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Expat Focus International News Update January 2019

Posted on Monday January 21, 2019 (12:41:51)

Best countries for expats to work in

The best five countries for expats to work in are all outside of North America, with Germany taking the top spot.

That's the finding from a new survey published by HSBC Expat, in which Bahrain claimed second place. Bahrain overtook the UK, Switzerland and the US in offering better career opportunities and progression as well as fulfilment for expats.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update December 2018

Posted on Thursday December 20, 2018 (10:55:01)

UK cracks down on ‘golden visas’

A route into the UK for wealthy foreign investors who utilise the country’s ‘dolden visa’ schemes have been suspended by the UK government in a crime crackdown. Currently, foreign investors are spending millions of pounds to access a Tier 1 visa, which is a fast-track route to settlement in the country.   more ...

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Expat Focus Brexit News Update December 2018

Posted on Tuesday December 18, 2018 (10:20:06)

The Brexit negotiations may charitably be described as being in complete disarray this close to Christmas, with Theresa May having been subjected to a Parliamentary coup engineered by her own party, and her deal’s journey through Parliament being postponed to an unknown date.   more ...

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Americans Abroad: What Do US Expats Look For In A New Country?

Posted on Friday December 07, 2018 (07:59:27)

The US State Department estimates that there are approximately nine million US citizens living abroad. Starting a new life as an expat obviously appeals to a lot of people.   more ...

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The Latest Brexit News And What It Means For Expats In The EU

Posted on Thursday December 06, 2018 (08:03:01)

Whatever one’s personal feelings about Brexit, there is one thing on which we can all agree; whether you’re a British expat in the EU or a European expat in the UK, the degree of uncertainty regarding the UK’s withdrawal from the EU is deeply unsettling. At the time of writing, there still isn’t a deal on the table, but there is a great deal of confusion over what Brexit is actually going to mean for British residents abroad in the European nations. Even if there is an eleventh-hour deal, we’re all going to have to scramble hard to catch up with the ramifications.   more ...

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How Might Post-Brexit Immigration Policy Affect You?

Posted on Wednesday November 21, 2018 (13:21:00)

The big day is rapidly approaching. The UK’s exit from the EU is scheduled for March 29th 2019, giving precious few months for governments in London and Brussels to decide what happens after that date.

The referendum of June 2016 was emotive, seeing statistics mingling with impassioned arguments about British sovereignty. A key issue for the leave campaign was taking control of British borders, leaving behind the EU’s freedom of movement policies in favour of rules and limits written in London.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update November 2018

Posted on Monday November 19, 2018 (13:39:27)

EU expats leave UK

More than 132,000 workers from the European Union have left their jobs in the UK and returned to their home countries, the official figures reveal. This is the biggest decline since records began.

Between July and September this year, there were 2.25 million workers in the UK from the 27 EU member countries, which is 132,000 fewer than was recorded over the same period last year.   more ...

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Highlights From The Expat Insider Survey 2018

Posted on Monday November 12, 2018 (14:26:35)

Expat Insider is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive surveys on life abroad. This year, a grand total of 18,135 expats from all across the world participated in the survey. Some 178 nationalities took part, spread across 187 countries or territories, including more than 1,600 participants in Germany and just one each in Greenland and Equatorial Guinea. The accumulated data provides a unique insight into life abroad in 2018. Some results are as expected, while others are rather surprising.   more ...

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What Would A No-Deal Brexit Mean For British Expats?

Posted on Thursday November 01, 2018 (12:18:17)

There was a long-running game-show in the UK, with a simple premise and a catchy title. Deal Or No Deal invited players to open a series of sealed boxes, each containing a cash amount. They could make a deal and walk away with this money; or players could refuse the deal and risk it all to chase a bigger, elusive jackpot.   more ...

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Which Type Of Expat Are You?

Posted on Thursday October 25, 2018 (10:23:35)

Choosing to venture into the life of an expat is not always an easy decision; there are different cultures, new languages, strange currencies, unique foods and moving boxes galore to think about.

However, once you overcome the initial hurdles, the way forward can be bright and promising, packed with new adventures and hidden gems. All you have to do is start exploring.   more ...

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