July 2018 Emigrate News Archive

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British taxman mulls hit on expat landlords and investors

British taxman mulls hit on expat landlords and investors
Expat landlords and investors in the firing line again as British lawmakers look to raise more tax. Taxpayers in the UK as well as British expat investors in UK property are paying more income tax now than in any period during the last 10 years, but the government still needs to rake in more money. According to tax experts, the Treasury...

Expats in UAE urged to be aware of certain Dubai laws

Expats in UAE urged to be aware of certain Dubai laws
Newly arrived expats in Dubai are being urged to take note of the emirate’s unfamiliar laws. It’s no surprise Dubai is one of the world’s most popular relocation hubs for expat professionals due to its ultra-luxurious ambience and big salaries. However, expat life in the emirate is governed by unfamiliar laws which may seem illogical...

Spain in a nutshell for British retirees

Spain in a nutshell for British retirees
Spain is still one of the most attractive destinations for retirees, in spite of possible post-Brexit problems as regards healthcare and pension payments. Need to knows for potential British expats planning to settle in the country include the cost of living and, crucially, the standard and cost of healthcare once the European Health Card...

Visas for skilled expats wishing to work in New Zealand

Visas for skilled expats wishing to work in New Zealand
New Zealand is well-known as an expat destination, whether the motivation of the move is to find a job or a reassignment to the other side of the world. Expats have been arriving in New Zealand for many decades, and are still more than welcome should their skill sets match up with the stunningly beautiful country’s skills shortages....

Navigating Chinese employment contracts needs a lawyer

Navigating Chinese employment contracts needs a lawyer
Perhaps the most crucial aspect of taking on a job in China is the employment contract. Understanding exactly what you’re signing up for can be tricky enough in your own language, but it’s impossible without qualified, bilingual legal assistance if your career is taking off in China. It’s not just the contract itself, it’s the...

Expat entrepreneurs discovering Vietnam as the perfect startup incubator

Expat entrepreneurs discovering Vietnam as the perfect startup incubator
Expat entrepreneurs are discovering Vietnam for its cost-effectiveness and efficiency. Given the difficulties of getting settled and building a business in the vast majority of expatriate hubs, it’s no surprise that Vietnam has burst onto the 21st century expat entrepreneurial scene and is now attracting increasing numbers looking to...

Hints for successful expat integration into China

Hints for successful expat integration into China
In many ways, mainland China is the biggest ever challenge for expats due to its language, culture and totally unfamiliar business norms. Relocating to one of China’s massive cities wasn’t even possible a few decades ago, but it’s now a hot destination for expat entrepreneurs, tech professionals, English teachers and the best and...

Rental property options for expatriate arrivals in Dubai

Rental property options for expatriate arrivals in Dubai
Real estate in Dubai is one of the first considerations for newly-arrived expats, with a choice of renting or buying. The desert city of Dubai was built around cars and still feels the boom and bust effects of the liquid gold far below the sands, even although its present-day leaders are committed to diversification. The price of property...

Retiring to an affordable place in the sun

Retiring to an affordable place in the sun
Nowadays, retiring to your very own place in the sun usually involves expatriation. Unless you’ve planned and saved carefully for your retirement or recently won the national lottery, you’re likely to be worried abut making ends meet on your government pension. Of course, amounts vary dependent on your home country’s provisions,...

Shanghai beating out Beijing as favourite expat destination

Shanghai beating out Beijing as favourite expat destination
Rivalry between Beijing and Shanghai as to which Chinese city is the favourite expatriate hub is becoming irrelevant. Traditionally, the two massive cities have battled to attract the brightest and best expatriate talent, but the ongoing rivalry seems be becoming irrelevant as Shanghai is now winning hands down. Of the 193,000 work permits...

Vern Unsworth may sue Musk for pedo tweet

Vern Unsworth may sue Musk for pedo tweet
Whilst the world rejoiced at the miraculous rescue in Thailand of the young football team and their coach, one British expat caver who played a more than prominent part in the international effort is now thinking of sueing a billionaire for his potentially dangerous online insult. Expatriate and expert diver Vern Unsworth lives for much...

Is expat a dirty word for home country tax officials

Is expat a dirty word for home country tax officials
Becoming an expat used to be straightforward, no matter what individual motivation caused an individual to leave the home country. Over the past few decades, citizens of many world countries who felt the need to roam simply got up and went. Entry to most popular destinations was relatively straightforward, and the UK’s membership of the...

Aspiring expat teachers in China warned over dodgy recruiters

Aspiring expat teachers in China warned over dodgy recruiters
If you’re looking to teach English in China, beware of illegal recruitment agencies. Teaching English is a popular job for those looking to spend time as expats in one of China’s mega-cities. The easiest way to find a position is to apply directly to schools advertising for foreign teachers on reputable, long-established websites such...

Survey shows seven distinctive types of expat

Survey shows seven distinctive types of expat
A well-known expat survey firm has now released the first comprehensive expat typology study, identifying seven different expat groups. It’s a modern belief that relocation overseas is simply a way to ensure a massive salary in an exotic location. However, a new way of looking at the motivations behind emigrating for work purposes has...

Expat protests grow over Netherlands 30 per cent tax break cut

Expat protests grow over Netherlands 30 per cent tax break cut
As expat dissention over the Dutch government’s shock 30 per cent ruling rumbles on, the reality of its effect on expatriates’ financial affairs is becoming clearer. As previously noted, the expat-specific 30 per cent ruling means the same percentage of salaries are untaxed, resulting in those benefiting having a higher actual...

Making longterm friends as an expat in Beijing

Making longterm friends as an expat in Beijing
One of the most important tasks for newly-arrived expats is making new friends within the established expat community. Beijing has soared in popularity as an expat destination over the past few years and is now a hub for startups, entrepreneurs and successful expat professionals. However, life isn’t supposed to be all about work, with...

Barclays dumps UK expat credit card holders in Portugal

Barclays dumps UK expat credit card holders in Portugal
UK citizens holding Barclaycards and planning to emigrate to Portugal for purposes of work or retirement are being advised to change their card provider a.s.a.p. Anger is rising in Portugal’s UK expat community against Barclays Bank for its arbitrary decision to demand UK addresses from holders of its card or face account closure....

French property websites enjoying Brexit boom

French property websites enjoying Brexit boom
According to media reports, enquiries abut French properties have soared by thousands since the result of the Brexit referendum. After some years in the doldrums, houses standing empty for years are now being snapped up by Brits desperate to escape the Brexit effect before it’s too late. Prior to the referendum, France was no longer the...

Expat property purchase in the Philippines

Expat property purchase in the Philippines
If you’re considering the Philippines as a long-stay expat retiree retreat, buying a home is your best option. A low cost of living, ultra-friendly people, a great climate and vistas of rural beauty are some of the many reasons the Philippines has been a popular expat retirement hub for many years. Buying a property may well not be as...

Learning new languages are expensive expat nightmares

Learning new languages are expensive expat nightmares
Leaving the UK before a hard Brexit wrecks what's left of the country is appealing to many Brits, but the thought of learning a new language is discouraging equal numbers. Record numbers of Brits are now applying for second passports from Ireland, New Zealand and several other English-speaking countries, simply because the thought of...

Expat startups now have a choice of best countries

Expat startups now have a choice of best countries
Starting your own business isn’t just about coming up with a marketable idea, it’s also about determination, extremely hard work and luck. With the advent of the internet, businesses all over the world woke up to a new challenge as regards marketing their products and, more importantly, their ideas. In those days, entrepreneurship was...

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