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Expat Focus International News Update March 2020

Posted on Monday March 23, 2020 (16:31:37)


British visitors to Spain advised to ‘get out while you still can’

Spain has been badly affected by the Covid-19 outbreak and Britons who have been visiting the country have been advised by the FCO to return home while they are still able to do so. Hotels will be closing along with short-stay accommodation such as campsites and caravan parks.   more ...

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Expat Focus Brexit News Update March 2020

Posted on Monday March 23, 2020 (16:16:13)


So the big news story this month is, just for a change…not Brexit. With regard to the latter, we are still in a holding pattern: Britain’s departure from the EU has gone ahead at the end of January but has been well and truly eclipsed by the dramatic events surrounding Covid-19.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update February 2020

Posted on Monday February 24, 2020 (10:56:55)


Thailand scraps TM28 form's address reporting requirement

The controversial and widely unpopular TM28 address reporting requirement has been scrapped by the Thai government. Previously, anyone who stayed outside of their province for more than 24 hours was required to fill in a form to detail their activities, address and contact details.   more ...

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How To Plan Your Move Effectively: A Step-By-Step Guide

Posted on Monday January 27, 2020 (14:04:20)


Did you know that 40% of people cite moving house as one of the most stressful experiences of their lives?

At Sirelo, we often get asked the same question by our customers: what exactly do I need to plan for my move? Planning your move effectively is the first and most important step in having a stress-free experience. But how do you pack up and move your whole life to somewhere new abroad? Luckily, that’s where we step in. In this article, our international moving experts tell you how you can plan your move effectively so that you avoid the stress and panic of moving.   more ...

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Expat Focus Brexit News Update January 2020

Posted on Monday January 27, 2020 (11:32:23)


As we move into the new decade, Brexit has not yet come to pass – but it is now not far away and it is clear that unless something truly untoward happens, the UK will finally be leaving the EU on 31st January 2020. At the time of writing, it has been confirmed that the European Union flag is to be taken down outside the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. Meanwhile, the traffic management system is being dismantled on the road to Dover: the deactivation of Project Brock.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update January 2020

Posted on Monday January 27, 2020 (11:24:43)


UAE internet restrictions mar tech growth ambitions

The UAE's pledge to become a tech hub for expat employees is being marred by its strict inhibitions concerning internet usage.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update December 2019

Posted on Thursday December 19, 2019 (21:55:38)


World's best cities to be an expat

A new survey by Internations ranked all the major expat destinations based on their popularity scores across several measures. Over 80 cities were analysed, and data was crunched concerning settling down, work-life balance, quality of life, childcare, and cost of living, among other measures.   more ...

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Expat Focus Brexit News Update December 2019

Posted on Thursday December 19, 2019 (21:19:55)


Now that the general election is over, with the Conservatives returned (in England, at least) with an overwhelming majority and thus a mandate to leave the EU, the government says that Brexit will now definitely go ahead.

Whatever you may feel about leaving the EU, at least there is now an end date in sight and a reduction of uncertainty with regard to the possibility of another referendum. Yet there is still a lack of clarity in some significant areas: the British government’s insistence that freedom of movement would end on the day after Brexit, for instance, followed by a climbdown once there was a threat of a legal challenge.   more ...

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Expat Focus Brexit News Update November 2019

Posted on Monday November 25, 2019 (13:09:09)


As we all know, Brexit did not actually take place at the end of October and the UK is now facing the unusual prospect of a general election in the run-up to Christmas. The question of Brexit is thus in a curious position at present: dominating the news while, at the same time, being curiously absent from it in the deluge of party politics as Britain prepares to go the polls. However, if you are an expat living in the EU, you cannot afford to avoid the issue. We will look below at how the ongoing situation could affect you.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update November 2019

Posted on Monday November 25, 2019 (13:03:45)


Permanent Residency Granted To 2,500 Expats In The UAE

The UAE has granted its 'Permanent Golden Residency' status to 2,500 expats living in the country. Doctors, researchers and scientists make up the bulk of the first batch of expats to be granted permanent residency, along with technological innovators and investors.   more ...



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