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Skills shortage in Singapore being filled by Western expat professionals

Skills shortage in Singapore being filled by Western expat professionals
Singaporean companies are solving their skill shortages by hiring qualified, experienced expat professionals. Reports on hirings in Singapore have revealed as many as one in three Singaporean companies are solving their skills shortages by taking on qualified, experienced expats from overseas, with the majority also receptive to either...

Is positive COVID 19 news the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

Is positive COVID 19 news the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?
It’s decision time for would-be expats as well as those already settled overseas. For expats already working or retiring in their chosen location, the COVID 19 pandemic may seem like the world’s worst nightmare, and would-be expats still in the planning stages are stuck until there’s a relaxation of the rules governing freedom of...

Brits heading to Spain urged to go with the post-Brexit flow

Brits heading to Spain urged to go with the post-Brexit flow
If you’re halfway through your plan to emigrate to Spain before the end of this year, it’s time to face up to changes. Many expats in Spain as well as even more attempting to get out of the UK before the end of this year may not realise the present situation is the calm before the storm. Change is now coming and needs to be faced up...

Where does Brexit leave Brit expats in the Overseas Territories?

Where does Brexit leave Brit expats in the Overseas Territories?
Brexit may not be over and done with for Britons looking to relocate to one of the British Overseas Territories. Post-Brexit Britain isn’t the only British territory about to be changed by the outcome of the Brexit vote result. For decades, the UK’s Overseas Territories in the Caribbean have drawn expats to work and eventually retire...

How to survive being a trailing spouse in a strange land

How to survive being a trailing spouse in a strange land
Being a trailing spouse in the country where English is only slightly the second language can make settling in a nightmare. Many women make the choice to give up their own careers in order to travel overseas as part of an expat family package. The first thing they discover is that being a trailing spouse is far harder than they’d...

Oz diplomat floats Brit/Aussie free movement as part of trade deal

Oz diplomat floats Brit/Aussie free movement as part of trade deal
Could a post-Brexit trade deal between Australia and the UK include free movement of expats between the two countries? Once upon a time, Australia was an all-time favourite expat destination for Britons fed up with the British weather. Nowadays, Australian immigration requirements are some of the strictest on the planet, leaving Brits who...

Expats in Thailand angry over blame for unpaid private hospital debts

Expats in Thailand angry over blame for unpaid private hospital debts
Fearful expats in Thailand are awaiting full details of compulsory private health insurance due to be announced later this week. The announcement will refer to expats on Non-Immigrant O-A visas arranged outside the country at Thai embassies or consulates. It’s understood this announcement will not refer to those on the so-called...

Expat petitioners meet with Thai officials over the TM30 fiasco

Expat petitioners meet with Thai officials over the TM30 fiasco
As expat anger and confusion over Thailand’s controversial TM30 reporting requirement continues, top immigration officials say the report is ‘not too hard’ to make. The requirement has been on the books since the late1970’s, having originally been brought in to track the movements of undocumented workers from neighbouring...

Six month Brexit extension brings even more uncertainty to expat lives

Six month Brexit extension brings even more uncertainty to expat lives
The Brexit extension may give companies more time to adjust to whatever comes next, but for UK expats in Europe, EU expats in Britain and Brits planning to emigrate it’s just another six months of stress and uncertainty. British in Europe and the 3Million, both campaigning for citizens’ rights, are now demanding an ‘immediate end to...

Australia still draws British expats to its cities

Australia still draws British expats to its cities
Australia has always been a major attraction for Britons looking to a new job overseas or a retirement amid superb natural beauty. An all-time British favourite for retirement, career advancement or literally any other reason, Australia still offers superb weather, remarkably beautiful landscapes, glorious beaches and an amazing abundance...