What is an expatriate and how do I become one?

There are numerous reasons as to why someone will make the decision to relocate to a new country and become an expatriate. Whether it is an inbound decision for wanting a new life of adventure or you are being relocated due to your job, there is an abundant amount of benefits for making the move. The term expatriate is often misinterpreted and misconstrued and this page is here to help you understand what it means to be an expatriate and how we recommend preparing for your new life. Read more

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RSA is Not Renewing Their Expat Health Plans for Canadian Expats

We were recently approached by a Royal Sun Alliance Canada customer who received a letter stating that RSA health plans for Canadian expats no longer and they would “be offering the Viator Expatriates Health Insurance coverage directly to individuals” and “upon expiring of your current coverage, you will need to contact another insurance provider  in order to purchase a new policy and ensure that you have continued coverage as an expatriate.” This left this customer with an urgent need to find a replacement policy. Luckily, she was able to get a quote and secure an excellent global health plan from one of our insurance suppliers. Read more

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Top 10 Safety and Security Tips for Expats Living Abroad

Learn About Staying Safe While Living Abroad – Top 10 Safety and Security Tips

As we all know, “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” This old adage definitely applies to expats. Moving to a new country can be exciting as well as challenging; however, taking the necessary steps can keep you safe from various risks associated with expatriate life. You don’t have to compromise on your safety when you pack your baggage to move to your desired destination. Remember that feeling secure is one thing that you will have to work on initially no matter where you plan to relocate. This doesn’t mean that you will have to live in fear as an expatriate. Get armed with all safety and security tips for Expats given below and make your stay in your new abode all the more fascinating and blissful.  Read more

Healthcare Difficulties for Expatriates in Brazil

There have been some stories in the media over the past few years about a healthcare crisis for locals and expats in Brazil. In the recent past, some local hospitals had to turn away many patients due to a lack of medical supplies. This is concerning for expatriates residing in Rio and other cities in Brazil. We will discuss the healthcare system in Brazil along with some recommendations for expats in Brazil to stay safe and healthy.

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Shanghai

What is it Like to Live as an Expatriate in Shanghai

Learn more about expatriate life in Shanghai

While Shanghai continues to be one of the most beautiful cities in China, it’s also a clear favorite for expats from around the world. The overall cost of living in Shanghai is low in some sectors of the city. Since expats earn quite well while working in Shanghai (averaging fourth-highest earnings in the world), expatriate find everything here to be within their means. Read more

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8 Reasons You Should Retire in France

Become a Retired Expat in France – 8 Reasons You Should Retire in France

France is an extremely popular destination for travelers as well as expats looking for a culturally rewarding retired life. It is the natural beauty & culture of the country that makes it a much sought after getaway for retirees from across the globe. Apart from its rich history and culture, there are many reasons why France can be your next home. You just have to plan to ensure that your retired life in France is hassle-free and pleasant. Here are eight great reasons why you should consider as expat to retire in France Read more

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8 Ways for Expats to Avoid and Prepare the Flu Season

Learn how expats can prepare for the flu season

Millions of cases of influenza (or flu) are recorded every year in the United States alone according to the CDC  Flue page.  What makes the flu virus so scary is that it can even infect those who have already received vaccination for it. The virus can lead to pneumonia, or some other bacterial infection, which can even turn fatal. Influenza is an acute infection of the upper airway caused by an influenza A or B virus. Some of the common symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, headaches, fatigue and more. Check with your doctor if you have the flu.

Here’s a list of the 8 best ways to avoid contracting the flu virus and stay healthy during your expat life abroad: Read more

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Top 5 Global Health Insurance Tips for Expat Families

Five Global Health Insurance Tips for Expat Families Living Abroad

Moving abroad with your family is a great experience and also quite daunting. In this article, we will discuss the top five considerations for purchasing global health insurance while living abroad as an expat family. It is obvious that protecting your family’s health is critical for expat parents – obtaining vaccinations, making sure that your kids get annual checkups, washing hands and other general steps to protect your health abroad. Read more

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Quick Guide to the Golden Visa Program in Portugal

Your Guide to the Golden Visa Program in Portugal – Information for Expatriates

Portugal’s Golden Visa Program has been immensely popular since 2012 when it was first made available to non-EU/EFTA (European Free Trade Association) nationals. Applicants for this program who want to move to Portugal and make a certain amount of investment in the country’s real estate are eligible to obtain a residence permit. To date, over 6,500 people from around the world have received residence permits in the country, with their investments totaling over €4 billion. Until recently, most of the beneficiaries of Portugal’s Golden Visa Program were Chinese; however, other nationals have started catching up too. Our firm is talking to more and more expats moving to this beautiful country through the Golden Visa plan because they require international health insurance.
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Will Your Expat Health Insurance Cover Your Vaccinations in South America

Will Your Expat Health Plan Cover Your Vaccinations in South America?

South America is a continent full of adventure and indigenous cultures, beaches and jungles, etc. It is a place that many tourists and expatriates would want to share it with. But what vaccinations do you need to travel or relocate to South America? Will your health insurance cover it? Be sure to read this article for a complete list of recommended travel vaccines and health insurance coverage about these vaccines.

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