Expat India News

Latest 10 news items tagged India

22 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Indian budget airline desperate to hire experienced expat pilots

An Indian budget carrier is now recruiting expat pilots as well as Indian pilots about to lose their jobs with financially troubled Jet Airways. India’s budget airline IndiGo is taking advantage of its rival’s financial difficulties by offering jobs to pilots about to lose their jobs as well as to expatriate flyers looking to live and work in India. The budget airline has been busy expanding its routes as well as its fleet of aircraft and now needs qualified and experienced pilots for its over 200 aircraft. The fleet is...
4 Mar at 6 PM 2019

Abu Dhabi expat start-up wins Dh100,000 flights on Emirates Airlines

Reflecting on the UAE’s vibrant start-up sector, the winners of the Gulf News Flying Colours competition were EZ Shade, selected for their innovative merit, social values and ethical business. The top four start-ups were chosen from a field of over 300 entrants all competing to prove their ideas were backed by mobility, sustainability and the ability to connect minds, with the principles embedded in the emirates’ Year of Tolerance also under consideration by the judging panel. Also shortlisted along with EZ Shade were Reading Hub,...
25 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Planning expatriate retirement from a GCC country

When the time comes for retirement from your GCC/UAE job, deciding on exactly the right destination is the most important part of the planning process. Even although Bahrain was named in 2018 as the world’s best expatriate professional location, expats approaching retirement should carefully consider the wisdom of staying in the UAE. Global economic conditions as well as the shift away from expat employment to the local population are now beginning to affect companies’ employment packages, thus making the entire region less...
21 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Expat passports no longer require Kuwait residency stickers

Expats in Kuwait now won't have residency stickers placed in thier passports, according to a new rule. The passports of expats living and working in Kuwait won’t now need to have residency stickers, according to the emirate’s Deputy PM and Minister of the Interior. The change is reputed be part of various ministry departments’ ongoing upgrades and is is expected to end the confiscation by sponsors of expatriate passports. The cancellations will also refer to departure and temporary residence notifications formerly also...
11 Feb at 6 PM 2019

Are QROPS still an option post-Brexit?

Retirement – what about a post-Brexit QROPS? The freedom to choose another country for your retirement years is a romantic notion, but it’s now become far more popular due to ease of travel and a wide choice of destinations to suit all pockets. The excitement of a whole new environment is hard to resist, especially as many Western countries are mired in political chaos and instability. Sadly, for would-be British expats, Brexit is almost certain to slash their options as regards choice of a new homeland, but it’s also providing...
21 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Spain castigate UK government for Brexit betrayal

British expatriates in Spain are slamming UK lawmakers for betraying their trust and ignoring their needs. At a recent meeting in Marbella organised by the campaign group Brexpats in Spain, furious expatriates castigated the British government, saying they felt betrayed and believe UK lawmakers are operating an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ attitude to their right to stay in their chosen locations. Some 90 expatriates attended the meeting, with the crowd including pensioners, business owners, families with their children, experts...
15 Jan at 6 PM 2019

Expatriate pilots still being taken on by Indian domestic airlines

Expat pilot numbers are on the increase in Indian domestic airlines. In spite of the Indian government’s attempts to cut down the numbers working for the country’s domestic airlines, more expat pilots than ever are taking on the job. Last year, the Indian Directorate-General of Civil Aviation changed the rules for the employment of expatriate pilots in order to encourage more qualified Indian aviators to fill vacant jobs. In 2019, the phasing out of expatriate pilots seems to have hit a brick wall, as more than ever are now...
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...
25 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Expats in Vietnam enjoy Christmas in Ho Chi Minh City

Expats across the world celebrate Christmas in their own ways, with Vietnam's community no exception. Whatever religion is practised by expatriates the world over, Christmas is a time for getting together with friends and family at parties and celebrations. The multinational expatriate residents of Ho Chi Minh City’s Ruby Home’s 34 apartments are no exception as, for the past several years, a mini Christmas festival has been held, to which all are invited. This year’s event was held in the residency’s front yard, decked...
6 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Is medical tourism worth the hassle for expats?

Given that private healthcare almost anywhere is far cheaper than in the USA and often a deal cheaper than in the UK’s failing NHS, is it really worth shopping around for necessary operations? In the USA, commonly-performed operations such as knee transplants cost between $35,000 and $50,000, with the UK equivalent costing from around £12,000 to £15,000, still a hefty charge for pensioners and those earning basic wages. Websites offering medical tourism at a far lower price are tempting, but often the hype doesn’t match the...