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Expat Focus International News Update March 2019

Posted on Tuesday March 19, 2019 (13:50:40)

Spain will guarantee British expat rights

Spain has revealed that it will continue to guarantee welfare and healthcare access for British tourists and expats until the end of 2020 - regardless of what happens to the Brexit political process. The move comes as the Spanish government looks to limit the impact of a no-deal Brexit.   more ...

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How To Change Your UK Driving License For A European One

Posted on Monday February 25, 2019 (12:24:49)

With all the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, and so many considerations to take into account if you’re a British expat in Europe – or even if you’re just planning to travel to the continent after March 2019 – the situation can seem bewildering, particularly when we’re faced with the prospect of leaving the EU without a deal. One area of concern for many expats has been the status of their driving licenses in the event of a no-deal. Currently, a British driving license allows you to drive – and to hire a car – in EU nations. But what impact might Brexit have on your UK driving license? How can you ensure that you’re legal to travel in the EU after March 2019?   more ...

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Expat Focus Brexit News Update February 2019

Posted on Monday February 25, 2019 (12:09:13)

Brexit continues to be the primary source of conversation in Whitehall, with one American visitor commenting that it was impossible to talk about anything else with British politicians. Even a dedicated connoisseur of Whitehall farces might be forgiven for being confused over the current state of play. So let’s take a look at what’s been happening since our last update – and see how it might affect British people abroad.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update February 2019

Posted on Monday February 18, 2019 (18:32:50)

Taiwan best for expats' quality of life

In a survey of expats around the world, Taiwan has been voted the best place for offering expats a better quality of life.

In a population of 23.5 million people there are 750,000 expats. The island republic scored highly in six categories, including affordable healthcare for 96% of respondents, the quality of medical care for 92% of expats and personal safety for 98%.   more ...

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What Would A No-Deal Brexit Plan Mean For Brits Abroad?

Posted on Tuesday February 05, 2019 (10:50:09)

The possibility of Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal has appeared increasingly likely since the end of December 2018, with the significant failure of Theresa May’s deal in the Commons and very little that looks like a back-up plan being produced by the Government.   more ...

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The Easiest EU Passports To Obtain And How To Apply For Them

Posted on Tuesday February 05, 2019 (10:19:45)

With the threat of a no-deal Brexit looming larger every day, a genuine concern is growing amongst many UK citizens regarding potential problems caused by the withdrawal. Social media has been awash with posts by British citizens planning to leave the country altogether if we crash out – or even if we don’t. Some of these are humorous, but there are folk who are genuinely looking into leaving the UK, or at least applying for alternative citizenship in addition to their British passports.   more ...

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How To Find A Short-Term Rental Abroad

Posted on Thursday January 24, 2019 (20:44:03)

You may need a short-term rental for a number of reasons: an extended holiday, a business trip, or perhaps just a change of scene. You may work online and move from place to place. Whatever the reason, short-term rentals are becoming a lot more common these days.   more ...

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Expat Focus Brexit News Update January 2019

Posted on Thursday January 24, 2019 (14:48:13)

At the start of the New Year, the Brexit talks had entered what fictional spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker referred to as an ‘omnishambles’, with Parliament having unequivocally rejected Theresa May’s proposed deal by a record-breaking majority of 230: 432 votes to 202.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update January 2019

Posted on Monday January 21, 2019 (13:41:51)

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 (11:55:01)

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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