Expat Emigration News

Latest 10 news items tagged Emigration

8 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Eindhoven primary school innovative new nursery class for expat toddlers

Moving overseas as an expat family is a tough call, wherever the destination. Relocating as a single expat can be tricky unless it’s everything's covered by the reassignment package, but bringing the family along as well is far more complicated. Finding family-style accommodation in a safe area, arranging for childcare when necessary and finding a suitable school for the kids can cause chaos, and language difficulties often make the task worse still. International schools aren’t affordable by every emigrating family, and local...
1 Jan at 6 PM 2019

New Year resolutions for Brit expats across the world

It’s that time of year again! Every 31st December brings predictable New Year resolutions citing a determination to lose weight, live more healthily, give up alcohol and smoking and be nice to the neighbours! By the end of February at the latest, everyone’s back to sub-normal and life goes on until the next New Year. Expatriates are no exception to this rule, wherever they’re located, as literally everyone kids themselves this year will be different! Wherever on the planet you’re located and whatever the reason for your...
28 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Settling in as an expat in Russia can be problematic

Although Russia might well be last on the vast majority of would-be expats’ list of preferred destinations, its history is as fascinating as its winter weather is appalling. Surveys take in everywhere these days, including Russia, with just under half of the replies to the latest InterNations expat study saying the welcome received by expats is as chilling as the winter snows. In addition, half of those surveyed said it was hard to settle in the country. A major problem is the complexity of the language, placed firmly at the last...
27 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Iberia at risk of losing domestic and European routes post Brexit

A no-deal Brexit could become a nightmare for domestic flights across Spain. In the event of the UK failing to ratify the Brexit withdrawal agreement, Spain could be left with no domestic flights. A no-deal break with the EU could leave the country’s national airline Iberia without an operating license for both flights within Spain and those to other European member states. The problem is that Iberia is British-owned by the London-based International Airline Group, (AIG), which also owns Vueling and British Airways. Unless emergency...
26 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Protecting your financial freedom as a relocating expat

Expats on relocation or reassignment may well be the brightest and best as regards their jobs, but money management is another matter. yourself in a strange city along with a career boost and salary you’ve long dreamed about can be an exciting experience, but if you’re financially illiterate the glow soon wears off. Expats must make many changes in order to achieve success in their chosen sectors, but many find their money-related habits very hard to adjust. Our spending is subconsciously controlled by our behavioural patterns and...
19 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Irish skills shortage prompts calls for expats to return home

Due to its present-day booming economy, Ireland is now short of skilled workers in a number of sectors. Irish recruitment agencies are having a hard time filling vacancies in the IT, construction, healthcare and financial sectors due to high levels of professionals leaving the country during the economic downturn after the 2008 financial crash. Estimates show around 100,000 Irish nationals emigrated to Australia during that time, with Canada, the USA and New Zealand also receiving a huge influx. Although statistics for 2017 show more...
17 Dec at 6 PM 2018

What to do when expat divorce is the only option?

It may be the last thing on would-be expat couples’ minds, but divorce can be a direct result of emigration. Quitting the home country and settling in an unfamiliar culture can put a strain on the happiest of marriages, especially when previously working wives have to give up their careers to boost their husbands’ chances of success. Retired couples can find themselves in conflict due to outside influences in the marriage or even a clandestine relationship between the husband and a local girl. Divorce doesn’t always follow, but...
12 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Would-be expat couple lose everything due to minor mistake

One easily-made financial error has wrecked a retired would-be expat couple’s dream. Even with warnings plastered across expat-aimed online media sites about the risk of losing pension pots to financial scammers, it seems it’s also far too easy to lose a lifetime’s savings to a company fully registered with the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. One retired couple hoping to relocate to Portugal found this out the hard way after making just one small but crucial error. The now defunct and infamous FCA-approved online...
12 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Where to go to make your expat New Year resolutions succeed

As the old year staggers to a close, where are the best destinations for fulfilling your New Year resolutions? New Year resolutions almost always mirror deficiencies in the previous year’s performance, whether in health, love, money, business, social life and relationships or the lack of them. From expat professionals through retirees to digital nomads, entrepreneurs, students and even trailing spouses, everyone who’s living overseas or planning to emigrate pledges to improve at least one aspect of their lives in the New Year....
4 Dec at 6 PM 2018

UK consulates in Europe finlly gearing upp to help expats

One no-no as regards emigrating to Europe is the perception that UK consular officials don’t want to know about seemingly unsolvable problems experienced by UK expats. According to reports of a recent British Embassy meeting with campaigners for UK expats in the EU, the British consular service has been cranking up its services in a number of favourite UK expat destinations. Brexpat: Hear Our Voice campaigner Paul Hearn told local media a consular service representative had insisted the current trend was to move away from helping...