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Are new UAE longterm visas too exclusive to make a difference?

Are new UAE longterm visas too exclusive to make a difference?
Is the UAE’s new long-term visa scheme just a watered-down version of the controversial Golden Visa? In an announcement today, the UAE announced it has granted permanent residency to some 6,800 foreign investors for a total price of 100 billion dirhams – about $27 billion. The plan is similar to another announced last year, which...

Elderly expats in Thailand furious over accusations of cheating on medical bills

Elderly expats in Thailand furious over accusations of cheating on medical bills
Older expats in Thailand are still furious over visa requirement changes and compulsory private healthcare insurance. It’s impossible to tell how many potential expat retirees will go back to the drawing board and choose another lifestyle destination due to the negative publicity the Kingdom’s immigration authority is generating by...

Saudi Arabia approves elite Green Card style residency permits for expats

Saudi Arabia approves elite Green Card style residency permits for expats
The Saudi Arabia Shura Council has approved a major new proposal aimed at the introduction of a Green-Card style residency system. The new residency permit, aimed at attracting expat investors to the Kingdom, will offer qualified and highly skilled expats a full permit without the need for sponsorship[ by a Saudi national. Under Saudi...

BVI opens the door for expat residency and Belonger statuses

BVI opens the door for expat residency and Belonger statuses
If you’re heading for a job in the British Virgin Islands, the process for getting permanent residency has just changed. Prime Minister of the BVA Andrew Fahie is now giving weight to his proposal for regularising qualified expatriate professionals by allowing them a fortnight’s amnesty when applying for permanent residential or...

Indonesia’s latest immigration fee hikes may cause expat distress

Indonesia’s latest immigration fee hikes may cause expat distress
Indonesia’s immigration fees update may come as a shock for disorganised expats. Indonesia is now a preferred destination for adventurous expats looking to live the life of their dreams, but the country’s regular immigration fee hike may well put an end to the dream for less than organised expatriates. Every three years, the...

Thailand cracks down on expats changing or leaving jobs

Thailand cracks down on expats changing or leaving jobs
All expatriates living and working in Thailand must now inform the authorities if they change jobs or leave their present job. In an announcement today, the Thai Labour Ministry reiterated all foreigners working in the country who’ve either taken a new job or left a previous position must inform the Department of Employment within 15...

Expat pensioners in France under threat of being thrown out due to income reuirements

Expat pensioners in France under threat of being thrown out due to income reuirements
A warning about strict income tests has been issued to UK expats already living and working in France and those planning to do so in the near future. Despite the present uncertainty about Brexit and France’s previous request that all British expats get their cartes de sejour, it seems the French government is already forcing Brits whose...

Seasteading Andaman Sea couple in hiding after death penalty threat

Seasteading Andaman Sea couple in hiding after death penalty threat
An USA expat and his Thai girlfriend are facing the death penalty for seasteading off Thailand’s sea coast. For adventurous expatriates, the sky used to be the limit, but in this case it’s the sea which was the location for a couple’s chosen 'des res'. Expat Bitcoin investor and seasteader Chad Elwartowski and his Thai girlfriend...

Kenya expat exodus leaves luxury homes untenanted

Kenya expat exodus leaves luxury homes untenanted
Kenya’s expat exodus is causing chaos in upscale housing estates. Changes made last year to Kenya’s requirements for the granting of work permits has resulted in an expat professional exodus severely affecting the upscale real estate market. Formerly exclusively popular estates such as Karen, Spring Valley, Nyari, Runda and Muthaiga...

Visa free value of British passport affected by Brexit

Visa free value of British passport affected by Brexit
Expat business travellers reliant on visa-free entries with a British passport may be stymied post-Brexit. The value of a passport is calculated by the number of countries which allow visa-free entry, an important issue for expats and business travellers looking to save time and money. Prior to the Brexit referendum, the British passport...