Category: Expat Life

  • Foreign Office ‘passport validity’ warning for EU travel – is your passport valid? | Travel News | Travel

    On December 16, 2021, the FCDO issued an update for a number of EU and Schengen Area countries including Portugal, Spain, Italy, France and Greece. The FCDO said: “If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet […]

  • DES pursues court action against social media accounts

    Digital Economy and Society Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) has sent evidence to police to take legal action against social media platforms that fail to remove URLs deemed inappropriate. DES Minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta said on Wednesday the ministry has asked the Royal Thai Police’s Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) […]

  • The need for electoral reforms

    The issue of electoral reforms has once again come to the fore in the wake of Gilgit-Baltistan vote and approaching AJK and Senate elections. In a recent presser, PM Imran Khan announced some electoral reforms which he and his party intend to bring in parliament and asked opposition parties for support to protect the integrity […]

  • Egypt, UNESCO to cooperate on widening scope of ‘Speak Arabic’ initiative

    Egypt’s Minister of State for Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates’ Affairs, Nabila Makram, has met with Ghaith Fariz, Director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) office in Cairo.  During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways of enhancing cooperation on, and widen the scope of, the presidential initiative “Speak Arabic”. During the […]

  • Chinese-Focused Food Delivery App HungryPanda Raises $70m

    HungryPanda, a food delivery app that focuses on Chinese customers living abroad, has raised $70 million in its Series C funding round led by Swiss investment firm Kinnevik AB, according to an announcement. Existing investors 83North and Felix Capital and other investors such as Piton Capital, VNV Global, and Burda Principal Investment also joined Kinnevic […]

  • Queries on citizenship application | Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad

    Hi All, I am applying for AU citizenship by conferral including my child in my application. There is a question for Passport details for my child, Does this child have the details of the last passport used to enter or depart Australia? My child has travelled to India for vacation in 2018, but her passport […]

  • Teacher looking to move to Thailand

    If you are set on going to Thailand, I would highly recommend starting to learn Thai now. Even having rudimentary Thai will help you make the most of your time there. You have an academic year ahead of you before you plan to move out of the States, enough time to get a good foundational […]

  • Sena MLA’s associate sent in ED custody

    Amit Chandole, the close associate of Shiv Sena MLA and spokesperson Pratap Sarnaik who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday night, was produced before the Special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court on Thursday. Chandole has been sent to threeday ED custody. The ED had sought ten-day custody of Chandole to […]

  • Investment schemes causing “huge number” of claims

    Loyal: Dubious schemes now look like routine work Dubious investment schemes involving solicitors are becoming “far more sophisticated” and leading to a “huge number of claims” on the Compensation Fund, senior officials at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have warned. Jatinder Loyal, policy associate at the SRA, said the schemes were costing investors “quite unbelievable” […]

  • New SOE framework – Newspaper

    THE government appears to have finally agreed upon some sort of framework for dealing with state-owned enterprises which have negatively impacted the economy both in terms of fiscal losses and poor, cost-ineffective service delivery. While the full details of the strategy formulated to handle SOEs are still awaited, it seems from what the prime minister’s […]