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Expats in UAE applaud visa extension changes

Expats in UAE applaud visa extension changes
This week has seen the start of the UAE’s new visa extensions, with expats in general more than happy about the changes. The new regulations, rolled out on Saturday 21st, have been seen by the expat community as useful for those looking for jobs in the emirates. Under the new laws, those arriving on visitor visas can now extend their...

How to deal with divorce as an expat

How to deal with divorce as an expat
Life as an expat professional can be exciting, challenging and very rewarding in many ways, but things can go badly wrong if family matters aren’t properly looked after. It’s a proven fact that the divorce rate in the expat community is higher than average and is often due to the pressure of adjusting to a totally different lifestyle....

Expats urged to consider Tauranga jobs

Expats urged to consider Tauranga jobs
Skills shortages are hampering New Zealand’s fifth-largest city. Set on the spectacular Bay of Plenty in New Zealand’s North Island’s northernmost region, Tauranga city is a major business centre, trading hub, harbour and horticultural science hotspot, but its businesses are struggling to employ skilled workers. Recruitment agencies...

Chinese government eases rules on coveted expat green cards

Chinese government eases rules on coveted expat green cards
Since 2016, the Chinese government has been gradually easing the expatriate requirements on its coveted green card permanent residency permits. Given that Chinese immigration’s annual visa renewal as well as its initial entry requirements aren’t exactly straightforward, it’s no wonder a green card is the dream of the majority of...

Vietnam wins on salary versus cost of living

Vietnam wins on salary versus cost of living
Vietnam may not be the obvious choice for expat professionals, but it’s certainly one of the most rewarding as regards salary versus cost of living. Salary versus disposable income is always at the top of the checklist when a new posting or possible destination for entrepreneurship is being considered. Annual surveys of typical expat...

Are expats still part of the global future?

Are expats still part of the global future?
Although the world seems to becoming more and more insular and protectionist by the minute, there are still some 50 million expatriates scattered all over the five continents. In many ways, the 21st century could be seen as the century of the expat, as nowhere is so unfamiliar as to prevent exploration by those wishing for a more rewarding...

Incredible India attracts increasing numbers of expats

Incredible India attracts increasing numbers of expats
Traditionally, India has been seen as an iconic country whose citizens emigrate to improve their lives, but nowadays the trend is reversing itself. At the present time, some 30,000 expatriates are living in India, with numbers increasing year on year. The expatriate community is varied and diverse, ranging from executives and CEOs of...

Working in Dubai as a female expat professional

Working in Dubai as a female expat professional
Relocating, even to familiar countries, can be an overwhelming experience, but for female professionals moving to a Gulf State it’s even more of a challenge. Surprisingly, it’s not that difficult to actually get a job if you’ve arrived as a professionally-qualified trailing spouse, with online job openings the best way to start....

Dutch tech firms set to lose out due to new expat tax rule

Dutch tech firms set to lose out due to new expat tax rule
As the expatriate battle against the 30 per cent tax break changes hots up, Dutch tech companies are worried about losing their best people. The Netherlands is now a hotbed for tech innovation, with the original tax break scheme mooted as one reason why so many highly-skilled expatriates chose the country as their permanent home and...

Telling it like it is on post-Brexit annuity payments and SIPPs

Telling it like it is on post-Brexit annuity payments and SIPPs
For British expat retirees in EU member states, the position as regards annuity payments and SIPPs post-Brexit has been as clear as mud. For Britons already retired in EU member states as well as those approaching retirement and planning to head overseas, the ongoing confusion about pension payments has caused stress and fear. Advisors...