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Worldwide Expat News - Page 2 of 292

Keep up to date with the latest expat news from around the world.

The 10 Best Countries in the World for Career Women

2018 marks 100 years since women in the UK were given the right to vote. Despite equality efforts worldwide since the years of the Suffragettes there are countries where women are still struggling in a patriarchal society. For example, it was only in September of last year that women in Saudi Arabia were permitted to drive. Securing a job as an expat if you have not been relocated by an employer isn’t always an easy road. However, it can be especially hard ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in France?

Many often forget that France extends beyond Paris. Expats currently living in the country are often shocked at the amount of different cities, towns, villages, and hamlets that make up the most visited country on the globe. 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 ... Read more

What Does the Joint Agreement Mean for British Expats?

In late 2017 the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, struck a deal with the EU so that Brexit negotiations could move on to the next phase. The revelation of this advance of Article 50 means that there is now a level of clarity regarding the rights of expats. The most important aspects revealed at the closing of phase one were in regard to the right to reside, domestic healthcare, and the future of Ireland. Residency Rights for UK Citizens UK nationals who are living ... Read more

Expats and Tourists Must Have Health Insurance in Ecuador

As of the 1st May, any foreigners stepping foot on Ecuadorian land must provide proof that they have health insurance. This measure was originally supposed to be implemented in early February. However, the decision was made to extend the deadline by 90 days as initial reports “related to this issue by different media caused concern within the tourist sector” as well as amongst the general population, stated the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism. In a statement released by the Ministry of Tourism, they ... Read more

The Best Countries in the World for Freelancers

Many moons ago we reported on the best countries in Europe to be self employed. Whilst this still stands, we wanted to open the door to the rest of world and see what other global destinations have to offer freelancers with the urge to head abroad. In the past few years there has been an explosion in the number of jobs available for those who don’t want to head into an office every day. Working remotely has become popular, as has freelancing. ... Read more

What to Do in Amsterdam on a City Break

With Eurostar launching a direct rail service between London and Amsterdam on 4th April 2017, it is likely that more and more people will be drawn to the already popular Dutch capital. It will take less than 4 hours and there will be two services per day, one at 08:31 and another at 17:31. However, passengers on the return leg will need to change at Brussel-Midi station to head through security and passport control. This is temporary until The UK and ... Read more

An Expat Guide to Buying Property in Australia

Unless you are married to an Australia or hold a permanent resident visa or special category visa, you are not entitled to buy a home in Australia. Expats in this position will need to apply to the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB). This process can take between 40 and 140 days and the majority of applications do get approved. Form Application Forms for expats can be downloaded from the Foreign Investment Review Board website. When you fill in the forms you will be ... Read more

5 Amazing Resorts Around the World for Foodies

For many, as long as there is sunshine and sea, little else matters when booking a holiday. However, for the foodies amongst us, picking a resort or hotel that offers an array of exciting cuisine is an integral part of any relaxing break. To make things easier, we have rounded up some of the world’s most celebrated culinary resorts. Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic By far the Dominican Republic’s most famous resort, Casa de Campo is a sprawling 7,000-acre estate on the south ... Read more

Saudi Arabia Bans Expats from Certain Jobs

Expats in Saudi Arabia have been the target of government interest since early 2017. With women finally being granted to right to drive in the country, on the surface, it had appeared that positive changes were being made. However, the new year has brought more bad news for Saudi expats as they are now barred from working in 12 sectors. In early 2018 the Ministry of Labour and Social Development announced that expatriates would not be able to take employment in certain ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Russia

Covering 6.6 million square miles and spanning two continents and nine time zones, there is no doubting Russia’s mammoth size and dominance in European and Asian culture. Despite being home to idyllic countryside and culturally rich cities, much of the world views Russia as an unwelcoming place due to its history and political standpoints. 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 ... Read more
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