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Expat Network Newsletter – June 2022

Welcome to Expat Network’s June newsletter.

Investment in the US real estate market is an attractive option for many people. However, as a foreign investor it can be challenging to finance the purchase whether that is a single investment or a portfolio of properties. We have an article which we hope those thinking about investing will find useful.

Looking at healthcare issues we have an article explaining who is eligible for Medicare in the US, another explaining the EHIC arrangements post-Brexit and one setting out the benefits of international health insurance.

For those considering working in Portugal we have an article on how to get a job in Portugal and one explaining the work permit and visa requirements if you do. For those looking to take up a digital nomadic life we have five career options for people looking to work remotely.

Finally, we have an article on how to take out the climate guilt when travelling and another from Axa Global Health about the lifestyle benefits of nutrition for expats.

The Expat Network Team

Foreign Property Investors: Guide To U.S. Real Estate Financing

U.S. real estate financing is one of the more difficult tasks for foreign investors interested in the residential U.S. real estate market. While the U.S. has a culture that is acclimated to personal debt – in 2018, the average amount of personal debt for Americans (not including mortgages) was $38,000 – it can be tricky for those living outside the States to find a lender and obtain everything they need for purchasing their investment properties.

Making Tax Digital For Income Tax – Should You Start To Prepare Now?

All VAT-registered businesses in the UK must now meet new reporting requirements introduced as a consequence of Making Tax Digital. If you don’t run a VAT-registered business, Making Tax Digital won’t have affected you so far. You may not have even heard of Making Tax Digital.

Who Is Eligible For Medicare

This article will summarize who is eligible for Medicare in the U.S. and when. Hopefully, you will learn something new about the Medicare program that could help you out in the long run! The person should have lived for at least nine months before turning 65 years old to be eligible for the full benefits of being on a specific type of plan called original Medicare.

Applying For European Health Insurance Card After Brexit

The European Health Insurance Card (or EHIC) gives access to state-provided healthcare treatment in the EU. However, the end of the Brexit transition period means several changes to the relationship between the UK and EU, including this widely used European medical card. We’ve outlined the key changes and questions surrounding the EHIC, what these changes mean for British expats in the EU, and how to apply for healthcare abroad and renew your international medical insurance card. Read how to get an EHIC card post Brexit here.

Why Expats Choose International Health Insurance

Moving abroad can be a stressful process that requires plenty of planning, time and energy. When becoming an expat, you have to take into account innumerable factors for your relocation – and healthcare is an essential one. Here Cigna Healthcare explain why expats choose international health insurance.

A Guide For Expats To Finding A Job And Working In Portugal

Portugal offers a wonderful climate, welcoming culture and lifestyle and can be a great place to work for a time. There are a range of options depending on where you are in your career and what you are looking for. In this article we look at the issues around finding a job and working in Portugal.

Work Visa And Work Permit Requirements In Portugal

Portugal is often seen as a destination for people retiring to the sun but it is also a destination for people wanting to work in Portugal. What are the work visa and work permit requirements in Portugal if you are not an EU citizen?

5 Career Options for People Who Want To Work Remotely

There are more digital nomads emerging across the world. Many companies that required employees to report in person, are now giving people the option to work remotely 100% of the time. This is a great opportunity for those who love to travel and want to become expatriates. If freelancing isn’t for you, you can still have all the benefits of working for a company, while doing your job from anywhere in the world. Here are five popular careers to consider if you want to work remotely.

Take The Climate Guilt Out Of Your Holiday With Our Top Travel Tips

The pandemic scuppered international travel for many of us, and understandably the nation is looking forward to getting away for a change of scenery. However, with the climate crisis a growing consideration for everyone, even when we’re away, OLIO’s co-founder Tessa Clarke shares her top travel tips for holidaying as sustainably as possible.

Lifestyle Benefits Of Nutrition

Living abroad poses an exciting chance to experience new environments, cultures and people. But on a longer trip or assignment, it’s hard to avoid becoming ill at some stage. To increase your chances of staying healthy, it’s important to consider nutrition and your diet.

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

Capital Consulting

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

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.

International Citizens Insurance

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

Crown Relocations

Crown Relocations provides transportation, destination and immigration services, as well as family support, to assist people relocating internationally.

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.

Cambridge Home School Online

CHS is the most established selective over-subscribed online independent school based in Cambridge UK.

Bordeaux International School

The international bilingual school of Bordeaux (since 1987) Bordeaux International School, which is run by an educational cooperative, offers a caring, multicultural, academic environment

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