Emigration News - Immigration News UK

Welcome to the emigration news section here at Emigrate UK. Whether emigrating to Australia, New Zealand, America or elsewhere in the world, Emigrate UK authors bring you daily emigration news

New Zealand: Annual migration at record high

Posted on December 19, 2014 in
STORY LINK New Zealand: Annual migration at record high
New Zealand: Annual migration at record high
Annual migration in New Zealand has spiraled to a new high of just under 50,000, well above the number hit during the peak migration period 10 years ago. More New Zealanders are returning from Australia in search of work at home, while a higher number of international students are looking to stay in the country on a more long term basis....

Cambodian children more likely to emigrate that those in other Southeast Asia nations

Cambodian children more likely to emigrate that those in other Southeast Asia nations
Youngers in Cambodia are more likely to move abroad for work than their counterparts in Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos, revealed a report by World Vision. The NGO questioned 869 Cambodians from the ages of 12 to 25 living in border areas and found that 20 per cent of them had travelled for work, in comparison to 19 per cent and Laos, and 11 and...

Lebanon: More people want second nationality

Posted on December 17, 2014 in
STORY LINK Lebanon: More people want second nationality
Lebanon: More people want second nationality
An increasing number of Lebanese citizens are aiming to acquire a second nationality so emigration can be an option should the war in neighbouring Syria spill over the border. Lebanon has a history of emigration dating back to 1860, when the Ottoman-ruled Mount Lebanon saw an outbreak of sectarian violence that resulted in many fleeing to...

Emigration of Spaniards on the rise

Posted on December 16, 2014 in
STORY LINK Emigration of Spaniards on the rise
Emigration of Spaniards on the rise
The number of Spaniards quitting the country rocketed by 15.5 per cent in the first six months of 2014 in comparison to the last six months of 2013, reaching its highest level since the start of 2011. Some 42,685 Spaniards headed to pastures new between January and June, 27,026 of whom were born in Spain, according to data from the Iberian...

EU president issues migration warning to UK

Posted on December 15, 2014 in
STORY LINK EU president issues migration warning to UK
EU president issues migration warning to UK
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told British Prime Minister David Cameron that it would be wrong to portray Eastern Europeans as criminals as most of them “earn their wages”. The UK has recently introduced more stringent immigration laws, and Cameron has stated that Europeans on low pay in Britain should not have...

Malta prepared for arrival of more migrants

Posted on December 12, 2014 in
STORY LINK Malta prepared for arrival of more migrants
Malta prepared for arrival of more migrants
Malta must prepare itself for the arrival of a greater number of asylum seekers and migrants crossing the Mediterranean because Italy’s Mare Nostrum operation has been brought to an end, said a UN human rights expert. Mare Nostrum was Italy’s initiative to prevent migrants dying at sea, but the fact the country has discontinued it...

UNHCR: 3,419 migrants died in Mediterranean this year

Posted on December 11, 2014 in
STORY LINK UNHCR: 3,419 migrants died in Mediterranean this year
UNHCR: 3,419 migrants died in Mediterranean this year
At least 3,419 migrants have been killed trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea since January, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC). The agency also revealed that people worldwide risked their lives through sea travel in record numbers this year, with at least 348,000 taking to waters, often in rickety...

Syrian migrants arrive in Italy

Posted on December 10, 2014 in
STORY LINK Syrian migrants arrive in Italy
Syrian migrants arrive in Italy
A group of 12 Syrian asylum-seekers who plan to emigrate to northern Europe arrived in Italy after travelling first-class on a cruise ship from the Turkish city of Istanbul. The group sought asylum in the Mediterranean country shortly after arriving in Bari on October, revealed Italian border police on Tuesday. The 12, made up of 11 men...

Fewer Armenians emigrating to Russia

Posted on December 9, 2014 in
STORY LINK Fewer Armenians emigrating to Russia
Fewer Armenians emigrating to Russia
Russian restrictions have led to the number of Armenians emigrating to Russia declining in comparison with recent years, with around 200,000 Armenians seeing their applications to enter the Russian Federation rejected last year, according to demographer Ruben Yeganyan. The demographer explained, however, that the figures were just expert...

Number of Portuguese nurses emigrating to UK soaring

Posted on December 8, 2014 in
STORY LINK Number of Portuguese nurses emigrating to UK soaring
Number of Portuguese nurses emigrating to UK soaring
The number of nurses emigrating from Portugal to the UK increased by a huge 500 per cent between 2010 and 2013, according to researcher Claudia Pereira. In 2010, the UK’s main nursing organisation received 250 nurses from Portugal, but that number shot up to 1,211 in 2013. Pereira explained that nursing is the only profession in which...

Emigration to Australia to become even tougher

Posted on December 5, 2014 in
STORY LINK Emigration to Australia to become even tougher
Emigration to Australia to become even tougher
The Australian government has introduced more stringent immigration regulations and will now give temporary visas to refugees, meaning they will not be granted permanent residency. The Migration Act amendments were passed on Friday morning following a heated debate the night before. The new ‘temporary protection visas (TPVs) protect...

Nearly 6,500 Indians in foreign jails

Posted on December 4, 2014 in
STORY LINK Nearly 6,500 Indians in foreign jails
Nearly 6,500 Indians in foreign jails
Just under 6,500 Indian nationals are in prisons in 68 countries worldwide, with 1,469 of them in Saudi Arabian jails, the Lok Sabha (House of the People) has been told. The official number is currently at 6,483, with 421 detained in Pakistani jails, although the neighbouring country has released a further 151 inmates from India this year...

Emigration leading to fall in Spain’s unemployment

Posted on December 3, 2014 in
STORY LINK Emigration leading to fall in Spain’s unemployment
Emigration leading to fall in Spain’s unemployment
The number of unemployed people in Spain dropped in November, with analysts saying that emigration was a key factor. There was a year-on-year fall of 6.2 per cent, the largest annual drop recorded in November since 1998. In further positive news for the Iberian country, the Labour Ministry data confirmed it was the first month of falling...

Emigration affecting Iran’s nurse shortage

Posted on December 2, 2014 in
STORY LINK Emigration affecting Iran’s nurse shortage
Emigration affecting Iran’s nurse shortage
The number of nurses emigrating from Iran is having a severe impact on a country that is already suffering from a shortage in the field. Current estimates state that the country has 80,000 less nurses that it needs, while figures say that around 1,000 nurses move to other countries each year. The College of Nurses has claimed that the...

British expats looking towards Italian property

Posted on December 1, 2014 in
STORY LINK British expats looking towards Italian property
British expats looking towards Italian property
British expats are becoming more interested in purchasing property in Italy, according to international real estate agency Knight Frank. The agency, which expects the Universal Expo in Milan in 2015 to generate more investor interest among Brits than ever before, said that expats from the UK were now the top buyers for properties in...

Australia ideal for expat integration

Posted on November 28, 2014 in
STORY LINK Australia ideal for expat integration
Australia ideal for expat integration
Australia has been named as the perfect place to integrate as an expat due to reasons such as likely benefits migrants can enjoy when settle in the country. According to recent data compiled by expat forum Interdean, Australia has more British expats than any other country in the world, with roughly 1.1 million UK-born people living there....

Emigration to Israel of Italian Jews to double this year

Posted on November 27, 2014 in
STORY LINK Emigration to Israel of Italian Jews to double this year
Emigration to Israel of Italian Jews to double this year
Roughly 300 Italian Jews are expected to move to Israel this year, according to Italo-Israeli demographer Sergio Della Pergola. The Jewish Agency has confirmed that the estimate, which marks a huge rise in the number of Italian Jews emigrating to Israel, was accurate. In 2013, 152 Italian Jews moved to Israel, according to the agency, with...

Greater number of Israelis seeking emigration to Europe

Posted on November 14, 2014 in
STORY LINK Greater number of Israelis seeking emigration to Europe
Greater number of Israelis seeking emigration to Europe
The number of Israelis thinking about emigrating is on the rise due to the frequent Palestinian wars, insecurity and bad economic conditions.\\r\\nIsraeli publication The Marker recently published an article revealing that around 150,000 Israelis hold a European passport. \\r\\nBack in December 2012, daily publication Haaretz revealed that 37...

Mothers of emigrants more likely to suffer depression

Posted on November 13, 2014 in
STORY LINK Mothers of emigrants more likely to suffer depression
Mothers of emigrants more likely to suffer depression
Mothers of emigrants who left Irish shores in the midst of the recession are more prone to depression than those whose children live in Ireland. Women whose children have relocated overseas in the recent years have suffered a rise in depressive symptoms as well as feelings of loneliness, according Trinity College Dublin’s Longitudinal...

New Zealand First misses boat as Keys wins third straight term

Posted on September 24, 2014 in
STORY LINK New Zealand First misses boat as Keys wins third straight term
New Zealand First misses boat as Keys wins third straight term
In spite of a tough campaign by the opposing anti-immigration party New Zealand First, the centre-right National Party led by John Key has easilyl secured a third successive term in office. The opposition campaign focused on limiting New Zealand’s soaring immigration figures, claiming that local jobs were being lost to migrants and house...