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Moving Abroad

Can You Travel the World Without Savings?

There is one thing holding many people back from exploring the world. Money. Many people are understandably fearful of quitting their jobs (or taking a sabbatical) and globe trotting if they haven’t got any money in the bank. Quite rightly, being able to afford a plane ticket can be a dilemma in itself. However, you by no means have to be well off to travel. Working abroad For those who want to live abroad but can’t afford to treat it as a jolly, ... Read more

An Expat Student Guide to French Visas

UNESCO statistics revealed that France has the third highest population of international students in the world, with 271,339 calling the country home for academic purposes. Universities in France are incredibly modern and students can benefit from being surrounded by people from all areas of the world whilst being enveloped in the unique French culture. Whatever your reason for choosing to study in France, getting to grips with the visa application process is key to ensure a smooth transition abroad. How to apply for ... Read more

Can Expat Retirees Truly Settle in UAE?

Despite the tumultuous couple of years for expats in Saudi Arabia, those over the age of 55 will be pleased with a decision made by the United Arab Emirates government as a whole. Lawmakers of the region have passed a new law to extend residency visas for expat retirees. The law will come in to play in 2019 and will cover all of the Emirates, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It comes as the UAE Cabinet voted to extend residency visas for ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Denmark?

The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. Many assume prosperity is used in reference to the financial standing of a country and, while this is included, the Legatum Institute considers more factors in its ranking. Ranking in 7th place in their most recent study (out of 149 countries) was Denmark. This puts Denmark in the top 6%, with its rankings for Social Capital (4th), Economic Quality ... Read more

International School Numbers Continue to Rise

Over the past few years the number of international schools around the world has increased. Whilst they are typically used by expats, local children are now attending as their parents understand the importance of learning English for the business environment. With English being the most widely used second language in the world, many parents are paying the high fees of international schools. They believe that the education and qualifications on offer will enable their children to develop their careers further than if ... Read more

Will British Expats See Another Referendum?

There had been rumours of a second Brexit referendum since decisions were revealed after the initial vote. Now, EU leaders are backing for another referendum on Brexit, with expat campaign groups in agreement for another poll. With the media projecting that decisions are not being made during negotiations, a number of state leaders and have made it clear that they would fully support a final Brexit referendum. Theresa May’s plan has been met with mostly disdain, with many people deeming it ‘unacceptable’. Originally, ... Read more

What Happens to Your Life Insurance If You Move Abroad 2018

Each year thousands of British citizens move abroad. It would appear motivation to leave the country ranges from beginning a new career, retiring or simply in search of new adventures. According to the United Nations, over 4.5 million Brits now live overseas. Amongst the most popular destinations in 2017, were Australia and New Zealand, where over  33% of British expats live and around 28% residing in the US or Canada. However, the EU continues to be a popular destination for British expats, with ... Read more

Expat Safety Tips: Mudslides

Although catastrophic, mudslides don’t tend to get as much media attention compared to wildfires, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and floods. However, just like all other natural disasters, mudslides have the ability to completely dismantle entire villages and towns in the blink of an eye and cause countless fatalities. In recent years one of the most catastrophic mudslides occurred in Uttarakhand (India) in 2013. 80,000 locals were forced from their homes and mudslides and flash floods lead to the deaths of 5,748 people ... Read more

How Expats Can Manage a Fear of Flying

Travelling the world of moving abroad is the ultimate dream for many. However, for many wannabe expats, a fear of flying is leaving them firmly on the ground. Research has revealed that around 1 in 3 adults is either anxious to fly or afraid to fly, usually for one of the following reasons: Terrorism Mechanical problems with the aircraft Flying over water Faults during take-off and landing Flying at night The plane crash landing Despite there being a 1 in 11 million ... Read more

Brexit Negotiations Still Failing British Expats

Retired British expats living in EU countries could lose access to their pensions should negotiations result in a hard Brexit. Whilst a soft Brexit refers to remaining closely aligned with the EU, a hard Brexit rejects the idea of a close alignment. Instead, a hard Brexit is for those who want to escape the rules and regulations placed upon the UK by the EU, as well as leaving the single market and customs union. Whilst many have deemed it fake news, financial industry ... Read more
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