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What is an expat?
An expat (expatriate) is someone who is temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their birth or legal residence.
There are lots of different kinds and Expat Briefing attempts to provide helpful information for all of them, including:
- The Professional is someone who works overseas for a fixed-term contract and repatriates to their native country when it ends;
- The Globe-trotter is someone who moves around from country to country, either working or not working and with or without plans to return to their native country;
- The Commuter is someone who retains a base in their native country but works in a different country for a few months at a time;
- The Retiree is someone who chooses to retire abroad with little intention of ever returning to their native country.
They all share one characteristic, though, which is that they suddenly have to run their lives in an unfamiliar country, perhaps in an unfamiliar language.
Click below for information on finance, taxation, healthcare, education, immigration, employment, business, accommodation, relocation, society and culture, and general guides to living in a different country.
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