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How to handle your money abroad safely and securely

December 1, 2014 |

Moving abroad can be accompanied by a lot of stress. Regardless of the reason for moving, the new environment holds certain risks and needs to be carefully researched before arrival. Nothing can make you more prepared than having your … Read More

My Three and Half Year Australian Update

November 28, 2014 |

I logged on for the first time in ages today looking for some info on citizenship timelines, and while I was here I thought I might as well do an update. Hopefully my random musings will be of help or … Read More

Buying or Renting?

September 29, 2014 |

The World recession has changed attitudes to many issues. For expats intending to start a new life in Spain, the option of buying a home before the recession, possibly with a cheap Spanish mortgage was always a tempting one. … Read More

Want to Experience Your New Life Abroad Before Making the Decision to Move?

August 27, 2014 |

Are you seriously thinking about making a permanent move somewhere hot? If so, the BBC would love to speak with you.

BBC2 is making a new series about families/couples considering a move to any one of the following places: … Read More

Introducing Mr or Mrs Expat

August 18, 2014 |

Over the coming days and weeks, we’ll be revealing some of the key findings from the Expat Survey 2013 – the world’s largest independent international study into those living outside their country of origin.

Carried out by i-World Research in … Read More

Annual Migrant Arrivals Exceed 100,000

July 25, 2014 |

In the June 2014 year, permanent and long-term (PLT) migrant arrivals numbered 100,800 (up 14 percent from 2013), the first time more than 100,000 arrivals have been recorded in a year. Migrant departures numbered 62,400 (down 22 percent). This resulted … Read More

International schools end 2013-2014 school year with increased options for expat children

July 23, 2014 |

The international schools market has expanded significantly this school year, providing English-speaking education around the world for more children than ever before.

In just one year, the number of students aged between 3 and 18 attending international … Read More

The Paparazzi Expat

July 23, 2014 |

A few days ago I received an email from what I had previously thought was a reputable media agency in New York, asking me if I knew of a good “paparazzi style” photographer on the island or, failing that, … Read More

NSW State Nomination Programme Reopens Next Week

July 13, 2014 |

The government of New South Wales has announced that it will reopen applications for the 2014/15 Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) programme next Monday.

The state will introduce a number of new initiatives in the 2014/15 migration year which are … Read More

The Charter Trip

July 11, 2014 |

Readers who know Gran Canaria may have spotted what looks like the rusting hulk of a plane near the main road near Bahia Feliz. No, it is not the latest acquisition by my least favourite airline, or one that … Read More