’re a trailing spouse who’s moved to the kingdom along with her husband has been one of...

Brit Ambassador urges expats to apply for carte de sejour

Brit Ambassador urges expats to apply for carte de sejour
Confusion is still reigning about the exact documentation needed for expats to get a carte de sejour residency card in France. As Brexit looms larger, the British Ambassador to France is now urging British expats in the country to concentrate on getting a carte de sejour proving their long-term residency in the country. Up until now,...

Celebrity lawyer gets dual French-UK nationality for his dog

Celebrity lawyer gets dual French-UK nationality for his dog
A dog-loving celebrity lawyer has sidestepped the Brexit effect on the free movement of UK pets by getting his Staffy a second passport. Whilst thousands of British dog owners both resident and expat are worried sick about the Brexit effect on their beloved furry friends, celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman has cut through the red tape by...

Private healthcare insurance for part year retirement in the USA

Private healthcare insurance for part year retirement in the USA
If your retirement plans include a few months’ stay in the USA every year, it’s essential to sort out private healthcare insurance before you leave. Unlike in European countries and the UK, healthcare in the USA is a complicated mix of age-related care and private treatment paid for by taking out expensive healthcare insurance. It has...

Nat Geo surveys effects on colonial cities of expat retirement hubs

Nat Geo surveys effects on colonial cities of expat retirement hubs
Latin America is now almost as popular with older British and European expats as it is with their American equivalents. When a region becomes increasingly popular as an expat destination, it’s inevitablet changes will take place both to the incomers and to the destinations themselves, especially if the bulk of the new arrivals are older...

New loan aims to corner the expat buy to let mortgage market

New loan aims to corner the expat buy to let mortgage market
Buy to lets in the home country are still favourite investments for British expats working overseas, with a new entry to the specialist mortgage sector hoping to tap into demand. For expat professionals working overseas, the British expat buy-to-let property sector has provided a successful investment strategy for some years, even...

Malaysia scores with expat families for education and healthcare

Malaysia scores with expat families for education and healthcare
Malaysia is climbing the ratings for its ease of settling in for expat families. Whilst Singapore holds the crown as the best world country for expat professionals on relocation, Malaysia is creeping up the ratings as a family-oriented destination. According to a recent survey, reassignment to the tropical country is a smooth transition...

Gulf States change direction towards the West and its investment potential

Gulf States change direction towards the West and its investment potential
Since the introduction of VAT in the United Arab Emirates, it seems expats aren’t worried about its effect but other developments are causing concern. Although the UAE is still a popular destination for expatriates eager to grow their careers and earn enhanced salaries, high rental charges and increasing international school fees are...

South Korea still an attractive option for expat professionals

South Korea still an attractive option for expat professionals
South Korea’s buzzing capital of Seoul may not immediately spring to mind as an expat professional haunt, but its high-energy scene has a lot to offer. The energy in this fascinating city is almost palpable and is believed by locals to spring from the vitality emitted by its waterways and nearby mountain ranges. A popular legend tells...

Is Russia the last frontier for expat professionals

Is Russia the last frontier for expat professionals
It has to be said that Russia isn’t exactly the first relocation which springs to mind, but is it as unfriendly as it seems? The world’s largest country regularly features near the bottom of expat surveys, mostly due to its unbelievably harsh winters and the seeming unfriendliness of its population. The most-heard complaint from those...

Very early retirements and emigration is the new first world trend

Very early retirements and emigration is the new first world trend
A recent study shows more and more professionals are planning on retiring early and moving overseas. A newly emerging trend in first world countries of working hard to get capital and retiring early as expats overseas is changing the accepted lifestyle norm to a new way of living. From as early as 30 to around 50 years old, emigration and...

Pros and cons of Shenzhen versus Bangkok for expat startups

Pros and cons of Shenzhen versus Bangkok for expat startups
Over the past few years, Asia’s popularity as a startup hub has grown, giving choices between major cities in several countries. Starting up a small business takes a lot of research and planning as well as a good dose of faith in your own abilities. Choosing the right location is essential and involves analysing the practicalities of...

Private health insurance for expats in Singapore

Private health insurance for expats in Singapore
Singapore is a favourite amongst upwardly mobile expat professionals, even although it’s one of the world’s most expensive locations. The city-state of Singapore has been a land of opportunity for countless expats, and is still drawing in its fair share of top professionals. Salaries are high and, although relocation packages have...

Is Cape Town the answer for adventurous expat professionals

Is Cape Town the answer for adventurous expat professionals
If you’re looking to emigrate for work reasons and none of the usual destinations appeal, South Africa and its capital Cape Town might well tick your boxes. Relocation nowadays seems to concentrate on just a few well-known destinations, with massive salaries, upscale extras and high-flying career success the main draws. However, if a...

Fluctuating expat packages in Asia hit Singapore hardest

Fluctuating expat packages in Asia hit Singapore hardest
A recent survey concentrating on pay and remunerations for expats working abroad has noted Singapore’s cost of employing an expatriate has fallen by around US$12000. When costing an expatriate package, companies factor in three main elements – cash salaries, tax and benefits such as international school costs, accommodation and...

DeVere USA CEO and managers found guilty of defrauding Brit expat investors

DeVere USA CEO and managers found guilty of defrauding Brit expat investors
DeVereUSA, a New-York based subsidiary of the international financial advice giant, have been found guilty of defrauding hundreds of British expats in the USA to the tune of around $8 million dollars. During a court case brought by the USA’s Securities and Exchange Commission it was disclosed that the local CEO and two of his former...

Pension payment access after retiring overseas

Pension payment access after retiring overseas
Retiring overseas after a lifetime of work is an exciting possibility and a fresh new start to a new phase in your personal history. Like all other major lifestyle changes, retirement overseas needs a deal of meticulous planning, especially as regards receiving your pension. In general, there’s no problem accessing your pension once...

Expats and locals in Bahrain warned about dodgy car repair shops

Expats and locals in Bahrain warned about dodgy car repair shops
Expats living and working in Bahrain are being warned about gang-controlled car repair businesses. Due to the lack of relevant laws and enforced regulations, both expat and local customers are being ripped off by the unscrupulous gangs controlling the emirate’s car repair trade. Many garages run by expats are overcharging their...

Chinese cities in battle to attract the brightest and best expat talent

Chinese cities in battle to attract the brightest and best expat talent
China’s cities are fighting each other for the brightest and best available expat talent. Over the past year, China’s mega-cities have been locked in a battle to secure the best of Western talents tempted to try their luck in this amazing country. Even the medium-sized conurbations are offering sweeteners to attract expat...

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