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Irish emigrants opting against Australia

Irish emigrants opting against Australia
Irish citizens seeking to leave the Emerald Isle are increasingly deciding against Australia, suggests recent data showing the number of working visa applications. In the 12 months leading up to 30 June last year, 11,996 Irish people travelled to Australia on first-year holiday visas, a drop of over 37 per cent on the previous 12 months,...

Swiss immigration restrictions set to curb EU migration

Swiss immigration restrictions set to curb EU migration
The Swiss government is to introduce a law that will restrict EU migration in a move that could see the country at loggerheads with the EU. A bill, published on Wednesday, would include a regulations stating that there will be quotas on foreign workers in the country for over four months as of February 2017, while Swiss residents will be...

Australia kicks out criminal Irishman

Australia kicks out criminal Irishman
Authorities in Australia have deported a Northern Irishman after discovering he had an extensive criminal history. The man, 28, arrived in the country on January 2013 on a working holiday visa without disclosing his criminal background which, among other things, included possession of bomb-making equipment and drugs. Authorities only...

New Zealand and Canada chasing Irish workers

New Zealand and Canada chasing Irish workers
New Zealand is seeking out Irish construction workers, while Canada is set to issue up to 10,000 working holiday visas to Irish citizens over the course of 2015. Migration specialists VisaFirst.com, which said that around 20,000 Irish citizens have moved to New Zealand in the past five years, revealed the country was looking to Ireland to...

Kosovo president wants illegal migration to stop

Kosovo president wants illegal migration to stop
The president of Kosovo has urged citizens to stay in the country after reports that the number of people illegally migrating into European Union countries is rising. Atifete Jahjaga told Kosovars that “running away” in search of prosperity would not solve their problems. Speaking in the town of Vushtrri, from where thousands of people...

Mancunians among Brits most likely to emigrate to New Zealand

Mancunians among Brits most likely to emigrate to New Zealand
Manchester is among the top cities in the UK from which people are enquiring about moving to New Zealand, revealed consultancy company The Emigration Group. The firm, which advises UK citizens on emigrating down under and the visas needed, has taken more than 3,000 enquires over the past six months, and more than 300 of them had been from...

Fewer Irish looking to move to the US

Fewer Irish looking to move to the US
There has been a fall of 25 per cent in Irish people looking to move to the US, according to a company that helps process visa applications. Visa First explained that the lengthy application process, which has numerous stages and can take years on end to complete, is making would be applicants think twice, with many now opting to try for...

Thailand to cut cost of migrant permit

Thailand to cut cost of migrant permit
Thailand has ruled that the cost of its migrant permit fee will be slashed to just 500 baht, down from the current 2,000 baht, in a move that will benefit migrant workers from the poorer surrounding countries. The fee was linked to the Thai Interior Ministry’s earlier ruling that migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar –...

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....

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...