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Good news for UK expats living in France

Good news for UK expats living in France
UK expats in France will welcome an initiative by the PM to facilitate their residency in the case of a no-deal Brexit. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has requested his cabinet to work out contingency measures for a hard Brexit including ‘facilitating residency’ for British expats living and working in the country. The...

Residence cards still problematic for Brit expats in France

Residence cards still problematic for Brit expats in France
In spite of advice on how to get residence cards before next March, British expats in France are still confused by the process. Some are asking where they can get correct application forms, but the majority of French prefectures require a personal appearance with the correct paperwork. Some local authorities have online appointment...

Expats and residents in Gibraltar fear Spanish post-Brexit revenge

Expats and residents in Gibraltar fear Spanish post-Brexit revenge
Expats, businesses and residents on the Rock are increasingly worried about Spain’s reaction to a hard Brexit. For most residents and expats living and working in Gibraltar, Spain is a known threat for its former spiteful behaviour towards the Rock, which they consider is part of the Spanish mainland. The neighbouring country has the...

Expats urged to fill 150,000 vacant jobs in France

Expats urged to fill 150,000 vacant jobs in France
For professionals desperate to leave the UK before March next year, France has more than 150,000 vacant positions. In spite of an unemployment rate of 8.7 per cent, France now has over 150,000 vacant jobs. According to the Employment Minister’s office, the top levels of vacant positions are in the specialised technical and scientific...

Hoofddorp the Netherlands is a new focus for expat families

Hoofddorp the Netherlands is a new focus for expat families
For expat families, there’s now a new alternative to the overcrowded, ever more expensive top cities in the Netherlands. The Netherlands’ city favourites of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague have been attracting top expat talent and their families for some years now, with the influx leading to increased rents and a lack of...

Top tech talent needed for unique Estonian government project

Top tech talent needed for unique Estonian government project
The tiny Baltic country of Estonia and its small population of 1.3 million are off the radar for the majority of expat professionals. The vast majority of expat professionals seeking a new, exciting job may not even have heard of Estonia, much less decided on it as a desirable expatriate location, but a select few in the tech sector may...

Expat job seekers find great choices in the Czech Republic

Expat job seekers find great choices in the Czech Republic
If Prague or another Czech city sounds attractive, there are plenty of jobs available in several sectors. Although the Czech Republic may not immediately spring to mind as the ideal destination for expats looking for overseas jobs, it’s got one important thing going for it – the number of jobs available. According to local recruitment...

Further sterling fall causing hardship for Brit retirees in Spain

Further sterling fall causing hardship for Brit retirees in Spain
British pensioners living in Spain on the UK state pension have lost some 20 per cent of its purchasing power due to the Brexit referendum. Vice President of Brexpats in Spain Richard Hill quantified the loss caused by plummeting exchange rates as set against increasing living costs and higher taxes, saying the significant loss of income...

French natural disaster insurance procedure for expats

French natural disaster insurance procedure for expats
The June floods and mudslides in France have resulted in expats desperate for details on the procedure for natural disaster home insurance claims. The Dordogne’s historic town of Eymet and its large population of British expats were badly hit when the region suffered floods and mudslides as a result of catastrophic levels of rainfall....

Paris now in Economist 20 top world cities for first time

Paris now in Economist 20 top world cities for first time
Paris is famous all over the world as the city of love, and it’s now one of 20 top cities for expats. The Economist magazine’s liveability index is highly regarded for its lists of the best world cities for expat professional. . For the first time, Paris is now one of its top 20 world cities, coming in at 19th as a result of its...