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Is Kuwaitization the unintended result of the oil price crash?

Is Kuwaitization the unintended result of the oil price crash?
Due simply to their geographic location over massive reserves of oil and gas, the Gulf States have remained for years at the top of the popularity poll for ambitious expats. Over the past century, one of the fastest ways for determined expats to make their financial and lifestyle dreams come true has been to position themselves as experts...

Expats unhappy abut changes to Korean points-based visa system

Expats unhappy abut changes to Korean points-based visa system
Expatriate professionals living and working in Korea are confused and angry over changes to their residency visas. The expat community in Korea is now confused and unhappy about Korea’s newly revised rules for those on points-based residency visas. The new requirements will start on December 1, with expats protesting the changes will...

Vietnam welcomes expats to its safe, affordable lifestyle

Vietnam welcomes expats to its safe, affordable lifestyle
Vietnam is cashing in on its excellent management of the coronavirus pandemic by attracting even more long-stay expats relocating from neighbouring countries. Over the past few years the formerly war-torn country has become the must-go-to destination for Western expats looking for security, a common-sense approach to long-stay visa...

Tips on integrating for newly-arrived expats

Tips on integrating for newly-arrived expats
How many would-be expats realise integration is a huge part of the puzzle of being a foreigner in a strange land? Perhaps one of the first things newly-arrived expats do is to make contact with the nearest expat group, not realising that they’re simply exchanging their old life with its local, mostly warmer equivalent. It’s an...

Foreigners and expats condemn Thailand attractions dual pricing

Foreigners and expats condemn Thailand attractions dual pricing
Expats in Thailand are taking to social media to vilify the local practice of charging foreigners far more than locals for visits to tourist attractions such as national parks and historic sites. For years, foreigners living and working in Thailand as well as those retirees who’re married to Thais and have luek kreung children have been...

Expats in Denmark get career enhancement and great work/life balance

Expats in Denmark get career enhancement and great work/life balance
Denmark has scored high in a recent survey for its work-life balance and professional development. Some 90 per cent of respondents to a recent expat survey are more than happy with their career development and work-life balance in this laid-back Scandinavian country. The unique Danish work culture encourages time spent with families and...

Thailand unwilling to extend amnesty for trapped expats

Thailand unwilling to extend amnesty for trapped expats
The latest news on further visa extensions for expats trapped in Thailand by lockdowns and flight cancellations might not be what they’re waiting to hear. The speed with which the pandemic spread caused panic throughout the worldwide expat community and has resulted in misery for those separated from their loved ones due to a lack of...

Skilled expat professionals urged to consider Abu Dhabi as home

Skilled expat professionals urged to consider Abu Dhabi as home
Given the vast number of expats who’re either fleeing or being thrown out of many Gulf States, Abu Dhabi would seem to be moving in the opposite direction. A recent article in a highly respected US online newspaper is claiming the emirate is now aiming to attract skilled expat professionals by lowering their costs of living. Admittedly...

Expats trapped in Thailand fear the end of their visa amnesty

Expats trapped in Thailand fear the end of their visa amnesty
What happens now for expats trapped in Thailand when their visas run out? As in many other world countries, expats and visitors have been trapped and unable to leave Thailand for some time, mostly due to the fact that international and even local flights were cancelled months ago at the same time as all borders were closed. The Thai...

Expats in the Netherlands take advantage of lower rentals

Expats in the Netherlands take advantage of lower rentals
If you’re planning on relocating to the Netherlands in order to escape the UK’s coronavirus chaos, you can take advantage of the cheaper rentals now available. As in big cities worldwide and mostly due to the pandemic, rental prices in the Netherlands are falling due to an expat exodus. Brits leaving the UK for the same reasons and...

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