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Worldwide Expat News - Page 6 of 303

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

Expat Safety Tips: Drought

Many people associate crippling droughts with desert landscapes or particularly hot countries that lack rainfall. However, there are locations around the world where rainfall is below average but, the majority of the time, everything is seemingly normal. Some of the most drought prone countries in the world include China, Morocco, Ethiopia and Afghanistan. Land only makes up 29% of the earth, so many find it surprising that drought is ever an issue. However, a third of land mass is considered desert. Global ... Read more

A Guide to Extending your Australian Working Holiday Visa

A year can fly by quickly when you’re having fun and it will likely never feel long enough in such an incredible country as Australia. It’s almost impossible to work and explore everything you’d like in such a short space of time. If you’re already feeling the urge to stick around for a bit longer and you have some months left on your current visa, or perhaps you fancy returning at a later date - all of this is possible! Thankfully for ... Read more

What Are the Best Industries for Expats in 2019?

Brits intending to work abroad this year may feel concerned about how easy it will be to secure a job in their desired country. Rest assured, there are a whole host of job opportunities abroad and more than anything, you’ll be spoilt for choice. One of the best ways to start the process of looking for work overseas is to focus on a particular industry. What’s more, if you’re looking to move to a country where you don’t yet know the language, ... Read more

Will Saudi Arabia Review Expat Fees?

Since the recent introduction of expat worker fees in Saudi Arabia, the country has seen a steep rise in foreigner workers leaving the country. The two types of fees introduced included charges for each familial dependents of expat workers which were implemented in July 2017 and has continued to increase in price since this time. More recently, in January 2018 another fee was introduced which requires businesses to pay out for employing foreign workers. Why Expat Charges were Introduced? The primary driver for these ... Read more

Reassurance for British Expats Living in Spain

Brits living in Spain have understandably felt much uncertainty about the potential impact Brexit may have on their expat lives. Since the referendum, a large proportion of concerned British expats have even reluctantly considered returning home. As one of the most popular countries in Europe for Brits to retire to, it is thought to be home to more than 300,000 British nationals. With so much to offer – climate, lifestyle, quality schools, relaxation and a slower pace of life – it's clear ... Read more

5 Destinations Suited to Eco Expats

The world is facing increasing environmental issues, now more than ever before. As such, it has become essential for action to be taken both at an international level and within local communities – Gandhi’s quote “be the change you wish to see in the world”, comes to mind. In the UK, we are encouraged to recycle, buy locally, use green energy and in general, we have the freedom to take the suggested actions to reduce our carbon footprint. However, in other countries ... Read more

How to Avoid Jail in Dubai Part 2

Back in 2016, we gave you the 10 rules for avoiding jail time in Dubai. Given that a couple of years have passed, we thought it time that we clue all our new visitors up on the dos and don’ts of life in Dubai. With a high expat population and countless holiday makers heading to the Middle Eastern country daily it is important to be aware of and sensitive to Dubai’s unique culture. We also strongly recommend that you consider looking ... Read more

9 Surprising Laws from Across the Globe

When relocating to a new country, researching laws is often far from most people’s thoughts. Yet, with some particularly unique laws in existence, surely it’s worth some basic research to avoid unknowingly breaking one of them? After all, in doing so you could face hefty fines and in some cases may just land yourself in a foreign prison! To demonstrate this point further, here are some of the most surprising laws in the world…and in countries many expat populations reside. Switzerland Local laws and ... Read more

New System for Expat Engineers Wishing to Work in Saudi

Saudi Arabia has recently introduced new and more stringent regulations for hiring expat engineers. Expats looking to work in the Saudi engineering industry will now need to register with the Saudi Engineers Organisation via their new online accreditation platform, prior to their arrival. The new system has been implemented by the Saudi Engineers Authority in collaboration with the Saudi Arabian government and follows the decisions back in January and July 2018 to no longer allow the recruitment of foreign engineers with less ... Read more

Essential Preparations for Driving Abroad for the First Time

For many driving abroad can be a daunting prospect, especially when the country uses the opposite side of the road. It’s a common apprehension for expats in particular, as they naturally want to retain their freedom whilst living abroad. Yet, when you’re already a less than confident driver, you will understandably have anxieties and concerns about driving in unfamiliar surroundings. However, being cautious isn’t necessarily a bad thing when it comes to driving overseas and it’s wise to use this to fully prepare ... Read more
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