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Retirement Abroad – Global Uncertainty Causing Rethink

Britons’ retirement abroad to Europe is being held back by Brexit and to the US by Donald Trump’s presidency.  The weather, a better life and improved wellbeing are the main incentives for people to move overseas to retire.  Emotional ties and a love of the UK are the reasons given by many for not wanting to retire abroad. Why people retire abroad ...

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Plans For Major Changes To The Partner Visa Process Underway

There will be major changes to the Partner Visa process as the Government has passed legislation governing the way in which couples can apply for a Partner Visa. Find out what has changed and why, as well as how the changes impact you and your partner. Written by Alana Parera of Interstaff 3 December, 2018   Partner sponsors to be approved before a Partner Visa application can be made Last month T ...

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Expats – Plan Your Retirement Abroad

Many expats having spent a proportion or all of their career abroad get used to a different climate and lifestyle and do not feel drawn back to their home country when considering their retirement.  There are many options for retiring and it is a very personal decision on where to retire.  For some retiring where they have been working allows them to continue with part-time work into retirement ca ...

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Top Ten Issues When Deciding Where To Retire Abroad

Many of us have a clear idea of where we would like to retire, but there are many factors to consider.  You may have had many happy holidays in one part of the world, but that does not necessarily mean it is the best place to spend your retirement.  Costs, taxes, environment, community and what it is like out of season are all points that can determine whether your retirement meets your expectatio ...

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Top Ten Tips When Planning Your Retirement Abroad

Retiring abroad is increasingly popular with estimates ranging from 10% of people in the UK considering retiring abroad to over 30%.  Moving to a warmer climate with a lower cost of living enabling you to enjoy a more active retirement can be a very attractive proposition.  It is, however, a major life decision and should not be taken lightly.  You should make sure you carry out your research to u ...

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How to Arrange Your US Social Security Retirement Benefit

Over half a million people receive some kind of Social Security benefit abroad, including retired and disabled workers, as well as spouses, widows, widowers, and children. If you retire abroad you can receive your Social Security payments outside the United States as long as you are eligible and live in a country where payment is permitted. Payments are prohibited to anyone residing in Cuba or Nor ...

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How To Claim The UK State Pension Abroad

You can continue to claim your State Pension when you decide to retire abroad, provided you have paid enough UK National Insurance contributions to qualify.  If you have not yet started receiving your pension you can get a State Pension statement to tell you how much State Pension you may get In order to claim your pension you should contact the International Pension Centre or send the internation ...

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Accessing Healthcare When You Retire Abroad

Retiring abroad is a major decision and one of the key issues if we are to get the best out of life in retirement wherever we are is access to good quality healthcare.  The accessibility of healthcare should be one of the key factors in the decision on where to retire. There can be a great difference between different countries in terms of health standards, statutory care and emergency treatment.  ...

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Property Options When Retiring Abroad

A Spanish villa with a pool on the Costa Del Sol, a charming old farmhouse in the Dordogne, an apartment in The Algarve or a country home on the rolling hills of Tuscany.  Whatever your vision for your retirement abroad you need to be sure you make an informed decision about where you plan to live. The temptation is to buy your dream home as soon as you arrive, but unless you have been studying th ...

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Retiring to Cyprus

Cyprus is a popular retirement destination for Britons in search of Mediterranean sun and possible tax advantages. A new book and website, ‘Retiring To Europe’, provides essential information for those thinking of retiring to the island. The following are brief extracts. There are various tax issues Britons face when moving to Cyprus. With specialist advice from an adviser with a good understandin ...

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