Country information & useful resources for expats
Did you know?
According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 213 million expatriates reside around the world. The majority of expatriates live in Europe (nearly 70 million). Asia comes a close second with over 61 million expatriates residing in cities like Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.
The Middle East has by far the largest concentration of expatriates to local nationals, with Qatar topping the list at 86% expatriates, and the United Arab Emirates at 70%. It’s a global population that’s growing all the time, with a steady growth of 9% reported every 5 years since 2000.
Like you, these expatriates have travelled abroad in search of a better lifestyle, including the lure of tax-free earnings and greater job opportunities.
Useful information and resources about where you live
You will find the following information useful for your life abroad including BBC World news, weather, images, UK Foreign Office travel summary, visa requirements, laws and customs, safety and security, and health.