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Blog > 2017

2017

Travel Trends, Tenancy Agreements, And Tech Expertise

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(c) FirmBee on Pixabay

Although moving abroad is quite a different procedure from simply visiting a place, many expats use their relocation as an opportunity to explore countries in the surrounding areas. In a similar vein, a "new tribe" of travellers has been defined by the travel industry, and many of them are also expats.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Property, Ramadan And Pet Relocation

(c) Justin Veenema

(c) Justin Veenema

Later this month will be Ramadan - if you're living in a predominantly Muslim community, here's a quick guide to help you learn.

We have two podcasts for you: Tom Zachystal talks about US expat accounts, and Bethany Tucker discusses relocating pets.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Getting Visas, Global Nomads, And Expat Guides

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(c) Ben White on Unsplash

When you first make the decision to move abroad, especially if you're doing it purely for love of your new destination, it can be easy to get swept along in the dreamy excitement of it all.

Unfortunately, however, there are still all the boring but necessary bits of expat life to deal with: paying taxes, sorting out your pension, and getting a visa.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Business, Buying Property, And The Best Cuisines

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(c) Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash

We talk a lot about the big things here on Expat Focus - finance, healthcare, the practicalities of moving abroad. But sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference.

Food, for example, can be a really important part of life as an expat. Sometimes all you want is a taste of home; sometimes you can explore your new country best through its cuisine.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

First Aid, Fresh Air And Finding Property




Pollution is an increasing concern in today's world, and many people are choosing to move to cleaner places. Here are some of the cleanest destinations around the world.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Friendship, Finance And Filling In Forms

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(c) Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

Bureaucracy is no one's favourite part of moving abroad. In this month's instalment of the Visa Diaries, Australia expat Genevieve Rogis talks about her experiences with trying to get a UK visa.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Road Trips, Red Tape And Recommended Blogs

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(c) JanBaby on Pixabay

Living abroad is very different from holidaying, but there's no reason you can't enjoy yourself while you're there. Here are some great road trips to take across the USA.

If you're living in Brussels, here's where to find the best fries!    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Education, Expat Healthcare And The EU Referendum

(c) John Guthrie on Wikipedia

(c) John Guthrie on Wikipedia

Healthcare is one of the most popular topics of concern for people who are thinking of moving abroad. We're featuring a series of articles to help people understand which healthcare options are available to them in their chosen country, and how to make well-informed decisions about their options.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Residential Property, Retirement And Tax Returns




It's coming up to tax returns time for American expats around the world. Here's how to file.

Do you really need an offshore bank account to manage your finances as an expat?

If you're living in India, you may have been affected by the new money laws there.    more ...


Blog > 2017

2017

Healthcare, Childcare And Repatriation




Healthcare and childcare are two of the biggest concerns people have when they're moving abroad, especially if it's their first time living in a foreign country. This week, we've got you covered on both counts.    more ...