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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...

Pitfalls and problems of being an expat in a strange land

Pitfalls and problems of being an expat in a strange land
Whether you’re living overseas due to a foreign relocation or as retirees, life isn’t always as you’d like it to be. Life challenges occur without consideration of lifestyle or location, and can create havoc in even the best-organised expat households. Ranging from infidelity and other family issues through racial tensions, health,...

Checklists for discovering the best possible expat destination

Checklists for discovering the best possible expat destination
Becoming an expat is exciting at best and scary at worst, but getting it right isn’t so very difficult if it’s taken slowly and carefully. Millions of people every year decide to leave their home country’s discomfort zone and venture out into a new world, with every one decision different than all the others. Some move for job...

Survey tells all about the least safe expat destinations

Survey tells all about the least safe expat destinations
Personal safety is becoming one of the most important factors in expat professionals’ choices of their next destination. Whether it’s concern about abnormal weather events, the creeping risk of terrorist attacks or simply the presence of undesirables in world cities, staying safe is now a priority for relocation, whatever the reason...

Thailand looking to replace Western expat retirees with their Indian equivalents

Thailand looking to replace Western expat retirees with their Indian equivalents
Having done their best to rid the former ‘Land of Smiles’ of those annoying Western pensioners by causing long-stay visa chaos, the Thai government’s plan to keep the money rolling in is to encourage Indian pensioners to replace them. It seems Thailand’s tourist and immigration authorities have found a solution to replace the...

Advice on escaping post-Brexit Britain via a move to Greece

Advice on escaping post-Brexit Britain via a move to Greece
Many UK citizens are mulling over the thought of a post-Brexit Britain, and not liking what they’ve found. Greece has long held a fascination for British would-be expats, although its recent financial troubles have limited the numbers of those taking the chance to remake their lives in the welcoming country. All that’s over now, and...

Switzerland announces post-Brexit quota system for British expats

Switzerland announces post-Brexit quota system for British expats
British expats are to be subject to quotas in Switzerland if a no-deal Brexit is the end game. Should a no-deal Brexit be the final result, the Swiss government is looking to set quotas for the numbers of Britons allowed into the country to live and work. According to the Swiss Federal Council, a total of just 3,500 British expats would...