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Advice on emigrating to Italy

Advice on emigrating to Italy
If you’ve always dreamed of living in Italy and Brexit is scaring you silly, now’s the time to go. The first step is to ensure you’re legally entitled to live in Italy by applying for the correct visa if you’re a non-EU national. For now until the Brexit transition period ends, British nationals can enter the country in the normal...

Expats warned against leaving debts in the home country

Expats warned against leaving debts in the home country
With Brexit coming closer by the minute, increasing numbers of older Britons are rushing to join the exodus to Spain for its sunshine and lower cost of living. During the chaos of getting belongings together, selling the house and booking a rental property or buying a new home, many may well forget to pay a final bill, cancel a regular...

EU states looking to impose settled status regulations on UK expats

EU states looking to impose settled status regulations on UK expats
One third or more of EU member states are considering making UK expats in their countries apply for ‘settled status’ in the same way as the British plan for EU nationals in the UK. According to the Guardian newspaper, the information came after a technical seminar on post-Brexit registration held by EU officials last Friday, with the...

Home Secretary urges EU information on Brexit plans for British expats

Home Secretary urges EU information on Brexit plans for British expats
The British Home Secretary is pressing EU leaders to give details of members states’ arrangements for UK expats desperate to stay in Europe post-Brexit. Sajid Javid told reporters it’s unclear as yet what arrangements the EU member states are preparing to put into place to ensure the rights of UK citizens already resident in Europe....

Expats looking to buy property in Australia hit by 7 per cent surcharge

Expats looking to buy property in Australia hit by 7 per cent surcharge
Foreigners looking to buy a home in Western Australia will be charged a seven per cent surcharge starting next January. According to last week’s confirmation by the Western Australia Treasury department, the current four per cent surcharge is to be increased to seven per cent, starting on January 1 next year. The increased charge will...

China to encourage more foreign talent by improving services

China to encourage more foreign talent by improving services
China is implementing new measures aimed at attracting more top foreign talent. The Chinese government is committed to improving services related to expatriates in order to attract the brightest and the best to work or study in the country. According to Director of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs Zhang Jianguo, China...

Reality versus the dream for expats in Thailand

Reality versus the dream for expats in Thailand
Thailand’s reputation as an expat haven is traditionally based on the four S’s – sun, sea, sand and sex, but where there’s good there’s also bad. For several decades, the so-called Land of Smiles has attracted expats from a selection of European states as well as the USA. Typical Thailand expats include middle-aged oil and gas...

How to plan your relocation to France

How to plan your relocation to France
Moving from your country of birth to any overseas location is a stressful experience, no matter how keen you are to get there and get started. Whilst France isn’t the other side of the planet, it’s still a foreign country with a foreign language, a foreign culture and a totally foreign outlook on life as it’s lived. Even the weather...

French university study aims to evaluate importance of UK expats

French university study aims to evaluate importance of UK expats
Limoges University researchers are beginning a two-year study on the relevance of British expats in the region as well as the effects of Brexit. The aims of the research are to discover how the threat of Brexit is affecting UK expats with businesses in Nouvelle-Aquitaine as well expats in general and their role in the region’s economy....

Expats in France slam survey citing French unfriendliness

Expats in France slam survey citing French unfriendliness
France has long been a favourite destination for British and other nationals looking for a new life and new experiences, with the majority more than happy with their choice. ' Many long- and short-term expats living in France are astonished by the published results of a recent survey stating the French are amongst the most unfriendly...