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Australia blanks post-Brexit expat free movement deal

Australia blanks post-Brexit expat free movement deal
If you’re banking on getting a job in Australia once Brexit is a done deal, you’re out of luck. Dashing the hopes of would-be British expats hoping to head for Oz, the Australian government has put paid to any expansion of visa-free work between the two countries. It had been hoped a new post-Brexit trade package would include some...

Where are the best world destinations for expat retirement

Where are the best world destinations for expat retirement
The most important aspects of the decision to retire overseas are easily found online. General surveys rating the entire world’s expat destinations for those looking to further their careers or increase their bank balances don’t always help those looking for a safe, affordable and friendly retirement destination. As retiring overseas...

Is Thailand still a dream destination for Western expats?

Is Thailand still a dream destination for Western expats?
If you’re thinking of retiring in Thailand, there are many things to consider before your final decision is made. Traditionally, Thailand has been a popular retiree destination for its tropical climate, inexpensive cost of living and well-established expat communities in a number of towns and cities. A recent survey rated the Southeast...

Is Belize an expat retirement dream location?

Is Belize an expat retirement dream location?
If the Caribbean lifestyle appeals, Belize is as good as it gets! Many people choose the Caribbean as their favourite holiday destination as well as a possible location for their retirement years. Staying full time is very different from a vacation in one of the island’s delectable resorts, but the sun, sea, sand and sheer beauty of the...

Vietnam now the Southeast Asian hub for digital nomads

Vietnam now the Southeast Asian hub for digital nomads
Vietnam is fast becoming the Southeast Asian hub for digital nomads. Digital nomads and other remote workers as well as techies looking to become rich from their innovative ideas have always moved from location to location until starting a formal business becomes the best way forward. Given that Vietnam is now ratcheting up its economy and...

Success of Portuguese Golden Visa responsible for overheated property market

Success of Portuguese Golden Visa responsible for overheated property market
Portugal’s overheating property prices may result in changes to its Golden Visa deals. In a recent announcement, Portugal’s minister of the economy confirmed the likelihood of cutbacks to its popular Golden Visa programme as it’s thought to be the reason behind the country’s overheating property prices. Pedro Siza Vieira told the...

Which world passport is best for itenerant expats?

Posted on November 7, 2019 in Visas
STORY LINK Which world passport is best for itenerant expats?
Which world passport is best for itenerant expats?
Nowadays, the expat life is likely to include travel between a far larger number of world countries than ever before. In the increasingly mobile world of expat professionals and digital nomads, the best passport is one giving the highest number of countries allowing visa free entry, thus making international travel far easier and less...

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...