Expat Moving News

Latest 10 news items tagged Moving

21 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Brit expats now heading for Mexico as Europe closes down

For would-be British expats unable to decide between European countries due to Brexit, relocating to Mexico is good for retirees, but less so for job hunters. Everyone who’s ever been an expat or conducted objective online research as part of an emigration plan knows full well that nowhere is perfect, even although some locations may be better than others. It all depends on your requirements as well as the reasons for leaving the home country – even more so since the entire world and its economy seems to be caught up in the...
20 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Expats use traditional methods to reverse desertification in Andalusia

Whilst the world battles against the coronavirus, expats in Andalusia are fighting the region’s desertification. For a decade, Western Andalusia’s agricultural heartland has been under threat from rising temperatures, low rainfall and over-farming. Already, large areas are now deserted and arid, but a dedicated group of expats are determined to rescue the land using a system which reverses desertification and returns the precious acres to their full beauty and usefulness. Some 20 hectares of formerly arid land are now a...
16 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Getting away from it all in a one euro European property

Escaping the coronavirus pandemic in a stunning location via one-euro renovation properties. Renovation of deserted properties purchased for just one euro is old news, but the trend is growing fast as would-be expats disenchanted with the modern world are moving in. New communities veering towards creativity, green living, craftsmanship and re-establishment of supportive community living are now seeing the opportunities available as a way to reject today’s greed and chaos and build their own lifestyles. Expats who’ve already...
15 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Expats and citizens urged to help Phuket’s famous Soi Dog Foundation

Phuket’s Soi Dog Foundation is hoping to avoid the devastating effects of the holiday island’s coronavirus lockdown by bringing in huge quantities of dog and cat food. Dog and cat lovers both in Thailand and in many other world countries including the USA all admire the dedicated efforts of the Soi Dog Foundation to rescue, care for and re-home as many as possible of the country’s stray and abandoned dogs and cats. As with the many other pet rescue charities across the country, its much-needed revenues mostly come from the...
2 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Elderly expats are being urged to make wills due to coronavirus risks

Fear of getting unlucky and catching the coronavirus has caused a sharp increase in the numbers of British expats making a will. For the majority of expats, making a will is one of the last tasks on the agenda after moving to a new country, especially if English-speaking lawyers are thin on the ground and the laws regarding inheritance are drastically different than in the home country. However, it seems the widespread pandemic has focused expats’ minds on the possibility of becoming victims, as the demand for wills has increased...
2 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Minister warns over DF pension transfer valuations due to covid-19 instability

For retirement savers and would-be expats hoping to switch their cash from a defined benefit pension to a QROPS prior to moving overseas, regulators have now announced a three month delay. Due to the coronavirus’s devastating and destabilising effect on the markets and property prices, regulators are having problems setting the correct transfer value and have announced a three-month delay to the normally fast process. Early last week, the UK pensions regulator published new guidance notes detailing the postponement of transfers not...
25 Feb at 6 PM 2020

Will post-Brexit Anglo-Chinese relationships affect Brit expats?

How are British expats in China reacting to the possible consequences of Brexit? The UK’s post-Brexit relations with China aren’t just a matter for governments as the future of British expats in China may hang on the success of negotiations. At the present time, most UK citizens living and working in the massive country seem more concerned over the various risks to their futures from the coronavirus epidemic than on the remote possibility of Brexit’s wrecking of their lifestyles in their chosen location. When asked how they...
10 Feb at 6 PM 2020

Expat teachers in Vietnam give online lessons following school closures

Expats living and working in Vietnam have serious concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, especially as the country is close to Hubei province and Wuhan. Many tourists from China now visit Vietnam’s capital and flights transit via the northern neighbour. It has to be said that Vietnam has benefited economically from its closeness to China, but its many Western expatriates in the country began panicking when the virus was identified. Festivals have been cancelled and tourism sites shut down, but many believe the fear is being...
4 Feb at 6 PM 2020

More bad coronavirus news as China rejects future expat evacuation efforts

Expats living in China and in other countries where the coronavirus infection has surfaced are growing ever more fearful as British officials announce the epidemic may continue for months. An announcement made in the UK’s House of Commons on Tuesday isn’t doing anything to reassure British expats across the world and especially those in China itself and other affected Southeast Asian states. Health Secretary Matt Hancock stated he believed it’s an established fact that the virus is expected to continue affecting victims for...
28 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Brit annual state pension increases agreed for expats in Europe

Brit expats living in Europe are to get annual increases in the state pension. Finally, the good news for British expats living in European Union member states is that the annual British state pension uprate will apply to all those in residence by the end of this year. Previous warnings of no guarantees of uprates post-2023 unless reciprocal deals were made are no longer valid. The guaranteed uprate will also apply to Britons living in EEA countries or Switzerland, and those who move to Europe during this year will also be covered,...