November 2013 Emigrate News Archive

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Survey shows New Zealand emigrants happy with their lot

Posted on November 29, 2013 in
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Survey shows New Zealand emigrants happy with their lot
A New Zealand government survey has revealed that recent emigrants to the island country are more than happy with their new jobs and lifestyles. New Zealand has traditionally been a destination of choice for immigrants from the West, particularly those from the United Kingdom. The survey showed that 25 per cent of the country’s employed...

British expats mostly happy with life overseas

Posted on November 28, 2013 in
STORY LINK British expats mostly happy with life overseas
British expats mostly happy with life overseas
Although emigrating to an unfamiliar land and integrating into a different society is a stressful experience for many, most UK expats are happy with their choice. A recent survey by Lloyds Bank reveled that almost 75 per cent of expats questioned were more than happy with their new lifestyles. The main reason was the lower cost of living...

Immigration New Zealand accused of running a visa factory

Posted on November 22, 2013 in
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Immigration New Zealand accused of running a visa factory
Earlier this week, a New Zealand member of parliament accused the Kiwi immigration authority of becoming a rubber-stamping visa factory guilty of serious errors. The Right Honorable Winston Peters claimed that anyone and everyone was being let in in order to cover up the number of NZ citizens who are emigrating. Peters asked the Prime...

Remote New Zealand dairy farms need more migrant workers

Posted on November 20, 2013 in
STORY LINK Remote New Zealand dairy farms need more migrant workers
Remote New Zealand dairy farms need more migrant workers
The Federated Farmers Organisation is launching an online help page with a tool which simplifies the costly and complex process of employing migrant workers. According to figures released by New Zealand Immigration, the demand for migrants with experience in dairy farming is rising sharply. Farm owners and managers in the more remote areas...

Immigration New Zealand warns of increasing visa scams

Posted on November 18, 2013 in
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Immigration New Zealand warns of increasing visa scams
Potential migrants to New Zealand are being warned by the country’s immigration department that immigration scams are becoming more common as the country becomes more popular. The scams themselves are versions of common attempts to defraud being practices in many Western countries. The most usual is perpetrated by scammers placing...

UK government should focus on frozen pensions scandal not winter fuel payment

UK government should focus on frozen pensions scandal not winter fuel payment
UK retirees who have or are planning to emigrate to countries where their state pension will be frozen are angry at the government’s focus on the rights and wrongs of expat winter fuel payment whilst they struggle to get by. The less than popular millionaire Minister for Work and Pensions, Ian Duncan-Smith, hit the headlines again...

Spain the new destination for expat entrepreneurs

Posted on November 14, 2013 in
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Spain the new destination for expat entrepreneurs
Spain is better known as a retirement destination for disenchanted Brits than for its encouragement of foreign entrepreneurs, but new laws are now attracting expat self starters. The typical Spanish attitude to work over the decades since dictatorship was replaced by democracy has been that labour is definitely not something to be enjoyed....

Danish immigration deports Thai mother and child after Danish husband dies

Danish immigration deports Thai mother and child after Danish husband dies
Suthida Neilsen and her daughter by a previous marriage were refused permission to stay in Denmark after Suthida’s Danish husband died of cancer in 2012. Im Nielsen was just a baby when her mother met and married Johnny Nielsen during his time in Thailand. On returning to Denmark, little Im settled in with her new extended family of...

New immigration laws will make migration to Peru easier

Posted on November 12, 2013 in
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New immigration laws will make migration to Peru easier
A recent proposal made to the Andean parliament is intended to make immigration to the South American country far easier. The proposal was put forward by Alberto Adrianzen, the Peruvian representative to the parliament, and was written with the assistance of the Andean Jurist Commission and the office of the national ombudsman. According...

UK expats ditch Europe for new retirement havens

Posted on November 11, 2013 in
STORY LINK UK expats ditch Europe for new retirement havens
UK expats ditch Europe for new retirement havens
According to a recently released report, would-be expats are planning their retirements in English-speaking countries rather than the former sun, sea and sand European hotspots. Up until now, Spain, Italy, Portugal and France have been the destinations of choice for a huge number of Britons seeking to escape the worsening weather,...

Australia listed in top ten destinations for immigrants

Posted on November 8, 2013 in
STORY LINK Australia listed in top ten destinations for immigrants
Australia listed in top ten destinations for immigrants
In spite of the USA’s historic fame as a destination for immigrants, Australia can lay claim to being a true nation of migrants as its immigrant percentage as part of the total population is far higher. The USA, mired at present in a seemingly unending debate over its attempt to reform immigration law, holds around 12 per cent...

Tax tips for retirees planning to emigrate to a European country

Tax tips for retirees planning to emigrate to a European country
Amongst the many reasons retirees head form the UK to a friendly, somewhat familiar European country, tax regimes don’t play a major part, but can severely affect an otherwise enjoyable retirement Quality of life, cheaper property and cost of living as well as better weather and a ready-made expat community are all reasons to retire...

Australia to attract more young people from Europe on working holidays

Australia to attract more young people from Europe on working holidays
In spite of the ongoing rows over entry-level jobs for locals, Australia is planning to encourage young people from high-unemployment European countries to apply for working holiday visas. Struggling European nations with high youth unemployment and ongoing economic problems will be targeted in a new push to increase the number of working...

New Zealand Immigration removes hospitality sector jobs from skills shortage list

New Zealand Immigration removes hospitality sector jobs from skills shortage list
The New Zealand government is removing key jobs in the hospitality industry for its immigration skills shortage list as it believes local Kiwis can fill the vacant positions. The move to nationalise all jobs in the hospitality industry is expected to hit the restaurant sector the hardest, according to its representatives, who claim...

Rupert Murdoch states OZ needs more immigrants to boost trade relations

Rupert Murdoch states OZ needs more immigrants to boost trade relations
The controversial head of News Corp, Robert Murdoch, believes Australia needs more immigrants in order to build trade relationships with Asia and make it more competitive. The media mogul, speaking last week in Sydney, said that the country should open its doors to more immigrants, especially from Asia. He explained that, although he is...

Foreign workers cause rising fears over jobs for Australians

Posted on November 1, 2013 in
STORY LINK Foreign workers cause rising fears over jobs for Australians
Foreign workers cause rising fears over jobs for Australians
The increasing number of temporary skilled workers, students and working holidaymakers granted access to the country is giving rise to fears over a lack of jobs for Aussie nationals. Working holiday arrivals numbering in the hundreds of thousands have poured into the country, along with students allowed to take part-time jobs and skilled...