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Portuguese Golden Visa attracts long stay Chinese and their families

Although Portugal saw fewer Golden Visa applicants during 2017, more of those already holding the visa are bringing in their families. Portugalâ??s Golden Visa is an investment tool for the comparatively wealthy, with the majority of successful applicants arriving from China. Amongst other requirements, an investment of over â?¬500,000 is... Expats Blog -

Expats face prison in Cambodia for suggestive dance routine

Ten Westerners are at present in police custody in Cambodia for sexy dancing at a pool party. The party took place in Siem Reap, a popular visitor destination due to its location close by Angkor Wat, and was attended by around 100 expats and tourists. The event was in full swing when at least 30 Cambodian police suddenly arrived and began... Expats Blog -

Plot thickens over Cambodian dirty dancing arrests

The five British expats charged with pornography and organising lewd dancing at a Cambodian party are now denying any knowledge of the images and insisting they werenâ??t in the photos. The five charged yesterday are all British expats living in Siem Reap, and have been warned they may be kept in prison for at least six months before... Expats Blog -

Australia hits top spot as destination for millionaire expats

A recent survey has revealed Australia as the most popular destination for the fabulously wealthy. Beating out the USA for the third year running, Oz is now the preferred haunt for those with more money than they know what to do with, according to the 2018 Global Wealth Migration Review. Some 95,000 high net worth individuals relocated... Expats Blog -

Irish expat couple in Dubai gift house and driving lessons to maid

A Filipino maid whoâ??s been working in Dubai for an expat couple has been gifted with a home and driving lessons as well as other demonstrations of their appreciation. April Rose Marcellino Gatin has been looking after Irish expat couple Henry and Elaine Horan for 11 years since her arrival in Dubai, after first becoming their maid when... Expats Blog -

Marbella lethal hit and run kills British expat

Details are now emerging about a fatal hit-and-run which took the life of 60-year old British expat Paul Murphy just yards from his Spanish home. Murphy died after being hit by a Range Rover just outside his villa, with police reluctant to release any details until the SUV and the road had been forensically examined. Hours later,... Expats Blog -

UAE now expat hub for thousands of millionaires

Due to the arrival as expats of a huge number of millionaires, the UAE is now amongst the top residential destinations for the super-rich. As of last year, the United Arab Emirates was placed in the top ten world countries with the largest number of millionaire residents. High net worth individuals flocked to the emirates, buying up luxury... Expats Blog -

Golden destinations for expat retirees golden years

Retiring overseas rather than fighting inflation in the home country is now a practical financial option for many pensioners living in first world countries. Even if thereâ??s no gold-plated pension waiting at the end of your working life, itâ??s still possible to enjoy a much more satisfying retirement lifestyle by emigrating to a less... Expats Blog -

Brits giving up on Spain as retirement dreams fade

All along Spainâ??s Costas from Alicante to Huelva, increasing numbers of British expats are packing up and going home. Recently released figures suggest thereâ??s been a decline of over 10 per cent in the number of Britons living along the Costa del Sol, with the rate of those leaving on the increase as Brexit draws nearer. Whether... Expats Blog -

Adjusting to returning home after a stint as an expat

Packing up and becoming an expat in a faraway land is a dream for many, but does reality kick in once youâ??ve returned to the home country? Nowadays, becoming an expat is somewhat of a commonplace development in many peoplesâ?? lives, tinged with the excitement of new experiences, new jobs or the long-awaited freedom of retirement.... Expats Blog -

Expats in Europe combine to protest Trump presidency

With Davos as their focus, American expats across Europe have banded together with European expats and citizens to protest against Donald Trumpâ??s controversial presidency. The two groups involved, Campax and Action Together Zurich, came together for a â??we are sorryâ?? protest march on the first anniversary of Trumpâ??s inauguration,... Expats Blog -

Downtown living in Dubai now a hot property location

Realtors in Dubai are now marketing the city as a â??residential destinationâ??. Gone are the days when Dubai was a growing city providing expat professionals with rewarding jobs and a unique, developing environment, with real estate agencies now describing it as a â??destinationâ??. The rebranding is the result of the cityâ??s changing... Expats Blog -

EU to offer its expats in UK cover for settled status fee

EU expats living in the UK can expect the UKâ??s fee for settled status application to be covered by Brussels. Following a threat by the Home Office to charge EU nationals a £72 fee for their applications for settled status, the European Union appears to have decided it will pick up the tag. To qualify for indefinite leave to remain in... Expats Blog -

Costa del Sol expats warned killer caterpillar invasion due

Expats living in Spainâ??s Costa del Sol region are preparing for the annual invasion of killer caterpillars. Hordes of venomous Pine Processionary Caterpillars arrive every year in February, killing pets and causing major risks of eye damage, dermatitis and severe allergic reactions in children and adults. The venomous creepy-crawlies... Expats Blog -

Major expat survey slates Kuwait as worst world country for expats

Taking into account recent news reports, itâ??s not surprising a recent survey placed Kuwait as the worst expat destination on the planet. The latest of InterNationsâ?? annual ExpatInsider survey rated Kuwait as 64th in its list of 64 nations, with the result coming as no surprise to many expats living and working in the emirate. Whilst... Expats Blog -

Expat investors urged to buy now as Spanish property market soars

Would-be expats whoâ??ve been sitting on the fence as regards committing themselves to a Spanish property are being urged to buy now as the market soars. Local property reports are forecasting yet another year of property price increases, with at least a six per cent rise by the end of 2018 following on the increases over the past four... Expats Blog -

Aussie househunters looking overseas for affordable properties

Is this a new twist to global mobility â?? citizens of first-world countries moving overseas simply to be able to afford a home? Following on from the rise of the digital nomad phenomenon, increasing reports are coming in of first-world nationals moving overseas in order to afford to buy a home. The difference between nowadays and several... Expats Blog -

Brit expat couple win over Spanish villa demolition order

A British couple are finally celebrating their victory over a demolition order on their Spanish villa. Valerie and Patrick Jubb, now returned from Spain and living in the Scottish Border country, purchased the four-bedroomed Vina de Linan in 2008, turning it into a luxury bed-andâ??breakfast nestling on a lush, green hillside in Jimena de... Expats Blog -

Normandy to offer a local currency from March

Normandy is planning to stimulate its economy via the introduction of its own currency. Expats living in five Normandyâ??s departments will soon have the option of using a dedicated new currency in addition to the euro. By the end of March, Calvados, Manche, Seine-Maritime, Eure and Orne will offer the as yet un-named currency as an... Expats Blog -

Needs not wants now the post-VAT priority for expats in UAE

Just three weeks after the introduction in Abu Dhabi of VAT, shoppers are cutting back on impulse buying. Both expats and locals in Abu Dhabi are reducing their spending on luxuries and cutting back on impulse purchases in an attempt to balance their household budgets since the introduction of VAT at five per cent. A Gulf News survey of... Expats Blog -

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