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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...

Expats in China undecided about Chinese green card

Expats in China undecided about Chinese green card
Almost a year ago, the Chinese authorities implemented their version of the USA’s Green Card, aimed at recruiting more overseas talent. Over the past few years, China’s popularity as an expat hub has soared, with entrepreneurs and expats looking to garner funds for start-ups flocking to the country’s massive cities. Seeing a chance...

UK and EU expat rights form part of new Brexit agreement

UK and EU expat rights form part of new Brexit agreement
Brexit transition terms have been agreed between David Davis and Michel Barnier during talks, although several issues remain unresolved. Breaking news on 19th March suggests a large part of the proposed Brexit agreement covering the transition period has been agreed between the two negotiators. Remaining issues include the Northern...

New Zealand skill shortages need multi focused solutions

New Zealand skill shortages need multi focused solutions
New Zealand businesses will struggle to grow if immigration law is tightened. Rumours that New Zealand lawmakers are considering the tightening of immigration rules are causing concern within companies needing to import top talent from overseas. The IT sector is especially worried, as a lack of talented expat experts could have...

US investor visas not just for the very wealthy

US investor visas not just for the very wealthy
If you thought a US investor visa was just for the mega-wealthy, you’d be wrong – at least for now. Admittedly, a good number of would-be expats might consider now is not the best time to emigrate to the USA and commit their savings to a US business, but the E-2 Investor Visa itself isn’t restricted just to those with hard cash....