Expat Usa News

Latest 10 news items tagged Usa

19 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Nicaragua political violence sees US expats heading home

Once seen as one of the top ten expat hubs for American expatriates, Nicaragua’s escalating political violence is resulting in a mass exodus of US nationals back to the home country. As the death toll resulting from Nicaragua’s political protests mounts and violence spreads from Managua to the expatriate havens of Leon and Granada, foreign residents are packing up and heading home in a hurry. One thing’s for certain, the country’s reputation as a peaceful expat hot spot is now on hold, with no-one sure what will happen next....
18 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Brexit job losses may result in soaring emigration

Will Brexit see increased numbers of Brit moving overseas for work? As next March creeps closer and governmental chaos ramps up still further, an increasing number of industries are now planning their exit strategies. Sadly, the ‘green’ sector is one which is convinced leaving the UK is the only way forward in spite of the spectre of massive job losses for its UK workers. Should the worst happen, where in the world will the jobless decide to go? At the present time, the top three most popular destinations for expat job-seekers...
13 Jul at 6 PM 2018

French property market bargains for fleeing Brits

France has been a favourite destination for expat Brits for 150 years now, with its appeal even stronger since the Brexit referendum. There’s a historic familiarity to France for many aspiring expats, as it’s Britain’s nearest neighbour and still projects the glamour of Paris and the Riviera as well as the cosiness of rural villages just a few hours’ journey from the home country. Buying a second home for retirement or emigrating to start a business has been relatively easy up until now, but the Brexit boom of new arrivals...
12 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Expats in France raise thousands for hospital garden charity

Five expat couples living and gardening in France have raised thousands for charity by opening their stunning gardens to the public. On just one day in June, the five green-fingered expat couples known locally as Le Quintette opened their prized gardens to the public, raising almost £5,000 for a local charity in just one day. Almost a thousand visitors arrived to view the spectacular horticultural displays and landscaping put together by the dedicated gardeners, with the amount raised adding up to twice the total received from their...
9 Jul at 6 PM 2018

The reality of living and working in Africa

Africa isn’t the first continent which comes to mind as an expat destination due to its ongoing civil unrest and ever-present dangers. The vast, untamed continent gives breathtaking contrasts between the first and third worlds but can be a world of opportunity for those adventurous enough to take it on. It seems every time an African state hits the international news, it’s for totally the wrong reasons. Another Ebola virus outbreak, Nigerian terrorists Boko Haram kidnapping more children, regular bombing of Christian churches and...
6 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Landmark ruling on same sex marriage visas gives Hong Kong an edge

A recent landmark ruling by a Hong Kong court over granting visas to same sex spouses of gay expats is threatening global financial hubs’ search for talent. In this competitive world, international financial hubs are at war over grabbing the best and brightest expat talent, but many Asian countries are lagging behind in their acceptance of gay relationships and marriages, forcing LBGT professionals to find work elsewhere. In Asia, only Taiwan is beginning to recognise gay marriage as a fact of life, making the Hong Kong court’s...
6 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Its more fun in the Netherlands

The growing popularity of the Netherlands with younger expats isn’t only down to its startup opportunities. All work and no play makes the average expat professional a very dull person but, for those living and working in Netherlands, there’s plenty of festivals and events to banish the boredom of the daily grind. The epic Dutch pop festivals are famous across Europe but, for those more suited to less extravagant celebrations, there’s also a long list of unmissable events celebrating the country’s cultural and historic events....
5 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Accidental Americans petition Trump for independence from USA

A campaign organised by a group of US ‘citizens by accident’ has petitioned Donald Trump to let them relinquish their accidental ties to the USA. Accidental Americans are those born in the USA, often to expat parents working in or simply visiting the country, who’ve never actually lived there long-term. According to the law, they’re still considered US citizens and are liable to be taxed as are American nationals living and working overseas. It’s estimated that around several million people may fall into the category, which...
4 Jul at 6 PM 2018

China green cards for 12 more top talent expat professionals

Another twelve expats living and working in Shanghai have been given permanent residency green cards. The twelve expatriates awarded permanent residence in China brings the total numbers of green cards given out to outstanding foreign professionals to 85. The scheme began in December 2016 and applies to high-level expat professionals who’ve been nominated by the city’s administrative commission. All 12 are working in the field of semiconductors and comprise seven US citizens along with Australian, Malaysian, German and Canadian...
3 Jul at 6 PM 2018

US expats still queuing to renounce citizenship

The new Trump tax bill is yet another valid reason why Americans living overseas are continuing to renounce their citizenship. Financially speaking, it’s never been easy to be an American expat due to the country’s hated rules on taxation of foreign income, higher tax bills, complex retirement savings laws and problems with keeping accounts in compliance with ever-changing IRS requirements. The introduction of the dreaded FATCA caused an increase in those renouncing their citizenship, and recent attempts to change the IRS’s...