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  1. Articles: Europe
    Being prepared is a key component of a successful life as an expat but getting help is not always easy. If your employer is moving you to an overseas position you may get help every step of the way, but not all employers do so. And if you are going solo you are less likely to get the help you...
  2. Articles: Asia
    Expats living in Shanghai, China, no longer need to give up their passports for a week when renewing their residence permits online, it has been confirmed. Before expats who have their applications approved online had to leave their passport at one of the offices of the Shanghai Exit-Entry...
  3. Articles: Europe
    If London wishes to remain Europe’s tech capital, the UK government should introduce exceptional talent visas in order to plug the skills gap in the tech and media sectors, it is claimed. Plans by the government to restrict non-European Union migration could exacerbate the existing skills gap...
  4. Guides
    If you are moving to live and work in Hong Kong you will pay more to rent an apartment than anywhere else in the world, according to a new study. In US dollar terms, rents in the city are now more than 50% higher than Asia's next most expensive location of Tokyo. In contrast, Karachi has...
  5. Guides
    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...
  6. Articles: Europe
    Reports of a number of French people and expats leaving the country due to increased taxes and red tape are leading officials to attract more foreign people to set up business in the country. They point out that for several years now there have been special procedures in place for foreign...
  7. Articles: Asia
    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...
  8. Guides
    Saudi Arabia is seeking thousands of expats to fill positions in health services including doctors and nurses. Adverts have been placed in a number of countries such as India, Pakistan and Egypt and it has been confirmed that there are around 3,500 vacancies to be filled in various hospitals...
  9. Articles: Americas
    Expats with technology and data skills will be able to choose which country they want to work in as demand for their technical expertise rises in 2014. One of the most exciting trends for 2014 will be big data projects that will become major catalysts in the creation of global tech hubs and...
  10. Articles: Europe
    The UK taxman’s expat team took a record £121 million in additional tax from highly paid foreign workers last year despite a squeeze on profits from investment banking and reductions in City bonuses. According to figures obtained by UK law firm Pinsent Masons, the tax take up increased...
  11. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Expats living and working in New Zealand are happy with their work/life balance and are more likely to have a degree, new research has found. At the end of 2012, around 25% of New Zealand’s employed people were born overseas forming a significant proportion of the country’s workforce, according...
  12. Articles: Europe
    A central hotline will be set up in Germany to assess qualifications for foreign nationals in a bid to combat severe skill shortages in some professions. Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet has approved legislation to recognize foreign academic qualifications, making it easier for non European...
  13. Articles: Europe
    The European Commission is pressing ahead with the introduction of a ‘blue card’ similar to the green card in the United States that would make it easier for businesses to employ overseas staff on a temporary basis. The European Union has already approved a directive which would create the EU...
  14. Articles: Middle East
    New regulations are being introduced in the United Arab Emirates in January for expat private sector workers that will reduce the length of visas and work cards. As part of a plan to streamline the labour card and visa system the length of time covered is being reduced from three years to two...
  15. Articles: Asia
    Job opportunities for expats could open up in Japan if the country relaxed its traditionally restrictive immigration system, according to a report from a leading international think tank. A skills shortage means that Japan would benefit from skilled immigration but needs to have a more open...
  16. Articles: Europe
    Germany is set to increase efforts to attract more foreign workers due to a severe shortage of skills especially in engineering and IT. As the country’s economy grows after the global economic downturn Germany needs an extra 400,000 skilled workers, according to the German Chamber of Industry...
  17. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    The need for overseas workers in Australia is likely to increase in the future due to the country’s low levels of unemployment and booming economy, according to a report from business consultants. Employers are being forced to seek skilled workers from abroad to meet their demands says the...
  18. Articles: Europe
    A temporary cap on people from outside the European Union coming to work in the UK will go ahead this month in advance of more permanent measures next year, it has been confirmed. The number of workers from outside the EU/EEA will be limited to 24,100 between July 16 and April 2011 when the...
  19. Articles: Europe
    Almost half of UK based companies that send staff abroad to work fail to conduct a full health assessment of the destination and many don't organise vaccination programmes, it is claimed. The result is that expats are often left in the dark over where to turn for health advice and many not have...
  20. Articles: Europe
    Over half of young people in the UK aged 18 to 30 are considering becoming expats as they believe there are better prospects abroad, according to new research. Australia is the top prospective destination followed by the US, Canada, Spain and New Zealand, the research from Aviva UK Health...
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