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How To Start Out As A Digital Nomad Abroad

Posted on Thursday February 15, 2018 (11:03:50)

Becoming a digital nomad is the new buzz within the travel community; the ultimate holy grail to be chased in the ever-developing, fast-paced world of the internet and social media. Shifting your income to an online revenue allows you to travel and earn as you go. It’s a lovely thought, but is it actually an attainable goal? If so, how do you go about doing it? The answers are that yes, this career path is attainable, and there is no right or wrong way to go about it. You can either concentrate on building up enough work and a sturdy client base before you travel, or you can start your search once you’re abroad.   more ...

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Valentine's Day Traditions Around The World

Posted on Monday January 29, 2018 (10:31:00)

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching. Shops around the world are bursting at the seams with heart-shaped decorations, discounted chocolate and sickly-sweet tokens of affection emblazoned onto cutesy teddy bears.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update January 2018

Posted on Friday January 26, 2018 (17:34:05)

British expats in EU face 'legal limbo'

British expats in the European Union could be facing legal problems when trying to apply for citizenship in their new country, a study has found.

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is warning that access to citizenship is controlled by the EU's member states and not by the European Union.

This means that dual citizenship is controlled tightly in countries such as Spain and the Netherlands, where dual citizenship is only granted if the applicant’s second country is in the EU.   more ...

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Do You Need An International Driving License?

Posted on Monday January 22, 2018 (11:30:23)

There’s no doubt that expat life is exciting and adventurous – but even so, the decision to move to another part of a continent or the globe is never an easy one. From applying for or updating passports and visas to setting up bank accounts and finding suitable accommodation, there are a number of things that you have to think about and organize both before making the move and once you arrive.   more ...

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How To Make Friends Abroad In Your 60s

Posted on Monday January 08, 2018 (10:34:42)

Making the move abroad can be a daunting experience for anyone, regardless of age; however, many mature and retiring expats anticipate that moving abroad and assimilating into local life will be potentially harder for them than for others. However, according to HSBC Expat Explorer, this isn’t the case. The studies showed that 49 percent of overseas retirees said it took them less than six months to feel at home in their new country of residence. In addition to this, 52 percent said that it took them less than a year. In comparison, only 33 percent of their younger counterparts (aged 18 to 34) settled in as quickly.   more ...

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Making Expat Resolutions For The New Year? Here Are A Few Suggestions

Posted on Friday December 15, 2017 (14:17:08)

It’s a brand new year and time for a brand new set of resolutions. While it is true that many resolutions go unfulfilled, this may be because they are overly ambitious or unrealistic. The ambitious ones require a great deal of discipline, while the unrealistic ones call for big changes in lifestyle.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update December 2017

Posted on Friday December 15, 2017 (13:39:38)

UK's Net Migration Falls

Net migration into the UK has fallen by the largest amount ever recorded just a year after the Brexit referendum.

The latest news highlights that net immigration to the UK is at its lowest level for three years, with falling numbers of EU citizens heading to the UK and growing numbers of EU expats leaving. However, the number of EU migrants applying for British citizenship has jumped by 80% and there's been a fivefold increase in the number of EU workers being issued with a permanent residence card.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update November 2017

Posted on Friday November 24, 2017 (11:11:41)

Happiest Cities For Expats

In a survey of 51 world cities, the most popular with expats is Manama in Bahrain.

This unexpected winner is in pole position because expats say it's easy to settle in there; 92 percent of those who responded said they could live in Manama without learning Arabic. Expats add that as well as the quality of urban living, the city ranks well in all indices. The local population is friendly towards expats and few have encountered problems when it comes to finding new friends.   more ...

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The Best Career Options For Digital Nomads

Posted on Friday November 10, 2017 (13:28:02)

A digital nomad is a person who travels whilst working remotely, otherwise known as ‘location independent’. The money they earn from their online work perpetuates their ability to travel from place to place, particularly in countries where the exchange works in their favour, depending on the currency they earn in.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update October 2017

Posted on Thursday October 19, 2017 (09:40:06)

Singapore Tops HSBC Expat Explorer Survey

Singapore has topped the HSBC Expat Explorer survey for 2017, with Norway just being edged out.

HSBC questioned 27,500 expats around the world and found that Singapore offered more for the third consecutive year. Expats living there say offers the best quality of life and that it’s a safe place with well-paid work.   more ...

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