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Blog > 2017

2017

Round-Ups, Guides And Experiences




It's been a fairly quiet week here at Expat Focus - we've posted one guide to working in the UAE, so if that's where you're headed, take a look.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Expat Professionals, The Panama Pensionado, And Positive Mental Health




Our podcast guest this week is Jonathan Brown, who talks about his life in Singapore and how to maintain a location-independent lifestyle.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Halloween, House Sitting, And How To Find Work




Plenty of expats move abroad for work-related reasons, but it's still important to make sure you have the appropriate visa to do so. Here's a guide to getting a work visa in Israel.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Drought, Delicacies And Documentation




There's been a drought in columnist June Finnigan's region of Italy - take a look at her latest column for more news from Chianti. And if you're planning to move to Italy, here are some regional delicacies you might want to try.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Remittances, Recycling And Residence Fees




One of the main reasons people move abroad is to be able to better support their families back home. Recently, however, remittances from Oman have been decreasing - we take a look at why that's happening.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Citizenship, House Sitting And Serial Expats




You've been dreaming of the expat life for years. You've done all your research, picked a destination, worked out what your new cost of living will be, planned your goodbye party, bought the airline tickets... and then your new home decides to reform its citizenship rules. Suddenly you might be back to square one, no longer able to fulfil the requirements of the visa you've been coveting for years.

This is a reality for many expats, including those moving to Australia. We've put together a short guide to the new citizenship reforms and how they might affect you.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Self-Employment, Short-Term Rentals, And School In September




It's nearly back to school time for many people! How are your kids coping with the transition? Rosemary Border Rabson talks about La Rentrée in France.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Festivals, Food, And Finance




The expat life can be a hard slog, especially when you're just getting set up. Working out which visas you need, navigating your adopted country's bureaucracy, and finding a place to live can all present challenges. It's therefore easy to forget why you moved abroad in the first place - for a taste of something new.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Language, Lifestyle, And The Cost Of Living




In this month's column, Barry O'Leary talks about the challenges and joys of raising bilingual children.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Retirement And Unretirement: Different Styles Of Expat Life




There are many different ways of living abroad, and many reasons why people choose to make the move. Retirement is one of the most popular options, usually to a place where the pace of life is laid-back and the weather more favourable.    more ...