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Spain offers best everyday living costs for British expats

July 8, 2016 France

When it comes to the cost of everyday living in some of the most popular locations for British expats, Spain comes out as having the best value, according to new research. The research, which compares the cost of a basket of groceries, shows that Portugal is the next cheapest, followed by France. But France was […]

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Lawyers take up case of British property buyers in Cyprus

July 7, 2016 Cyprus

Up to 20,000 British people who bought homes in Cyprus using what has been revealed as a bad deal could be closer to getting some kind of recompense. A legal test case involving 250 owners is underway involving loans totalling £100 million. They are currently waiting on a date for a court hearing in Cyprus. […]

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Faster and more flexible UK visa application system for Peru

July 6, 2016 South America

People in the South American country of Peru will shortly be able to access a greater range of visa services and more flexible arrangements with the opening of a new UK visa centre. The new centre opens on 07 July in Lima and will offer customers an expanded range of services including longer opening hours […]

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British expat pensioners already hit by Brexit due to currency fluctuations

July 5, 2016 European Union

Retired British expats with state pensions living in countries such as Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and the United States are already suffering as the result of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. They receive their pension from the UK in Sterling and it is not index linked, as it is for […]

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Special citizenship ceremonies to mark 240th anniversary of American independence

July 4, 2016 America

Thousands of people were taking part in citizenship ceremonies in the United States on the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. According to the United State Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), more than 7,000 new US citizens were taking the oath at public parks and historic landmarks nationwide. ‘As we celebrate the birth of […]

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New report suggests the UK needs more migration due to ageing population

July 1, 2016 Britain

Rising immigration from European Union countries is regarded as being the big issue that prompted the majority of the country to vote to leave the EU but a new report highlights the benefits of migration. Migration could boost the British economy by £625 billion or 11.4% by 2064/2065, mainly due to the country having an […]

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Canada and Mexico agree a deal on visa free travel

June 30, 2016 Canada

Mexican citizens will soon be able to travel to Canada without a visa as part of a plan to boost visitor numbers, job prospects and trade. The Government of Canada has announced that it has made it a top priority to re-establish and strengthen its relationship with Mexico, which is described as one of the […]

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Ensuring your healthcare abroad: 6 things to consider

June 30, 2016 General

The following article was provided by Cigna Global and in no way represents the opinions of Expatforum.com staff or its community members. When relocating to a new country, it’s very important to secure peace of mind in as many aspects of your new life as possible; and ensuring that you and your family are covered […]

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Brits started searching for jobs in Ireland after the EU referendum result

June 29, 2016 Britain

Job seekers in the UK went online to look for employment overseas in large numbers in the aftermath of the referendum result in the country voting to leave the European Union. Data from global job search engine Indeed shows a post Brexit spike and an analysis suggests that those looking to move abroad favour Ireland, […]

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New Zealand sees stronger number of visitors from China – could Brits be next?

June 28, 2016 New Zealand

For only the second time ever, more people from China have visited New Zealand than from Australia as the country becomes more and more popular with Asians. Now there are signs that the country could become even more popular with British people who want to emigrate as a result if the historic vote for the […]

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British expats left worried after UK votes to leave the EU

June 24, 2016 Britain

Hundreds of thousands of British expats in the European Union are now wondering about their future after the UK voted to leave the political and economic community. Many had been angry that they were not allowed to vote in a referendum that will now prove to be historic as voting rules in the UK meant […]

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Hong Kong ranked as most expensive city in the world for expats

June 23, 2016 Angola

Hong Kong is the most expensive city in the world for expats, pushing Luanda in Angola into second place, according to the latest global cost of living survey. The rankings from Mercer put Zurich in third place, Singapore in fourth while Tokyo is in fifth, up six places from last year and Kinshasa in sixth, […]

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Rennes named as best city to live and work in France

June 22, 2016 France

When asked about the best places for expats in France the great cities like Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux often come to min but a new study has found that it is the Breton capital of Rennes that comes out top. It has been named as the best city for foreigners to live in across France […]

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