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Irish expats may get USA visas via new bill

Irish expats may get USA visas via new bill
A new bill being considered by US lawmakers could mean 5,000 Irish citizens a year being granted US visas. Unlikely a it sounds given the present political situation in the USA, a bill now being considered by US lawmakers may result in up to 5,000 Irish citizens being eligible to apply for the USA’s E3 visa. At the present time, only...

Brits queuing up for Republic of Ireland passports

Brits queuing up for Republic of Ireland passports
Since the result of the Brexit referendum was announced, there’s been a massive surge in the number of Brits applying for Irish passports. In the year before the referendum, some 46,000 applications for Irish passports were processed, all of which went to citizens in mainland UK rather than to Northern Ireland. By the beginning of...

EU stays mum on British expat rights

EU stays mum on British expat rights
The European Union is being urged to reassure British expats as to their post-Brexit status. With negotiations stalled yet again, Britons living, working and retiring in EU member states are being left out in the cold as regards any assurances about their futures in their chosen countries of residence. Their situations contrast with those...

Irish eyes are smiling in the UAE

Irish eyes are smiling in the UAE
Over the past few years, the Irish expat community in the UAE has expanded from around 4,000 to 11,000, mostly due to the construction boom in the Gulf region. It’s not just the UAE that’s become a magnet for Irish construction professionals, with Saudi Arabia now home to 2,700. Qatar hosts 2,000 and the smaller emirates of Kuwait,...

Barclays dumps UK expat credit card holders in Portugal

Barclays dumps UK expat credit card holders in Portugal
UK citizens holding Barclaycards and planning to emigrate to Portugal for purposes of work or retirement are being advised to change their card provider a.s.a.p. Anger is rising in Portugal’s UK expat community against Barclays Bank for its arbitrary decision to demand UK addresses from holders of its card or face account closure....

Biotech specialists more than welcome in Ireland

Biotech specialists more than welcome in Ireland
The Irish biotech industry is attracting expat start-ups and experienced professionals due to its business-friendly policies as well as its convenient geographic location. Ireland’s strengths for expat professionals include its membership of the European Union, its good standard of living, its familiar environment for US companies and...

Dublin beats London as best expat city but for how long

Dublin beats London as best expat city but for how long
A reliable quality of living survey has placed the Irish capital of Dublin ahead of Belfast, Edinburgh and London, at least for now. In spite of Dublin’s ongoing housing crisis, the Irish Republic capital ranks first against the three regional capitals of London, Belfast and Edinburgh. Dublin’s score was 34th, as against London’s at...

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...

EU member states enticing expat professionals with tax cuts

EU member states enticing expat professionals with tax cuts
European countries are promising low taxes for wealthy UK would-be expats considering relocation. According to a recent study, a British professional earning an average of 250,000 euros in an overseas job would pay more tax and social security contributions were he working in the UK than he or she would in no less than five European...

New Zealand tempts expat teachers with hefty relocation grants

New Zealand tempts expat teachers with hefty relocation grants
New Zealand’s relocation grant for experienced teachers is proving a massive incentive. A new initiative aimed at encouraging applications from international expat teachers and Kiwi teachers working overseas is being received with enthusiasm by the teachers themselves and by recruitment companies. Relocation grants of $5,000 can be...