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New Zealand > Articles

New Zealand

How To Apply For A Working Visa In New Zealand

Wednesday September 19, 2018 (19:52:04)

Boasting an unspoiled landscape of rolling green hills, pristine beaches and towering glacier-glad mountains, the ‘other land down under’ has long been popular with expats.   more ...

Canada > Articles


What Quebec’s New Immigration Options Mean For You

Wednesday September 19, 2018 (19:48:37)

The Canadian province of Quebec is an interesting option for would-be expats who are looking for someplace outside of their home country to settle. Quebec is experiencing a labour shortage that has led it to becoming more welcoming of migrants, while its long and complicated history has resulted in beautiful architecture, delicious food and a distinctive accent that only grows more charming with time. As a majority Francophone region within a largely English-speaking country, Quebec is a great destination both for French language learners and for Francophones from all over the world.   more ...

United Arab Emirates > Articles

United Arab Emirates

What Do The UAE's New Expat Healthcare Policies Mean For You?

Thursday September 13, 2018 (15:24:56)

A number of interesting changes have been underway in the United Arab Emirates lately, some of which could prove particularly useful and beneficial to the UAE expatriate community. In particular, the UAE healthcare system is set to receive a large overhaul, which is predicted to see exponential growth in the medical sector and provide a wealth of business and investment opportunities.   more ...

United States > Articles

United States

How The Proposed Changes To The American H-1B Visa Might Affect You

Thursday September 13, 2018 (15:22:11)

For skilled expats hoping to live and work in the United States, the H-1B visa has been an attractive option. However, since early 2017, the Trump administration has proposed a range of changes to the program that threaten to impact current H-1B visa holders and restrict options for future visa applicants.   more ...

Australia > Articles


What Do The Changes To Australia's Point-Based Visa Test Mean For You?

Thursday September 13, 2018 (15:17:04)

Australia increased the pass-mark for its points-based visa test this summer. The department of immigration raised the previous mark of 60 points to 65 points from the first of July 2018. While this may not seem like a big jump, it has ramifications for non-skilled workers applying for visas. Previously, some of these applications have been reliant on a five-point ‘bonus’ via sponsorship of the visa application from a territory or state government. With the rise, non-skilled workers may struggle to meet the pass mark.   more ...

France > Articles


UK Expat Buying Property In France? Here's What You Need To Know

Thursday September 13, 2018 (15:11:46)

Despite uncertainties over Brexit, buying property in France remains a popular choice for British expats, whether as a permanent residence, an investment property, or a holiday home. In some regions, property is substantially cheaper than in the UK and British people are still welcome; for instance, the Occitanie area is home to a high proportion of British expats.   more ...

Finland > Articles


Moving To Finland As A Disabled Expat: What You Need To Know

Wednesday September 05, 2018 (16:45:45)

I’ll begin this article by sharing some facts about Finland, where I live. We’re a European country and a member of the European Union. We share land borders with three countries: Norway, Sweden, Russia. Thus, we are a Nordic country. In total, our population is 5.5 million and the majority of the population is concentrated in the southern region. The capital and by far the largest city is Helsinki. Expats usually live in the capital region, which includes Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa.   more ...

Portugal > Articles


Staying Healthy In Cascais: A Guide To Local Gyms, Health Clubs And Sports Groups

Wednesday September 05, 2018 (16:38:44)

Chances are, if you’re anything like me, living in Portugal will mean you’ll have a lot of pastel de nata that you’ll be needing to burn off! Even if that’s not the case, exercise is great for your health, energy and overall wellbeing. It also gets you out and about – it’s a brilliant way to start learning your way around your new home, and can be a powerful social tool, helping you meet like-minded people and start building friendships and networking circles. So, we’ve put together this guide to help you find great ways to keep fit in your new home.   more ...

United States > Articles

United States

Healthcare In New York For Expats With Chronic Illnesses

Wednesday September 05, 2018 (16:33:04)

If you're living with a chronic illness, such as depression, asthma, diabetes or arthritis, you’ll know that your health requires careful and consistent management. The good news is that by moving to New York, you’ll have access to some of the best healthcare in the world: first class hospitals, a wide range of specialists and pharmacies on every corner. However, in order to access this great care – and avoid hefty fees! – you’ll need to consider health insurance.   more ...

Germany > Articles


Dating In Deutschland: How To Find Your Perfect Partner In Germany

Wednesday September 05, 2018 (13:57:13)

Dating can be confusing no matter where you are. Now double that confusion; you’re dating in Deutschland!

So confusing is the courtship here that there is even a song about it.   more ...