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Articles > Qatar

Qatar

Qatar - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Tuesday April 25, 2017 (09:18:46)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Qatar and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Articles > Russia

Russia

Russia - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Tuesday April 25, 2017 (08:55:26)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Russia and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Articles > United Kingdom (UK)

United Kingdom (UK)

How To Apply For A National Insurance Number In The UK

Posted on Monday April 24, 2017 (10:51:53)
(c) Thomas Kelley on Unsplash
The United Kingdom is a popular expat destination for many reasons, including its culture, lifestyle, benefits, healthcare, diversity, education, infrastructure, and career opportunities. Outsiders considering a move to this place should not be deterred by its high living costs, unpredictable weather, grey skies and unimaginative cuisine.

It is absolutely essential that you get all your paperwork in place if you are planning to settle down in the UK. While the procedure is relatively straightforward, it can be quite time consuming. Moreover, there are a number of things that you have to keep in mind and missing out on even one could have repercussions. It is therefore best to seek the services of a professional to guide you through the entire process.   more ...

Articles > General

General

Expat Property Sales Increase In Spain, Decrease In Britain

Posted on Monday April 24, 2017 (10:18:23)
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Spain is all set to witness a more robust property market in 2017. A report by Lucas Fox International Properties, which produces market reports on the Spanish property market, shows that international buyers continue to dominate sales in the prime residential markets. However, national sales have also increased and the demand for new homes continues to rise, although there remains a shortage of quality stock.   more ...

Articles > United Kingdom (UK)

United Kingdom (UK)

Do We Do Enough To Make Expats Welcome in the UK?

Posted on Monday April 24, 2017 (09:29:00)
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The UK has a long tradition of immigration. Many argue that the island is a nation of immigrants, its character and culture shaped by successive waves of migrants from pre-Roman times to the modern day. Their contribution to Britain's history, culture, and landscape cannot be ignored.   more ...

Articles > Bahamas

Bahamas

An Expat Guide To Buying Property In The Bahamas

Posted on Friday April 21, 2017 (10:05:57)
(c) weldert on Pixabay
The Bahamas is made up of 700 islands and 2,400 cays in the Atlantic Ocean. It is located to the north of Cuba and southeast of Florida. The archipelagic state has a population of nearly 400,000, the majority of which are people of West African descent. The rest of the population consists of descendants of European and Latin American settlers.   more ...

Articles > United Kingdom (UK)

United Kingdom (UK)

Visa Diaries: Waiting

Posted on Friday April 21, 2017 (09:29:40)
(c) Alex Jones
by Genevieve Rogis

Over the next few months, I will be applying for an unmarried partner visa in the UK. You can star from part one of my Visa Diaries series here.

You get a lot of sympathy when you're separated from your partner, and your home, for any length of time. People ask how you are, if you're holding up ok, if you miss him. They help you look on the bright side, remind you about seeing your friends and family, having a long holiday, enjoying better weather and bluer skies.   more ...

Articles > Poland

Poland

Poland - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Posted on Friday April 21, 2017 (08:33:42)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Poland and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

Articles > Netherlands (Holland)

Netherlands (Holland)

An Expat Guide to Working in the Netherlands

Posted on Thursday April 20, 2017 (08:46:36)
With around 95% of the population in work, and unemployment continuing to fall, the Netherlands provides good prospects for those seeking work. The average annual salary is around 48,000 euros and workers aged 15 and above are entitled to a minimum wage.   more ...

Articles > United Kingdom (UK)

United Kingdom (UK)

An Expat Guide To Taxation In The UK

Posted on Wednesday April 19, 2017 (10:45:25)
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For most people, immigrating to the United Kingdom (UK) means working for a living. As a part of working life there are many expenses that need to be considered, one of which is taxes. There are many types of taxes that apply within the UK, whether it be on everyday items in the form of VAT (Value Added Tax); Income Tax, which is a tax you pay based on how you earn; or corporation tax, which is paid by businesses that is levied on a company's profits. However, the focus of this article is on income tax.   more ...