Top Overseas Destinations For British Pensioners

The Pension Exodus Report Researchers at Investing Reviews, in conjunction with the UK Department of Work and Pensions, have compiled a list of the top ten destinations for British retirees in their recent Pension Exodus Report. Retiring abroad has always been a popular option among British pensioners – around a million of them currently live … Read more

Expat Focus International News Update February 2023

Saudi Arabia attracts expats to the country The Middle Eastern state is seeing an increasing number of expats flocking into the country after relaxing its visa requirements, international agency Deloitte told Al Arabiya News in late January. Relocation consultant Rached Bejjani told the press: “There are a lot more expats coming into the country … … Read more

5 Top-Ranking Cities For Expats

Choosing the right city to call home is often both a daunting and exhilarating prospect. It’s one of the most important decisions that expats will make and can have a significant impact on their employment opportunities, financial stability, and quality of life. Luckily for us, expats from around the world have been sharing their experiences … Read more

Expat Focus International News Update January 2023

New legislation for non-Islamic expats in the UAE The UAE has recently brought in new laws relating to the personal status of non-Islamic expats, primarily with regard to marriage and divorce. The Federal Personal Status Law also clarifies questions surrounding inheritance, procedures for post-divorce financial claims, paternity tests and custody of children. If this new … Read more

Expat Focus International News Update December 2022

Scrapping the 90-day rule In late November, it was reported that the Spanish authorities were interested in scrapping the 90-day rule for British visitors resident the country. Spanish Tourism Secretary Fernando Valdés said that the restriction is working against Spanish interests, but that Spain can’t do much about it, because it did not set the … Read more

Expat Focus International News Update November 2022

Indonesia introduces ‘second home’ visa Expats in Indonesia have been cautiously enthusiastic about the new ‘second home’ visa, which will allow you to remain in the country for 10 years. However, according to the Jakarta Post, they do have some reservations. If you have an existing visa, and either an investment in a luxury property … Read more

Expat Focus International News Update October 2022

HireAHelper survey reveals top countries for US expats Blogsite HireAHelper have recently undertaken a new survey, based on research into residence permit and visa data, to track the most popular choices of country among US expats. Top of the list is nearby Mexico, followed by the UK and Canada (English-speaking nations are an obvious fit). … Read more

Expat Focus International News Update September 2022

Truss, Brexit and banking The UK’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss is set to scrap legacy EU legislation in 2023, according to recent reports. In an upcoming finance meeting with top British financiers (the CEO of Legal and General, for example), Reuters says, she will outline plans for the reform of regulatory regimes, such as … Read more

Expat Focus International News Update August 2022

Brits in Portugal ‘in limbo’ At the beginning of this month, the UK press gave extensive coverage to the plight of British citizens in Portugal, effectively left in limbo as an ongoing consequence of Brexit. The Portuguese authorities have not yet issued residency cards to many Brits in the country, leaving them unable to travel … Read more

Expat Focus International News Update July 2022

EU’s top court tells Brits ‘you’ve lost your rights’ The EU Court of Justice ruled in June that British nationals resident in one of the EU’s 27 member states “no longer enjoy the status of citizen of the Union,” Bloomberg reports. As third party nationals, they can no longer vote or stand in municipal elections. … Read more

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