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Flow of migrants continues as seven men ...

Cuban vessel stopped by the US Coast Guard 23 miles south of Florida on May 1, 2022. All aboard were repatriated to Cuba on May 4 (USCG photo) (CNS): As the number of Cubans trying to leave communist Cuba increases, Cayman Islands Customs and Border Control (CBC) says seven more men arrived in Cayman Brac […]

What continues to happen in Myanmar

The subject of Rose Salines and one of her paintings are shown on screen as MC Ren Lexander introduces her to the PCEC audience. In March 2021, the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) received presentations from Rose Saline and Phil Robertson on “What is Happening in Myanmar”. They both returned on May 4 to take […]

Riyadh education forum to highlight post...

DUBAI: The national cuisines of a few countries can boast the variety of influences found in Saudi dishes, thanks to the remarkable assortment of flavors and ingredients introduced to the Kingdom over the centuries by pilgrims, merchants and travellers. The variety of traditional dishes that can be found across the country reflects these diverse cultural […]

Presentation – Tanstaafl forum member

I wanted to introduce myself, I’m a long time member of the Expat forum but one who only visits the forum occasionally and it’s time for me to get moving and take action to reach out to all expats at once on the forum and I hope IRL. On me; I am Canadian, 66 years […]

Rangers fans face extortionate prices in...

RANGERS fans will have to shell out exorbitant prices if they want to see their heroes play in the Europa League final in Seville. Light Blues fans were planning to invade the Spanish city by air, land and sea for the game against Eintracht Frankfurt. 2 Rangers reached the Europa League finalCredit: Getty Images – […]

News in Mallorca during the week

The inhabitants of Palma are use private cars more than before the pandemic, indicates a national survey carried out by the Mobility Forum. 73% of people in Palma now opt for the car, compared to 62% in 2019. This places the Balearic capital in third place for car use, behind Toledo with 84% and Badajoz […]

Upstream investment and development high...

The African Energy Chamber (AEC), the voice of the energy sector in Africa, in partnership with public and private sector organizations, regulatory authorities, investors and energy market players, will host a forum ahead of Africa Energy Week (AEW) (AECWeek.com), Africa’s premier event for the oil and gas sector – taking place October 18-21, 2022 in […]

Exhausted hospitals rely on Sri Lankan e...

Like Sri Lanka’s worst economic crisis in decades took hold, causing medical shortages and halting surgeries, Kavindya Thennakoon knew she had to do something. Before boarding a flight from San Francisco to Colombo, the Stanford graduate and co-founder of a digital education app posted on social media and asked those who were short on supplies […]

Question about processing times for perm...

I have been living in Berlin since October 2019 and have been working full-time continuously since January 2020. I have a question regarding the time frame within which one can actually and legally start applying for citizenship (preparation and sending of relevant documents, contact with the appropriate office etc. etc.), whether or not there are […]

Why am I leaving America and returning t...

IIn a state of panic, I pack my suitcase for my trip to Ho Chi Minh City. I had received the news of my grandmother’s ill health, her doctor’s warning of her impending death. Amid anxiety over my grandmother’s rapidly deteriorating condition, rising COVID-19 cases in Vietnam, travel, I’m also keenly aware of a more […]

Pattaya City Expats Club: A Journey Thro...

British filmmaker Kaprice Kea describes why he first came to Thailand to direct Butterfly Man, which is credited as the first foreign “indie” to be filmed in Thailand. British filmmaker Kaprice Kea landed in Bangkok in January 2000, a few weeks after the skytrain opened. He had arrived with 85 kg of personal effects and […]

“You Decide” at Pattaya City Expats Club

The group Up to You Improv from left to right, Paul Strachan, Sheldon Penner, Doug Campbell, Lisa T and Sherman Richardson. The Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) had the privilege of seeing and participating in their “Improv Morning” during the Club meeting on April 27th. The five-member group consisted of Doug Campbell, Sheldon Penner, Sherman […]

The first five European countries to ret...

Porto, Portugal, old town across the Douro River. Getty Ready to say goodbye to daily stress? Do you dream of an idyllic place to retire and relax? “To some it’s a lounge chair,” writes the World Economic Forum (WEF), which released its 2022 International Living Global Retirement Index. “For others, it’s a completely different country. […]

Expats flee as Shanghai’s COVID lockdown

SHANGHAI, April 29 (Reuters) – Shanghai’s harsh COVID-19 lockdown is pushing dozens of foreign residents to flee the mall, shaking the appeal of mainland China’s most cosmopolitan city and prompting others to rethink their future in the metropolis. Although no official statistics are available for departures in recent weeks, pet movers, real estate agents and […]

At least nine dead in minibus bombings i...

KHARKIV: Ukrainian forces have fought to repel Russian attempts to advance in the south and east, where the Kremlin is seeking to capture the country’s industrial Donbass region, and a senior US defense official has said the he Moscow offensive is proceeding much more slowly than expected.As artillery fire, sirens and explosions were heard Friday […]

Non-US Spouse and Avoidance of PFIC Taxa...

I am an American living in France for a few years, recently married to a European with no ties or legal status in the United States. I have a few questions about choosing how to deposit with my new partner and setting up some financial accounts. I understand that our/my US filing options are 1) […]

Beijing Cycling Pioneer Shannon Bufton S...

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Xi puts ideology before economics with m...

China’s worst equity selloff since the start of 2020 reflects growing concern about President Xi Jinping that he cannot afford the political costs of a shift from a COVID Zero strategy that is hammering the economy. In Shanghai, a week-long COVID-19 lockdown has worsened further, with workers in hazmat suits fanning out over the weekend […]

China’s pursuit of zero Covid drives out

Published on: 04/25/2022 – 11:24 Beijing (AFP) – Colin Chan has spent more than a decade building a life in China, but enduring ever-changing Covid rules and five weeks in quarantine convinced the Singaporean it was time to go. China’s reluctance to budge on its strict zero Covid policy is accelerating the departure of expats […]

‘The pearl has lost its luster’: Shangha

Taipei, Taiwan – As Shanghai’s strict COVID-19 lockdown nears its second month, expat residents are heading out, a trend that in the long run could threaten the city’s status as a global trading hub. The government’s draconian restrictions have prompted rare rebukes from foreign business groups and led the United States to order all non-emergency […]

Post-punk rockers sing about leaving hom...

Sometimes Conor Deegan III wishes he had a 9 to 5 job. “Coming home to a child and being there for them,” says the bassist of Irish post-punk band Fontaines DC. “I don’t want to be an absent father.” Expats remember home: Irish group Fontaines DC.Credit:Filmawi But he’s not a dad yet – and rock […]

USVI welcomes charters as BVI creates in...

in All News / By: BVI News Apr 21, 2022 8:04 AM / White Bay Beach on Jost Van Dyke. As the neighboring US Virgin Islands (USVI) continues to welcome charter yacht operators to its shores, the BVI government is accused of making it difficult for yacht charter professionals to operate locally. Opposition Leader Marlon […]

No vote but strong opinions: Bangkok exp...

Most expats in Bangkok are barred from voting in the May 22 gubernatorial election, but the outcome affects their daily lives just as much as that of other residents. The quality of life in this city of approximately 10 million people depends on how effectively the Governor and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) deal with […]

Freelancer – Pointing me in the right di

Hello everyone. I hope to be pointed in the right direction, approaches, options, resources, etc., as I figure out if and how I can do what I want. Among the steps to consider, you must prepare to simulate an American presence. All the steps below will be difficult or impossible to implement after you move […]

the secret to the perfect vacation for 6...

Do you remember that two-week vacation where you wished you could have stayed longer? When you dreamed of spending whole days getting lost in the streets of a new city, returning to your favorite café until you were counted among the locals, or having more time for day trips day later? It seems that retired […]

Pattaya’s English News Media Then and No

MC Ren Lexander welcomes members and guests to the resumed weekly PCEC meetings and introduces the famous Barry Kenyon from Pattaya as a guest speaker. After suspending meetings for the first few months of the year, the Pattaya City Expats Club held its first meeting of 2022 on Wednesday, April 13andOver 75 members and guests […]

Pattaya Grapevine: Will he, right?

Will he not?The travel industry is eagerly awaiting the Prime Minister’s decision on whether or not to scrap entry requirements and return to an immigration system similar to the pre-pandemic system. Cautious military establishment warns of further Covid outbreaks, economy demands tourists return in abundance. In these battles, the economy usually wins. Booming PattayaThe waterless […]

New member introducing me | Expat Forum...

Good morning!I hope you are all healthy and safe.I am considering early retirement, moving to rural France (I looked at Poitou-Charentes) – as a cyclist and outdoor enthusiast I aspire to live somewhere where I can walk or cycle everywhere, or take a train or bus, using a car only when absolutely necessary. I live […]

The Americans are coming! – Portuguese

I remember almost six years ago a very small group of American expats met at the Pingo Doce cafe in Lagos for the simple purpose of meeting other Americans. Personally, I would have preferred a drink much later in the day, but I was desperate. Living in Faro at the time, my lovely wife and […]

Overview of Czech news: Tuesday, April 1...

11:15 Babiš said to apologize to senator for ‘psychopath’ allegation Former Prime Minister Andrej Babiš was ordered to apologize to Pirate Party Senator Lukáš Wagenknecht for his repeated description of Wagenknecht as a “psychopath” and part of an organized plot to destroy him politically. Babiš’s lawyer has confirmed that the leader of the ANO party […]

EWA extension will reduce congestion, sa...

Planned road extension area (CNS): Prime Minister Wayne Panton said the government is moving ahead with the extension of the east-west arterial as it will reduce traffic congestion in the eastern districts and it remains a priority absolute of the PACT. Despite the controversies surrounding this road, which threatens central mangrove wetlands directly from its […]

Medical students who fled Ukraine still ...

The majority of these students ended up in Ukraine because they could not find places in South African universities, especially medical institutions, due to over-enrollment – ​​now having escaped the invasion Russian and having to resume their studies, they face another ordeal. Talk to Maverick CitizenLebone Kganyago of Expats South Africa and Victoria Maheso of […]

Brexit news: ‘Dover the acceptable sacri

Dover: Protesters march against mass P&O layoffs Local council leader Trevor Bartlett, in response to days of traffic jams in Dover, accused the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) of “ignoring” the needs of people in the area. His remarks came on the fourth day of delays to the Channel crossing, with freight vehicles still parked on […]

Montpellier or Lyon, which would you cho...

American expat here, longtime resident of Lyon (18 years old). Lyon is a rather intense city. Very busy, noisy, but dynamic and interesting. The city is constantly changing, usually for the better. New tram lines are constantly being added, green spaces are expanding and being created every year. The Green government in power is pushing […]

Ukraine: Voice of Ottawa — “Music is the

Breadcrumb Links World Local News Lucas Haneman and Megan Laurence will perform in a benefit concert on April 10 to raise money for the Ukarine Army. Photo by Bruce Deachman /Postmedia Content of the article The shots fired in Ukraine have been heard and felt around the world – by the people of that country, […]

Restrictions for Foreign Nationals Durin...

Here is that warning I told you about and now the US government is warning its citizens, but it could apply to any of us expats living here: The 2022 Philippine presidential and local elections are scheduled to be held on May 9, 2022. As the election approaches, we remind U.S. citizens that Philippine law […]

Weekly Cabinet meeting condemns attacks ...

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger KUWAIT CITY, March 28: The Kuwaiti Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Monday, chaired by His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah at the Seif Palace, and lamented the recent attacks launched by the Houthis against Saudi saudi. At the start of the meeting, His Highness the Prime […]

كونا: Weekly Cabinet meeting condemns at

03/28/2022 LOC20:54 17:54 GMT His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah chairs the Cabinet meeting KUWAIT, March 28 (KUNA) — The Kuwaiti Cabinet on Monday held its weekly meeting, led by His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, at the Seif Palace, and lamented the recent attacks […]

collective defined contribution pension ...

The pension schemes of thousands of expatriates could get a welcome boost with ongoing consultations on how collective defined-contribution pension schemes could be extended to more savers. Ideas on how collective defined contribution (CDC) pension schemes could be extended to more savers were explored with industry partners today, March 28, by the Minister for Pensions. […]

Israel and PH sign a joint declaration f...

Israel stands ready to support the Philippines through technical assistance and capacity building programs in the dairy industry. The Embassy of Israel to the Philippines and the Israel Economic Trade Mission to the Philippines, in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Dairy Authority (NDA), signed the Joint Statement for Mutual Relations […]

Bangladeshi missions in UAE process 500 ...

“A roadmap is underway to develop the infrastructure this year, and it will ensure the safe, orderly and dignified migration of workers to the UAE,” Abu Zafar said. Gulf News. He was speaking on the sidelines of Bangladesh’s 51st Independence Day celebrations, which were marked today by Bangladeshi expats across the UAE. Bangladesh declared independence […]

The big read: Covid-19 has dampened the ...

Referring to his company’s expansion into three overseas markets last year, Mr Lim of Leong Guan reiterated that the Singapore market is “very limited” in its consumer base. And while the cost of raw materials has increased in recent years, the price of noodles hasn’t risen as quickly, squeezing profit margins. “Companies should focus on […]

Water is a national security issue for t...

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, ​​said: “Water security affects 40% of the world’s population. [It] is a matter of national security for the UAE and is one of the seven strategic sectors of the National Innovation Strategy. To ensure access to water for all, the UAE Water Security Strategy 2036 […]

The head of the OIF visits the Institute...

Secretary General of the International organization of Francophonie (OIF) Louise Mushikiwabo (left) and director of the Institute for cultural exchange with France (IDECAF) at a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Ngoc Lan on March 23. (Photo: VNA) City of HCM (VNA) – The Secretary General of the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF), […]

Buenos Aires Digital Nomads Guide 2022 –

Austin, USA – March 22, 2022 /MarketersMEDIA/ — This latest release is in line with the company’s commitment to helping people find the right place to be a digital nomad. More information is available at https://crucialconstructs.com/how-to-be-a-digital-nomad-in-buenos-aires-argentina Since the pandemic has kept many people from regularly working on-site, people have become more familiar with remote working […]

How you can help your employees address ...

Q: The last paragraph of your column from last week struck a chord with many of our employees who emailed us the column. You wrote: “What is happening in Ukraine is creating widespread grief. Are there ways to channel your employees’ anger and feelings of helplessness into ways to respond in humanitarian ways that support […]

British expat in Spain fears his ‘dogs w

A British expat living in Spain has raised concerns for the safety of his dogs after finding shotgun shells on his land. The expat, posting anonymously on the UK Expat forum, said while living in the campo, the Spanish equivalent of the countryside, they found empty shotgun shells and recently had to tell Spanish men […]

Boris Johnson kicked out of EU summit ov...

Lord Ricketts explained why the Prime Minister was not invited to the EU summit, which is held on the same day as a NATO meeting. The Prime Minister drew the bizarre comparison between Brexit and Ukrainians fighting for their freedom as neighboring Russia invades, kicking off a bloody war in Europe. US President Biden and […]

U.S. and PH Partner to Address Climate V...

(L to R) USAid Philippines Mission Director Ryan Washburn and Heather Variava, U.S. Embassy Philippines Acting Chargé d’Affaires, Paola Alvarez, Assistant Secretary for Finance, Albert dela Cruz , commissioner of the Philippine Commission on Climate Change, and Karen Janes Ungar, national representative of Catholic Relief Services. The United States government, through the United States Agency […]

US gunsmiths help Ukrainians fight back ...

MOKAMA, BIJAR: Celebrations for Holi, the Hindu festival of colours, were in full swing on Friday, with people happily splashing themselves with powdered dye as the pandemic showed signs of receding across the country. Marking the end of winter and symbolizing the triumph of good over evil, Holi is observed on the last full moon […]

World News | Nepal: Protests against a ...

Kathmandu [Nepal]Mar 18 (ANI): Amid growing disenchantment in Nepal against Chinese investment, residents of the eastern district of Jhapa staged large protests against the Damak Clean Industrial Park (DCIP) over the displacement of people from their lands without appropriate compensation, according to local vernacular media reported. The DCIP project has been called a sleazy, corrupt […]

Prime Minister Imran urges expats to mak...

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that there are huge opportunities for overseas Pakistanis to make safe investments in the Central Business District and Ravi Urban Development Authority projects. The Prime Minister’s statement came as he chaired a meeting to review the progress of said plans. “Record revenue of Rs 57.88 billion was generated […]

Good night for local parties, work is no...

This week, expats and Dutch citizens across the country went to the polls to have their say in the 2022 municipal elections. Here is a brief overview of what happened. Historically low participation in the 2022 municipal elections Polling stations opened at 7:30 a.m. on Monday March 15 for the first of three days of […]

American taxation of French pensions

I moved you to your own thread, since the “sticky” thread is actually for more general questions. OK – for US tax purposes, there are two approaches commonly used for foreign pensions. Technically speaking, the tax treaty says you should only be taxed by the country of origin – so French national pensions (i.e. mandatory […]

Just curious to read expats’ least and m

I experienced what I called culture shock (twice). Moved from California to southern England (1970). I thought I had accidentally gone through a time warp again. I was welcomed by almost everyone but also taken advantage of by some misfit women who assumed because I was American that I was also rich. I had to […]

ACS 2022 Skills Assessment – Next Steps

I have already submitted the following: Payslip (for all months)Bank statement (without employee name)Statistical statement (without any supporting evidence)Letter of service (on company letterhead) But currently, I plan to submit the following documents for this period of employment: Job reference: 1. Letter of service (on letterhead)1A. Skills reference letter from employer (skills, roles and responsibilities/full-time […]

Ukraine: Voices from Ottawa — “World War

Breadcrumb Links World Local News Iryna and Pavlo Aksentiev came to Ottawa from Kyiv 21 years ago. The flag they are holding was signed by veterans of the Ukrainian 72nd Mechanized Brigade. Photo by Bruce Deachman /Postmedia Content of the article The shots fired in Ukraine have been heard and felt around the world – […]

Listed Chinese companies fall to 2008 lo...

Breadcrumb Links PMN Company Author of the article: Content of the article SHANGHAI — Chinese stocks fell to 21-month lows on Tuesday as mainland companies listed in Hong Kong hit 2008 lows as soaring COVID-19 cases threatened prospects for the world’s second-largest economy and the central bank dashed expectations of a cut in a key […]

Propaganda, censorship and freedom of ex...

The war to eradicate Ukraine becomes a war to eradicate freedom of expression. When the Russians jail reporters who speak out against the regime, we all (“all”?) know that it is wrong. But what about the good guys, we liberate the peoples of the west who just want to protect a nation illegally invaded, murdered […]

Qatar Airways – an unusual rejection

Dear All, I would like to share my experience with you and ask for your valuable advice. I submitted an application for a Project Officer position advertised by Qatar Airways in July 2021. After a few weeks I was invited to Sonru’s interview which I did, after that I n haven’t heard from them anymore. […]

Al Fardan’s partnership with Thunes to b

Al Fardan Exchange has partnered with Thunes, a global cross-border payments company, to enable its customers in the United Arab Emirates to make seamless payments to 87 countries. The new partnership will allow businesses and retail customers of Al Fardan Exchange to make instant payments directly not only to bank accounts, but also to mobile […]

Retiring in the Philippines | Expat For...

Well, these days I don’t have much faith in the Republic or in the process. Difficult just about anywhere is a correct assessment. Well the big thing to keep in mind is that as a foreigner living in the Philippines you really have no rights there, and you can only bend so far in order […]

Looking for advice on finding a house or...

I’ve been lucky with Vivanuncios: #1 in Bienes Raíces en Mexico on occasion. You can also ask Spanish Magic (language school north of Santo Domingo) as the owner has lots of local information and runs a fantastic Spanish school. At one point, she was coordinating intercambio sessions at the Oaxaca Lending Library (Oaxacans with English […]

CMEA row soars as local musicians strugg...

Jean-Eric “Notch” Smith (CNS): A long-running dispute between members of the Cayman Music and Entertainment Association escalated last weekend following an angry reunion that resulted in what appears to be a new attempt failed to oust the current president. Some CMEA members, described by longtime chairman Jean-Eric ‘Notch’ Smith as a ‘rogue faction’, have accused […]

Expats Theater will present Christmas Ev...

Expats Theater will present Christmas Eve – a gripping thriller by German-Austrian playwright and novelist Daniel Kehlmann, translated by Christopher Hampton. It’s Christmas Eve. Arrested by the police on her way to a holiday dinner, a philosophy professor finds herself in an interrogation room. A hard-nosed senior officer accuses her of planning a midnight bombing […]

Russian-Ukrainian war seeps into Art Dub...

At the VIP preview at Art Dubai yesterday, one stand stood out for its subtle but courageous political statement in a country where freedom of expression is restricted. Tbilisi, Georgia-based gallery Artbeat covered its booth table with a Ukrainian flag, and Georgian co-founder Natia Bukia also wore a matching blue and yellow outfit. “For me, […]

Philippines Travel Advisory: Level 3: Re...

Reconsider travel to the Philippines due to COVID-19[FEMALE[FEMININEAlso, be extra careful because of crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and removal. Read the full travel advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before planning any international travel.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level 3 travel health advisory for the Philippines, indicating […]

The best way to have a car for six month...

Salvation, I am writing here to get information from people living in Canada on what would be the best option to have a car for six months, without it being too expensive? My brother has the ability to work remotely for his job at a French company (which has no connection to Canada) and has […]

Economic solvency – they RAISED the barr

Hola, y buenos dias. I just read a question raised on another post here, the result was that the couple were no longer considering Mexico, and were now looking towards Panama – WHY, because of the obstacles in establishing their finacial where with all. Just last night I “discovered” I too fell short of the […]

WATCH the Stellenbosch student march aga...

Nadia Pryimak is a Ukrainian citizen who lives in South Africa. She starts every morning reading news and updates on the situation in her home country. Then she asks her sister, cousin or nephew if they are all still alive and well. “I can’t sleep. I want to sleep. I’m tired,” Pryimak says. Pryimak joined […]

Dubai End-of-Service Savings Plan for Ex...

It is the first of its kind in the region that offers employees a number of financial benefits. Provided Published: Thu 3 March 2022, 12:53 Last update: Thu 3 March 2022, 15:14 In a historic move, the government of Dubai has announced a new savings scheme for expatriates working in the public sector. Currently, a […]

Ucook acquired by Silvertree Holdings

Established as South Africa’s first meal kit delivery service in six years, after starting out in the family garage, Ucook was fully acquired by Silvertree Holdings in a one-year deal. worth R187 million. David Torr, Christopher Verster-Cohen and Katherine Barry, co-founders of Ucook The deal saw co-founders David Torr, Christopher Verster-Cohen and Katherine Barry, along […]

Self-employed and 2555 Exclusion of inco...

1. If you are eligible for the FEIE, you can use the foreign residence deduction, but in practice it is not very effective. If this had a big impact, either you’re paying your loved one a lot of rent or you’re not calculating the deduction correctly. Your accommodation costs must exceed 16% of the FEIE […]

Stellenbosch students march against the ...

Hundreds of students marched against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Photo: Liezl Human Nadia Pryimak is a Ukrainian citizen who lives in South Africa. She starts every morning reading news and updates on the situation in her home country. Then she asks her sister, cousin or nephew if they are all still alive and well. […]

Tips for finding an apartment to rent in...

I don’t know how my recent Barcelona experience will apply to San Sebastian, but for what it’s worth: The apartments can be referenced with several agencies. It’s up to the owner. There may be exclusivity if the agency also manages the rental. Agencies here will only show an apartment that is listed with them. They […]

Expedia stops sales to and from Russia

Travel online this week While the European Commissionthe UK and the US moved to economically punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, the online travel world was divided on how to approach the moment, or more precisely the gap was between Expedia Groupa few others maybe, and just about everyone. [Update: Airbnb said Friday it […]

FBAR and dual US citizenship

Doing things “right” is usually a costly mistake. I am okay. That’s why I was very reluctant… 1. Reporting your accounts on FBAR will not lead to the same banks finding out who should be subject to FATCA reporting. This will only happen if you tell the banks that you are a US citizen. Without […]

Everything you need to know about crowdf...

Crowdfunding is a way for businesses to raise funds without the need for bank loans or private equity firms. The idea extends to fundraising for charities and individuals through online platforms. Some big brands have launched crowdfunding campaigns, such as brewer Brewdog, Oculus – now part of Facebook’s Meta – and challenger bank Monzo. The […]

Abu Dhabi: New family law to help stabil...

This regulates personal status issues for foreigners, including civil marriage, no-fault divorce, joint custody of children and financial rights. File photo Published: Mon 28 Feb 2022, 16:03 The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) organized an international online forum, where Dr. Lena-Maria Möller, international expert in family law at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and […]

Why are so many Americans emigrating or ...

“a simpler way of life” (no idea where they got that from) Do I feel challenged personally? Many Americans see the Mediterranean as really not that different from coastal Florida, California, and even Arizona, ideal for perpetually warm, sunny days with golf, tennis, and the beach or pool. More exotic because it is accompanied by […]

Australian visas rejected for health rea...

Hi! I hope you are doing well during this difficult time. I write here because my son has been affected by the Australian health requirement, there is no “encounter” because at 11 months he was diagnosed in Melbourne-Australia (where he was born) with chromosome mosaicism 21 (Down Syndrome) . We have been living in Melbourne […]

Israel shares best practices in financia...

(L to R) Bangko Sentral Governor ng Pilipinas Benjamin Diokno, Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Ilan Fluss and Economic Advisor and Chief of Mission Tomer Heyvi The Embassy of Israel in Manila and the Israel Economic and Trade Mission to the Philippines, in cooperation with the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP), organized a cybersecurity-focused […]

Russian-Ukrainian war needs mediation, s...

President Cyril Ramaphosa called on international organizations to mediate between Russia and Ukraine and end this devastating conflict. On Friday, more Russian tanks entered the former Soviet country, facing massive attacks on land, sea and air. Missile strikes rained down in parts of Ukraine on the second day of the Russian war. The shelling spread […]

A month on the Costa del Sol – what woul

After a few years of thinking that we will move to Spain when we approach retirement, we are finally taking firm action. My husband can work from home and his company now has a policy in place that staff can work just about anywhere for a one month period with few questions asked. We use […]

Spanish Baccalaureate and A levels at th...

Salvation,My eldest went to the UK to do levels and stayed with his family. My youngest has just started the bachillerato (with Catalan) here, (it was not possible for her to go to the UK). Bachillerato is a huge amount of study, she does a lot more hours and exams than my other daughter with […]

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago ‘Magapalooza’: Boost

Donald Trump’s super PAC kicks off its first-ever Candidates Forum at his Mar-a-Lago club on Wednesday, a fundraising event designed to both celebrate the former president and raise the hopes of the Congress he’s promoting against the Republicans whom he considers disloyal. The event, closed to the press and called the “Congressional Candidates Forum Take […]

Caribou at Union Hall April 18, July Tal...

Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through links on this page. Content of the article Sexy and edgy electronic pop group Caribou arrives in Edmonton on April 18th. Content of the article The 2008 Polaris Prize winner will play Union Hall (6240 […]

DTI inspector and inspection of your pro...

I think that inspector who came to buy yesterday said he was DTI but? He spoke no English and wore a barangay-like shirt-like uniform and badge and name tag. The reason I’m sharing this is because this guy or others like him have been passing by for years and I avoid them because either I […]

Virtual Town Hall for US Citizens in the...

U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines United States Consular Agency in Cebu, Philippines February 24, 2022 Virtual Town Hall for US Citizens in the Philippines: Passport Renewal Procedures Do you have questions about renewing your U.S. passport as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to limit travel and gatherings? Do you know if you can renew your US passport […]

UK sanctions must go much further if the...

SIR – Charles Moore (Comment, February 19) is right that the West has for too long pretended that Vladimir Putin was not the enemy. With Mr. Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, this illusion crumbled. However, to suggest that the West has lost is too defeatist. Sanctions are an option, but they will not be a deterrent […]

If you are traveling to the Philippines,...

I received this from the US Embassy Washington DC office after contacting them! Dear Art, U.S. nationals (“COVID-vaccinated” only) traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes can enter the Philippines without a visa, beginning February 10, for visits of less than 30 days. They must meet the following requirements: 1. Fully vaccinated arriving […]

EU to adopt sanctions against Russia “th

European Union foreign ministers will on Tuesday adopt sanctions against Russia for its recognition of Ukraine’s breakaway regions and a new deployment of troops to its neighbor’s territory, the bloc’s foreign policy chief said. “Our response will take the form of sanctions, the extent of which ministers will decide… I’m sure there will be a […]

Iran defends its friends and strikes dea...

President Ebrahim Raeisi hailed Iran and Venezuela for opposing Western domination and imperialism, saying the two countries’ most valuable asset is their people who have decided to resist the excessive demands of the hegemonic powers. Raeisi made the remark during a meeting with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Felix Plasencia Gonzalez on the sidelines of the sixth […]

U.S. Embassy Forum Prepares Justice Sect...

Associate Justice Rowena San Pedro (top left) leads the interactive session with panellists, Justices Rainelda Montesa (top center) and Wilhelmina Wagan (top right), and (from left) Law Professor JJ Disini, Police Lt. Col. June Abrazado, and Police Maj. Robert Reyes, with Judge Eric Pablo as moderator. The United States Embassy in the Philippines, through the […]

SASCO secures $135m loan from Riyadh Ban...

Indian industrialists hope for ‘free flow’ of trade after landmark deal with UAE NEW DELHI: Indian industrialists said this week they hoped for a ‘free flow’ of trade between India and the United Arab Emirates, after the two countries signed a landmark deal that will take annual bilateral trade volume to $100 billion over the […]

Unicef ​​calls for collective action on

To commemorate Safer Internet Day, Unicef ​​is calling for increased protection of children online amid the Covid-19 pandemic. A report by the Department of Justice – Bureau of Cybercrime saw an exponential increase in cyber-trick reports for the Philippines to 2.8 million in 2021, from 1.2 million in 2020 and 400,000 in 2019. According to […]

The exodus of expats is growing in Hong ...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) – After calling Hong Kong home for 30 years, Tina, an independent mother, decides to leave the city and move to Portugal. But with 10 of its booked flights to Europe canceled over the past year, its setbacks show how Hong Kong’s “zero-Covid-19” policy makes exiting almost as difficult as entering. Tina […]

How a Brasilia Facebook forum became the...

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A reinvented town square that fosters community as a haven and well of information, a source of contacts, discussions, advice, warnings and new friends in a new city , a private social group that has weaved a genuine sense of belonging to the world to legions of fluctuating foreigners in […]

Looking for advice on renouncing US citi...

So here’s what I would recommend, if the OP was born in the US… T – Hi Nononym – those are really great answers. Please see my online reviews below First, move to Mexico as a Nicaraguan citizen. If you are asked about US citizenship, you can quite honestly say that you gave up when […]

Labor department chief puzzled by mandat...

in All News / By: BVI News on Feb 16, 2022 8:57 AM / Acting Labor Commissioner Michelle McLean seemed perplexed when asked at a recent stakeholder meeting about a mandatory annual review of a policy that examines employment and migration needs in the territory. During the meeting, a resident noted that there is a […]