July 2019 Emigrate News Archive

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Younger expats see a larger salary increase on relocation

Younger expats see a larger salary increase on relocation
If you’re looking to an expatriate-focused professional career, better get started when you’re younger than 35. One lesser-known fact of expat life is that the sooner it’s started the more can be initially earned and the more successful it can become. Taking the average expat assignment results in a pay increase of around 35 per cent...

New Home Secretary brings bad news for expats seeking jobs in the UK

New Home Secretary brings bad news for expats seeking jobs in the UK
Boris Johnson’s new Home Secretary Priti Patel is planning to introduce a points-based immigration system. The new system spells bad news for expats looking to move to the UK, unless they are able to fulfill the stringent requirements Patel believes are essential once Britain leaves the EU. Basically, the UK will only welcome skilled...

Expats in Thailand start petition for immigration reform

Expats in Thailand start petition for immigration reform
Expats in Thailand have started a petition urging reform of the dreaded Article 37 reporting law. It’s been a rough year for expats working, living or retiring in the former Land of Smiles, with retirement visa changes and the enforcement of several other laws including Article 37. This rule is intended to keep track of foreigners in...

Is Vienna an ideal destination for expat professionals?

Is Vienna an ideal destination for expat professionals?
Vienna wins out on world’s most liveable city survey. Yet another survey is praising Vienna as the perfect liveability destination for expat professionals out of 140 world cities. Expats who already know and love the city for its culture, environment, history and heritage will agree, although last year’s winner Melbourne may have been...

Tips for expats heading for St Petersburg

Tips for expats heading for St Petersburg
St Petersburg may not immediately spring to mind as an expat destination, but it’s a fascinating city nevertheless. Not much has been written about becoming an expat in Russia, which is hardly surprising given the present contentious state of relations between this massive country and the USA. However, the Russian people have a...

UK expats may sue British government if no deal Brexit loses them their rights

UK expats may sue British government if no deal Brexit loses them their rights
Should a no-deal Brexit finally result in the loss of rights for all UK expats in EU member states, those affected may have one right left – that of sueing the British government. For the majority of the millions of British expats living, working or retiring in the EU, the loss of their rights would be a major disaster. Whether unable...

Choosing the right international school can be tricky for expat parents

Choosing the right international school can be tricky for expat parents
Relocating with school-aged children can be an expat nightmare as regards making the right choice of international school. It’s long been realised that expat children's’ ongoing education is an absolute priority for professionals relocating overseas. Over the past decade or so, international schools have been springing up like...

Expats head for India as Indians head overseas

Expats head for India as Indians head overseas
Whilst expat professionals are discovering India, Indian professionals are moving overseas. International expat professionals are now flocking to India for its sense of fulfilment and improved career prospects, whilst Indian professionals in the financial services, healthcare and engineering sectors are heading off to the US, UK and UAE....

Montenegro well placed as a regional IT entrepreneurial hub

Montenegro well placed as a regional IT entrepreneurial hub
Has Montenegro the potential for becoming an IT hub for the region? Nowadays, possibly due to the proliferation of the digital nomad lifestyle, Montenegro’s newly-established location-independent IT companies are thriving whilst locally set-up organisations are struggling to keep up. Business development in the sector is ramping up day...

Exclusive Switzerland top of the rest for expat wages and career progression

Exclusive Switzerland top of the rest for expat wages and career progression
Switzerland may well be the favoured destination for expat lifestyles and career progression, but are its doors shut to all but the financial elite? The latest Expat Explorer survey featured the cold, small but fantastically wealthy country as this year’s expats’ favourite number one destination, but just how many aspiring...

How to make the move overseas a success for the entire family

How to make the move overseas a success for the entire family
Even for adults, uprooting and starting a new life in a strange land can be daunting, but for children it’s a mix of anxiety and excitement. When you’re planning a career-oriented reassignment overseas, it’s inevitable your kids won’t have a say in the decision, but keeping them in the loop will ensure the move has a positive...

Advice for female expats heading for Japan

Advice for female expats heading for Japan
Japan is one of the world’s most fascinating countries on many different levels, especially if you’re a female expat looking to stay for a good while. The transition from the Western world to anywhere in Asia can be more than the challenge of relocating within Europe, and it’s not just the language, it’s the totally different...

Expat bankers no longer flavour of the month in Hong Kong

Expat bankers no longer flavour of the month in Hong Kong
Expat bankers in Hong Kong are having a hard time finding new jobs. The Hong Kong dream seems to be fading for many expat bankers who’ve recently been laid off and are having problems finding new positions. For decades, Hong Kong was the destination of a lifetime for those good and lucky enough to get plum positions with global...

Is Luxembourg the perfect haven for stressed out expat professionals?

Is Luxembourg the perfect haven for stressed out expat professionals?
Good things often come in small packages, with Luxembourg as an expat destination the perfect example. One of the smallest, if not the smallest country on earth, Luxembourg is well worth discovering if you value quality of life and safety and security. It’s a fascinating mix of the historic and the ultra-modern, both in its architecture...

German proactive stance on expat entrepreneurs helps new arrivals

German proactive stance on expat entrepreneurs helps new arrivals
For millennials, expat start-ups are all about entrepreneurial efforts to come up with new, winning ideas. A sense of adventure, the expat vibe and the entrepreneurial spirit are all necessary equipment for success nowadays. Risk-taking is the norm, and many would-be business owners now prefer to found their businesses outside their...

Eliminating the negatives in the search for an expat retirement haven

Eliminating the negatives in the search for an expat retirement haven
Retirement overseas isn’t the best choice for every would-be expat, but how do you decide whether it's right for you? Saving for an eventual retirement is an excellent idea, as long as you’re careful about the advice you receive, but the actual decision as to where to spend your leisure years is based on more than financial...

Vietnam welcomes Western expatriates from Thailand and beyond

Vietnam welcomes Western expatriates from Thailand and beyond
Western expats are now relocating to Vietnam from other Southeast Asian countries. Vietnam’s recently-acquired reputation as a stable, safe country for expatriates has resulted in a rush of expats from former neighbouring expat hubs. Many of the new arrivals are from Thailand, due to growing uncertainty as regards their status as...

Spain scores high for quality of life but sucks for career progression

Spain scores high for quality of life but sucks for career progression
Spain has a great deal going for it as a destination for expat retirees, but isn’t the best choice for career oriented expatriate professionals. In many surveys over the years, Spain has been praised for its welcome to British expats arriving to enjoy its warm climate and laid back lifestyle. The country still scores regularly for...

Millennials win out on salary increases and career prospects when moving overseas

Millennials win out on salary increases and career prospects when moving overseas
Expat professionals under the age of 35 gain more from taking an overseas job than any other age group. According to a recent study, younger expat professionals taking a job overseas would be rewarded by a 35 per cent salary hike, a higher percentage rate than that offered to expats in any other age group. The move will also improve...

Malaysia growing in popularity for expats considering leaving Thailand

Malaysia growing in popularity for expats considering leaving Thailand
Why are expats leaving Thailand and heading for Malaysia? Deciding to leave a place you’ve called home for a number of years isn’t easy or comfortable, but deciding on another location is even harder. However, many expats now living in Thailand are concerned enough about their futures to make the choice, with Malaysia now becoming a...

Is the Philippines making a comeback as an expat retirement hub?

Is the Philippines making a comeback as an expat retirement hub?
One aspect of becoming an expat which is often ignored in the excitement of the move is the necessity of managing your finances from square one onwards. The Philippines is gaining in popularity as an expat hub, with professionals seeking out suitable jobs in Manila, retirees heading for the beautiful coastal resorts and digital nomads...

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