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Tips for expats taking their pets with them on relocation

Tips for expats taking their pets with them on relocation
If you can’t bear to leave your beloved pets behind when you emigrate, these tips will help. Planning to move overseas can be an exciting challenge, but leaving beloved dogs or cats behind isn’t an option for the vast majority of those heading to another country. Many pet owner have said relocating their furry best friends is more...

Tips on getting your expat life back after the pandemic shuts down

Tips on getting your expat life back after the pandemic shuts down
As expats all over the world tighten their purse strings in fear of losing their lucrative positions, what’s the best way to survive this emergency? Whilst life goes on as normal in the world of work, saving for emergencies is the last thing on expats’ minds – until an unheard-of event straddles the planet and destroys overseas...

Cambodia’s charm and low living costs attract expat retirees

Cambodia’s charm and low living costs attract expat retirees
If you’re looking to relocate to a country with a low cost of living, stunning scenery, a fascinating history and friendly locals, you could do far worse than consider Cambodia. Far less well known than neighbouring Thailand as an expat destination, Cambodia has many of the same advantages and fewer of the off-putting disadvantages than...

Oman to dump 70 per cent of its expat consultancies

Oman to dump 70 per cent of its expat consultancies
Oman is calling time on expat independents and foreign consulting firms. As the emirate struggles to release funds in order to deal with the pandemic, its government has ordered the cancellation of all foreign consulting contracts. The sultanate is one of the region’s largest countries, with its population topping 4.7 million, over a...

Is Kuwait no longer a welcoming destination for expats?

Is Kuwait no longer a welcoming destination for expats?
Once upon a time, expats headed for the Gulf States in general and Kuwait in particular for its lifestyle, its generous oil and gas-related salaries and its exotic ambience. Nowadays, everything is different, with Kuwait leading the rest of the Gulf States as regards getting rid of the vast majority of its expatriates. At the same time as...

What now for career-oriented expats in the Czech Republic?

What now for career-oriented expats in the Czech Republic?
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to wreck expats’ career plans, which sectors in the Czech Republic are still hiring? Over the past few years, the Czech Republic has become a popular destination for expat professionals looking to spice up their careers. The sudden spread of the coronavirus may have stifled opportunities, but...

Considering Costa Rica as a secure answer to expatriation

Considering Costa Rica as a secure answer to expatriation
Expats are turning to Costa Rica for a successful transition to retirement or a new job. Known as Latin America’s answer to Switzerland, Costa Rica is now catching on as a stable, democratic alternative to other popular European hubs. Its tax system favours expatriates, it’s committed to the preservation of its natural beauty and it...

Expat students in Singapore calling foul on lack of support and help

Expat students in Singapore calling foul on lack of support and help
Expat students in Singapore are unimpressed with the government’s recently-launched care package. The fourth Singaporean Covid-19 care package is admittedly aimed at Singaporean citizens, but expatriate students are condemning it for doing little or nothing to ease their conditions during the pandemic. One student posted a request for...

Is this the end for career-chasing expats?

Is this the end for career-chasing expats?
Is the upcoming worldwide recession a reason to pack your bags and emigrate? No-one knows exactly what the post-pandemic world will look like, nor how it’ll behave as regards jobs, salaries, house prices, rentals and many other aspects of moving overseas. Expatriation is very unlikely to be dead in the water, but it might well get...

British expat diaspora spreads across half the world

British expat diaspora spreads across half the world
It may come as a surprise that about one in every 10 of Britain’s population are living overseas. At the present time, over 5.5 million Britons are living overseas, with a further 2,000 leaving every week of the year. The information was derived from data collected in a survey undertaken by the Institute for Public Policy Research as...