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United Arab Emirates > Articles

United Arab Emirates

An Expat Guide To Working In The UAE

Posted on Monday October 16, 2017 (07:59:41)
The United Arab Emirates, or the UAE, occupies a central location in the Middle East, and has people from over 150 nationalities living within its borders. The country has the reputation of being the second richest Arab nation in the world. Thanks to its extensive oil and natural gas reserves, it occupies an important position in the world. Indeed, the UAE came into being in 1958, when vast oil reserves were found in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Currently, the majority of the nation’s total proven reserves lie in Abu Dhabi.   more ...

Panama > Articles


An Expat Guide To The Panama Pensionado Visa

Posted on Friday October 13, 2017 (09:12:19)
An increasing number of people are choosing to spend their retirement years abroad. However, there’s lots to think about before making the decision to move overseas. It is important to determine the kind of security and healthcare available in your chosen destination. Taxes are also an essential consideration, since there could be penalties for unreported foreign assets in some countries. Other important considerations for retirees could be the weather, proximity of the chosen location to their home country and the cost of living. An international destination that frequently features on lists of the best places to retire is Panama.   more ...

Chile > Articles


An Expat Guide To Self-Employment In Chile

Posted on Friday October 13, 2017 (08:56:58)
Chile has long been considered an attractive destination for foreign investors and expat entrepreneurs, and for good reason. One of the more stable economies in South America, the country is fairly liberal in letting non-nationals set up shop, and has recently made the process of starting a business even simpler.   more ...

Italy > Articles


An Expat Guide To Driving In Italy

Posted on Thursday October 12, 2017 (07:33:27)
Driving in Italy can be daunting for those not used to the experience. The city streets are stressful to navigate, but the pace does slow down as you head towards the countryside.

For new expats who are looking forward to getting out on the road, here’s a guide to driving in Italy.   more ...

Costa Rica > Articles

Costa Rica

An Expat Guide To Dealing With The Bugs In Costa Rica

Posted on Thursday October 12, 2017 (07:19:38)
Costa Rica is undeniably one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is known for its lush forests, stunning volcanoes, expansive coastline and picturesque landscapes. Tourists from all over the globe are attracted to this region of Central America thanks to its unique and diverse flora and fauna. Costa Rica has also become a very popular expat destination, due to its rich culture, stability, relaxed lifestyle, high living standards, healthcare, weather, cuisine, safety, activities, nightlife and living costs. In the last few years, several international surveys have ranked this nation as one of the best or happiest places to live.   more ...

United Arab Emirates > Articles

United Arab Emirates

Promoting Positive Mental Health In The Workplace

Posted on Tuesday October 10, 2017 (09:18:09)
Dr Walid Abdul-Hamid t
On World Mental Health Day (Oct 10), The Priory’s Dubai Wellbeing Centre highlights how Priory is helping companies in the UAE with the mental health of their workers.

In his day-to-day work as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director at Priory’s Dubai Wellbeing Centre, Dr Walid Abdul-Hamid treats many Dubai workers suffering from mental health problems like depression, stress and anxiety. The Wellbeing Centre, which opened in April this year, enables workers to access treatment for conditions including anxiety, stress and depression. It is open before and after work and at lunchtimes, so offers flexibility for all. The Centre also goes into firms and discusses how employers can enhance and improve the mental health and wellbeing of their staff.   more ...

Japan > Articles


Why Are Expat Professionals Leaving Singapore For Japan?

Posted on Tuesday October 10, 2017 (07:28:56)
Singapore has been regarded as one of the best Asian destinations for expats from all over the world for a long time now. This island managed to upgrade itself from the third to the first world within a couple of decades after achieving independence from the Federation of Malaysia in 1965.   more ...

United Kingdom > Articles

United Kingdom

Interview With Tania Bearsley, Regional Director UK/Europe, Kea New Zealand

Posted on Tuesday October 10, 2017 (07:18:53)
Tania Bearsley
How long have you been an expat?

12.5 years, we moved to London in 2005... we only intended to be here for 4 years

Why did you chose to move to the UK?

We had come to a crossroads in our NZ lives, and were presented with the opportunity to apply for a UK Ancestry Visa.   more ...

Portugal > Articles


Portugal Facebook Group Round-Up September 2017

Posted on Friday October 06, 2017 (08:39:23)
Welcome to this month’s round-up of discussion topics in our Expats In Portugal Facebook group.   more ...

Israel > Articles


A Guide To Work Visas In Israel

Posted on Friday October 06, 2017 (08:11:01)
Israel is a land of diversity and contrasts. It retains its sense of tradition and religion while at the same time embracing a modern, 21st-century character. People from all over the world call Israel home, but they come from a variety of different cultures and ethnicities and may speak different languages. International citizens are drawn to the country on account of its strategic location and robust economy.   more ...