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When moving abroad, it can be exciting to learn along the way, but there are some aspects ofour lives that we cannot leave to chance. For parents, one of these is the education of our children. Most countries provide public school options, but measuring their quality beforehand can be challenging. By Jason Agins, Master Teacher at Internationa ...

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East African Skills Gaps Opens Energy Market

With over 100,000 locals needing to be trained over the next ten years to support East Africa’s oil and gas, mining and construction ambition, a delegation of ten Scottish oil and gas training providers have been visiting Tanzania and Mozambique to offer their skills and experience to these markets and to capitalise on the significant growth opportunities. East Africa is home to some of the larges ...

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Oman To Raise Expat Visa Fees By Half

Oman’s Ministry of Manpower has announced work visa fees for expats will increase by 50%. Fees for private sector workers will rise from OMR201 ($522) to OMR301 ($782). Times of Oman cited an official as saying the change would become law when it is published in the official Gazette. The official told the publication a fee of OMR5 would also be charged to change a worker’s status or to switch thei ...

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Expats: What’s The Cost Of Learning A New Language?

If you’re thinking of moving abroad post-Brexit, a new tool helps you calculate exactly how long it will take to learn the local language, and how much it will cost. The thought of leaving the UK is certainly appealing to many – it has been widely reported that there have been record numbers of people applying for passports for countries such as Ireland and New Zealand. But if you’re not moving to ...

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Keeping Your UK Mobile Number While Abroad

Roaming and international call charges can be avoided by expats using a new service which allows them to keep their UK mobile number. Swytch, the UK-based start-up providing multiple mobile numbers on an existing mobile phone, has said that people in 130 countries around the world now have UK mobile numbers thanks to their app. Swytch numbers are available from any connected device, anywhere in th ...

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USA Now More Oil Reserves Than Saudi Arabia

A new independent estimate of world oil reserves has been released by Rystad Energy, showing that the US now holds more recoverable oil reserves than both Saudi Arabia and Russia. For the US, more than 50% of remaining oil reserves is unconventional shale oil. Texas alone holds more than 60 billion barrels of shale oil, according to this new data. The new reserves data also distinguishes between r ...

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Brexit And Expat Pensions

An area of concern for British expats is how the UK’s decision to leave the EU will affect their pensions. How could Brexit affect your state pension? And what about registered pension schemes and qualifying overseas pension schemes (QROPS)? By Jason Porter As with issues like residency and healthcare, the rights you have now should remain in place until the UK is officially no longer an EU member ...

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Brexit And Visas: Impact On Expats

After new British Prime Minister Theresa May made her first trip across the continent, the immigration debate continued to broil. Former European partners want to take a hard line on membership of the European Economic Area (EEA), tying the UK back into the freedom of movement with no means to mitigate it. The new Cabinet must wrestle with the mandate of public opinion that demands a significant f ...

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Living and Working in Qatar

For those of you contemplating contracts in the Middle East here is a brief introduction to what you can expect if you are going to work in Qatar Like many other Gulf countries, Qatar is a combination of an ancient past and 21st century technology and architecture. It is a country in transition that has retained its traditionalism, while in the process of modernising. The overriding influence on l ...

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