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John Marcarian Talks Expatland with Money FM 89.3

If the details of moving to another country are made easier, then the whole expat experience is more rewarding! Listen to Expatland’s founder, John Marcarian and CST Tax Advisors MD Boon Tan on Singapore’s MONEY FM 89.3 discussing their own expat journeys and Expatland’s mission to support the global citizens of the 5th largest country in the world: Expatland, population 245 million!

Listen to the podcast here:

Personal Tax Chapter for UK Expats

London is well understood to be a multicultural and international city with over half of the children born in London to foreign mothers and more than 300 different languages regularly spoken within the city.

This and much more make London a great place to start your Expatland adventure. For the arriving expat it is worth recognising that the UK

has a complex personal tax system. To help navigate through the complexities, Richard Feakins from Moore Feakins have written a guide on personal taxation in the UK.

In this guide Richard talks about:

  • UK Taxes and Administration
  • Capital Gains
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Tax Domicile

…and more.

This guide is essential reading for anyone planning to move to London.

Download the publication here.

Coming Soon to Auckland!

Coming Soon to Auckland!


July 31, 2018: Founder of Expatland Global Network, John Marcarian, wrote the book ‘Expatland’ in 2015 to provide essential guidance for anyone planning to live and work overseas. Now, he is working with professionals across the globe to build Expatland E-Teams in expat hotspots, including Auckland. E-Teams bring together complementary professionals with a shared mission to ‘make life easier for expats on the move’.

John, who is currently recruiting for the Auckland E-Team, says, “I’m looking for professionals to join our global community of trusted advisors with a collective ambition to support people in their move to New Zealand. E-Team members from a range of non-competitive sectors will benefit from working together, raising their profile and growing their business as a verified expat service provider.”

In existing E-Teams in London, Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore, members come from diverse sectors. They include specialists in visas and immigration, shipping and relocation, finance, pensions, mortgages, education, healthcare, real estate and law. Each E-Team only has one partner from each sector, a deliberate move to align the group’s teamwork and bring focus on solving expat challenges.

Expatland’s E-Team network brings together multi-disciplined professionals who are focused on helping expats move to, and settle into, their new home city. E-Team members understand that moving to ‘Expatland’ is thrilling, but also challenging. In order to maximise the chances of a successful transition, they provide location-specific advice, which is hard to find independently.

John says, “We believe that the world’s 244 million expats are the 3% changing the world, through their transfer of knowledge and positive impact on their new communities. Expatland’s E-Teams are committed to enhancing their chances of prospering in their new chosen country, which benefits the world at large.”

Business people wishing to attend Expatland’s seminar can register at, or email for more information.

Melbourne’s Guide to Australian Mortgages


Looking to buy a house in Melbourne? Whether you are transferring from or returning to Australia, you will need to consider your mortgage finance options and the tax implications of the such a decision.

Melbourne E—Team member, Malcolm Ferdinands from AUS Finance Group Pty Ltd has written a guide on Mortgages to help with all the issues you need to think about when dealing with an Australian Mortgage.

In this guide, Malcolm discusses issues such as:

  • Types of Mortgage Products
  • Loan to Value Ratio and Mortgage Insurance
  • Foreign Currency Loans
  • Expat Borrowers Service Curse

This is a fantastic guide for anyone looking for information regarding Australian mortgages.

To download click here.

Recruitment firm Canstaff joins Expatland’s Auckland E-Team

Canstaff, a global specialist in construction and engineering recruitment, has joined Expatland’s Auckland E-Team in New Zealand.

With two decades of experience in international recruitment, and offices around the world, including United Kingdom, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia with expansion plans underway into North America. Canstaff finds roles for candidates that meet their skills and experience and propel their career ambitions. The company has vast experience in finding construction and engineering jobs for UK citizens moving to New Zealand or Australia, and for Australians and Kiwis looking for work globally.

Expatland is a resource that supports people all over the globe who are embarking on an expat journey. It is also an imaginary country populated by expats, making it the 5th largest country on the planet, inhabited by 244 million people and growing fast. Collectively these expats are known as the 3% changing the world.

Expatland began as a book, written in 2015 by John Marcarian. Through travelling extensively and working with expat clients in his role at CST Tax Advisors, John developed an ‘expat survival guide’, with advice, statistics and a step-by-step plan for smooth expat integration into a new City.

Auckland’s E-Team is a network of expat service providers brought together under the banner of Expatland to provide a proactive solution to the problems faced by ‘unsupported expats’ making a move to New Zealand’s largest City.

Each E-Team member also lends their specialist knowledge to writing chapters of an Auckland City guide version of Expatland, which is free-to-download and packed with locally-focused advice, tips and case studies

Expatland is quickly spreading across the world with E-Teams in Sydney, Melbourne, LA, London and Singapore in addition to Auckland, with more cities to follow.

John Marcarian, founder, Expatland says, “Canstaff’s representatives will be an excellent addition to our E-Teams, providing support to those seeking a new life in New Zealand who are looking for a professional role in the construction or engineering sectors.

“Canstaff’s experience in matching candidates to roles that reflect their experience and career ambitions is impressive. Its recruiters understand the daunting nature of deciding to live and work in a new country and they offer excellent consultancy. I have no doubt that they will provide a first-class service to expats seeking recruitment help from our E-Teams in Auckland.”

Matt Jones, Managing Director, Canstaff, comments: “Canstaff are proud to be part of a leading global network supporting expats with high quality advice and guidance.”

If you are interested in joining an E-Team in a City near you, get in touch with Expatland:

Auckland E-Team Information Session – Calling all Auckland Service Providers

Auckland E-Team Information Session


Are you passionate about growing your expat business and developing new sales channels? Do you want to be a part of a global network of professionals? Expatland is a new and exciting opportunity to access the expat market and work with like-minded businesses.

Interested in finding out more? Then come and meet Expatland’s founder John Marcarian. John, in conjuction with Jackson Russell Lawyers, will be conducting a seminar in Auckland to talk about Expatland and how you can be a member of the Expatland E-Team.

To register please click here : or email us at for more information.