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The Fiala government survives its first ...

Policy The Fiala government survives its first vote of no confidence The Czech coalition government of Petr Fiala has as expected survived the first attempt at a vote of no confidence initiated by the opposition ANO with the support of the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) party in the Chamber of Deputies today. The five-party […]

13 Affordable Countries With A Good Qual...

More Americans than ever are working remotely – this has led to an increase in homebuyer migration. While some will move to the United States, others might consider moving to another country entirely. There are many countries in the world where expats can live affordably. So, are you considering moving abroad? For many Americans, the […]

Crazy Cat Lady’s Story of Animal Rescue

During her presentation, Michelle Coote showed this slide as she described Cat Flu, one of the common diseases of cats, and how it is treated. At the Wednesday, August 24 meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC), Michelle Coote explained why she is called the “Crazy Cat Lady” and described her efforts to save […]

United Arab Emirates: Indian People’s Fo

Abu Dhabi: A community organization based in the United Arab Emirates has become a lifeline for many Indian expatriates in distress, even as it brings together the wider community during major socio-cultural events. These initiatives of the Indian People’s Forum (IPF), which often involve the provision of medical aid and financial assistance, are almost entirely […]

The Ministry of Emigration spares no eff...

Minister of State for Emigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs Soha al-Gendi stressed that the ministry will spare no effort to reach and serve Egyptians living abroad. Speaking to Sada Al Balad TV channel, the minister reiterated on Monday that the 3rd Logos 2022 Coptic Youth Forum, attended by up to 90 young people with a […]

China’s high-tech zones account for 13%

China’s 169 state-level hi-tech parks generated nearly 13.6 trillion yuan ($198 billion) in GDP in 2020 – an increase of around 11.5% year-on-year – which helped more than 13% of the country’s total gross domestic product, according to a report unveiled at the ongoing 15th Pujiang Innovation Forum. The report, assessing the innovation capacity of […]

Start of the visa process / The American...

To put it bluntly, you’re in a pretty tough spot here. There are obvious problems with the three scenarios you mention: 1. What you are describing here is a “visitor” visa. (A “long stay” visa is a visa granted for more than 3 months – whether or not there are work privileges attached, which is […]

FBAR – Just realized I should have dropp

I understand all the concerns and worries you have right now, but net-net what I would do in your situation is just start ranking your FBARs going forward and forget about ranking backwards or simplified compliance or any other nonsense. You’ll need to check the US-UK tax treaty to find out how to report your […]

Pattaya City Expats Club: What Happens T...

Dr. Niti Navanimikul outlines the symptoms and treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition in older men that restricts urine flow due to an enlarged prostate, including an effective new therapy with minimal side effects. What happens to your water system as you age and what can you do about it? This was the topic […]

The 3rd edition of the Logos Copt Youth ...

FILE – Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark CAIRO – August 21, 2022: Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of Saint Mark inaugurated on Saturday evening the third edition of the Logos Coptic Youth Forum with the theme – this year – “Back to […]

Robert McNeil: City life watched as I re...

I WAS… back in town. “How was it, Roberto?” “Good, Ken.” As you know, I’m my worst critic and I blame myself for acting like an anthropologist every time I come back. But that’s what I do. I watch, like an alien. Often I am flabbergasted, sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a bad […]

I don’t know what to do with my car

You have misunderstandings here. “tinted” I don’t think that makes a difference. If anything, deeper window tint is allowed here than in the US. Unless you mean something else by “tinted”. Stained maybe? There is temporary importation and permanent importation. You need one or the other if you drive more than 25 km in Mexico. […]

Project Manager MHPSS & PROTECTION MOLDO

Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their basic needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. More […]

Remit: Philippine peso slides ahead of l...

The peso started the week on a negative note, weakening 0.3% after strengthening 1.5% the previous week, with expectations of a rate hike on August 18 supporting the losing currency. more than 8% during the first seven months of the year. . The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is expected to continue its monetary tightening […]

Need advice on registering a business tr...

Hi expats, I am looking to form and register a trust to distribute income for tax purposes and need advice on the structure of the trust and the various members associated with it. I live in Victoria with my wife and daughter (5 years old) with no other relatives.I have a registered company (pty ltd) […]

Pakistani Expats Express Pride and Joy o...

Dubai: Pakistani expats living in the United Arab Emirates celebrate their country’s 75th anniversary today, sending their best wishes and prayers for their country to prosper and grow in the global economy. Khalid Hussain Chaudhry, President of Pakistan Social Centre, Sharjah, said: “My heartfelt congratulations to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and its citizens on […]

Diverse Avenues, Deeper Connections – Ne

Hassan Afzal Khan, Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dubai and the Northern Emirates By Muhammad Ali Bandial Published: Sun 14 August 2022, 00:00 With a myriad of business opportunities, the UAE represents a natural gateway to the world for Pakistan, says Hassan Afzal Khan, Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan […]

Based and living in France but working o...

Hi all I am a French citizen currently living in Greater Paris and have worked for the same company for over a decade. I am in a civil union (PACS) without children. I now have a job opportunity in a company based in the Netherlands. It’s a big opportunity for me overall, so I’m seriously […]

Doctors in saris, parade of yachts, “fla

Dubai: Flash mobs, yacht parade, blood drives, art exhibitions and more – a series of events have been planned by Indian expats and missions in the United Arab Emirates ahead of the 76th Independence Day of the United Arab Emirates India on August 15. Some female doctors released a video of the Indian national anthem, […]

Expats pick the best and worst places to...

Expats have revealed the best and worst places in the world to move to, according to a survey. Around 12,000 expats living in 181 countries were surveyed by expat forum Internations about their quality of life and experiences abroad. After sifting through the data, a list of 52 countries was ranked with two popular expat […]

Here’s how the latest US rate hike will

Led by hawkish Federal Reserve policy, the US dollar is rallying across the board against global currencies. The greenback has recorded gains against major currencies including the euro, yuan and yen since the Fed raised interest rates by 0.75% on July 27. The Egyptian pound was no exception, with the US currency currently hovering above […]

The 7 Best Places To Live In Greece | 2...

You wonder where the best places to live in greece are? Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Greece offers one of the best climates in Europe. The country boasts endless sunshine and mild winters, as well as over 6,000 islands and even more beaches to enjoy the weather. PSSST. Your travel medical insurance can now cover […]

US CREDIT AND BANKING CARDS BUT ONLY Mex...

I’m afraid my solution was to keep a US cell phone number, which costs me $55/month. Note that the issues you are having won’t just be with 2FA at the bank. If you get a card from the bank and want to buy anything online from a US website, they’ll want the phone number that’s […]

House hunting in Gard and Southern Ardèc

We have lived mainly in southern Ardèche and also some time in northern Gard over the past 40 years. For the Gard, it was an arc from Barjac to St Ambroix and the Grande Combe – a former coal-mining region.None of these places have any particularly notable buildings, except perhaps Barjac.As for the northeast area […]

Giving the children of Pattaya a better ...

Jacob and Karly Raber talk to their PCEC audience about their foundation’s work and how they can help them give poor children in Pattaya a better chance at life. Jacob and Karly Raber were guest speakers at the Wednesday August 3 meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club. They talked about how they gave the […]

US Taxation of 401k Early Withdrawal for...

If you are a tax adviser familiar with non-resident issues or know of one, feel free to shamelessly advertise via direct message. I’m interested in what would happen if I took an early withdrawal from my 401k, i.e. below age 59.5, while also being a non-resident for tax purposes. American tax living in Germany. As […]

Met director Max Hollein will add CEO ro...

Max Hollein, since 2018 director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, will additionally assume the role of CEO of the institution in July 2023. The post is vacated by Daniel Weiss, who announced earlier this year that he would step down. in June 2023 after six years in the role (Weiss has […]

Survivors of Karipur plane crash and rel...

Kozhikode: As Kerala marks the second anniversary of the tragic Karippur plane crash, the people who traveled in the unfortunate flight and the families of the victims have come together to do something big. The passengers who narrowly escaped have come together with financial support to build a building for the local health center. The […]

Parking lot: Leicestershire driver slapp...

An anonymous McDonald’s customer has spoken of his frustration after being slapped with a £50 parking fine just for eating his meal. The driver stopped at the restaurant in Coalville in Leicestershire, said he had had a full meal and ‘extra drinks’ before noticing the fine. Posting on local forum Spotted Whitwick, the disgruntled shopper […]

Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai want to be th...

Hong Kong’s COVID quarantines and new restrictions on civil liberties have damaged the former British colony’s image as ‘Asia’s global city’, sparked an exodus of expats and stoked ambitions rival cities to replace Hong Kong as the region’s preeminent financial center. But dethroning Hong Kong as the financial capital of Asia will not be easy. […]

United States Social Security Administra...

U.S. Embassy officials from the Social Security Administration (SSA) will be hosting an outreach event at the consular agency in Cebu from Tuesday, August 30 through Thursday, September 1, 2022. Services will be provided by appointment only. To request an appointment, please email [email protected] with the subject line, “Cebu Outreach Appointment Request.” Those approved for […]

Advertisement of Hong Kong’s 25th annive

A billboard in Melbourne has drawn backlash online for spreading Chinese Communist Party “propaganda” about Hong Kong. The ad in Carlton, featured on a billboard owned by French advertising giant JCDecaux, was spotted by a local who posted a photo to online forum Reddit on Tuesday. “Is this billboard on the corner of Alexander Parade […]

Will American democracy survive beyond 2...

American democracy is in serious trouble. We may be on the brink of the “greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War” and quite possibly the “suspension of American democracy as we have known it”, in the words of Robert Kagan. Michael Gerson laments that recent developments in the United States “reveal the frightening […]

Will American democracy survive beyond 2...

American democracy is in serious trouble. We may be on the brink of the “greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War” and quite possibly the “suspension of American democracy as we have known it”, in the words of Robert Kagan. Michael Gerson laments that recent developments in the United States “reveal the frightening […]

Will American democracy survive beyond 2...

American democracy is in serious trouble. We may be on the brink of the “greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War” and quite possibly the “suspension of American democracy as we have known it”, in the words of Robert Kagan. Michael Gerson laments that recent developments in the United States “reveal the frightening […]

Lebanon turns to expatriates to boost to...

Lebanon calls on all its expatriates to return home for the summer. Eager to resuscitate the country’s tourism sector, Walid Nassar, Lebanese Minister of Tourism, sent a message to the Lebanese expatriate community: “If you miss Lebanon, visit it this summer. While the population of Lebanon exceeds four million inhabitants, 16 million Lebanese live abroad. […]

SC Registrar returns Sheikh Rashid’s mot

ISLAMABAD: The Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court (SC) has returned a petition submitted by Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, asking the federal government to allow overseas Pakistanis to vote in the upcoming general election. The former Home Minister had filed a petition with the SC under Article 184(3) of the Constitution, making the Federation […]

Flight attendant explains why passengers...

Flight attendants do much more than just serve food and drink on board a flight, and in fact, they are primarily there for passenger safety. This means that if an incident were to occur on board, crew members would be on hand to help. They also have the power to ask passengers to follow specific […]

To move or not to move?

I have always thought that moving to Spain as a young family is a huge decision. It will shape your children a lot. Obviously, your kids will be young enough to attend public schools, so they’ll be fluent in Spanish by the time they enter high school, but they’ll likely be learning to read and […]

Lavrov meets Arab League leaders in Egyp...

Talks focus on major trade and investment projects across Africa and the Middle East By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, visited Africa to discuss food and fertilizer supply among regional concerns over conflict-affected supply chains in Ukraine. He traveled to Egypt and the Democratic Republic of Congo, then to Ethiopia and Uganda for […]

Indian expats in UAE celebrate swearing ...

The 64-year-old politician is the youngest and second woman to hold the esteemed post India’s President-elect Draupadi Murmu (right) is sworn in during her swearing-in ceremony in the central hall of New Delhi’s parliament. Photo: AFP Published: Mon 25 Jul 2022, 06:20 PM The UAE-based Indian Expat Association celebrated the historic occasion when Draupadi Murmu […]

Thailand Ghostbusters at Pattaya City Ex...

Niel Brisley demonstrates a laser pen that projects a grid of laser dots. When investigating a reported ghost site, it is used to see if anything is blocking any part of the dots, indicating that something out of the ordinary may be present. Thailand may be well known as the Land of Smiles, but the […]

Barry Upton at Pattaya City Expats Club ...

As part of his PCEC Words & Music presentation, Barry Upton entertains his audience with one of his hit songs, “This Oscar Goes to You”. Barry Upton was hosted for another Words and Music session at the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting on Wednesday July 13th. He is a successful songwriter, arranger, musician and […]

Expats in Charente / Dordogne?

Hi there, I hope everyone is safe and sound. I’ve never posted here before, in fact I never post anywhere out of my general shyness on the internet, but wondering if anyone knows of any young, unconventional expats in the Charente/Dordogne region? We have been living where we have been for over a year (and […]

Trump’s allies in Congress are about to

Early reports suggest that tonight’s final House Select Committee hearing at 8 p.m. on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack will be quite unsettling. According The Washington Post, a central element of the evening will consist of showing excerpts from a video that Donald Trump tried to make the day after the attack. The video was […]

Vice President Harris announces new stra...

In a virtual address to the Pacific Islands Forum in Fiji, Vice President Kamala Harris announcement that the United States would open two new embassies in the Pacific region – one in the Polynesian monarchy of Tonga and one in the small Micronesian island of Kiribati. The increased diplomatic presence in Tonga and Kiribati is […]

Singapore’s Big Four accounting firms of

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) – The Big Four accounting firms are flooding staff with pay rises in Singapore, where a severe labor shortage is driving fierce competition for talent. PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte increased base salaries starting July 1, according to internal documents from the two companies reviewed by Bloomberg News. Ernst & Young made an off-cycle salary […]

Australian Immigration Visa Subclass 491...

Hi guys, I just joined the forum after seeing amazing advice from a lot of amazing people here. I am looking to apply for subclass 491 under MARKETING SPECIALIST – ANZSCO 225113. I have researched the application process extensively so am familiar with the application steps. However, I would like advice regarding the overall point […]

What is a VPN? | Expat Forum for peopl...

Hi You may have heard the term VPN before and never really knew what it is and how it can help you. A virtual private network, or VPN for short, is becoming increasingly popular around the world for people looking to protect themselves online. With so much wickedness online, internet security is more important than […]

Russian officials praise Saudi Arabia’s

JEDDAH: Have you always wanted to know what the songs of Abdulmajeed Abdullah, Dalida, Amr Diyab, Fairuz or other Arab artists would sound like if they were in a video game? The answer? Watch the creations of Saudi digital artist and music producer Emarati Moath Bin Hafez, who reimagines popular Arabic songs in video game […]

Saudi aid agency delivers food aid to fl...

RIYADH: Saudi chef Hatoon Al-Toukhi is touted as one of the top chefs of authentic Italian cuisine on social media. “It all started when I was fired from my job because of the pandemic. Then I decided to go into the world of social media to show people how I cook Italian food, and they […]

Saudi art forum to showcase works from 2...

RIYADH: Saudi chef Hatoon Al-Toukhi is touted as one of the top chefs of authentic Italian cuisine on social media. “It all started when I was fired from my job because of the pandemic. Then I decided to go into the world of social media to show people how I cook Italian food, and they […]

Egyptian expats gather to welcome Sisi t...

Many Egyptian expats in Germany are seen gathering to welcome Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, who is visiting Berlin on Sunday. Dozens of members of Berlin’s Egyptian community gathered in the streets, carrying Egyptian flags, balloons and loudspeakers to express their support and love for the Egyptian president. It should be mentioned that, Sisi arrived in […]

Israel bombs Hamas ‘military site’ in Ga

DHAHRAN: Saudi Aramco has become synonymous with the longstanding partnership between the Kingdom and the United States, and is arguably one of the most successful financial collaborations in the world. The name “Aramco” is an acronym for Arabian-American Company. The pact between the two countries is like sand, made up of individual particles brought together […]

Lebanese army conducts psychological war...

RAMALLAH: Palestinians traveling from and through Jordan to the West Bank via an Israeli crossing face long delays and overcrowding. Palestinians, who have no airport, are forced to go through Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan. Nearly 3.5 million Palestinians travel from the West Bank through Jordan in one year. According to Palestinian sources, around […]

The week in detail: charities, citizensh...

Every day of the week, The detail makes sense of big news. This week we looked at why we are still using the BMI, the rules governing the charitable sector, a new route to Australian citizenship for New Zealand expats, the overhaul of our adoption laws and the politics at play in the This year’s […]

News Forum – Tourism ‘insurance’ fee wil

Many years ago, Bahrain used to collect a fee in person initially. I had to queue at a kiosk to pay/get a receipt before being allowed to enter the outbound immigration area. Eventually added to all tickets – plus airport/facility fee, not specific to medical stuff. Same with the universal list of taxes and fees […]

‘The Real Housewives of Dubai’ Season 1,

In 2000, Disney released a slapstick animated film loosely based on ancient Peruvian and Inca culture. The premise was simple: a narcissistic young ruler (voiced by David Spade) was turned into a llama by his advisor Yzma and dimwitted sidekick Kronk, whose performances were directed by the inimitable Eartha Kitt and Patrick Warburton. A modest […]

The Buckley Jubilee returns today for th...

Buckley’s Jubilee will begin today with church services, a historic procession and celebrations. The Jubilee celebration was founded in 1857 and is traditionally held on the second Tuesday in July. According to Buckley Town Council’s website: “It is an institution of which the citizens of Buckley are justly proud.” Today marks the first time in […]

Independence Day is an American holiday ...

Stephen Pullum gave a very moving presentation to the PCEC on why the United States Declaration of Independence should be celebrated not only by Americans, but by all freedom-loving people, regardless of the country in which they live. live. Stephen Pullum gave an emotional presentation at the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting on July […]

Proof of accommodation for spouse visa

Hello, I’ve been looking for advice on proof of accommodation for a spouse visa application, and can’t find anything recent, so I’m creating this new post. I’m still in the research phase, having watched all this a few years ago, after which we decided to wait for the retirement which is now quite close. We […]

Advanced Recommendations to Boost Trade ...

The Thailand-HCMC Business Connection Forum takes place at HCMC on July 8th. (Photo: VNA) Vietnam-Thailand relations have seen remarkable progress in multiple fields, from politics and economy to culture and people-to-people exchanges, Vo Van Hoan, vice chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee, told the Forum. of Thailand-HCMC business connection. Thailand remains Vietnam’s biggest trading partner […]

Advanced Recommendations to Boost Thaila...

The Thailand-HCM City Business Connection Forum takes place in HCM City on July 8th. (Photo: VNA) City of HCM (VNA) – A number of recommendations aimed at boosting trade and investment between Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City were proposed at a forum held in the southern city on July 8. Vietnam-Thailand relations have seen […]

Bangladeshi Boogeyman from India | East...

Author: Rudabeh Shahid, Atlantic Council South Asia Center Bangladesh continues to struggle against the forced migration of Rohingyas from Myanmar. The wages of day laborers have fallen, organized crime activity has increased and the clearing of 2,500 hectares of protected forest to shelter refugees has degraded the environment. Dynamics similar to those that led to […]

Apartment for rent, 3+kk – 2 bedrooms, 9

back to the list Šaldova, Prague 8 – Karlin Stylish 3+kk apartment (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) after reconstruction, with a living area of ​​97 m2, is located on the 2nd floor of an Art Nouveau residential building with elevator in the popular district of Karlín in Prague 8, Šaldova street.The interior of the apartment is […]

Expats help man return from Kuwait | Ma...

Mangaluru: The timely assistance of former Karnataka NRI Forum Vice President Arathi Krishna and expatriates in Kuwait helped rescue a 38-year-old man from Karkala, who was mentally and physically tortured by his sponsor in Kuwait.Jayesh Bangera, 38, a resident of Sanoor in Karkala, Udupi, had traveled to Kuwait on a domestic work visa in March. […]

Final verification of ILR SET(M) applica...

Hello everyone, I am planning to submit my application for ILR tonight but wanted to check that everything is in order. It’s still nerve-wracking, so I’d really appreciate if someone else could let me know if I’m missing anything critical. We use savings, so the finance section is thankfully short. Here is what I have: […]

Czech Culture This Week: Visit an Electr...

Visit A new open-air exhibition The new cycle of exhibitions Collection methods presents various approaches to collecting by unveiling local and international private collections rarely accessible to the public, starting with Midnight of Art, an exhibition dedicated to the collection of Karel Babíček (1956). Until September 30 at the Kunsthalle. A new exhibition is at […]

The troubled path of an American, from R...

“Trump’s election may be down to Luther nailing his theses to the door, but now the demons are awake, and they know they must fight or be killed, and like the 16th century, they won’t go quietly. “, he wrote. “And there will be blood. Hopefully it’s the figurative, digital kind, and not the real […]

Pattaya City Expats Club Presents: What ...

Dr. Ren Lexander explains that events early in his life led him to ask the question, what is the meaning of life? Seeking the answer among the works of the mystics and the Holy Bible, he discovered that Jesus was a mystic deciphered his “Code”. Does life have no meaning?Does life have a meaning? If […]

Pakistani applying for AU seeking advice...

Hello everyone, I recently discovered this community and am excited to be a part of it and look to contribute in the future. I am a Pakistani citizen and would like to apply for permanent residency in Australia. I wanted to have a precise idea of ​​my chances and employment opportunities. Any help is greatly […]

Rising airfares hit expats in Gulf count...

Airlines operating to India from Middle Eastern countries are making huge profits after two years of COVID-19-induced lull. Passengers, however, have not been very happy since airfares skyrocketed. Tickets that used to cost less than Rs 10,000 until recently have now fetched close to Rs 70,000. Coming home with one’s family would put a huge […]

‘Free healthcare, bad Mexican food’: wha

LLike a law of nature, every political crisis in the United States precipitates a wave of desperate Americans to emigrate to New Zealand. Disenchanted liberals are flooding internet forums with inquiries, flocking to expat social media groups and pushing immigration websites to the brink of crash. “Are you happy living in New Zealand? I am […]

News Forum – Goodbye, Adios, Good Riddan

2 hours ago Shade_Wilder said: I will not mourn the death of Thailand Pass, I will be happy to do a little jig on his grave. Honestly it wasn’t so much the Pass as it was compulsory insurance which by all parameters I can see was nothing more than a way for the Thai government […]

This weekend in Prague: An animated Much...

Discover Mucha in motion, forgotten Czech art and Baroque splendor Via vitae at DOX, E-motion at Prague Castle and open garden at Černínský palác Czech artist Věra Nováková worked in isolation for decades and was unable to show her work during the communist era. The exhibition Via vitaeat DOX until October 16, shows some of […]

Stockholm, Yemen… Traditions, crossings

Sweden’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Ambassador Peter Semneby, constantly recalls old Swedish traditions centered on promoting conflict resolution and taking charge of humanitarian affairs. Sweden has highlighted these traditions in many conflicts around the world. For example, Sweden has provided continuous support to Afghanistan for more than four decades, according to Semneby, who served three […]

Make Nairobi the base of your African in...

NNN: President Uhuru Kenyatta has brought together Portuguese investors, entrepreneurs and captains of industry to make Nairobi the hub of their business and investment interests in Africa. He said Kenya’s immense business potential, in almost all sectors of the country’s growing economy, and the cosmopolitan composition of its population make Nairobi the ultimate destination for […]

Recommendations of places to buy in Spai...

I wasn’t trying. Simply emphasizing that you should never think life is rosy (just because something is good today doesn’t mean anything tomorrow) Unfortunately, almost all UK citizens (and one or two other countries) believe that the housing market here is the same as in their home country. (we were originally like this as I’m […]

Hong Kong named most expensive city for ...

Hong Kong’s beleaguered expats now know their city still tops a category In today’s roundup of regional headlines, Hong Kong reclaims its crown as the most expensive city to live and work abroad, even as exodus of expats drives down luxury residential rents. Mainland developer Vanke, meanwhile, calls the bottom of the troubled Chinese property […]

Local activists demand the resignation o...

in All News / By: BVI News Jun 28, 2022 4:11 PM / From left to right: Cline, Crabbe, Heritage, Rosan. By Fitsroy Randall, BVI News Staff Prominent local political commentators and activists have been demanding the resignation or firing of Police Commissioner Mark Collin since the now-viral ‘Policing in Paradise’ video emerged which the […]

Pattaya City Expats Club learns why Monk...

Lloyd Hobbard-Mitchell speaks to his PCEC audience about the St George scheme to lend medical equipment to expatriates if they need it. Moreover, that it is available to anyone who needs it. But they need more donations of or for medical equipment. Monkey Pox – Panic, Pandemic or Pandora’s Box? This was the main topic […]

Reporting question: % in non-U.S. limite...

Question for US expat tax experts here, on a hypothetical situation: Hypothetically, let’s say you are a US person (citizen or green card) who owns a percentage interest, say 6%, in a non-US limited liability company A. For the first year, you can, depending on the situation of threshold, file FACTA Form 8398 with this […]

Veolia customer service experiences?

My municipality had SAUR as a water supplier. The SAURs have always been pleasant to manage, I liked them. Since January 1 of this year, the municipality has been transferred to Veolia. The town hall has put a notice about this in everyone’s mailbox, along with a form to fill out and send to Veolia […]

Cuba’s zookeepers celebrate the birth of

Keepers at Cuba’s National Zoo are particularly proud of Ale, a chubby white, grey-brown baby rhino born earlier this month on the outskirts of the capital, Havana. For starters, he’s cute. Baby rhinos look like adults, but have a tip instead of a horn and are therefore more docile in appearance. But the white rhino […]

Tawakkalna wins the United Nations Publi...

Saudi Arabia seeks to develop digital governance through the national transformation program of Vision 2030 by launching several services aimed at accelerating digitalization in the country to promote the quality of services. The “Tawakkalna” system is leading the digital transformation in Saudi Arabia, connecting most of the services that citizens, expatriates and visitors need on […]

Britons held in hellish Zanzibar prison ...

Simon Wood and Francesca Scalfari are pictured with their son Luca (Image: SWNS) Simon Wood, 51, and Francesca Scalfari, 45, were arrested earlier this month on the paradise island. It is claimed that Simon has since been placed in a cell with 200 dangerous inmates, including murderers, and the couple have been denied access to […]

Updates on visa regulations and investme...

The next Business Mixer covering updates on visa regulations and investment planning in Indonesia will take place on Thursday, June 30, 2022. The Business Mixer is a mini-seminar and networking event organized by seven stones indonesia where entrepreneurs, investors and other business players gather over snacks and drinks. From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at […]

Moving to France – Critique a plan pleas

Wow, you really are a “planner” here! I doubt your post is the longest first post ever – but again, we don’t keep track of these things. I’ll just jot down some initial thoughts, in no particular order: Overall, your plans look good. Although I re-read it, it looks like you won’t actually be moving […]

Nearly 100,000 Federal Election Mail-In ...

Breadcrumb Links New Election 2021 Canada Elections Canada says there was an 82% increase in the number of absentee ballots in last year’s general election, which took place during the pandemic, compared to the 2019 ballot. Author of the article: Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault speaks during a press conference on Elections Canada’s recommendations report […]

Singapore to grant in-principle approval...

Singapore’s DPM Heng Swee Keat speaks at the opening of the Point Zero Forum in Zurich on June 22, 2022. (Credit: Singapore Prime Minister’s Office) SINGAPORE – The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will issue approvals in principle to three more applicants for a digital payment token service license. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat […]

Some advice requested on the residence p...

Hello / Good evening everyone I am Welsh/British A retired, fit 73-year-old My house in Wales is under offer from today, so I really need to put on my skates and apply for my Carte de Sejour…. Also find and buy my new permanent property in France. I am looking for anywhere in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine […]

With tea and beer, there’s no time to sl

IF YOU SLEEPED MONDAY NIGHT, just know that you were the only one. In fact, how could you? Who knew the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) would keep us in meeting rooms during the day and on the streets at night? Well, clearly, the delegates didn’t forget to pack their dancing shoes for the […]

Hong Kong’s Jumbo floating restaurant si

Breadcrumb Links World New The tragic fate of such a well-known attraction, even one that was losing money, taps into the depressed mood of the city Author of the article: Bloomberg News Hayley Wong and K. Oanh Ha The Jumbo Floating Restaurant being towed out of Aberdeen Harbor on June 14. Photographer: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images […]

Choosing health insurance for your new l...

The UAE has become an increasingly attractive place for expats to live and work, with the expat population currently totaling over 8.9 million. This number is expected to increase further in the coming years, following the government’s launch of a series of visa programs to attract and retain top international talent. One of them, the […]

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Shalini Yamdagni tells her PCEC audience how tapping into certain points while focusing on a negative thought, emotion or experience can relieve chronic pain; thus eliminating the underlying cause of the chronic pain. This was the topic of Shalini Joshi Yamdagni, a recognized authority on holistic pain relief, on Wednesday, June 15.e meeting of the […]

Certificate of coverage for self-employm...

I am a British citizen and my wife is an American citizen who has lived in the UK for almost 14 years. In the last few weeks or so, we received a letter from our bank asking us to confirm my wife’s tax residency status for the FACTA/CRS declaration. We had no idea she would […]

Get US money to use

Although I’m not from the United States (Australia), we have very similar banking practices,,,,,, except it looks like the OP’s bank from a previous post I found interesting that the OP’s bank can’t or won’t send money over the internet,,,,, think I mentioned to change banks, it doesn’t matter that most banks do international transactions […]

Czech Culture This Week: Summer Music Fe...

VISIT Art installations across the city The landscape festival begins on June 21 with lectures and then on June 22 in Krenovka on Příběnická street there is an opening performance. The festival itself consists of installations across the city until October 2. The 1928 silent film “The Passion of Joan of Arc” was reworked by […]

In Loka Kerala Sabha, an open forum on i...

The venue for the open forum on ‘Immigration: Expectations and Challenges’ held on Friday as part of the third edition of Loka Kerala Sabha showcased the two sides of expatriate life. NRI businessman MA Yousuf Ali, who inaugurated the session, said the country would prosper through immigration, but at the same time Keralites who reached […]