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Switzerland > Articles


An Expat Guide To Taxation In Switzerland

Tuesday March 06, 2018 (12:42:25)

Switzerland has a worldwide reputation for low taxation but in reality, residents pay a wide and varied range of taxes. The key to it all will be whereabouts in the country you choose to live.   more ...

United Kingdom > Articles

United Kingdom

The New American Embassy In London - What Expat Services Does It Offer?

Monday March 05, 2018 (11:41:41)

America has a new home. But don’t panic; there’s no need to go checking maps! The entire United States has not shifted from its traditional spot between the Atlantic and Pacific. Instead, the US embassy in London has re-opened in brand new buildings, leaving its famous Grosvenor Square location.   more ...

Canada > Articles


Searching For A Job In Ontario? Read Our Handy Guide For Expats

Friday March 02, 2018 (09:56:31)

Half of all new migrants entering Canada each year head to Ontario. Sitting at the centre of the country, this is the second-largest and most populous of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. Toronto and Ottawa are large, bustling, cosmopolitan cities where expats can enjoy satisfying careers and a huge range of leisure pursuits.

Short-Term Work In Ontario

Most expats who want to work in Ontario on a temporary basis must obtain an employer-specific work permit before they arrive in Canada. This must be applied for at the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin. Some individuals are eligible to apply on arrival in Canada or whilst living there, but these are exceptions to the rule.   more ...

South Africa > Articles

South Africa

A Guide To Expat Visas For South Africa

Thursday March 01, 2018 (11:25:09)

The Republic of South Africa, with its bustling cities, beautiful beaches and friendly people, can be a good destination for expats. However, before you arrive, make sure your right to stay is officially approved.

South African Immigration Laws

There’s a lack of clear information about how many expats live in South Africa, meaning that immigration laws have been undergoing review and change since 2014. Most importantly, you must have a valid residence permit or visa when entering or leaving the country.   more ...

Australia > Articles


Which Australian City Would Suit You Best?

Wednesday February 28, 2018 (10:03:20)

If your life’s goal is to move to Australia and you have skills that give you the pick of locations, then there are lots of options on offer for you. Almost nine out of ten Australian residents live in cities, each of which offer their own opportunities and character.   more ...

Netherlands > Articles


A Handy Guide To Making Friends In Amsterdam

Tuesday February 27, 2018 (11:20:33)

So you’ve made the choice to move to Amsterdam. Visa? Tick. Accommodation? Tick. Employment? Tick. Friends? Hmm… if you haven’t quite fallen into your crowd yet, do not despair! Amsterdam is a bustling international city attracting people from around the globe, and one of the most exciting parts of settling in here will be getting to know the fresh new faces who you will grow to call your friends.   more ...

Netherlands > Articles


An Expat Guide To Work Permits In The Netherlands

Monday February 26, 2018 (13:24:58)

Thinking of moving to the Netherlands for work, or looking to employ someone from outside the country? Here are our answers to the most common questions about work permits.

EU/EEA members and Swiss nationals are entitled to the free movement of labour and do not require employment permits to work in the Netherlands.   more ...

Canada > Articles


The Best Canadian Retirement Destinations for Expats

Wednesday February 21, 2018 (11:41:54)

Canada is one of the preferred countries for expats looking to retire. The country’s economy is thriving, its healthcare system is well-established, and the government provides various incentives to senior citizens to ensure they live comfortably in their golden days. There is a choice of cities in Canada that fit the expat retiree life.   more ...

Bulgaria > Articles


Renovating A Rural Property In Bulgaria

Wednesday February 21, 2018 (11:34:12)

Moving to a new house comes with a lot of strain and pressure, more so if you have set out to turn an old dilapidated building into your dream home. Many people dream of revamping an old farmhouse and turning it into a beautiful home. In Bulgaria, not only is the cost of rural property low, but labor is also cheap; a Bulgarian builder earns about a third of what a UK builder will ask for.   more ...

United States > Articles

United States

Moving To A Tornado Zone In The USA? Read This First!

Monday February 19, 2018 (11:47:16)

More than 1,200 tornadoes occur in the USA each year, a greater number than in any other country in the world. About $10 billion of damage is caused annually by these violent whirlwinds, which reach from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. If you are moving to a tornado zone, you need to plan for these potential emergencies, get insurance, and keep up to date with local weather conditions.   more ...