How to Get a Free Flight Home – Deportation

Deportation is almost never good, you’re forced out of a country that you may not want to leave. Chances are if you are an expatriate you will overstay your visa at some point or another and face deportation. But deportation … Continue reading

Declaring Items at Customs – Australia & New Zealand

Every port of entry has two things, immigrations and customs, both have completely separate functions but utilise the arrival card you frantically fill out while in line to get your passport stamped. In this post, I will cover the customs … Continue reading

Working Abroad (Illegally)

You scrounged and saved every last penny and decided to take an extra long trip. Unfortunately for you, the exchange rates weren’t that great but you decided to go anyway and now, you are running low on funds. What’s a … Continue reading

Deportation: What Happens if you are Deported

Deportation is a serious problem for backpackers and expatriates. If you over stay your visa, work illegally or break the law, you are liable for deportation. However, deportations can happen by accident as in my case. I was given deportation … Continue reading

Expatriate Topher: Who are you? What is this site about?

My name is Topher Lazarz and I am an expatriate of the United States. How I became one is another story for another day (if you’re curious, you can buy my book once I finish it!). I don’t plan on … Continue reading