Are you flying to the UK? Check out these tips on customs and more

The consultants often receive desperate pleas for help from South Africans who are refused entry to the United Kingdom at the Port of Entry. Help at this stage, is, unfortunately, often too late. Our consultants have compiled some tips for persons travelling to the UK from South Africa. Pre-departure tips for flying to the UK […]
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Expat tax could be ‘final straw’ for South Africans

For some, the additional tax burden may be so significant that they won’t have any choice but to emigrate. There is a significant risk that multinationals and young, mobile South African tax residents could move to tax-friendly jurisdictions should the foreign employment income exemption be repealed as proposed, experts have warned. “We will raise in […]
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5 reasons why America is a great place to call home

Despite some media bashing, America is still considered one of the best places to emigrate to. Here’s why. 1. The standard of living is pretty high – even if you’re not a big earner People are looked after in the States. Food and clean water are available to everyone, which is more than can be […]
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SA Expat, Can You Afford To Take That Expat Job Offer overseas?

If you are considering working overseas you should find out before you go how far your salary is going to stretch. Luckily there is new research showing the relative cost of living in major cities worldwide. Singapore retains its title as the world’s most expensive city for a fourth consecutive year in a top ten […]
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We’re running out of whites – Half a million white South Africans have left the country

About half a million white South Africans have left the country in the past three decades, and Stats SA estimates that a further 112 740 will emigrate in the next five years. The white population is also ageing as younger people are mostly the ones who go, leaving their parents behind. Population growth estimates show […]
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Good news for SA-UK passport holders looking to emigrate

South African families who are relying on a single family member’s British or European history are set to benefit from a number of new changes made to the UK’s minimum income threshold. The UK’s Supreme Court has confirmed it will make amendments to the threshold by 10 August, after it received a number of reports […]
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Spouse UK Visa holder? Tips to ensure a smooth visa extension

When one receives the initial spouse visa, the relief is often very big, and thoughts of the extension seem far away.It is, however, a good idea to keep in mind that the extension application and Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) application, are in the near future. It is thus best to be prepared from day […]
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SA Government to limit emigration by tracking those leaving SA for more than three months

So, despite working on building a more inclusive South Africa with opportunities for all, the government’s solution is to try and limit the number of South Africans leaving the country? Sounds unbelievable? Well, it kinda is. On Sunday, Rapport… reported that cabinet has approved a piece of legislation – don’t worry, it’s not law yet […]
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South Africans requests US investment visas

Demand for US investment visas by wealthy South Africans has more than doubled. Data released last week showed that South African demand for US EB-5 visas, which allow people to obtain a green card by investing $500 000 (R6.66 million) into a US business, has increased sharply since 2014. Doug van der Merwe of LCR […]
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UK Opskop 2017

This yearly event is getting bigger, after the very successful camping event in North Devon earlier in 2016 – the organisors are already organising the next BIG camping event for 2017! EVENT DETAILS Date and Time Friday, 28 April 2017 Location Watermouth Cove Holiday Park EX34 9SJ Berrynarbor, UK What to expect: Children entertainment Bouncy […]
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