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Brazil > Articles

Brazil

Brazil - Recommended Expat Blogs

Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017 (08:27:44)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Brazil and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Singapore > Articles

Singapore

An Expat Guide To Social Clubs In Singapore

Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017 (08:10:04)
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Multicultural Singapore has a wealth of international social clubs that cater to a variety of tastes.
Social clubs are a fantastic way to socialise and network, provide entertainment for the family and maintain your health and fitness and overall general wellbeing.

Choosing from the myriad of options can be a little overwhelming at times, so we have composed this guide to help you choose the best club for you.   more ...

United Kingdom > Articles

United Kingdom

A Guide To Income Tax For Expats Moving To The UK

Posted on Monday June 26, 2017 (10:20:51)
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While the UK is among the world's most popular destinations for expat talent to develop their careers, the income tax situation is complicated.

There's no doubt that cross-border taxation can be a complex area in finance and law but it's something expats will need to deal with.

For those expats moving to the UK, there are various tax compliance obligations they must meet, as well as social security and tax filing rules.   more ...

Hong Kong > Articles

Hong Kong

How Living Like A Local Can Save You Money In Hong Kong

Posted on Monday June 26, 2017 (10:08:30)
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While Hong Kong is one of the world's greatest cities for expats to move to, news that expat packages are falling in value is not good for those who live there.

Hong Kong is not the cheapest place for executives to relocate to, but there are ways and means to enjoy a stint working there. Living like a local can really help to save you money.

Findings from a survey by ECA International revealed that while packages in Hong Kong are still the fourth highest among Asian countries, middle managers are receiving less.   more ...

New Zealand > Articles

New Zealand

A Brief Guide To New Zealand's New Immigration Settings

Posted on Monday June 26, 2017 (09:51:35)
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New Zealand has a lot going for it, like its pleasant climate, laid-back lifestyle, family-friendly environment, scenic beauty, low crime rate, modern infrastructure and ample space. The citizens of this island nation are known to be warm, welcoming and friendly English-speaking people. It is therefore no surprise that the Land of the White Cloud usually scores very well in terms of quality of life in most surveys. Students and skilled workers from all over the world are looking at this country as their next expat destination, primarily because of the educational and career opportunities it has to offer.   more ...

United Kingdom > Articles

United Kingdom

What Do Expats In The UK Think About Brexit?

Posted on Friday June 23, 2017 (09:07:46)
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Since the Brexit vote in 2016, there has been much concern and discussion around what will happen to expats when the UK leaves the EU.

A main area of concern at the moment is around expats who are worried about the effect Brexit will have on them. How is the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union going to affect the Europeans who live in the UK, or British people living abroad? There is a sense of security for the moment; until Article 50 comes into power, all expats have the right to remain as they are and carry on. However, it’s not a long-term resolution, which is leaving many expats on edge about their future.   more ...

Belize > Articles

Belize

Belize - Recommended Expat Blogs

Posted on Friday June 23, 2017 (08:02:24)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Belize and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Hong Kong > Articles

Hong Kong

The Best Places To Live In Hong Kong

Posted on Wednesday June 21, 2017 (11:43:38)
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Moving to a new location to live is an exciting prospect, but at the same time, it can also be daunting. One of the most crucial steps associated with moving to a new location is finding a place to live. This can be a tricky thing to pull off, especially for first-time expats, and some places can be more difficult than others. Fortunately for expats in Hong Kong, there are areas across the territory that cater to almost every need and budget.   more ...

Germany > Articles

Germany

An Expat Guide To Finding An Apartment In Germany

Posted on Wednesday June 21, 2017 (11:07:02)
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Apartment hunting is always taxing, but trying to navigate a foreign system in a foreign language can be very difficult. This article will introduce you to the German system, as well as point you towards the most important resources for your house-hunt.   more ...

United Kingdom > Articles

United Kingdom

Five London Expat Meetup Groups To Attend

Posted on Wednesday June 21, 2017 (10:52:20)
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Moving to London as an expat is an exciting decision. The big smoke is where many new experiences are to be had and lots of new culture is yet to be discovered. Settling down in London as an expat is easier than many think. There are various ways to make new friends and find someone to go exploring with.   more ...