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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...

May trashes hopes of EU expats arriving during Brexit transition

May trashes hopes of EU expats arriving during Brexit transition
British Prime Minister Theresa May told reporters during her Chinese trip she’s determined to deny rights to EU expats who arrive in the UK during the transition period. May’s comments are certain to provoke a new row with Brussels as they follow the EU’s offer of a ‘status quo’ transition period of just under two years. The...

Saudi Arabia about to announce official tourist visa details

Saudi Arabia about to announce official tourist visa details
Saudi Arabia’s new tourist visa could be a blessing for expats contemplating a move to the emirate. Given the online coverage of the good, the bad and the decidedly ugly from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, would-be expat professionals might well welcome a straightforward way to examine the region before committing to a relocation....

Thailand launches limited appeal work visa

Thailand launches limited appeal work visa
Issued at the same time as a number of G20 countries are cracking down on work visas, Thailand’s new work visa has limited appeal due to its financial requirements. Referred to in the Thai/English press as a ‘smart visa’, the new work visa is aimed at skilled professionals and entrepreneurial investors, and grants four years’ stay...

Expats heading for UAE now need home country police check certificate

Expats heading for UAE now need home country police check certificate
Strict new security laws will now force expats taking up assignments in the UAE to produce a home country police report proving they have no criminal convictions. The UAE statement regarding the new law describes the required document as a ‘Good Conduct and Behaviour Certificate’, needing to be provided either by expats’ home...

Beijing encouraging top expat talent via free 10 year visa

Beijing encouraging top expat talent via free 10 year visa
The Chinese government has issued a special visa aimed at top expat talent wishing to get to know the country before taking on a work permit. Known as the R Visa and available to a select few since Monday, expatriates whose skills are badly needed can stay in China for up to 180 days at a time and enjoy multiple entries without hassle...

Campaign groups slam PMs agreement and letter to expats

Campaign groups slam PMs agreement and letter to expats
As the Old Year staggers to its close and Brexit creeps even closer, what’s the reality for Remainer Brit expats desperate to stay where they are and others who’re chancing leaving the UK while they still can? Whilst Brexit supporters all over the UK were celebrating what they saw as the first positive result in the negotiations,...

Cambodia cracks down on retirees and expat businesses

Cambodia cracks down on retirees and expat businesses
Once the easiest of all Southeast Asian countries as regards expat long-stay visas, Cambodia is now cracking down with new regulations aimed at retirees and those requiring business visas. Over the past few years, Cambodia has become a preferred long-stay destination for expat retirees and small-scale entrepreneurs for its straightforward...

Multiple passports the latest accessory for seriously wealthy expats

Multiple passports the latest accessory for seriously wealthy expats
Second, third and even fourth passports are the latest in status symbols for the ultra-rich as well as giving considerable tax advantages and opportunities to hide less than pristine currency. The need for a second passport isn’t just related to obtaining ease of travel around an increasingly xenophobic world as it’s also linked to...