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Expat Network Newsletter – April 2022

Welcome to Expat Network’s April newsletter.

This month we have an article looking at why expats make good entrepreneurs as well as one looking at the best places to retire in the world.

We have also published an article about Medicare for U.S. expats.

We are also looking at the tax changes that UK expat landlords should be aware of.

Spain and Portugal have attractive Golden Visas but changes at the beginning of the year in Portugal have introduced new restrictions. Which is right for you and what other options should be considered? Spain is also planning to introduce a Digital Nomad visa – what do we know about it so far?

We have now completed the Move To Spain and Move To Portugal Virtual Roadshow webinars as well as the Finance For Expats series. Recordings of all of these are available to view for those planning their move. Discovery Tours can be organised for those ready to make the move.

The Expat Network Team

7 Reasons Expatriates Make Great Entrepreneurs

Expatriates are people willing to leave behind everything and everyone they know to move to another country where they may need to learn a new language and embrace an entirely different way of life. Is it any wonder that many of the traits these people possess can cross over into their ability to start and run a successful business? Here are some reasons why expatriates make great entrepreneurs.

Best Places To Retire In The World

From seeking warmer weather to living someplace where your money will go farther, there are many advantages to retiring abroad. Several countries stand out for their safety, ease of attaining a visa and health care systems as benefits to supplement the retiree lifestyle. Here are some of the best places to retire abroad.

Medicare for U.S. Expats: Guide and Moving Abroad Checklist

Medicare for U.S. expats. If you’re an expat, someone who lives outside their home country, you can enroll in Medicare from abroad once you’re eligible. However, there’s limited coverage outside of the United States. This guide helps you decide which Medicare plans are best for you and includes a moving abroad checklist.

What April 2022 UK Tax Changes Should Expat Landlords Know About?

Important UK tax changes introduced by HMRC from the start of the 2022/23 tax year in April can affect landlords just as much as other taxpayers and in some cases they can have a significant impact on your tax bills. With prices rising sharply seemingly across the board, you should be aware of how much more tax you’ll have to pay as a landlord, so that you can better budget for the year ahead.

Spain And Portugal Golden Visas – Which Is Right For You?

Spain and Portugal Golden Visas offer the opportunity to gain the right to residence in an EU country with visa free travel to the rest of the EU. The most popular option is investment in real estate. The rules in Portugal changed in January 2022 so which is the most attractive option and are there other options to gain residence in Spain or Portugal?

New Digital Nomad Visa Planned In Spain

Technology, particularly the Cloud, and the experience of many during the pandemic has highlighted the potential for remote working and brought it into the mainstream. This increase in remote working inevitably has had means that many considering working in the sun rather than in a flat in central London or New York. The planned digital nomad visa in Spain is to facilitate this trend.

Move To Spain and Move To Portugal Virtual Roadshows

We have now completed our Move To Spain webinar series. The Move To Portugal series was due to complete but we had to postpone the Financial Planning When Moving To Portugal webinar due to ill-health. Use the links below to register to view the recordings or to register to watch the final Portugal webinar when it has been rescheduled.

Move to Spain Virtual Roadshow 2022

Move to Portugal Virtual Roadshow 2022

Discovery Tours – Spain and Portugal

Ready to make the move to Spain or Portugal? Reserve a Discovery Tour, an individually tailored tour of the area you plan to move to with one of our carefully selected partners. They know the area inside out and can help you to understand the advantages and things to be aware of for the different areas which can ensure you buy in the right location even if you are very familiar with the area that you plan to move to. The tours are free and there is no obligation to use the services of your host.

Move To Spain Discovery Tours 2022

Move To Portugal Discovery Tours 2022

Finance For Expats – Recordings

If you missed our Finance for Expats webinar series the recordings are available to view. You can register here to view the recordings:

Finance For Expats

Capital Consulting

Expat Network's online Service Directories includes companies to assist with your life overseas. This month we profile:

Ibex Insurance

Ibex Insurance is an international insurance broker established in 2000 and has grown to be one of the largest providers of insurance to the expatriate community in the Iberian Peninsula.

Mortgage Direct

We are Spain’s leading independent mortgage broker - established since 2006 Mortgage Direct has become the leading independent mortgage broker in Spain, as confirmed by the main lenders.

International Citizens Insurance

Find the best expat international health insurance plan for your budget and needs.

One SimCard

OneSimCard – Stay in Touch OneSimCard is an international roaming SIM card which provides quality low-cost mobile phone and data service in over 200 countries.

HSBC Expat

Why you should open a bank account with HSBC Expat An expat bank account provides the convenience of managing and growing your money in a central location.

1st Move International

1st Move International are a specialist international removals company offering fast, weekly services direct from the UK to a range of destinations worldwide.


Shipping your car overseas? We are trusted and professional car shipping experts with over 20 years’ experience and a variety of services to a wide range of destinations across the globe.

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