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Egypt > Articles

Egypt

Cairo's Most Desirable Neighbourhoods For Expats

Monday June 18, 2018 (09:19:00)

One of the most important decisions you will have to make as an expat is where to base yourself. You want your new home to be in a safe area of your chosen country, with all the specific amenities that you need for your lifestyle. You will have to consider many aspects such as whether your preferred area is located near good schools for your children to attend, or how long your commute to work would be. This is especially relevant when we’re talking about Cairo, as the traffic there is insane! This decision can be difficult if you’re moving to a country that you have never stepped foot in before; how can you possibly start to guess which areas would be safest or most centrally located?   more ...

Netherlands > Articles

Netherlands

Bringing Your Inheritance Into The Netherlands: What Expats Need To Know About Dutch Tax Laws

Monday June 18, 2018 (09:14:37)

If you’re bringing your inheritance into the Netherlands, tax laws may have implications for your assets, so make sure that you’re fully informed. With the right information at hand, you can avoid being hit by any unexpected taxes and duties that will stop you making the most of your inheritance.   more ...

Denmark > Articles

Denmark

Copenhagen's Cuisine: A Culinary Tour Of Denmark's Capital City

Monday June 18, 2018 (09:09:38)

Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark, traditionally known for its beautiful architecture, is rapidly becoming famous for its delicious food. But what are the ‘must try’ items on the menu? They are numerous, as you will find plenty of choices to satisfy every culinary preference and budget.   more ...

Ecuador > Articles

Ecuador

Will Ecuador's New Mandatory Health Insurance Rules Affect You?

Monday June 18, 2018 (08:59:51)

As of May 1st, 2018, the Human Mobility Act will replace the current immigration and naturalization law in Ecuador, imposing new rules on foreign nationals. There will be three main requirements for expats and holidaymakers in Ecuador:

- to carry travel identification or a passport while in the country;
- to register at the Ecuadorian civil register to obtain a cédula (national identity document);
- to have public or private health insurance valid for the duration of their stay.   more ...

Cyprus > Articles

Cyprus

How To Take Your Pets To Cyprus From The UK

Monday June 18, 2018 (08:56:09)

For many people, their pet is a member of the family. Moving to another country without them would be inconceivable. We take a look at the process of taking your pet to Cyprus - and the risks they face there.   more ...

United Kingdom > Articles

United Kingdom

London - City Of Love: Why The UK Capital Is More Romantic Than Paris

Monday June 18, 2018 (08:50:38)

Paris is often referred to as the city of love, and hopeless romantics all around the world have their eyes set on the French capital. Paris is portrayed in a plethora of literature and films as the ultimate romantic getaway, the ‘it destination’ for finding love, and generally the place to be.   more ...

Japan > Articles

Japan

So Much More Than Sushi: A Culinary Tour Of Japan

Monday June 18, 2018 (08:45:14)

Japan's geographical location sits in the middle of four bodies of water. In addition, it has a temperate climate, sufficient rainfall and fertile soil for agricultural farming and fishing, all of which provide a wealth of food sources for the country. A world-leading commercial fishing industry means seafood constitutes the base for dishes eaten by local people, alongside regionally grown rice, soybeans and vegetables. A meal often consists of steamed white rice, miso soup and a few side dishes (okazu) such as pickled vegetables. This balance of food types represents the traditional cuisine of the country (washoku).   more ...

Australia > Articles

Australia

What Does The Abolition Of Australia's 457 Visa Mean For Expats?

Monday June 18, 2018 (08:41:14)

Until it was officially abolished on 18 March 2018, the 457 visa was the most common way for approved Australian employers to sponsor skilled workers from overseas to fill the critical vacancies they were unable to fill with local workers.

The Temporary Work (Skilled) 457 visa was attractive for expats because holders were able to bring eligible family members to Australia with unrestricted work and study rights. This four-year visa also provided a fast path to permanent Australian residency.   more ...

Germany > Articles

Germany

Romance And Red Tape: A Guide For Expats Getting Married In Germany

Monday June 18, 2018 (08:34:41)

Marriage: where romance meets red tape. Whether for love or visas, marriage is a subject that eventually comes up for many long-term expats in Germany.

In line with Germany’s enduring badge of baffling bureaucracy, performing the holy union here is hardly simple. This is especially true when one or both partners are not from the country. That being said, it is a well traversed path (and for many, the most direct route to a residency permit) so with the help of this guide, your journey towards matrimony will be completely manageable.   more ...

Italy > Articles

Italy

Business Taxes In Italy: What You Need To Know Before Setting Up Your Company

Monday June 18, 2018 (08:25:06)

As an employee, tax is that little thing that chips away at your pay-cheque each month. As an employer, it’s a whole different ball game – especially when it comes to business taxes in Italy.

These days, Italy is a country where the majority of businesses are small to medium enterprises, but it wasn’t always this way. Prior to the reforms Matteo Renzi made in 2014, Italy wasn’t such an attractive place for foreign investors to set up a business due to the red tape and structural issues which were often found. However, those days are in the past.   more ...