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New Zealand government rows over easing immigration rules

Posted on April 17, 2014 in
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New Zealand government rows over easing immigration rules
Construction companies in New Zealand are lobbying the government to further relax immigration rules for wealthy investors. New Zealand’s Construction Development Alliance is calling for more relaxation of immigration law for wealthy investors over and above the easing of rules allowed five years ago. Pressure is being put on the...

Foreign students subjected to stringent checks by UK universities

Foreign students subjected to stringent checks by UK universities
UK universities are popular destinations for degree students from overseas, but many universities are now subjecting them to stringent checks in order to comply with new immigration laws. An investigation by a House of Lords committee has found that extreme measures are being employed to ensure universities don’t fall foul of the new...

Cost cutting firms sending staff overseas without health cover

Cost cutting firms sending staff overseas without health cover
Although all firms with offices overseas recognise the importance of including health cover in expat packages, 25 per cent admit they can’t afford to provide it. Results of a recent independent survey have revealed that overseas packages for employees are likely not to provide comprehensive health insurance for staff and their families....

Returning Irish taking advantage of low land prices by buying ahead

Returning Irish taking advantage of low land prices by buying ahead
Migrants who left Ireland in their 20s and 30s after the recession took hold are taking advantage of low property and land prices to buy ahead for their eventual return. Cash-rich emigrants who’ve done well in their host countries since they left Ireland are turning their thoughts to preparing for their return home. Parcels of land as...

Irish health service in crisis as GPs flock to emigrate

Posted on April 11, 2014 in
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Irish health service in crisis as GPs flock to emigrate
The Republic of Ireland’s general practice system is breaking down under the strain of GP fee cuts, poor working conditions and unworkable draft contracts. Hundreds of GPs are heading for Australia, including local doctors with many years of experience in their communities. Those still committed to staying in the system are foregoing...

US expats may lose out on heathcare after House rejects bill

Posted on April 10, 2014 in
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US expats may lose out on heathcare after House rejects bill
The failure of a bipartisan bill aimed at changing how expats and their insurers fit in to the controversial Obamacare scheme was due to its possible creation of huge gaps in the provision of care. The proposal was aimed at loosening up rules and regulations applicable to insurers covering US expats living overseas as well as for...

Canada international student schemes need more revision

Posted on April 9, 2014 in
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Canada international student schemes need more revision
Given that universities in all world countries are aggressively trawling for international students, Canada’s scheme to attract and retain students from overseas needs more thought. Attracting hordes of talented international students and encouraging them to stay on after graduation is one way to boost the country’s economy in addition...

Survey shows Northern Irish emigration increasingly popular

Survey shows Northern Irish emigration increasingly popular
The shocking results of a recent survey show that two-thirds of young Northern Irish citizens see their futures outside their country of birth. The present-day Irish Diaspora, led by young, newly-qualified professionals and unemployed fully-trained workers in the Republic of Ireland, is now spreading to Northern Ireland, gathering...

Southeast Asia favourite with expats for cost effectiveness and weather

Southeast Asia favourite with expats for cost effectiveness and weather
Last year’s Expat Explorer survey revealed that the southeast Asian countries were amongst the most cost-effective as regards maximising disposable income. Although the cost of living in your chosen country may not be a deciding factor, it’s as well to consider a comparison between several countries before making a final choice. If...

Job offers for qualified and registered nurses not needed for Canada permanent residence

Job offers for qualified and registered nurses not needed for Canada permanent residence
Qualified, experienced nurses wishing to emigrate to Canada to continue their careers can now become permanent residents without having an offer of employment. Two visa programmes are open; the Quebec Skilled Worker programme and the Nova Scotia Provincial Nominee programme. Last August, the Quebec administration made changes to their...

Millionaire migration patterns revealed by recent study

Posted on April 3, 2014 in
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Millionaire migration patterns revealed by recent study
A recent report on the migration patterns of millionaires in the decade following 2003 has revealed that the highest net immigration flow was to the UK. International consultancy firm New World Wealth’s report showed that the net inflow to the UK of high-net worth individuals, defined as those worth $1 million or more, totalled 144,100....

Foreign doctors unable to get New Zealand hospital jobs

Posted on April 2, 2014 in
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Foreign doctors unable to get New Zealand hospital jobs
Qualified health professionals aiming to live and work in New Zealand are falling foul of backlogs and confusion, preventing them from starting work. Of foreign-trained doctors applying for registration in New Zealand, those who graduated in the UK, non-American or non-Western European medical schools must pass an examination before...

New Zealand launches new entrepreneur work visa

Posted on April 1, 2014 in
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New Zealand launches new entrepreneur work visa
A new entrepreneur work visa designed to appeal to would-be migrants keen to set up businesses in New Zealand has been launched by the Kiwi government. The new visa, launched on 24 March, is based on a points system and is aimed at helping create new jobs and boost economic growth, especially in the areas outside Auckland. According to...

Illegal immigrant father freed on bond after daughter pleaded with Pope Francis

Illegal immigrant father freed on bond after daughter pleaded with Pope Francis
It seems to one young girl who journeyed to the Vatican to plead with the Pope over her illegal immigrant father’s imminent deportation that miracles really do happen. The 10-year old Californian girl had travelled to Rome with a small immigration reform activist group to attend a general audience given by Pope Francis, She met the Pope...

US immigration activist group gives Pope letters from children

US immigration activist group gives Pope letters from children
A Los Angeles group of US immigration reform activists have travelled to Rome and presented letters to Pope Francis from children whose parents are in danger of deportation. After being blessed prior to their journey by newly-appointed Archbishop of Los Angeles Jose Gomez, 10-year old Jersey Vargas, the group’s youngest member,...

Angry Chinese investor visa hopefuls preparing to sue Canadian immigration

Angry Chinese investor visa hopefuls preparing to sue Canadian immigration
Following Canada’s scrapping of the Immigrant Investor Visa programme, a group of furious Chinese would-be migrants are planning to sue the Canadian immigration service. The original programme offered high-net-worth investors the chance to loan money interest-free for five years to state governments in Canada, and offered permanent...

Bermuda considers increasing immigration to foster economic growth

Bermuda considers increasing immigration to foster economic growth
The Bermudan government is considering the best way of increasing its total population in order to stimulate the island’s economic growth. OBA MP Sylvan Richards is urging the government to streamline its immigration laws in order to attract would-be expats to the island. The call comes after recently-released figures predicted a fall of...

Australia currency falls spell property bargains for immigrants

Australia currency falls spell property bargains for immigrants
For those planning to migrate to Australia, the 33 per cent drop in the AU$ against the pound sterling over the last year could result in a brand new home at a bargain price. It’s no surprise that, in February, enquiries from abroad about property for sale in Australia increased ten-fold over January’s figures, with Melbourne, Sydney...

Japanese demographic time bomb may be defused by imass immigration

Japanese demographic time bomb may be defused by imass immigration
Japan, long one of the hardest countries in the world to enter permanently, is said to be considering immigration as the solution to its demographic time bomb and low birth rate. Mass immigration has been considered anathema by the Japanese for over 100 years, but as its population grows older and population numbers decline, it’s having...

New Zealand immigration soars to 10 year high

Posted on March 21, 2014 in
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New Zealand immigration soars to 10 year high
As New Zealand’s immigration totals hit heights not seen for a decade, economists fear that domestic demand and pressure on housing stocks will result in inflation and increased interest rates. China is now the largest source of long-term immigrants to New Zealand, again for the first time in the last decade, closely followed by India....