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Can I work abroad without a work visa?
Work
Can I work abroad without a work visa?
Having a work visa is often the key to working in another country. However, the ease of obtaining a work visa varies by country. For many expatriates, securing a work visa is crucial for joining the labor market. Nevertheless, there are circumstances where you can work without a work visa. Let's find out how.
Global elections in 2024: What do expats expect?
Everyday life
Global elections in 2024: What do expats ...
Taiwan, Finland, Comoros, Indonesia, and seven other countries have already held their elections since the beginning of 2024. Over 50 other states are yet to go, with elections scheduled almost every month throughout the year. Portugal in March, South Korea in April, South Africa in May, the European Union in June, and undoubtedly, the most awaited election globally: the American presidential election. How do expats feel about all this?
How to face job interviews as an introverted expat
Work
How to face job interviews as an introverted ...
Introverted expats face a double challenge in interviews. First, their reserved nature might make them uncomfortable with interviews in general. Second, the language barrier and cultural differences in a new country add an extra challenge when it comes to facing an interview. Strategic preparation before the interview can still make them have a successful interview. Here are some tips.
Should you embrace local traditions when getting married abroad?
Everyday life
Should you embrace local traditions when ...
Getting married abroad as an expat involves not only different marital laws but also different cultural customs. Should you plan a wedding like one you'd have back home, or should you embrace local customs in your ceremony? What about a mix of both?
Having a baby abroad: Should I stay or return home?
Everyday life
Having a baby abroad: Should I stay or ...
Whether intentionally planned or unexpected, discovering you're pregnant while living abroad can lead to significant considerations about your future in the current country. Various factors, such as personal situations and future plans, can influence this decision: should you stay or return? 
Can I find a job abroad if I'm over 50?
Work
Can I find a job abroad if I'm over 50?
On one side, labor shortages are driving many countries to seek foreign workers. On the other side, increased life expectancy and extended working lives are causing many older people to remain in the workforce. So, what opportunities exist, and under what conditions can senior expatriates secure or retain employment?
How to choose a digital nomad destination
Work
How to choose a digital nomad destination
Digital nomads are reshaping work norms and altering work and personal life dynamics. Many countries now offer special visas to acknowledge their significant economic impact. However, several questions arise: How do you choose the ideal "digital nomad" country? What criteria should you consider to make the right decision?
Working in a declining field: Is moving abroad the right solution?
Work
Working in a declining field: Is moving ...
Artificial Intelligence (AI), particularly generative AI, continuously makes headlines. According to its developers, millions of jobs will disappear in the coming decades. But there are other professions unrelated to AI that are also disappearing. How can one consider moving abroad when working in a profession that is at risk?
The same budget can mean a world of difference for expats
Cost of living
The same budget can mean a world of ...
Today, more and more people have not only the opportunity but also the desire to live abroad. But as you make such a bold decision, you will face various challenges — one of the most important of which will be managing your expenses overseas.
Study abroad: How to carefully choose a university and secure a seat
Schools & studies
Study abroad: How to carefully choose a ...
Nearly half of the international students admitted to Canadian institutions have been facing visa rejections over the past months, with certain public colleges in Ontario experiencing the denial of thousands of admitted students.
The best countries for expats with disabilities
Everyday life
The best countries for expats with ...
Moving abroad comes with an additional challenge when you have a disability. Some countries or even individual cities have better legal protection for the differently-abled, accessible buildings and public transport, and other things like accessible leisure and sports activities. They offer more welcoming environments for expats with disabilities to move to. Here are some of these destinations.
How can expats resume their careers after a long break?
Work
How can expats resume their careers after a ...
Are you keen on getting back to work after a long career break? Things might not be as easy as they seem to be, especially for expat women. Where do you begin? Here are some tips to help you get back on track.
Teaching abroad: What qualifications do you really need?
Work
Teaching abroad: What qualifications do you ...
Teaching abroad is a great opportunity to experience a new country, gain professional experience, make new connections — and more. The opportunity to live abroad while receiving a salary and having your basic expenses covered sounds like a dream to many. And there is a high chance that this lifestyle may be yours — provided, of course, that you have the right qualifications or are willing to work on acquiring them. Let's look into this in a bit more detail.
Six reasons to upgrade your skills while working abroad
Work
Six reasons to upgrade your skills while ...
We live in a fast-paced world, and the workplace seems to be moving at an even faster pace. Outside of keeping up with the high demands of day-to-day tasks, you might also find yourself having to keep up with a range of different skills and requirements. In today's ever-evolving and highly connected world, we see a constant emergence of new ways to do things, new information, and new work methods.
Starting a family abroad: Between challenges and opportunities
Everyday life
Starting a family abroad: Between challenges ...
Moving abroad generally brings its share of challenges and opportunities, regardless of your family situation. Among the crucial decisions for expats, starting a family in a foreign country requires thoughtful consideration within the couple and meticulous planning. Let's delve into the nuances of this beautiful adventure abroad.
What are your visa options for taking a gap year abroad?
Visas
What are your visa options for taking a gap ...
Embarking on a gap year abroad has become an increasingly enticing prospect for individuals seeking respite from the daily grind or contemplating a career shift in a foreign country. Planning a sabbatical year involves various considerations, with one crucial aspect being the selection of an appropriate visa. Whether you are interested in a Working Holiday Visa (WHV), au pair, tourism visa, or other options, finding the ideal choice is essential for a fulfilling gap year overseas.
The best places to dine around the world in 2024
Everyday life
The best places to dine around the world in ...
Like every year since 2015, La Liste released its list of the best restaurants of 2024 last November. Where to eat the best dishes while abroad this year? Find out in this article.
How to navigate medical consultations when moving abroad
Health system
How to navigate medical consultations when ...
In practice, expatriates are no longer covered by their home country's health system but by that of their host country. What does this mean in terms of healthcare? Are they obliged to consult a doctor in the host country, or can they still be monitored by their doctor remotely? How to choose wisely?

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Foreign bank accounts and taxes: Can they find you in 2024?
Tax
Foreign bank accounts and taxes: Can they ...
Combating international tax fraud remains a work in progress. Although far from complete, governments are pleased to note significant advancements since cooperation was bolstered. Tax authorities find an unexpected ally in their efforts to monitor foreign bank accounts: social media.
H-1B visa updates: New work authorization, Green Cards, and fee hikes
USA
H-1B visa updates: New work authorization ...
Major changes are on the horizon for the widely-used H-1B visa, with potential impacts on other visa categories. Additionally, significant hikes in visa fees are expected, posing a substantial consideration for those planning to relocate to the United States. Here's what you need to know.
Americans are saying goodbye to the US: Where are they going?
Everyday life
Americans are saying goodbye to the US: ...
Recent studies show that more Americans are moving abroad than ever before. The United Kingdom is challenging Canada as the most popular English-speaking destination, while the United States' other neighbor, Mexico, remains the second most preferred destination. New Zealand is also increasingly popular. Better life-work balance and a lower cost of living are the leading reasons for moving abroad.
Britons are happy with their move abroad: Here's why
Everyday life
Britons are happy with their move abroad: ...
With around 3.5 million British expats living in different countries all around the world, it comes as no surprise that a large number of them consider it to be the best decision they've ever made. A recent study by iFast Global Bank, which polled 600 adults, showed that over two-thirds of British expats were happy with their move abroad. The remaining one-third of expats polled decided to move back home, as they couldn't deal with being away.
Canada tightens visas: Is your dream move still possible?
Visas
Canada tightens visas: Is your dream move ...
Canada remains a magnet for expats worldwide, but recent policy shifts are putting extra financial strain on those considering the move. Relocating there was already costly, and new visa changes are set to hike expenses further. Will this deter potential expats?
Dengue outbreak: Should we be concerned?
Everyday life
Dengue outbreak: Should we be concerned?
Despite a decrease in Dengue fever cases during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a resurgence since 2023. This increase has caused outbreaks in countries that were previously unaffected, sparking concern among people considering a move abroad.