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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...

Expats in Thailand rethinking relocation due to the high baht

Expats in Thailand rethinking relocation due to the high baht
For would-be expats looking for a lower cost of living and a more enjoyable lifestyle, giving Thailand a miss at this time may be the best idea. For decades, Thailand’s capital Bangkok and its northern capital of Chiang Mai ticked both the cost of living and lifestyle boxes, but the high baht and ever-increasing costs are blunting their...

Expat tech routes to Silicon Valley now blocked by Trump

Expat tech routes to Silicon Valley now blocked by Trump
If tech or multinational business are your expat field, forget the USA for now! America’s tech sector has traditionally welcomed talented expat professionals from across the world, thus cementing Silicon Valley’s position as the top world destination for a stunning career. Unfortunately for expats who were hoping to make the move in...

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 life in the Philippines

Expat life in the Philippines
With all the coronavirus chaos going on across the world, finding a peaceful, friendly, English-speaking location is getting harder by the minute. For many would-be expatriates, finding the right location for a permanent move can be tricky as regards ticking all the boxes leading to a conversion from dream to reality. These difficult...

Brit expats in EU warned their rights are still at risk

Brit expats in EU warned their rights are still at risk
If you’ve only just settled in an EU member state or are planning to do so, the ongoing Brexit negotiations are important for your rights. One predictable reaction to the Brexit referendum decision for many British citizens was to book the next flight out or, at least, start to make plans to emigrate before it’s too late. Now that the...

Expat house hunters in Italy could well bag bargains after the pandemic ends

Expat house hunters in Italy could well bag bargains after the pandemic ends
If Italy is your favourite for a new life as an expat, house price reductions could save you money. If there’s one thing that’s certain about the worldwide effects of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s that house prices will fall as economies struggle to recover. Although the majority of Italian properties aren’t exactly expensive to...

Expats returning to China are made to feel genuinely welcome

Expats returning to China are made to feel genuinely welcome
As expats return to China from overseas, going straight into a 14-day quarantine lockdown, local support is there for all needs. In Jing’An, both authorities and volunteers are supporting every expat who’s returning to take up his or her life in China again. Whilst it’s the law that a 14-day quarantine must be observed, expat...

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...

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