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Denmark extends special expat tax scheme time limit to seven years

Denmark extends special expat tax scheme time limit to seven years
The Danish government has announced plans to improve its skilled workers’ special tax scheme. Denmark’s research tax scheme allows expat professionals able to meet certain criteria to use a 26 per cent concessionary rate plus the eight per cent contribution to the labour market fund giving benefits for unemployment, sickness and...

Brits with second homes furious over €7 visitor visa

Brits with second homes furious over €7 visitor visa
British citizens with second homes in EU member states are taking to social media to vent their fury over the EU’s projected Etias €7 visitor visa. On Wednesday, representatives of the European Parliament and the European Council accepted a proposal to introduce a post-Brexit visitor visa charge of seven euros for Britons wishing to...

How to avoid fake news and advertorials when researching your expat destination

How to avoid fake news and advertorials when researching your expat destination
For would-be expats looking for a new life, researching the right destination for their needs is essential. Nowadays, emigration should be easier than ever before due to the internet with its multi-million pages of information on just about every country on the planet, including a few that potential expatriates didn’t even know existed....

Debunking the online myths about Thailand

Debunking the online myths about Thailand
Many would-be expat retirees believe they can find out all they need to know about their preferred destination by a simple search, but how do they determine between the few sites which tell it like it is and the myriads which tell it like it decidedly isn’t? Taking Thailand as an example, many guides rave about its pristine beaches but...

Expats marrying Thais must submit to fingerprinting and criminal record checks

Expats marrying Thais must submit to fingerprinting and criminal record checks
If you’ve recently holidayed in Thailand, met the love of your declining years and are looking to marriage and a long-term stay in the tropical country, expect to have your fingerprints scammed before you say ‘I do’. Reports of this controversial new law first surfaced on Phuket Island, and the issue has become a popular thread on a...

Vietnam now popular with expat entrepreneurs

Vietnam now popular with expat entrepreneurs
Vietnam is coming under increased scrutiny by expatriates looking to settle in the country and earn a living. Living in Vietnam is an exciting, totally different experience for those willing to adjust to its culture and environment, especially if the plan is to start a new business. Living on a budget is easy, but becoming an entrepreneur...

Survey shows expats in UAE want to stay permanently

Survey shows expats in UAE want to stay permanently
The UAE attracts a huge number of relocating expats eager to boost their salaries as well as their careers, but how many call the desert emirates their home? The emirates’ luxury lifestyle, international expat community and tax-free economy must seem like heaven on earth for expat professionals from the West’s crumbling societies, but...

Vision20 30 weaning Saudi off expat labour

Vision20 30 weaning Saudi off expat labour
For several decades, a relocation to Saudi Arabia ha been seen as the pathway to wealth and professional success, but is this all set to change very soon? Some nine million expats are living and working in the desert kingdom, many of whom are oil and gas sector professionals who’ve made Saudi their permanent home. The recently-...

Expats in Thailand concerned about visa overstayer checks

Expats in Thailand concerned about visa overstayer checks
Expats living in Thailand are coming under increased surveillance as regards visas and permits to stay For several decades, Thailand has been the all-time favourite Southeast Asian country, especially for older expats and retirees. Up until the last few years, staying permanently in the country was relatively straightforward, with a...

Which is the best Southeast Asian country for its expat lifestyle

Which is the best Southeast Asian country for its expat lifestyle
The 21st century has seen the most mobility since the late 19th/early 20th century rush to emigrate to America, but where’s the best place nowadays for adventurous would-be expatriates? More people than ever before are considering leaving the countries of their birth and setting up home in unfamiliar lands. There are so many...