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mental health

Mental Health Concerns Of Those Working From Home – New Survey

Mental health is getting more attention these days and with more people working from home the impact on mental health is a concern.  Aetna International have carried out a survey to establish which health issues workers are most concerned about. The survey examines the perceptions of both employers and employees when it comes to corporate...

safest places

The Safest Places For Expats To Live In New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the safest places in the world but even here some places are safer than others. Here International Citizens set out the factors that impact New Zealand and which places are safest. Originally published by International Citizens Insurance and published with their agreement If you’re looking for a safe place...

foreign language

7 Mistakes Stopping You From Improving Your Foreign Language Skills

Anyone interested in learning a new language needs to remember that this is no walk in the park. Learning a different language demands dedication, hard work, and a lot of patience from the learner’s side. Setbacks are always possible, and everyone should expect to make some mistakes at the beginning of their journey. The best...

international relocation

How To Ensure A Smooth Transition To Your New Home

Relocating within the same country is a challenging time in anyone’s life. Relocating to a completely new country or continent is on a whole other level. Here are some things to keep in mind as you prepare for your move abroad to make the process smoother and to mitigate any risks. Written exclusively for Expat...

regional visas

New Regional Visas To require A Three Year Stay Before Permanent Residence

The Government has introduced legislation for Australia’s new Skilled Regional Visa options, which will require migrants to work for three years in regional areas before becoming eligible to apply for permanent residence. Written by Sheila Woods of Interstaff 18 April, 2019 Currently, migrants can directly apply for permanent residence in regional areas through the Subclass 187...

deposit

Expats Increasingly Vulnerable To New Build Deposit Loss

When buying a new build in the UK a deposit is often required and if problems arise in funding the purchase this deposit can be at risk, especially for expats. UK expats looking to invest in new build homes in the UK are increasingly at risk of losing their deposits, thinks expat mortgage specialist,...

millennials

Emigrating Is The New Norm For Millennials

Nearly two thirds of Millennials want to move abroad, and nearly half expect to move multiple times according to a study by Crown Relocations.  Improving quality of life tops the list of reasons for moving abroad and pragmatic issues top the list of concerns over emotional ones An increasing number of UK millennials are considering leaving the UK...

new visa

New Visa To Bring Your Parents To Australia

A new Parent Visa option is opening for eligible Australian citizens or permanent residents to bring their parents to Australia temporarily for up to ten years. The new visa will however be capped to only 15,000 people per year. Read on to discover more and find out if you could be eligible to sponsor your...

learning a language

The Benefits Of Learning A Language For The Expat Community

Learning a language is not always essential but it have a real positive impact on life as an expat and help you to settle in to your new life.  Peter Jenkins of Sun-hat Villas & Resorts sets out the benefits. Written exclusively for Expat Network by Peter Jenkins, Managing Director of Sun-hat Villas & Resorts...

Permanent Residence

New Pathways To Permanent Residence In Regional Australia

Businesses have long been advocating for more flexible migration laws to accommodate for labour shortages in regional areas – and it looks like the Government is listening. As part of its focus on alleviating population pressures in Sydney and Melbourne, various regional migration agreements are being fast-tracked across the country. Written by Sheila Woods of Interstaff 19...

integrate

Five Ways Expats Can Integrate Themselves In A New Country

There are many challenges when moving to another country.  Kevin Melton of AXA – Global Healthcare offers some practical advice on how to adapt to life abroad, rather than being overwhelmed Written for Expat Network by Kevin Melton, Sales and Marketing Director, AXA – Global Healthcare Moving to a new location can be as...

pet

Taking A Pet To New Zealand

When considering taking your pet with you to New Zealand you should ensure you understand what is involved and be confident that your pet is fit enough to make the journey and to settle in to a new life with you in New Zealand.  You will be responsible for its well-being and for ensuring that...