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US Expats Seek Changes To Tax Rules

Citizen-based taxation of US expats is a controversial subject and the annual survey carried out by Greenback Expat Tax Services shows it is the major issue for expats and is the major reason causing growing numbers to consider renunciation of their US citizenship.   Nine million US expats live and work abroad, but since they retain US citizen ...

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Which Are The Most Expensive Countries For Expatriates?

Looking at which are the most expensive countries for expatriates, the ECA International annual MyExpatriate Market Pay report surveys the cost of benefits, salaries and tax treatments in countries around the world in order to assist companies with benchmarking their expatriate packages when relocating staff. Benefits include the allowance to cover essential costs such as accommodation, internatio ...

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Trend In Dependent Visas Generally Positive But Not In All Markets

Dependent visas allow spouses and family members to travel for the purpose of accompanying a family member with a corresponding visa type. Fragomen’s research shows a generally positive trend in many countries but sees a constriction in some countries.   Fragomen, the leading immigration law firm, has published research on the workings of immigration systems across 113 countries.   The research in ...

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Travel Tips For Expats

It’s no secret that expats are on the road a lot. It’s also no secret that all of this travel can often hurt an expat’s wallet in the long run. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together this article with some travel tips for expats to help you save time and money. Written exclusively for Expat Network by AirHelp   Expats travel – a lot. If you identify as an expat, then simply by tha ...

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“Brexodus” And The Future For EU-Based UK Nationals

With continuing uncertainty over Brexit there is the potential for a “Brexodus” with many Brits currently living in the EU deciding to return to the UK.  Phil Nash of the Immigration Advice Service sets out the position for any returning Brits. Written exclusively for Expat Network by Phil Nash on behalf of the Immigration Advice Service – an organization of leading UK immigration solicitors. ...

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Five Tips For Becoming A Parent Abroad

With the UK celebrating the birth of the Royal baby, Tom Wilkinson of Axa Global Healthcare has been thinking about his own experience of becoming a parent while living abroad. He says it’s an exciting but nerve-wracking time, and when you’re living somewhere new, there can be many unknowns which need navigating before the big day. Written for Expat Network by Tom Wilkinson, CEO, AXA – Global Heal ...

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How To Save Money On Currency Exchange

International payments expose you to exchange rates and getting the best rate can save you money. Specialists Currency Fair explain the impact of exchange rates and how much you can save. Written exclusively for Expat Network by Currency Fair   Nobody likes getting short-changed, especially when the sums involved are significant. Before making your international money transfer it can pay to d ...

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Becoming A US Citizen? What You Should Know About Medicare

Medicare provides many benefits to those over 65, but what is your eligibility as an expat or a new U.S. citizen to Medicare.  Danielle Kunkle Roberts of Boomer Benefits sets out the rules and how to join Medicare as well as the costs of doing so. Written exclusively for Expat Network by Danielle Kunkle Roberts of Boomer Benefits   Hundreds of thousands of people apply to become a U.S. citize ...

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Help A Study Into Expat Assignment Failure

Lili Castille approached us to promote her study looking into the factors that impact on adjusting to a new culture and the causes expat assignee failure.  This is an opportunity to share your experience as an expat to help this study.  Here she sets out the background. Hello! I’m Lili Castille, a multicultural polyglot and lifelong learner. Originally from Los Angeles, my educational background i ...

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Living Abroad – Can I Get Free NHS Healthcare When Visiting The UK?

One of our members who lives in The Philippines asked whether they could still access the services of the NHS as a British passport holder. I have been living and working outside the UK for a number of years but plan to visit family in the UK and wanted to know whether I can make use of the services of the NHS while I am visiting the UK? When you move abroad on a permanent basis, you are no longer ...

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