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Expat concerns rise over cost of living in Singapore

October 14, 2014 Singapore

British and European expats are becoming concerned about the rising cost of living in Singapore, which has been named the world’s most expensive city. They are having to prioritise what they are spending their money on and face choices over saving for retirement and the education of their children, it is claimed. Singapore was named [...]

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London and New York the most appealing cities for expat workers

October 13, 2014 Jobs

London, New York and Paris are regarded as the most appealing cities to work abroad in, while overall, the United States is the country with the highest appeal, new research shows. Some 16% voted for London, 12.2% for New York and 8.9% for Paris, according to the survey carried out by the Boston Consulting Group. [...]

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US officials warn visa and citizenship applicants of immigration scams

October 10, 2014 America

US officials are warning that while many people offer help with immigration services, unfortunately, not all are authorized to do so and visa applicants need to be aware of scammers. ‘While many of these unauthorized practitioners mean well, all too many of them are out to rip you off. This is against the law and [...]

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Working abroad is the new normal, study says

October 9, 2014 Jobs

A willingness to work abroad has become the new normal, at least among people looking for new job opportunities, according to a new survey. The proportion of people willing to work abroad is particularly high in countries that are still developing economically or are experiencing political instability, researchers at the Boston Consulting Group have found. [...]

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UK and Ireland launch joint visa for visitors from China and India

October 8, 2014 Ireland

The UK and the Republic of Ireland have signed a memo of understanding to share data and exchange information which will be used to inform and determine immigration decisions. This will mean that visa-bearing visitors from India and China will be able to travel more easily between the two countries, while maintaining the security of [...]

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British expats get landmark ruling on illegal property cases in Spain

October 7, 2014 property

British expats who bought homes in Spain and found themselves in the middle of an illegal home scam are closer to being able to own their properties legally. In a landmark case, a judge in Almeria has awarded €135,000 damages to three British families who bought illegal homes a decade ago in Albox, which might [...]

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Expat chef shares tale of moving across the globe for love

October 6, 2014 Australia

Love is often the reason many people end up living and working abroad. For expat Spanish chef Miguel Maestre, it was the reason he ended up in Australia. The television personality and star of Channel 10’s The Living Room struck up a romance with Australia after sparks flew at an Edinburgh restaurant with an Australian [...]

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Insurance firm launches international health app

October 3, 2014 Health

Insurance firm Aviva has launched a smartphone app for its international medical insurance customers that will help them access their details wherever they are in the world. The International Solutions App can store medical records, provides details of how to file claims around the world and gives immediate access to emergency assistance and medical advice. [...]

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British expats miss the weather, new poll has found

October 2, 2014 Britain

The UK is known throughout the world for its unpredictable weather, with jokes being made constantly about the wind and the rain. But now it seems that the good old British weather is not so bad, with expats saying they miss the drizzle and the gales more than anything else. A new survey of British [...]

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New Zealand sees highest ever annual influx of migrants

October 1, 2014 New Zealand

New Zealand reached its highest ever net gain of migrants in the August 2014 year, according to the latest data from New Zealand Statistics. The numbers reached reached 43,500, topping the previous high of 42,500 migrants in the May 2003 year. The new net migration record was driven by more arrivals and fewer departures of [...]

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Support for Australian-style visa points system grows in UK

September 30, 2014 United Kingdom

Support for an Australian-style visa points system for people from outside the European Union is growing in the UK. One of the country’s newest political parties, UKIP, which could win its first seats in parliament in forthcoming by-elections, said it wants to limit immigration to 50,000 a year. Steven Woolfe, UKIP spokesman on migration and [...]

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The Algarve named as the ideal place for retired expats

September 29, 2014 Portugal

In many countries there are groups of expats from all over the world who retire to find a dream home and place in the sun. Now, new research shows that the Algarve in Portugal is the ideal location. The region has more than 100,000 resident expat retirees who love its medieval towns, fishing villages, markets, [...]

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UK happiness levels rise as economy recovers

September 26, 2014 Happiness

The UK is one of the most popular countries in the world for expats and the good news is that people living in the country are happier and believe their well-being has improved. The latest personal well-being estimates from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows there have been year-on-year improvements in reported well-being since [...]

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