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Articles > Canada

Canada

A Brief Guide To Canadian Start-Up Visas

Posted on Friday July 22, 2016 (09:14:07)
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Any time expats meet, be it in bars, the workplace or online, conversation will inevitably turn to the same subject: visas.

The visa is the ticket to a life overseas. It doesn’t matter if you have the job, the house and an account full of local money; without that slip of paper in your passport, your stay is little more than a holiday.   more ...

Articles > Financial

Financial

A Short Expat Guide To International Bank Accounts

Posted on Friday July 22, 2016 (08:48:31)
For those thinking of moving regularly while overseas, an international bank will be the best financial solution for their needs.

While they may consider retaining their existing bank account, they will soon appreciate when they withdraw local currency that their transaction costs will begin to mount through currency conversions. However, with an international account they can save money on these charges.   more ...

Articles > Greece

Greece

Greece - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Friday July 22, 2016 (08:15:00)
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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 Greece and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Articles > General

General

How To Cope With Teenagers Flying The Nest And Relocating Abroad

Posted on Thursday July 21, 2016 (07:05:49)
Every expat knows the pain of saying goodbye, bidding farewell to their nearest and dearest before jetting off into the wide blue yonder, possibly not to return for months or years.

The tug of hearth and home can give a mighty pull on the heartstrings, causing even the most intrepid of globetrotters to turn a teary eye toward home. The wonders of a new destination can be tarnished by the continual yearning for friends, family, and the familiar.   more ...

Articles > Financial

Financial

A Guide To The New Rules For Expat Contractors In The UK

Posted on Wednesday July 20, 2016 (09:04:27)
British expat contractors working in the public sector who have their own company for tax purposes in the UK may be in for a financial surprise next April when new laws come in which could see their status changed.

The rules also apply to expats working in the UK public sector who have formed their own company but not to expats working in the private sector.   more ...

Articles > General

General

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update 19 July 2016

Posted on Tuesday July 19, 2016 (08:39:51)
Brexit fallout will impact on expats and their healthcare

The fallout from the Brexit vote continues, with many British expats living and working in Europe worried about whether they will have access to healthcare once the country's withdrawal from the European Union is completed.

Currently, UK citizens who live in EU member states are entitled to free healthcare with the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).   more ...

Articles > Bermuda

Bermuda

Bermuda - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Tuesday July 19, 2016 (08:15:39)
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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 Bermuda and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Articles > General

General

A Guide to Dealing With Sexism Abroad for Female Expats

Posted on Monday July 18, 2016 (08:38:00)
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Working abroad has never been more popular among women. According to Price Waterhouse Cooper, women now make up 46% of British expats living abroad, and 71% of women have said they want to work outside their home country during their career.

But living abroad is challenging. Settling into a new expat life can be lonely, while getting to grips with day to day life in an entirely new country can be bewildering and frustrating.   more ...

Articles > General

General

Adventures in A Foreign Language

Posted on Friday July 15, 2016 (08:59:09)
Even the most unprepared expat usually learns a few helpful phrases if their destination country uses a different language. Armed with ‘do you speak English’ and a winning smile, plucky monolingual expats can usually bluff their way through most troubles or be rescued by a more skilled linguist.

That’s not to say those moving overseas with diplomas, certificates, and hours of classroom study aren’t also caught out by dialect dramas. Simple mistakes or misunderstandings can trip up even the most skilled of linguists.   more ...

Articles > Caribbean

Caribbean

Caribbean - Recommended Blogs

Posted on Tuesday July 12, 2016 (07:15:17)
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 the Caribbean and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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