Category: Expat

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Expat Worries – Missing Home, Family and Friends

Welcome back to this blog series about Expat Worries. This series was designed to talk about all the problems (both large and small) that expats face, and how to manage them effectively. This week we’re going to talk about homesickness, and what to do when you’re missing your family and friends. Missing Home, Family and Friends So you’ve learnt how...

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Expat Worries – How to Establish a Social Life Abroad

Moving abroad isn’t easy. However exciting the thought of creating a new life in a new country is, your mind will always be clouded with doubt. You find yourself asking the same questions over and over again. “What if I hate my job?” “Will I make new friends?” “Will I miss my family?” That’s why we ‘ve decided to create...

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Five Great Reasons To Move to Dubai

  Winter is coming. The days are getting shorter, skies are getting gloomier, and the sun’s packed up and gone south for the next 6 months. As you stare out of your office window and see nothing but a sea of grey, don’t you wish you could be somewhere warmer, sunnier and more full of life? Well, you can! Dubai...

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Expat Tax Advice

Are You Owed A Refund From HMRC For Overpaid Tax Or National Insurance Contributions? Are You Certain Your Know The Answer? At Vital Certificates, we’ve teamed up with My Tax Matters, specialist Expat advisers on tax affairs. They can help make sure that you have claimed all of your entitlements. This is money you are legally entitled to! Here’s how...

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7 essential to-dos before travelling abroad

When travelling abroad, we sometimes do not realise how different another country can be from our own, assuming that all we need to do is to hold a valid passport. This assumption may cause some issues that end up spoiling our trip. To avoid that from happening, here’s a helpful list of 7 essential to-dos before travelling abroad: Check your...

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Top 5 tips about pet shipping to Dubai

If you decide to take your pets with you, they will also require some attention regarding this exciting move abroad. As usual, information is the key. So see what’s in our top 5: Make sure you they can be relocated. The Dubai Municipality has a restricted breeds list for dogs. Be sure your little friend isn’t on this list before you begin your shipping...

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Bad news for English vineyards – British expats prefer Australian wine

As part of English Wine Week, findings from a survey recently conducted by Vital Certificates Ltd, a growing company providing support services to UK citizens overseas, have shown that most British expats prefer Australian wine (39.3%). The country, which is one of the favourite expat destinations for British seems to also be the one when it comes to their wine preferences. France, one...