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Hong Kong tops list of most expensive cities for renting

The most expensive city in the world for expatriates to rent property in is Hong Kong, according to a new study.ECA International found that the average cost for an unfurnished three-bedroom flat in the most popular areas of the city is around HK$90,000 (£6,930) per month.When collating the data, researchers took the rental cost of similar apartments into account in cities all over the globe, being sure to focus on areas where expats like to live.In Hong Kong, these areas are ... Read more

Uncertain future for expats in Kiev

British expatriates in Kiev are contemplating what the future may hold amid the current turbulence in the Ukraine.So far, the majority have stayed put, with no mass exodus of foreigners from the country, but the situation is becoming increasingly tense.The Russian invasion of Crimea has led to widespread anger, with most expats speaking out for democracy and joining Ukrainians on the streets.Glyn Thomas from London told the Telegraph: "The mood in Kiev among the expats is that it’s outrageous what the Russians ... Read more

Amsterdam council against using cash to encourage expats to vote

Amsterdam City Council is to express its opposition to plans by the Borough Council of Zuid to use €60,000 (£49,000) of public money encouraging expatriates to vote in local elections.Mayor Eberhard van der Laan intends to raise the issue with the chairman of the borough council when they meet together, reports The Parool.A total of 60,000 foreign citizens, made up of those from the EU and anyone who has lived in Amsterdam for five years or more, are entitled to vote ... Read more

More expats moving money abroad due to pension allowance changes

Plans set out by the chancellor George Osborne to reduce the Lifetime Allowance (LTA) are seeing more expatriates moving their pensions out of the UK.As of April 6th, the allowance will be cut from the current £1.5 million to £1.25 million, which has a potential impact on 4.7 million expats whose pensions are based in the UK.The deVere Group, which represents around 80,000 expat clients across the world, saw a 35 per cent increase in inquiries about Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes ... Read more

British expats can now renew passports online from UAE

British expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can now apply for a new passport online, as opposed to posting a paper form to the UK.This should make the process easier and allow applicants to track each stage, but it will still be necessary to send supporting documents via post.A spokesperson for Newland Chase, which specialises in immigration, told Emirates 24/7: "It is now expected that the new online service will make passport replacements and renewals more efficient for applicants ... Read more

Campaigners urge expats to register for European vote

Expatriates across the continent are being urged to register for a vote in the European Parliamentary elections or face not having their views heard.There is less than three months left in which expats can make sure they are included and only a small fraction of Brits abroad are believed to have joined the register.The Electoral Commission has now taken to radio and social media in a campaign to encourage more of the 5.5 million British expats to get involved.Part of this ... Read more

British expat in Dubai convicted of kidnapping son

A British expatriate living in Dubai has been convicted of kidnapping her young son, after failing to turn up to a child access visit. Afsana Lachaux¬†said that she is the victim of a miscarriage of justice, because she was prevented from giving evidence or presenting witnesses at her trial. Ms Lachaux moved to the emirate in 2010 with her then husband, but they split up in 2011 and in 2012 she was¬†accused of missing a court-ordered access visit with their three-year-old son Louis. Her ... Read more

Watchdog wants expat opinions on the FCO

It is always reassuring to know that the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is there to help should something go wrong abroad.Now an inquiry into just how well the body functions when needed, is asking for the input of those who have used it, reports the Telegraph.Travellers and expatriates are encouraged by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee to take part in a web forum on the issue.It was launched on the UK Parliament website on January 28th and will run ... Read more

Iain Duncan Smith reveals details of new temperature test for expats

Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has started to outline the details of a temperature test to be brought in for British expatriates.The new measure will decide which citizens living abroad should be granted up to £300 a year in winter fuel allowances.It is thought that some 100,000 people resident in the likes of Spain, France and Greece will lose the payment when the test is introduced.This is designed to cut the annual bill for taxpayers by £17 million with ... Read more

British expat killed as he renovated Spanish home

A British man has been killed in a mudslide as he worked on renovating the Spanish home where he planned to retire.Andrew McGaughey was filling a ditch with concrete at the site near Torrox to the east of Malaga when the ground gave way and he was buried up to his neck, reports the Daily Mail.He was found by a delivery man bringing additional building materials, who immediately called the emergency services, but by the time an air ambulance and paramedics arrived ... Read more
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