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Is the expat romance with the UK and USA over?

The UK and the USA have always been two top expat destinations. But in the past year political and economic uncertainty in both these countries are forcing expats to consider other destinations. In the 2017 Expat Explorer Report ranking the best 45 countries for...

7 American meals, you just have to taste

July is a big month in America. The fourth of July celebrations are anticipated throughout the year and many towns don’t just celebrate the day – their celebrations continue for a week, a time when lots of American cuisine is consumed. If you’re not an American expat...

Expats in the UAE are struggling to save their money

Until very recently expats looked to the UAE as a country where they could work and save a great deal of money tax-free – which they could then use to improve their lives when they returned to their home country. A recent report, however, announced that this has...

What countries will welcome your furry friends?

One of the biggest, and often most heart-wrenching decisions you have to make when you embrace the expat lifestyle, is what to do with your pets. Many people choose to rehome their pets with friends or other families before heading abroad, while dedicated pet-lovers...

Consider the Czech Republic as an expat destination

In the 2016 InterNations Survey, which looked at the top expat destinations, ranking them according to a wide variety of criteria including quality of life, education and income, the Czech Republic was proudly positioned in 10th place after interviewing over 14 000...

China introduces a new ‘Green Card’ to attract expats

When it comes to expat destinations China ranks 48 out of 67 countries, but it could soon be moving up the rankings with the announcement of its plans to upgrade its permanent residence ID cards, now available for expats working and living in the country. China aims...

The top 10 places in the world to retire to in 2017

Every year global statistics and data are gathered to rank the best retirement destinations in the year. The winner in 2017 has consistently ranked in the top 10 retirement destinations on the planet for the past 14 years. It certainly has a lot to offer, but so do...

Five friendly tips to help you when you move to the USA

Despite the bad press Donald Trump may be receiving globally, the USA remains one of the top expat destinations – especially for entrepreneurs who are looking to make their way and find fame in the ‘home of the brave and the land of the free’. If you are considering...

Is Brexit resulting in a brain drain in the UK?

Reports are circulating that Britain is facing a post-Brexit brain drain, as the rights of highly skilled migrants in the UK, still remain unresolved. The UK’s university sector is actively urging the government to act swiftly to halt the looming drain, which is...

Canada welcomes even more expats with express entry changes

Canada has always been a top expat destination, but it is working to attract even more expats with new changes to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System that is now in effect. What you should know about Canada’s Comprehensive Ranking System Welcoming...

Are you planning on buying property in the UK?

If you’re a South African expat living in the UK, you might be tempted to buy some property – whether it’s a home to live in or a property to rent. Property in the UK has always been seen as an excellent investment and although it is considered to be expensive, when...

The 7 best places to watch fireworks in the USA on the 4th of July

If you’re an expat in the USA or are heading soon to America, you’ll be very aware that the 4th of July is just around the corner. The 4th of July is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July the 4th...

Why Italian food is as varied as its regions

When you think of Italian food, the first two things that probably spring to mind are pizza and pasta. Which is why expats who arrive in Italy are often surprised to discover it is home to a wide range of delicious traditional food – and if you’re not into ‘carbs’,...

The benefits of financial emigration for South Africans

Just leaving South Africa to spend years or a lifetime abroad does not mean that you have financially emigrated from South Africa. Financial emigration, also known as formal emigration, involves a specific process where a South African resident formally changes their...

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