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Expat controversy over new Thailand visa rules now includes rising baht

Expat controversy over new Thailand visa rules now includes rising baht
Unforeseen issues with Thai immigration’s new retirement visa rules now include currency fluctuations during deposits and monthly transfers. As if the new retirement visa rulings and their interpretation by immigration officers aren’t unclear enough, a new problem has arisen for those who choose the financial option of a transfer from...

British expats in the Netherlands now have no-deal Brexit relief

British expats in the Netherlands now have no-deal Brexit relief
Expats in the Netherlands still can’t quite relax and let Brexit do its worst. With a no-deal Brexit creeping closer every day and no end in sight for those Britons living, working and retiring in Europe, lawyers are doing their best to clarify the present situation. For UK expatriate professionals working in the Netherlands as well as...

Switzerland announces post-Brexit quota system for British expats

Switzerland announces post-Brexit quota system for British expats
British expats are to be subject to quotas in Switzerland if a no-deal Brexit is the end game. Should a no-deal Brexit be the final result, the Swiss government is looking to set quotas for the numbers of Britons allowed into the country to live and work. According to the Swiss Federal Council, a total of just 3,500 British expats would...

Anger and dismay ramps up amongst retired expats in Thailand

Anger and dismay ramps up amongst retired expats in Thailand
A report of a 90-year old expat being forced to leave Thailand due to the visa changes is causing anger and dismay in the expat community. A new report by a 90-year old expatriate retiree in Thailand stating he will be forced to return to his country of origin due to last week’s retirement visa changes has ramped up expat sentiment...

Amsterdam court rules expat kids are entitled to student finance

Amsterdam court rules expat kids are entitled to student finance
The Amsterdam court has ruled an increased number of expat children are entitled to student finance. For expat parents, the most expensive and most important gift they can give their offspring is the chance to study for a university degree. It’s an investment in each child’s future success, but finding affordable options is often...

Expat retirees in Thailand shocked and confused by new financial rulings for visas

Expat retirees in Thailand shocked and confused by new financial rulings for visas
After yet another sudden, confusing change in Thailand’s requirements for a retirement visa, a survey shows at least a third of respondents may choose to leave Thailand as they’re afraid of what might come next. In the past, Thai immigration’s retirement visa requirements were relatively straightforward, with the financial...

Qatar starts accepting expat permanent residency applications

Qatar starts accepting expat permanent residency applications
Qatar is now issuing permanent residency visas to the fortunate few expats who qualify. In September last year, Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani signed a decree permitting 100 expats a year to receive permanent residency in the emirate. The status allows expat access to the Qatar’s efficient healthcare system as well as...

Newbie expats in Leiden given soft landing by local Expat Centre

Newbie expats in Leiden given soft landing by local Expat Centre
Leiden’s international expat community is being supported by the innovative Leiden Expat Centre. The Leiden Expat Centre project is a public/private partnership funded by local industry including the city’s Science Park and University as well as by the local authority in order to give newly arrived expat professionals a soft landing...

Which second passports give expats the most visa free entries?

Which second passports give expats the most visa free entries?
If you’re looking to get a second passport to make your multinational travels easier, the Czech version is one of the worlds’ most powerful. Nowadays, political instability is the norm, with visas getting harder to obtain and world-wide travellers having to deal with even more bureaucracy as a result. One way around this is to get a...

Vietnamese investors and expat workers protest over new tax

Vietnamese investors and expat workers protest over new tax
Companies employing expat workers in Vietnam to be hit with mandatory social insurance payments. Once the new rules come into force, Vietnam’s labour costs will soar to the highest of any other country in the region, possibly damaging its growing reputation as an Asian tiger. Beginning in 2022, businesses will be forced to pay an...