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Moving to a new country is an adventure, but the process of obtaining the correct visa, applying for short or long-term residency and obtaining a work permit can be daunting. If you've been through the process, please take the time to share your experiences and advice in our new Visa, Residency & Work Permit Report . Your advice will be invaluable to newcomers to your country.
Expats remain attracted to Panama for its cost of living, excellent climate and the variety of options available for places to live. Read about how Panama ranked relative to other expat destinations and specific comments from expats themselves.
Expats around the world shared their opinions of what it's like to live overseas in our Best Places to Live 2020 Survey. Here are the 10 countries that came out on top. It's a must-read for anyone thinking about moving overseas or becoming a global nomad.
A retired couple who landed in Cuenca, Ecuador with plans to rent a while and move from place to place is very happy with the decision to move to Ecuador. They appreciate the low cost of living in Cuenca, access to quality healthcare, clubs and activities. The one challenge has been the ever changing residency rules.
If you're heading to Croatia, you'll need to know if you need a visa, what type of visa, how to apply for that visa, COVID-19 related entry requirements for Croatia, the health insurance requirement and more. Digital Nomad Visa information will be added when available. Sources: Croatia's Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs, Croatia's Ministry of Interior, the Croatian Embassy in Sweden and the US Embassy in Zagreb.
Many people are escaping their routines and temporarily moving overseas during the pandemic. These countries are welcoming them with open arms by making it easy for visitors to stay and work remotely for months or even a year. The most recent addition to the list is the Cayman Islands.
An expat living in Bangalore for the second time talks about what it's like living there, international schools, Indian weddings, Bangalore's friendly people and more.