UK And EU Pension Rights After Brexit

Carlie: Hello there, it’s Carlie with another episode of the Expat Focus podcast. We cover all aspects of life abroad on this show, so if there’s a topic you’d love to hear about, you can let us know on social media – we’re ‘Expat Focus’ – or use the contact details on our website, which … Read more

How Expats Benefit From Recent UAE Law Changes

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. Recent updates and changes to the United Arab Emirates’ legal system are set to benefit the millions of expats that call the country home. Law reforms announced in November cover divorce, wills, and local rules around the consumption of alcohol and unmarried couples living together. … Read more

New Time Caps On Brits With Second Homes In The EU

 Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. The end of 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition period, and one of the big changes for UK nationals is how long they can spend at second homes in the EU. Up until now, British nationals have been able to spend up … Read more

Key Issues For British Expats As Brexit Deadline Looms

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with another episode of the Expat Focus podcast. The dreaded C-word has really dominated the year, but now we’re reaching the end of 2020, and it’s the B-word that a lot of British expats in particular are worried about, as they rush to secure a base in mainland Europe. Oliver … Read more

Key Issues For American Expats

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with another episode of the Expat Focus podcast. How much do you keep up with the news and issues back in your ‘home’ country? Where do you go for updates on subjects that affect you, like, new law proposals and policy changes? American Citizens Abroad is an apolitical organisation on … Read more

How To Move To Vietnam

Creighton: The first thing that you will notice, when you come to Vietnam, is how narrow a lot of the homes are. I think, way back in the day, you were taxed on how big the front of your house was. So, everybody built these narrow houses, which were super long and super high, but … Read more

When Covid-19 Puts Your Expat Life On Hold

Christina: For me, Germany is not the country I want to spend the rest of my life in. I feel very at home in Australia. It was very funny for me, when I flew to Australia, when I actually moved there, and the plane hit the tarmac, and I could feel it in my heart. … Read more

How To Move To Australia

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with the Expat Focus podcast. Australia is known for its incredible natural beauty, great quality of life and multicultural society. If you’re planning a move ‘down under’ (for some time after the pandemic, when borders are actually open again), blogger and teacher Courtney Alkek has some excellent advice to share. … Read more