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Philippines a good option for expat retirees leaving the Gulf States

Philippines a good option for expat retirees leaving the Gulf States
For expat professionals leaving the Gulf States for retirement elsewhere, the Philippines is a good option. As the situation in the Gulf States gets even more uncertain for expat professionals approaching retirement age, many are considering the Philippines’ Special Retirement Visa as an affordable, straightforward option. The visa...

TM30 chaos now affecting expat business confidence in Thailand

TM30 chaos now affecting expat business confidence in Thailand
Thailand’s draconian TM30 laws are still in the news as NGOs and multinational corporations join the fight. Foreign businesses as well as commercial and voluntary organisations based in Thailand are increasing the pressure on the Thai government to either abolish or critically update the hated reporting requirements. Most press releases...

Philippines welcomes expat retirees with affordable lifetime visas

Philippines welcomes expat retirees with affordable lifetime visas
Expats looking towards Asia for a straightforward, no-nonsense visa for retirement and permanent residence need look no further than the Philippines. Southeast Asia is understandably a favourite would-be home for Western retirees, but it’s now becoming difficult and overly expensive to get a lifetime visa in several formerly popular...

Expat petitioners meet with Thai officials over the TM30 fiasco

Expat petitioners meet with Thai officials over the TM30 fiasco
As the expat controversy over Thailand’s re-established TM30 reporting requirement continues, top immigration officials say the report is ‘not too hard’ to make. The requirement has been on the books since the late1970’s, having originally been brought in to track the movements of undocumented workers from neighbouring Southeast...

More changes to Thailand visas for expats and tourists

Posted on June 20, 2019 in Visas
STORY LINK More changes to Thailand visas for expats and tourists
More changes to Thailand visas for expats and tourists
As Western tourism and expat arrivals shrink, the Thai Embassy in London is making it even more difficult to visit the former Land of Smiles. The Thai Embassy in London has announced new visa requirements for tourists and expats heading for Thailand. Following this month’s earlier announcement that applicants living in Britain and...

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...