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Expat Scots scared by thought of becoming illegal immigrants

Expat Scots scared by thought of becoming illegal immigrants
Midnight tonight is the deadline for Scots living in the home country to registered to vote in the upcoming Independence Referendum, but expat Scots are concerned they may end up as illegal immigrants. Scots in Spain and other expat destinations have been disallowed the opportunity to vote in the crucial referendum. However, should the...

Continued rise in Kiwi immigration totals sparks political fight

Continued rise in Kiwi immigration totals sparks political fight
Continuing the trend of startling monthly rises since the beginning of 2014, last month’s New Zealand immigration figures now stand at the highest total for 11 years. The rise in net migrant gains over the last seven months has already led to mutterings in sectors of several Kiwi political parties, with last’s months net of 4,500...

Thai surrogate twins issue reveals Australia rejects Downs Syndrome migrants

Thai surrogate twins issue reveals Australia rejects Downs Syndrome migrants
An embarrassing, little-known result of the scandal of the Thai surrogate twins has shown that Australia has been rejecting Downs Syndrome immigrants for decades. The original story recounted how an Australian couple had paid a Thai woman for surrogacy, rejecting one of her new-born twins when it was discovered that the baby boy suffered...

Leaked files spark Aussie probe into massive immigration fraud

Leaked files spark Aussie probe into massive immigration fraud
Last week, the Australian immigration minister ordered an immediate probe into the abuse of skilled migrant visas by crime networks across the country. The investigation, ordered by Scott Morrison, will involve the air arrivals of migrants entering the country under the skilled migration visa scheme. According to the minister, it will...

Expat Scots barred from voting in independence referendum

Expat Scots barred from voting in independence referendum
Scotland’s controversial referendum on independence from the rest of the UK is not likely to represent the views of all Scots as those not living north of the border are banned from voting. Expatriate Scots, whether they’re living just across the border in England or working in distant countries half-way across the world, are all...

UK court ruling supports UK citizen spousal financial requirements

UK court ruling supports UK citizen spousal financial requirements
In spite of a 2012 high court ruling that the new financial requirements for UK citizens bringing in non-EU spouses and children were unjustified and onerous, a Government appeal has now been allowed. The controversial new Minimum Income Requirement rules forced returning UK citizens wishing to bring in their non-EU spouses and children...

NZ immigration issues fuel upcoming election debate

NZ immigration issues fuel upcoming election debate
Immigration and its effect on soaring property values is becoming a contentious issue in political debates leading up to New Zealand’s September general election. In the run-up to New Zealand’s general election, Kiwi political parties are busy formulating anti-immigration strategies appealing to their supporter bases. Proposals include...

Staggering scale of UK student visa abuse now revealed

Staggering scale of UK student visa abuse now revealed
Almost 50,000 bogus students from overseas have managed to gain entry to the UK with the help of English language examination invigilators and scams run by illegal visa agents. UK Immigration Minister James Brokenshire admitted yesterday that the country’s student visa system had been thoroughly abused by an estimated 48,000 fake...

Thousands of expat Americans renouncing citizenship to avoid new tax laws

Thousands of expat Americans renouncing citizenship to avoid new tax laws
As the start of FATCA looms, Americans living permanently overseas are rushing to renounce their US citizenship. The IRS’s five-year campaign to uncover undeclared, taxable assets held by US expats is having an unexpected result, as many middle-income Americans living abroad are deciding to hand in their citizenships. Those who renounce...

UK passport renewals backlog scandal goes viral

UK passport renewals backlog scandal goes viral
Expats living or working overseas and those planning to emigrate are in panic mode due to the British Passport Office’s inability to clear a massive backlog of new and renewal applications. The sheer inefficiency and inconvenience of the recently changed application process combined with the increase in residents’ passport...