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UK government urged to intervene on Malta Golden passport scheme

UK government urged to intervene on Malta Golden passport scheme
Malta’s new ‘Golden Passport’ scheme which allows investors to purchase passports for £650,000 is under fire from Labour Party shadow ministers. The controversial scheme, recently passed through the Maltese parliament, aims to attract wealthy non EU citizen investors, but its critics say it will be used as a back-door entry...

UK state pensioners emigrating overseas must submit proof of being alive

UK state pensioners emigrating overseas must submit proof of being alive
British state pensioners palling their retirement abroad will need to prove they’re still alive bi-annually in order to keep receiving their pensions. The new regulation, stated in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Budget speech last week, will also come as a shock to long-term expats who may not be aware of it until their pensions...

Young Irish unemployed told by government to emigrate

Young Irish unemployed told by government to emigrate
The Irish government is being seen as giving up on the country’s youth after its Welfare department send letters to thousands suggesting they leave the country and find work elsewhere. Whilst many social commentators and media outlets are expressing concern over the number of young professionals leaving Ireland, welfare officials have...

Battle to save asylum seeker baby and his family from deportation

Battle to save asylum seeker baby and his family from deportation
A Rohingyan refugee family detained on offshore Nauru processing centre were recently transferred to a Brisbane hospital to allow the heavily pregnant wife to give birth by Caesarean section and to receive treatment for her diabetes. Two weeks later, the family and the newborn are still in detention and awaiting deportation back to Nauru...

Immigration New Zealand accused of running a visa factory

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...

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...

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...

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...

Russian crackdown on expat property investors and home buyers

Russian crackdown on expat property investors and home buyers
The Russian government is working on changes to existing foreign property ownership laws which will bar expats from either buying or renting homes outside Moscow without the authorities’ permission. According to a report by the Economic Development Ministry, the changes are being drafted together with the Federal Security Service and...

USA E Verify online authentication system still shut down

USA E Verify online authentication system still shut down
Due to the continuing budget approval crisis and government shutdown, the essential E-Verify online system is still not available, causing problems for employers wishing to verify new expat staff. The Federal online programme allows employers to check workers’ names, their social security numbers, proof of citizenship and other details...