December 2012 Emigrate News Archive

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Forbes study reveals top expat retirement destinations

Posted on December 31, 2012 in
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Forbes study reveals top expat retirement destinations
Forbes, famous for its ‘rich list’, has released its latest offering, which may well give potential expat retirees the information they need to make 2013 their ‘get-up-and-go year. The Forbes 15 Best Retirement Havens are, as might be expected, slanted towards wealthier retirees, and includes a tax haven or two in its listings. In...

Russia retaliates against Magnitsky Act by banning US adoptions

Posted on December 28, 2012 in
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Russia retaliates against Magnitsky Act by banning US adoptions
In a move condemned as politically motivated, Russia has retaliated against the recently passed Magnitsky Act by banning US citizens from adopting Russian orphans. Russian president Vladimir Putin has signalled he will sign a controversial bill preventing US citizens from adopting Russian orphans. The move is seen as a callous retaliation...

Newlywed US astrophysics graduate falls foul of Scottish immigration laws

Newlywed US astrophysics graduate falls foul of Scottish immigration laws
A newly-married couple who met and fell in love at prestigious St Andrew’s University are being forced to leave the UK against their wishes due to Scotland’s harsh immigration laws. American Daniel Whitely is an astrophysics graduate from St Andrews, with his new wife, UK citizen Jenny, a graduate in management studies. The pair were...

Immigration lawyers urge Homeland Security to stop parent deportation

Immigration lawyers urge Homeland Security to stop parent deportation
Around 30 US immigration lawyer groups are pleading for a new law to reunite children born in America with their deported parents. The groups estimate that more than 200,000 parents have been deported since 2010, separating them from their children who were born in the US. At least 23 per cent of the total numbers of deportations were...

Student visa options for Santa’s elves up for renewal

Posted on December 25, 2012 in
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Student visa options for Santa’s elves up for renewal
Although Santa himself is thoroughly familiar with the process for the visitor’s visa necessary for his all-night run across Australia, trainee elves on Oz student visas may need to check their options. The subclass 456 short-stay business visa applicable to non-ongoing, specialised work is suitable for Mr Claus’s requirements,...

Expat job market in China slows due to local talent

Posted on December 24, 2012 in
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Expat job market in China slows due to local talent
China’s reputation as an exotic land of opportunity for aspiring expat professionals has been dented by the recently-released results of a new job market survey. The poll, undertaken by the Association of Executive Search Consultants, revealed that expat executive positions in the rapidly-growing, emerging nation are becoming far more...

Canada to build new immigration system to benefit country

Posted on December 21, 2012 in
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Canada to build new immigration system to benefit country
According to Canada’s immigration minister Jason Kenney, the country’s immigration system is to be overhauled to make it easier to attract migrants eager to contribute to its development. Admitting that the country had been closed to skilled workers for too long, Kenney announced the first in line for immigration breaks would be...

Saudi expat arrivals find no room at the inn

Posted on December 20, 2012 in
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Saudi expat arrivals find no room at the inn
Long waiting lists for homes in Riyadh’s coveted expat housing complexes may mean a dismal Christmas for many newly-arrived executives and their families. At present, the market is so tight that desperate private sector employees are posting frantic appeals for family accommodation on the Saudi expat forums. Following the 2003 to 2005...

Chinese multimillionaires jump ship to protect their assets

Posted on December 19, 2012 in
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Chinese multimillionaires jump ship to protect their assets
Around a third of Chinese multimillionaires have already fled the motherland due to economic uncertainty, contaminated food and incessant pollution. Research by a respected Chinese academic organisation has confirmed that a significant percentage of China’s successful entrepreneurs are heading overseas in a bid to protect their assets,...

British emigrants reverse traditional Aussie migration route

Posted on December 18, 2012 in
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British emigrants reverse traditional Aussie migration route
The rising number of Britons heading for a new life in Australia is reversing the ‘Push’ which began in the 1960s with numerous Oz intellectuals, artists and performers fleeing from the country’s perceived conservatism. Famous names such as Germaine Greer, John Olsen and Clive James were the first to escape to London during the...

Educated Cubans banned from emigrating for five years

Posted on December 14, 2012 in
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Educated Cubans banned from emigrating for five years
In spite of the recent announcement by Cuban authorities that travel restrictions are being eased, those most likely to leave the country are now unable to do so. The previously convoluted exit visa process has been modified, with those wishing to leave now needing only the latest passport. However, the government has closed the door on...

A Cut-off Point for EB-5 Investors Owing to Growth in Demand

Posted on December 13, 2012 in
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A Cut-off Point for EB-5 Investors Owing to Growth in Demand
Since its creation in 1990, the EB-5 Investor program has always been a popular route to US citizenship for foreign nationals, and yet has never threatened to exceed statutory limits. Now, evidence suggests that the program is increasing in popularity at such a rate that per country restrictions and cut off dates may well be triggered. Why...

UK census highlights demographic effects of soaring immigration

Posted on December 12, 2012 in
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UK census highlights demographic effects of soaring immigration
The recently-released results of the UK’s 2011 census have highlighted the demographic changes brought about since the 2001 census by the rapid rise in immigration. Figures showed that numbers of non-British born UK residents have soared by over three million since 2001, with one in eight residents born overseas. The 2001 total of...

Suspended sentence cut to allow migration to New Zealand

Posted on December 11, 2012 in
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Suspended sentence cut to allow migration to New Zealand
Leicester Crown Court judges have cut an offender’s one year suspended sentence for fraud so that she can proceed with her plan to emigrate to New Zealand. Victoria Clayton was convicted of fraud over a five year period, involving the theft of £36,000 from Leicester City Council while doing education outreach work at De Montfort Hall....

Russian anger at US Senate passing of Magnitsky Bill

Posted on December 7, 2012 in
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Russian anger at US Senate passing of Magnitsky Bill
The US Senate yesterday repealed the Jackson-Vanic Amendment, a Cold War-imposed trade sanction, replacing it with the Magnitsky Bill, named for a Russian lawyer who died in custody. The new law grants the normalisation of trade relations between the US, Russia and Moldova, but has a sting in its tail which has infuriated Russian...

Expected Increase in EB-5 Applications from China

Posted on December 6, 2012 in
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Expected Increase in EB-5 Applications from China
The son of a Communist revolutionary general, Xi Jinping, has been named the General Secretary of the Communist party and therefore will take over as China’s president from March 2013. According to a recent NBC report, there is a general consensus of disappointment among Chinese citizens about the government changes. Many of the Chinese...

Highly qualified Ukrainian graduates desperate to work abroad

Posted on December 5, 2012 in
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Highly qualified Ukrainian graduates desperate to work abroad
A recent survey has revealed that almost all highly qualified young Ukranian professionals have considered or are in the planning stages of emigrating overseas in search of work. Over 5.000 young professionals took part in the November survey, with 91 per cent of respondees admitting a desire to emigrate in order to further their careers....

Hundreds of Irish junior doctors threaten to emigrate

Posted on December 3, 2012 in
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Hundreds of Irish junior doctors threaten to emigrate
Irish Health Minister James Reilly has received a unique form of protest from more than 800 junior doctors in the form of symbolic boarding cards. It’s a novel way of warning the government that unless action is taken on salary cuts for newly-appointed consultants and other grievances there will be mass migration, but it seems the...