Brexit: How will Article 50 affect expats?

03 April, 2017 08:00  EasyExpat EasyExpat

UK jigsaw piece

The UK Government has declared Article 50, beginning the formal process of an EU exit. For the first time in history, a member state is filing for divorce which brings with it a significant level of uncertainty, not least for expats on both sides of the continent.

Article 50 is the mechanism by which an EU member state can withdraw its membership, which follows two years of negotiations before making its final departure. The UK is the first member state to declare Article 50, on March 29th, the UK Government has given notice to Donald Tusk - President of the European Council, making it one of the most historic events in European politics.  (More)


Guide for expatriates in Nicosia (Cyprus)

18 March, 2017 12:20  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Expat guide: Nicosia, Cyprus We are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Though it is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and technically a part of Europe, Cyprus is much closer to the southern coast of Turkey and the western coast of Syria than to the other Mediterranean countries.  

This country of 1.141 million people has been a center of controversy due mostly to the troubles between the majority Greek and minority Turkish populations, as well as Greece and Turkey's frequent interference in the island's politics. (More)


Happy New Year 2017

01 January, 2017 00:00  EasyExpat EasyExpat

We wish you all a very happy year 2017!

We are excited to start a new year at EasyExpat and BlogExpat with even more guides (a new one on Cyprus is coming very soon), expat news and interviews.

The year 2016 has been marked by Brexit Donald Trump's election Putin and Syria our selection of expat stories, chosen amongst hundreds of expat interviews that you find on BlogExpat's special platform, that are now illustrated and published in paperback.

In the book you will enjoy the experience of other expats, their favourite moments and funny annecdotes that they share with us.

For late presents, new year resolutions or to fight the new year blues, nothing better that ordering our new book (details below)!

My Life Abroad - A selection of expat stories. Book edited by DOTEXPAT LTDMy life abroad – A selection of expat stories

252 pages – 60 illustrations
Language: English
ISBN-13 (Paperback): 979-1093013060
ASIN (Kindle): B071HY99W9

Preview available HERE.

Kindle: $4.99 - £3.99 - €3.99
Paperback: $16 - £12 - €15

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My life abroad: A selection of expat stories

18 November, 2016 13:00  EasyExpat EasyExpat

My Life Abroad - A selection of expat stories. Book edited by DOTEXPAT LTDWe are proud to publish for the first time in paperback a selection of those expat stories that you can read every week on

Selecting and compiling those interviews has been a long task but also a lot of fun with the variety of anecdotes and experiences that so many expats have shared with us.

We hope that you will enjoy the book and share with all the past, current and future expats and friends that you know!



Expat Health Insurance: Getting the right package!

18 July, 2016 07:25  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Article sponsored by APRIL International

Expat Health Insurance
Ask yourself the right questions for your situation and choose the insurance plan that best suits your needs!

1) What is the local healthcare system like?

If you’re travelling to the United States, Canada or the UK, you should be aware that the cost of healthcare in these countries is sometimes exorbitant.

In the UK for example, the healthcare system is split in two: the National Health Service (public system) and the private sector. The National Health Service provides free care but waiting times can be very long.  (More)


Brexit and the implications on exchange rates

27 June, 2016 09:48  EasyExpat EasyExpat

European Union flag and British flag

It’s a historic moment that will change the course of history for the people of the UK. For the last 43 years the UK has been a member of the EU which has shaped the way they trade, travel and interact with our neighbour economies. Since last Friday, this is all about to change.

Map of the United Kingdom showing the regional counting areas for the European Union membership referendum, 2016.  - Author: Furfur; Wikipedia The UK have made the decision to withdraw from the EU, undoing decades of economic, social and political foundations. Today is the first time in history any country might invoke article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, the UK is the first country ever willing to withdraw its membership from the EU.

David Cameron made his speech on Friday 24th and has announced he will be resigning in October.

With so much uncertainty ahead in terms of how political and economic uncertainties go, how will Sterling cope with such a huge change in direction?

Picture: Result of the referendum by regional voting areas.
Blue= Majority Leave votes;
Yellow= Majority Remain votes.



How bi- or multilingualism benefits MBA graduates and employers

21 June, 2016 09:00  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Multilingual -

If you’ve recently graduated with an MBA and are now looking for an exciting new job then you are not alone. While the competition for good jobs has always been fierce it seems to be getting even more intense. This means that recent MBA graduates need to add to their skillsets in order to make themselves a more desirable employee with a competitive edge that will help them stand out from the crowd.

Many experts and employers agree that one of the most highly marketable and valuable skills is bilingualism or — better yet — multilingualism. In an increasingly global economy, the executive who has the ability to communicate across cultures will be highly sought after by companies looking to expand their corporate boundaries. (More)


Guide for expatriates in Manila (Philippines)

09 June, 2016 12:24  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Expat guide: Manila, Philippines We are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Manila, Philippines.

The Philippines, Pearl of the Orient Seas, is known for its white sand beaches and hospitable people.

The country is only a few hours away by plane to Taiwan and Hong Kong in the north, Indonesia in the south, Malaysia and Singapore in the southwest, and Cambodia and Vietnam in the west.  (More)


Being expat gave me opportunity and made me unique

10 May, 2016 10:30  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Morning Show with Claudia: Radio mic

Claudia is an American who moved with her Cypriot husband and two young children to Cyprus eight years ago. Her MBA in Corporate Finance did little for her on the island nation, so she reached deep and got imaginative. With a bit of ingenuity and dumb luck, she dusted off her experience as an actress and landed her dream job as a Radio Show personality.  (More)


How the British EU Referendum could impact British expatriates abroad

13 April, 2016 13:28  EasyExpat EasyExpat

EU dart game

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)


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