Expat Usa News

Latest 10 news items tagged Usa

12 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Demographics and expat work permit chaos in Kuwait

Kuwaiti parliamentarians are demanding ministers meet with lawmakers to devise an end to the chaos surrounding the issuance of expat work permits. As well as an attempt to rectify problems with expat work permit issuance, the demand is seen to involve public demands to control growth in the expat population as it harms citizens. Accusations of manipulation of the emirate’s demography were also made, as lawmakers believe jobs are being stolen from locals by incomers. The meeting, expected to be held at the end of September or...
11 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Expats now sueing their Dubai employers citing verbal abuse

After suffering verbal abuse from their employers, expatriates in Dubai are now suing bosses and winning. Although verbal abuse in the workplace isn’t a new thing in Dubai, taking the offenders to court and being awarded substantial sums for psychological damage is now the way to counter the syndrome. Although many cases brought simply included the words ‘stupid’ and ‘silly’, a criminal offence in Dubai, one employee has been awarded a total of Dh200,000 for psychological damage, an accusation which must be substantiated by...
10 Jul at 6 PM 2019

UK expat foodies on assignment to New York needn’t worry about supplies

For British expats wondering how they’ll stay healthy on typical American foodstuffs, the answer is right there in New York. Famous both with American anglophiles and New York’s sizeable British expat community, the city’s long-established Myers of Keswick grocery store is the answer to UK foodie homesickness in a big way. A reassuring glace at the store’s traditionally British-styled frontage and a step into the interior reveals just about every British culinary favourite you can imagine, from Weetabix through Bird’s...
10 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Wealthy would-be expats can go it alone for residency and citizenship

As the world becomes more politically and economically unstable, more and more wealthy would-be expatriates are getting caught by smart salesmen. The trend of internationalising is the latest way for wealthy nationals to ensure their capital, investments and even businesses are safely stored against economic disaster whilst they continue their lives in another country. For high net worth individuals, becoming a global citizen is the way to go, but taking wealth out of the country of origin requires dealing with key issues. The...
9 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Survey shows US expat discontent over citizen based taxation

The hugely unpopular US tax regime imposed on American expats living and working overseas needs to change, but survey respondents are unsure as regards how changes would affect them. Some nine million USA citizens by birth are living and working overseas, but retain their citizenship as an automatic right, thus leaving themselves open to citizenship-based taxation. Results of a recent survey indicate the vast majority are more than unhappy about the effect on their lives and finances of what they see as unfair taxation policies. The...
5 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Sihanoukville Chinese invasion sends expats packing

The Chinese invasion of Sihanoukville feels like a rape of Cambodia’s culture and history. Once upon a time in a land far away, a beachside town was home not only to its local residents but also to expatriates of all shapes, sizes and nationalities, drawn by its charm and friendliness as well as its history as a favourite summer holiday destination for city folk from Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. Sadly, fast-forwarding to 2019 reveals a totally different story due to the ambitions of a totally different neighbouring country....
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Thailand visa renewals by Scandinavian expats are shrinking

Numbers of Nordic expatriates in Thailand on business, in retirement or with Thai families are shrinking fast, according to a local English language online newspaper. According to reports based on info from the Thai Immigration Authority, the numbers of expats from Scandinavia looking to renew their visas has fallen by 10 per cent, the first decline since 2007. Should the rate of decline continue, by the end of this year there will be just 861 expatriates of Scandinavian origin still living in the country. The figures back up other...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Expatriates in Spain have no problems with being called expats!

Online poll shows foreign nationals in Spain don’t take offence at being called expats! A popular English language media outlet serving British expatriates living in Spain has just released the results of its survey about the possibly offensive term. Fortunately, a large majority of respondents made it clear they didn’t take offence when called ‘expats’. The reason behind the survey was that a flood of emails were sent to the newspaper’s news desk, all complaining about its usage of the word and demanding foreign residents...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Spain wins out as top destination for expat Brits

It’s survey time again, with Spain now voted the top dream destination for British expats. According to a new poll carried out in the UK, Spain is still the all-time favourite destination for Britons looking to improve their quality of life at less cost than in the UK. The study’s question was straightforward, asking respondents where they’d move if they could choose one country anywhere on the planet. Spain was one option, pitted against Dubai, Canada, New Zealand and Australia as well as other British expat hideaways, but...
2 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Survey takes on male expats’ concerns over local healthcare

It’s unusual to have a survey created just for men, but the results of this study are somewhat of a surprise. In expat-aimed media nowadays, there’s a huge focus on private health insurance, its high cost and the possibility of the small print preventing a payout. Healthcare for expats has always been a controversial subject, as premiums tend to be massaged upwards and care given can be less than expected or needed. Interestingly, the results of a recent study of male expats living overseas revealed a majority of respondents...