June 2020 Emigrate News Archive

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Where to go to fulfil your post-pandemic expat ambitions

Where to go to fulfil your post-pandemic expat ambitions
If this was the year in which you were set to move overseas, at least until the coronavirus pandemic kicked in, what’s your plan right now? One thing’s for sure, the covid-19 world crisis has kicked many thousands of expats’ plans for 2020 right out of the ballpark, leaving them wondering where and when they can begin their new...

Survey shows Spain still favourite for British expat retirees

 Survey shows Spain still favourite for British expat retirees
As the numbers of Brits eager to leave the UK for Spain increases, the country is now open for business. A recent article in a property advice website featured its latest survey amongst Brits desperate to exchange their frustrating lives in the UK for a new life in sunny Spain. The results were unsurprising, especially at this present...

Expats in Spain now bereft of TV streaming as ITP declared illegal

Expats in Spain now bereft of TV streaming as ITP declared illegal
If there’s one absolute necessity for older expats in Spain or any other world retirement hub, it’s access to an affordable, well-programmed TV network. For expats who’ve decided to spend their retirement years in the British expat favourite, it’s all they need to keep in touch with the world as well as the home country whilst...

The new world is coming for jobless expat professionals

The new world is coming for jobless expat professionals
One thing’s for certain, after the pandemic releases its grip there’ll be a huge number of talented expats looking to find their next overseas assignment. Whilst the planet prepares itself for a virus-free experience, redundant expat professionals will begin preparing themselves for the hard slog of finding a rewarding new job. The...

Finding affordability as an expat in Japan

Finding affordability as an expat in Japan
Japan is often considered to be far too expensive as an expat destination, but that’s only half the truth about this unique Asian archipelago. Many expats would admit to being fascinated by Japan’s natural beauty, ancient culture and diverse regions, but most are resigned to never experiencing its reality due to its reputation as...

Confused expat seniors in Spain now have residency requirement assistance

Confused expat seniors in Spain now have residency requirement assistance
Long-stay elderly expats and new arrivals in Spain now offered extra help with getting residency paperwork in order. For older expats already in Spain and those due to arrive before the free movement door closes at the end of this year, help is now at hand to ensure no mistakes are made in residency applications. Launched by AGE In Spain,...

Educating your expat kids in Germany

Educating your expat kids in Germany
One of the most important aspect of emigration along with a young family is the quality and cost of education in your destination country. If you’re heading for Germany, you’d expect high standards of education as well as being able to access it for free. You wouldn’t be disappointed, as all Germans are rightly proud of their...

Should potential Brit expatriates still head for Spain?

Should potential Brit expatriates still head for Spain?
As Spain takes its chances and opens up to tourists, Brit expats aren’t happy with the plan. Whilst Spain’s ending of its lockdowns and opening up to tourism in order to save jobs, businesses and its economy, British expats already resident and those planning to arrive very soon aren’t so sure the loosening of regulations is a good...

Hongqiao aims to assist even more expat professionals in new help centre

Hongqiao aims to assist even more expat professionals in new help centre
Expats in the Chinese city of Hongqiao will soon be happy to have their own foreign service centre in the downtown district of the vast city. One problem for expats living and working in China is the stupendous size of its cities and the difficulty of finding their way to essential destinations such as immigration and advice offices....

How are expats in Thailand coping with the uncertainty?

How are expats in Thailand coping with the uncertainty?
Expats in Thailand are now trapped in their very own tropical paradise. Although the focus has been on expats of all persuasions and positions trapped overseas simply because they chose the wrong moment to leave their country of residence, those following this worldwide drama should spare a thought for those who’re now prisoners in...

For a unique expat experience Albania is the place

For a unique expat experience Albania is the place
Even although some might well have to find a map to establish Albania’s location, this unique country is making waves in the expat world. First becoming popular as a tourism destination, Albania is now the new kid on the expat block as regards long-term stays, Although the vast majority of foreigners arrive on holiday, increasing...

Expats in Nairobi have the best of both worlds

Expats in Nairobi have the best of both worlds
When expats dream of their favourite destination for improving career prospects as well as quality of life, Kenya doesn’t always spring to mind as an option. Nairobi is possibly the first port of call for expats looking to spend time in Kenya, but adjustment might be tricky as it’s not at all similar to the scrubbed, modern aspects of...

Tips for expats taking their pets with them on relocation

Tips for expats taking their pets with them on relocation
If you can’t bear to leave your beloved pets behind when you emigrate, these tips will help. Planning to move overseas can be an exciting challenge, but leaving beloved dogs or cats behind isn’t an option for the vast majority of those heading to another country. Many pet owner have said relocating their furry best friends is more...

Tips on getting your expat life back after the pandemic shuts down

Tips on getting your expat life back after the pandemic shuts down
As expats all over the world tighten their purse strings in fear of losing their lucrative positions, what’s the best way to survive this emergency? Whilst life goes on as normal in the world of work, saving for emergencies is the last thing on expats’ minds – until an unheard-of event straddles the planet and destroys overseas...

Cambodia’s charm and low living costs attract expat retirees

Cambodia’s charm and low living costs attract expat retirees
If you’re looking to relocate to a country with a low cost of living, stunning scenery, a fascinating history and friendly locals, you could do far worse than consider Cambodia. Far less well known than neighbouring Thailand as an expat destination, Cambodia has many of the same advantages and fewer of the off-putting disadvantages than...

Oman to dump 70 per cent of its expat consultancies

Oman to dump 70 per cent of its expat consultancies
Oman is calling time on expat independents and foreign consulting firms. As the emirate struggles to release funds in order to deal with the pandemic, its government has ordered the cancellation of all foreign consulting contracts. The sultanate is one of the region’s largest countries, with its population topping 4.7 million, over a...

Is Kuwait no longer a welcoming destination for expats?

Is Kuwait no longer a welcoming destination for expats?
Once upon a time, expats headed for the Gulf States in general and Kuwait in particular for its lifestyle, its generous oil and gas-related salaries and its exotic ambience. Nowadays, everything is different, with Kuwait leading the rest of the Gulf States as regards getting rid of the vast majority of its expatriates. At the same time as...

Brit expats attempt to cope with the French insurance obsession

Brit expats attempt to cope with the French insurance obsession
Once you’ve moved into your French dream home, your next task is to get all necessary insurances. Expatriating is the dream for many Brits, with their favourite location just across the English Channel. France is high on the list of chosen destinations for Brits who can’t wait to leave behind the damp shores and grey skies they’ve...

What now for career-oriented expats in the Czech Republic?

What now for career-oriented expats in the Czech Republic?
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to wreck expats’ career plans, which sectors in the Czech Republic are still hiring? Over the past few years, the Czech Republic has become a popular destination for expat professionals looking to spice up their careers. The sudden spread of the coronavirus may have stifled opportunities, but...

Considering Costa Rica as a secure answer to expatriation

Considering Costa Rica as a secure answer to expatriation
Expats are turning to Costa Rica for a successful transition to retirement or a new job. Known as Latin America’s answer to Switzerland, Costa Rica is now catching on as a stable, democratic alternative to other popular European hubs. Its tax system favours expatriates, it’s committed to the preservation of its natural beauty and it...

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