September 2018 Emigrate News Archive

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World’s worst expat destinations for safety and security

World’s worst expat destinations for safety and security
One of the most crucial sub-categories of the many annual expat surveys is Safety and Security, as it identifies not only the safest world countries but also the most dangerous. Personal safety is one of the most important considerations when deciding on a relocation destination, especially if your family is joining you overseas. Surveys...

Online forex services gaining popularity with expats

Online forex services gaining popularity with expats
Banks are being given a run for their money by new online forex services. Traditional currency exchange dealers including money transfer agents and banks are losing customers to a new-style foreign exchange system which matches clients who wish to sell to those wishing to buy. The increasing popularity of these websites with travelling...

Expats sick to death of soaring healthcare charges

Expats sick to death of soaring healthcare charges
If you’re in the planning stage of emigration or are relocating within your present company, expensive healthcare costs are a crucial part of the process. As private hospitals worldwide hike their costs, expats world wide are sick to death of having to pay excessive amounts for standard care. It’s one thing if your company is picking...

Caribbean archipelagos now favourites for European expats

Caribbean archipelagos now favourites for European expats
The Caribbean islands have long been favourite destinations for expats from the USA, but European retirees are now discovering their laid-back lifestyles. Whilst last year’s tragic advent of Hurricane Maria has affected a number of the Caribbean’s formerly pristine island havens, rescue missions, cleanups and rebuilding are ongoing,...

Expat tax efficiency after a move to Spain

Expat tax efficiency after a move to Spain
If you’ve recently relocated to Spain or are still planning to make the move, investigating the country’s tax-efficient opportunities could save you money. The most important part of your move to Spain as regards tax-efficiency is to establish the exact date you became resident for tax purposes. Your liabilities will include tax on...

Expats in the Netherlands enraged by lack of action on tax break

Expats in the Netherlands enraged by lack of action on tax break
Expats working in the Netherlands are now committed to legal action after the government finally reneged on its 30 per cent tax break for incomers. Expatriates across the country are referring to the day of judgement as Black Tuesday, venting their anger and feelings of exploitation and betrayal as they continue to raise funds for a...

Expats re-evaluate their preferred destinations

Expats re-evaluate their preferred destinations
After the huge expansion of internationally-based jobs all across the world, it seems expats are now reassessing what’s on offer and where. As traditional destinations for career-minded expats lose their attraction, new locations are heading up the trend towards the tech sector and its start-up opportunities. Nowadays, politics also...

Prague wins out as expat job source due to skills shortage

Prague wins out as expat job source due to skills shortage
Although the Czech Republic may not be your first choice as a career and bank-balance booster, taking a closer look may change your mind. Unless the decision to relocate overseas really is about the money and nothing else, there’s a good choice of up and coming expatriate destinations, not all of which are on the other side of the world...

Top tech talent can now get Chinese entrepreneurship visas

Top tech talent can now get Chinese entrepreneurship visas
China’s popularity as a start-up hub for expat professionals, especially in the tech sector, is growing fast thanks to its new entrepreneurship visa. China’s not just attracting ever-increasing numbers of talented expatriates to its established companies, it’s now encouraging them to leave their jobs and start up on their own...

Is it decision time for Western expat professionals in Kuwait?

Is it decision time for Western expat professionals in Kuwait?
From Kuwait’s dismal showing in the most recent expat survey through rumours of Kuwaitization gone mad to increasing insecurity even amongst seasoned professionals, qualified expats have plenty to worry about. As Kuwaitization digs its claws into the emirate’s expatriate community, the exodus of expat labour is crawling up the ranks...

Young expat on life support in Cambodian hospital refused help by Foreign Office

Young expat on life support in Cambodian hospital refused help by Foreign Office
A Scots expat is waiting to die in a Cambodian hospital whilst the British government refuses to help. The family of Scot Charles McLaughlin have launched a desperate online appeal to raise £105,000 to bring him back to the UK after he suffered a massive stroke. Charles is now on life support in a Cambodian hospital and can only blink as...

New Dubai international schools offer a diversity of curriculums

New Dubai international schools offer a diversity of curriculums
Demand by expatriate as well as local parents for international-standard education facilities has resulted in a huge boost to the numbers of international schools in the UAE region. Estimates of increasing demand were part of a recently released report on the status of the UAE’s educational facilities, showing a projected 175,000 places...

Sihanoukville expats flee due to Chinese casinos and crime

Sihanoukville expats flee due to Chinese casinos and crime
Cambodian expat favourite Sihanoukville is now overrun with Chinese construction workers and Chinese gamblers. It’s taken just a few years to destroy one of Cambodia’s favourite beachside destinations, simply by opening up the formerly peaceful resort to Chinese investors. Some ten years ago, the town was a favourite with Cambodian...

Expat entrepreneur hubs for start-up success

Expat entrepreneur hubs for start-up success
Expat entrepreneurs are taking over many destinations formerly popular with professionals relocated by their home country companies. There’s a massive difference between company reassignments and going it alone as an expat entrepreneur. Arriving in a new country with nothing but a suitcase and a marketable idea takes determination,...

Expat professionals giving Germany a miss due to unfriendly locals

Expat professionals giving Germany a miss due to unfriendly locals
Many expat professionals find Germany an attractive proposition for career advancement, but wish the locals were friendlier. If quality of life is an essential in the wish-list for relocating overseas, it might be wise to give Germany a miss, according to a recent survey, especially if you’re taking your family along. Present day high...

Expat professionals are loving life in the Caymans

Expat professionals are loving life in the Caymans
The Cayman Islands aren’t just a mailbox and hub for offshore company registration. In spite of rumours to the contrary, the Caymans hosts a thriving community of expat professionals working for close to 100,000 legally registered companies operating in various sectors including accountancy and finance. Georgetown is a hub for...

Misselling of expat pension transfers is the next major financial scandal

Misselling of expat pension transfers is the next major financial scandal
The next major financial scandal is expected to be pensions misselling, with IFAs and insurers hit hard. If you’re planning a retirement overseas with the help of your pension pot, the next big financial scandal due to hit world news may well save you becoming yet another victim of pensions misselling by commission hungry IFAs. According...

Brit expat pensioners in France told healthcare ceases on 29 March

Brit expat pensioners in France told healthcare ceases on 29 March
British retirees in France are horrified at an official notification telling them their right to subsidised healthcare runs out on Brexit day. Even although the British government’s no-deal advice didn’t mention ongoing healthcare for British retirees, elderly UK expats in France are now in a state of shock and horror after receiving...

Saving versus spending for expat professionals in Dubai

Saving versus spending for expat professionals in Dubai
For a good few arriving expat professionals taking up residence in Dubai, the end-game is to be much more than financially comfortable by the time they leave, but not many realise that dream. If winning the lottery is the dream of those in everyday jobs, getting relocated to Dubai is the dream of expat professionals. The prize is the same...