How the British EU Referendum could impact British expatriates abroad
On Thursday 23rd June 2016 the UK will vote either to remain in or leave the European Union. How will the EU Referendum impact the UK and what are the potential implications of a ‘Brexit’ for British expats. Despite all the talk from both the ‘leave’ and ‘stay’ camp it’s still not clear as to how expats will be affected, however this article offers insight into the possibilities, discussing factors such as healthcare, taxes and exchange rates. (More)
Guide for expatriates in Kingston (Jamaica)
We are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Kingston, Jamaica.
Jamaica is an island in the Caribbean, just south of Cuba. On a clear day, you may see the tip of Cuba from Jamaica's north coast. The island is the third largest of the Caribbean with land area of nearly 11,000 sq km.
The country is divided into 12 parishes - each with a parish capital or main town. The capital city of Jamaica is Kingston, in the parish of the same name. Montego Bay in St James is the other city in Jamaica.
Kingston and St Andrew are two of the most urbanized parishes, and the people have a way to refer to both as Kingston. Most of the area between them, i.e. Kingston and urban St Andrew, is what is called the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA).
A little over a quarter (28%) of the 1.3 MN labour force of Jamaica is from Kingston and St Andrew. This is just about the same for the proportion (29%) of the employed labour force from those parishes. Most of the employment in the KMA is in trading, one of the key drivers of the national economy.
You will find the usual articles in our guide to prepare your expatriation to Kingston and manage your life once in there: Overview, Job, Passport, Visa & Permits, International Removal Companies, Finding Accommodation in Jamaica, Work, Benefits and Tax, Moving in, Education, Health, Practical Life (banks, transport, shopping...), Entertainment...
You can also discuss and share experience about Jamaica in our forum.
Last but not least, you can download the full guide in PDF format, in order to read quietly and maybe to upload on your mobile or tablet PC/iPad.
International health insurance: what coverage is provided?
Article sponsored by APRIL International
An international health insurance solution offers various benefits, specially designed for people spending over a year abroad. Though some benefits are essential, others can be selected depending on your needs and situation. Learn about what kind of benefits may be included in your policy!
This is THE essential benefit of any international health insurance solution! You can decide to cover all or part of your healthcare expenses abroad (hospitalisation, routine healthcare, optical and dental care). (More)
Happy New Year 2016
We wish you all a very happy year 2016!
We are looking forward to see you again soon on EasyExpat.com!
Best-of EasyExpat.com 2015: the worst emails received
Just before Christmas, and to finish this year, we are publishing for the 6th year the EasyExpat Best-of list for the funniest or most bizarre emails we have received in 2015.
We remind you that EasyExpat is a list of city guides for expatriates, host a public forum for the community and free services such as job listing, classifieds, general articles on expatriation (FAQ), directory of expat websites. Apparently some Internet users did not understand it!
Moving internationally: why “hands-off” is sometimes better!
Article sponsored by AGS
So you’ve just signed the papers for a new job offer overseas, and your removal checklist looks like this: pack boxes, find the cheapest quote and move! In this feature AGS Movers advises against that approach, explaining the benefits of using a quality-accredited leader in the removals industry.
Cost of living accross the globe - update
We have updated all data for our tool providing indications of cost of living amongst our list of main expat destinations. (More)
Moving internationally: your two biggest decisions
Article sponsored by AGS
In today’s global village, you could unexpectedly receive a foreign job offer and be faced with the prospect of an international relocation for yourself and your family! Here we describe the two biggest decisions you’ll have to make, and the support that AGS Movers provides.
Firstly, relax – you have nothing to worry about! From the moment you request a free quote for your removal from AGS, one of our professional relocation consultants will meet with you at your home to help assess your household’s needs, answer your questions and provide guidance.
Although they sound obvious, the two biggest moving decisions have several knock-on impacts that aren’t always clear at the beginning. (More)
Guide for expatriates in Riga (Latvia)
We are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Riga, Latvia.
Riga, the capital of Latvia and the country's political, administrative, and cultural center, is located by the Gulf of Riga, and the mouth of the river Daugava. This advantageous geographical position has meant that, throughout its history, Riga has been a cosmopolitan city, dominated by trade. With its population of 700 000 people Riga is the biggest city of the Baltic States and home to around a third of Latvia's population. (More)
Guide for expatriates in Budapest (Hungary)
We are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Budapest, Hungary.
The capital city, Budapest, was originally two separate cities known as Buda and Pest and straddles alongside the River Danube. It is rich in history and culture and famed for the curative waters of its springs and spas. (More)