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Articles > United Kingdom (UK)

United Kingdom (UK)

How Is Brexit Affecting Expats In The UK?

Posted on Tuesday March 21, 2017 (10:21:44)
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There has been a lot of talk about ‘Brexit’, a term that is used for the United Kingdom departing from the European Union. It has already had a major impact on the country. Many expats have moved to the United Kingdom and started to settle into what was supposed to be their happily ever after, which has now turned into an uncertain situation. Citizens who originate from the European Union have been threatened with the closing of bank accounts, termination of employment and rental agreements, or even revoking their right to reside in the UK.   more ...

Articles > Canada

Canada

Why Canada Is A Great Country To Call Home

Posted on Tuesday March 21, 2017 (09:39:12)
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Canada is a popular choice for many expats from around the world. It is a country of great diversity and it invites people from all walks of life. It’s the sense of community between people from different nations that makes it a special place to live. Canada is known for its natural beauty, with Niagara Falls in the heart of Toronto in Ontario and the serene Rocky Mountains that span British Colombia. Canada is one of the few countries that offer true seasonal climates too. Canada is one of the most desirable places to live in the world, especially with the healthcare benefits and the excellent quality of life. Each region within Canada has its own individual specialities and experiences, which offers a little something for everyone.   more ...

Articles > United Arab Emirates (UAE)

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

What Expats Need To Know About Healthcare In Dubai

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (11:01:03)
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Since 1 January, it has been a mandatory requirement that all expats must have health insurance to live and work in Dubai, or face fines for not having it.

Expats face a monthly fine of Dh500 (£109/$136) for not complying with Isahd (Insurance System for Advancing Healthcare in Dubai), which in Arabic means 'bringing happiness'.

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) initiative began in 2014, with the aim of rolling out sustainable healthcare for all expats, citizens and visitors to Dubai.   more ...

Articles > United Kingdom (UK)

United Kingdom (UK)

What Expats Heading To The UK Need To Know About Health Insurance

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (10:54:34)
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As one of the world's most popular expat destinations, the UK offers great opportunities and though it has one of the best healthcare services in the world there is still a need for international health insurance.

There are two issues to appreciate for all expats moving to the UK and the first one is for those heading to the country from other European Union member states as they will not need a visa but will need the European Health Insurance Card to ensure they can access healthcare services.

However, the EHIC is not meant to replace traditional health insurance cover but simply give the holder access to emergency and some other treatments.   more ...

Articles > General

General

How To Deal With Your Teens Moving Abroad: A Guide For Empty Nesters

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (10:46:22)
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Studying in a foreign country is like a dream come true for several teens and young adults from across the globe. In addition to their studies, then they get exposure to a completely different lifestyle. The prospect of interacting with new people, learning another language and getting to know about another culture is rapidly gaining popularity with individuals between the ages of 16 and 20.   more ...

Articles > United States (USA)

United States (USA)

Understanding Expat Healthcare In The US

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (10:40:07)
The reputation and costs for the American healthcare system are known throughout the world and health premiums will not be cheap.

That's because healthcare in the US is a costly process, it's ranked as being the most expensive in the world.

According to one national British newspaper, many British expats opt to fly home to the UK for health treatment rather than navigate the American healthcare system. The newspaper points out that even after paying for air fares, the treatment still costs less than it does in the US.   more ...

Articles > Australia

Australia

How Much Does It Really Cost To Live In Sydney?

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (10:32:55)
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The cost of living in Sydney is notoriously high, and it usually makes it onto the top 10 list in the world. But, like its expensive cousins, for many expats the price is worth it. With its beautiful beaches, famously good weather, iconic scenery, and plenty of entertainment, Sydney is a popular place to live.

This leaves many people wondering how much it really costs to live in Sydney. Is it as bad as all that? On a scale of Bangkok to New York, Sydney certainly sits on the higher end of the scale, and while a budget can help, some costs are unavoidable.   more ...

Articles > Health

Health

Moving Abroad? Read Our Essential Health Checklist

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (10:08:10)
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For instance, citizens of European Union member states can access healthcare services in other EU countries by producing their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) when requiring treatment.

However, the EHIC is not an all-inclusive healthcare offering and is only really suitable for emergency treatment. This means expats should register with a doctor to access healthcare services as citizens of that country would do.   more ...

Articles > General

General

Have You Got What It Takes To Thrive As An Expat?

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (10:01:36)
Rather than taking a chance by moving overseas for a work assignment, wouldn't it be helpful to find that you have got what it takes to thrive as an expat before they set off?

That's what researchers at one assessment recruitment specialist decided to see what the personal characteristics are that make for a successful expatriate.

The idea for the report is not just to help expats focus on what they need to do to succeed when overseas, but also to help multinational employers decide who will be right for a particular assignment.   more ...

Articles > Canada

Canada

Canadian Government Launches Global Skills Strategy For Incoming Expats

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (09:55:02)
We’ve written before about how Canada has thrown its doors wide open, welcoming expats, immigrants and refugees with warmth and the promise of a better life.

Canada’s policies are in sharp contrast to other nations around the world. The USA, UK, Australia and countries across Europe are bending to populist policies, often contravening their own constitutions, in order to batten down the hatches and make it harder for new arrivals to establish themselves in a new home.   more ...


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