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Expatriate Group Shortlisted for Expatriate Management and Mobility Award

The EMEA Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMAs) is an evening celebrating the best and most successful companies who provide an outstanding contribution to global mobility.Expatriate Group have been shortlisted for an award, featuring in the International Healthcare and Risk Managment Provider of the Year category. With other finalists including Rolls-Royce, HSBC, and Heineken, the awards ceremony is set to be an incredible event, set in London's InterContinental Hotel at The O2.With 26 judges hailing from mobility positions at many fantastic ... Read more

The 10 Safest Countries in the World for Expats

Unless you are being relocated to a specific country by an employer, the world really is your oyster. However, many potential expats focus on which country has the best weather, career opportunities, or low living costs and high salaries. What many forget to consider, though, is how safe a country is. Understandably, no right-minded individual is going to move to a country that is facing conflict or has a reputation for high crime levels. But, to help you out, we can ... Read more

Canada Introduces Gender-Neutral Passports

As of now, Canadians are now able to identify as gender neutral on their passports. This change comes after rights campaigners lobbied to get the option instated. Canada follows in the footsteps of numerous countries, including Australia, India and Germany who provide a third option. However, Canada is the first country in the Americas to allow residents to use an ‘X’ category, instead of the usual male and female.Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, realised a statement on the change, ““All Canadians ... Read more

Shining a Light on the French Antilles: Part 1

It sounds like a mystic land from a fantasy novel, but the French Antilles are actually a physical place. Nestled in the Caribbean Sea, the quartet of islands making up the Antilles – Sint Maarten, St Barthelemy, Guadeloupe and Martinique – offer something different compared to the islands that surround them. A melting pot of French, Creole and Dutch culture, let us show you why each island of the French Antilles is captivating.This article focuses on Sint Maarten and St Barts. ... Read more

The 7 Best Places to Eat in London

For those who haven’t visited London before, whether you are coming from elsewhere in the UK or overseas, there are some eateries which you simply must have on your itinerary. From the traditional to the bizarre, London is full of restaurants, cafes and street food markets to suit all palettes and budgets. Get your hands on an Oyster or snap up a travelcard and prepare for your stomach to rumble as we unveil some of London’s best places to eat. Beigel Bake, ... Read more

Hurricane Irma: Record Atlantic Storm Destroying Caribbean

On the 27th  August, just off of the coast of Guinea-Bissau (Africa) winds picked up to 29 mph. This minor tropical disturbance was commonplace, especially when the gusts swept over Cape Verde; an island accustomed to late-summer hurricanes, albeit ones which cause little issue.However, just like the Cape Verde storms of times gone past – such as Andrew, Huge and Ike – what began as strong gusts were soon to reach the Caribbean as Hurricane Irma. On the 5th September, Hurricane ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Brazil?

An attack on all the senses, Brazil is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The 2016 Olympics thrust the South American country into the limelight further and many have since moved to the party capital of the world to benefit from the incredible climate, good high-ranking salaries and welcoming locals.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 ... Read more

Brexit Catch-Up: Negotiations So Far

Since the Brexit negotiations began on the 19th June, we have reported on the Brexit expat offer and what will become of the EHIC card post-Brexit. However, given that the process of the UK leaving the EU is well into its third month, we thought it best to give an overview of all the happenings so far surrounding Brexit and its development.The negotiations between the EU and the UK continue. Major discussions were held in July and August, both followed my ... Read more

How Can Expats Send Money Home From Overseas?

According to figures from the World Bank, £19.1 billion was transferred out of the UK in 2015. India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Poland and Germany all received over £1 billion in remittances from the UK. Spain also received this figure which is understandable as it has a large British expat population. The majority of money being transferred to the UK came from Australia, South Africa, Canada, the United States, Spain and Germany.Other countries sending large sums abroad also included the United States, the ... Read more

The Best Places to Holiday in England

For Brits, ditching the passport and opting for a holiday closer to home is often not even an option. Unless you get on an aeroplane, it isn’t a true holiday. However, this isn’t the case. Whether a citizen yourself, or considering flying over to England for a holiday, there are many locations spanning from the Pennines to Penzance that many return to year upon year for their annual holiday. Let us show you exactly what you are missing out on.South Devon ... Read more
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