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Welcome to the definitive expat website - A free online publication serving international expatriates and featuring world news, forums, events, in-depth country information and reliable investment and personal taxation guides. From moving to living to repatriation and everything in between. Explore our search tools covering international schools, jobs, expat events and embassies.

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Expat News Headlines

Guernsey, Jersey Consider Residency And Housing Plans

Guernsey, Jersey Consider Residency And Housing Plans

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 25 July, 2014

Guernsey has announced that it is considering a revision to its residency rules, while neighboring island Jersey is embarking on a new housing strategy to provide affordable homes to islanders.
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Surge In Number of Brits Buying French Property

Surge In Number of Brits Buying French Property

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 25 July, 2014

A survey has found that Britons became the top overseas purchasers of second homes in France in 2013, and that prices have remained steady despite falling numbers of transactions.
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UK Chevening Scholarships Program Marks 30 Years

UK Chevening Scholarships Program Marks 30 Years

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 24 July, 2014

The UK Foreign Office has hosted an event celebrating the 30th anniversary of a Government-sponsored postgraduate scholarship program for overseas students wanting to study at British universities, a month before the opening of the 2015-16 application round.
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Tool Launched To Calculate Equivalent Pay For New Expats

Tool Launched To Calculate Equivalent Pay For New Expats

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 23 July, 2014

International consultancy Mercer has launched a new tool to help employers negotiate the payment packages of employees who are sent abroad on localized compensation programs.
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Record Number of International Students In Germany

Record Number of International Students In Germany

By Hans Esser, for ExpatBriefing.com - 22 July, 2014

A new report has highlighted that the number of overseas students studying at German universities has passed the 300,000 mark for the first time.
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Canada Prepares Employers For Express Entry Launch

Canada Prepares Employers For Express Entry Launch

By Lewis Cooper, for ExpatBriefing.com - 21 July, 2014

Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, has met with stakeholders and key business leaders ahead of January's launch of Express Entry, a scheme which will make it easier for skilled economic immigrants to settle in the country.
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UK Report Shows Extent of Consular Assistance

UK Report Shows Extent of Consular Assistance

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 18 July, 2014

A new report from the UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office has highlighted the extent to which British nationals overseas have received consular assistance over the past year, and reveals that there has been a decrease in some of the more serious types of consular cases.
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FATCA: More US Expats Consider Handing In Passports

FATCA: More US Expats Consider Handing In Passports

By Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington - 18 July, 2014

Four out of five American expatriates are considering giving up their United States citizenship due to the ongoing implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, according to a new survey by the deVere Group.
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Non-EU European States Strengthen Expat Rights

Non-EU European States Strengthen Expat Rights

By Hans Esser, for ExpatBriefing.com - 17 July, 2014

The European Free Trade Association and the European Union have incorporated 26 EU legal acts into the European Economic Area Agreement, including measures relating to cross-border healthcare, the Connecting Europe Facility, and the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme.
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Retired British Expats Benefiting From Strong Pound

Retired British Expats Benefiting From Strong Pound

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 16 July, 2014

Analysis from The Prudential shows that retired Britons living in the Euro zone have seen their state pension income rise by nearly ten percent over the past year, for the most part due to an increasingly strong British Pound.
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