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Higher number of visas issued in the UK for work in 2013

March 6, 2014 Britain

More people arrived in the UK to live and work in the 12 months to the end of September 2013 than in the previous year, the latest immigration statistics show. There was an estimated net flow of 212,000 long term migrants to the UK in the year ending September 2013, a statistically significant increase from […]

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Hong Kong most expensive city for companies to place expat workers

March 5, 2014 General

Hong Kong is the world’s most expensive city for companies to locate employees, significantly ahead of London and New York, which have been vying for second place over the past two years. Paris completes the list of the top four cities where renting a living and working space for a single employee costs more than […]

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Expat returns home to Canada after almost 30 years

February 5, 2014 Canada

Not many people retire to the place they originate from, but that is precisely what expat Margaret Johnston did when she left Scotland for her new home in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, or New Scotland. When Margaret, a pharmacist, lost her husband in 2009, soon after taking early retirement, she decided it was […]

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UAE and Hong Kong most popular expat locations for professionals

January 3, 2014 China

The United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong are the most popular expat destinations for relocating global professionals to stay on longer than they originally intended, according to a new report. The study, carried out by global specialist recruiter Hydrogen, has detailed Hong Kong as the celebrated gateway to China which is attracting a large number […]

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British retirees looking at different retirement locations overseas

November 7, 2013 America

Financial problems in southern Europe appear to have forced a shift in perceptions of desirable places to retire for British people including looking at less obvious destinations. A third of people want to move abroad when they retire, but the popularity of Spain, France, Portugal and Greece has plummeted in the past year, according to […]

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Expat checklist issued by UK government

September 20, 2013 Britain

Every year thousands of British people decide to move abroad but few are prepared for the unexpected and now there is a new checklist to help them. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued a warning to British nationals who are considering a move abroad, advising them to plan for the unexpected before they […]

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Women suffer stress when they move abroad, study shows

March 16, 2011 Moving

Women who become expats because their husbands’ job takes them abroad often suffer stress with the move and having children helps them to integrate, according to a study. Different factors influenced what women viewed as stressful and what affected how they adjust to their new country, the report from the US based Interchange Institute shows.

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Moving a car to Europe to be made simpler

March 7, 2011 Visas, Permits and Immigration

British expats living in Europe face being able to import their cars more easily as the European Commission wants to ease car registration for citizens across EU. What should be a simple procedure often turns into a bureaucratic nightmare, with cumbersome re-registration formalities and paperwork. Member States require that cars that are permanently on their […]

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Why the British Are Moving Abroad

August 4, 2009 Moving

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2005 has indicated that nearly 13 million British nationals living overseas. British people also make at least 65 million overseas trips a year and many of these trips are preparatory plans to emigrate.

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Moving To The USA

August 4, 2009 Moving

As well as being the economic powerhouse of the world, the USA offers an unrivalled mix of cultures, religions and employment opportunities.  The tourist market is also enormous, with every tourist attraction you would ever wish to see! The terrain is by far the most varied in the world, with glacial plains and deserts, high […]

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Moving To Spain

August 4, 2009 Moving

Spain has quickly become one of the hot spots of Europe, with regards to the place of rest for many foreign nationals. According to Wikipedia in 2009, since the dawn of time, because of its crossroads location, Spain has integrated many early civilizations and was further enriched by its colonial activities.  This has resulted in […]

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Moving To Portugal

August 4, 2009 Moving

Portugal is most definitely a country that is on the upswing, with the population growing and an economy primed for great success.  While there are large areas of the country dedicated to tourism and holiday revelers, there are climactic differences between the north and southern ends of the nation that have been developed specifically for […]

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Moving To New Zealand

August 4, 2009 Moving

New Zealand is a country that is often overlooked, with some even believing that it is part of Australia! While there is a very close relationship between Australia and New Zealand, this country has its own very active and very vibrant culture, economy and communities of Expats living in New Zealand. The country is split […]

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