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Thailand unwilling to extend amnesty for trapped expats

Thailand unwilling to extend amnesty for trapped expats
The latest news on further visa extensions for expats trapped in Thailand by lockdowns and flight cancellations might not be what they’re waiting to hear. The speed with which the pandemic spread caused panic throughout the worldwide expat community and has resulted in misery for those separated from their loved ones due to a lack of...

Skilled expat professionals urged to consider Abu Dhabi as home

Skilled expat professionals urged to consider Abu Dhabi as home
Given the vast number of expats who’re either fleeing or being thrown out of many Gulf States, Abu Dhabi would seem to be moving in the opposite direction. A recent article in a highly respected US online newspaper is claiming the emirate is now aiming to attract skilled expat professionals by lowering their costs of living. Admittedly...

Unsatisfactory ambulance service makes Orihuela risky for Brit expats

Unsatisfactory ambulance service makes Orihuela risky for Brit expats
One of the essentials fpr British expats retiring to Spain is an efficient local hospital service, especially in the case of emergencies. Spain’s southern coastline has been a favourite with British expat retirees for decades due to its warm weather, its established expat communities and its lower cost of living. For those looking to...

Spain issues new rules for British expat residents

Spain issues new rules for British expat residents
British expats in Spain finally get an official Spanish government report on their post-Brexit status. Last Monday, the Spanish government announced the new residency card and status setting out all expats’ rights as per the UK/EU withdrawal agreement (part two). The new status sits halfway between the non-EU citizen status and that...

Expats in Thailand rethinking relocation due to the high baht

Expats in Thailand rethinking relocation due to the high baht
For would-be expats looking for a lower cost of living and a more enjoyable lifestyle, giving Thailand a miss at this time may be the best idea. For decades, Thailand’s capital Bangkok and its northern capital of Chiang Mai ticked both the cost of living and lifestyle boxes, but the high baht and ever-increasing costs are blunting their...

Tips for buying investment property as an expat in Dubai

Tips for buying investment property as an expat in Dubai
If you’ve no intention of ever leaving Dubai or you’ve some spare cash which needs investing, local property is a good deal at the present moment. Much has been written about an expat exodus from the glittering city of Dubai, but it seems some expats don’t ever want to leave. Admittedly, it’s a captivating city in all its glory...

Hong Kong expat financiers choosing their city over London and the UK

Hong Kong expat financiers choosing their city over London and the UK
Hong Kong expat professionals as yet unimpressed by finance-based jobs in London. In spite of the UK government’s offer to residents and Hong Kong-based finance professionals of settlement in the UK, few are even considering the move. In addition, recruiters in the financial sector are reporting little or no interest in relocating to...

Expats in Germany advised as to changes now in place

Expats in Germany advised as to changes now in place
If you’ve just arrived in Germany to take on a new job or are planning to relocate in the near future, these newly-announced changes might be good news. Nowadays, not everything which is announced by world governments is coronavirus-related, with a few new rules actually seeming to be sensible and constructive. However, for expats...

Where to go to fulfil your post-pandemic expat ambitions

Where to go to fulfil your post-pandemic expat ambitions
If this was the year in which you were set to move overseas, at least until the coronavirus pandemic kicked in, what’s your plan right now? One thing’s for sure, the covid-19 world crisis has kicked many thousands of expats’ plans for 2020 right out of the ballpark, leaving them wondering where and when they can begin their new...

Survey shows Spain still favourite for British expat retirees

 Survey shows Spain still favourite for British expat retirees
As the numbers of Brits eager to leave the UK for Spain increases, the country is now open for business. A recent article in a property advice website featured its latest survey amongst Brits desperate to exchange their frustrating lives in the UK for a new life in sunny Spain. The results were unsurprising, especially at this present...