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Realities of being an expat in Thailand

Realities of being an expat in Thailand
Expat life in Thailand can be fulfilling and fun, but Westerners should never, ever forget the Land of Smiles is a very foreign country. The rumour that all expats who arrive in Thailand are fat, old, rich Westerners looking for a sexy Thai girlfriend may well be true in many cases, but not all. A good proportion of expat arrivals are...

How to get an Indonesian retirement visa

How to get an Indonesian retirement visa
One of the trickiest tasks when deciding on the perfect overseas retirement haven is finding a suitable destination with visa requirements matching your financial status. Indonesia is a recent entry in the long list of countries worldwide considered suitable for expat retirees. It’s a fascinating mix of cultures spread across an...

Amsterdam court decision gives hope to UK and EU expats

Amsterdam court decision gives hope to UK and EU expats
A court in Amsterdam has ruled a case presented by five British nationals must be forwarded to the European Court of Justice at the Hague. The Amsterdam court’s decision is a landmark legal ruling which may have positive results for UK expats uncertain about their post-Brexit rights to remain as EU citizens. The five plaintiffs, all...

May trashes hopes of EU expats arriving during Brexit transition

May trashes hopes of EU expats arriving during Brexit transition
British Prime Minister Theresa May told reporters during her Chinese trip she’s determined to deny rights to EU expats who arrive in the UK during the transition period. May’s comments are certain to provoke a new row with Brussels as they follow the EU’s offer of a ‘status quo’ transition period of just under two years. The...

Long stay expats and new arrivals urged to register with the Spanish padron

Long stay expats and new arrivals urged to register with the Spanish padron
If you’re still determined to emigrate to Spain before Brexit is finalised, you really do need to register with your local authority soon after you arrive. Local authorities in Costa del Sol towns popular with expat Brits are growing ever more concerned about the number of unregistered UK expats in their locality. Recently released...

Global economics study slams France as unattractive for expat professionals

Global economics study slams France as unattractive for expat professionals
A study undertaken by global economics organisation OECD has criticised France for its lack of attraction for skilled expat workers. The study's main target is France’s economic immigration system which, according to the OECD, desperately needs improvement and modernisation in order to supply the needs of its labour market. Although...

Cambodia cracks down on retirees and expat businesses

Cambodia cracks down on retirees and expat businesses
Once the easiest of all Southeast Asian countries as regards expat long-stay visas, Cambodia is now cracking down with new regulations aimed at retirees and those requiring business visas. Over the past few years, Cambodia has become a preferred long-stay destination for expat retirees and small-scale entrepreneurs for its straightforward...

George Town attracts international retirees to Malaysia

George Town attracts international retirees to Malaysia
As a response to the increasing numbers of Western retirees deciding to emigrate for a better, often cheaper lifestyle, expat surveys are picking out destinations on the other side of the world. Decades ago, British citizens retiring overseas mostly headed for France, Spain or Italy, whilst elderly US citizens chose Mexico and other warm,...

Should expats learn a new language or not

Should expats learn a new language or not
One aspect of emigrating to a new country isn’t taken seriously enough by a high proportion of would-be expats – that of learning the local language. The major benefit of being able to communicate at least at a basic level with locals in your new country of residence isn’t just about shopping for commodities and ordering food in...

Expats in Dubai should avoid pest-ridden areas when house hunting

Expats in Dubai should avoid pest-ridden areas when house hunting
The stunningly modern desert city of Dubai is an expat favourite for its career opportunities, its stunning new high-rise apartments and its luxury lifestyle, but all may not be quite as it seems in certain areas. Moving to Dubai is a dream for many ambitious expat professionals lured by the luxury lifestyle and stunning architecture of...