December 2013 Emigrate News Archive

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Kiwi emigration to Australia up by 40 per cent

Kiwi emigration to Australia up by 40 per cent
Economic migration from New Zealand to Australia has increased by at least 40 per cent since the global financial meltdown, with jobless Kiwis flocking to Australia to find work. New Zealand is estimated to have lost 12 per cent of its population to its northern neighbour, as those with a clean police record are allowed to enter Australia...

Canada Immigration Minister promises faster service in 2014

Canada Immigration Minister promises faster service in 2014
In a year-end interview with Canadian media in Ottawa, the country’s recently appointed immigration minister Chris Alexander promised fewer backlogs and shorter waiting time for applicants. Asked about the main challenge faced by the immigration service in 2014, Alexander replied that, although there’s now real forward momentum, the...

US immigration fraud peaks as reform drags on

US immigration fraud peaks as reform drags on
Scam artists in the US are preying on the vulnerable in ever-increasing numbers as immigration reform creaks its way through the democratic process. When reform is in the offing but taking far longer than its supporters hoped, scam artists multiply to take advantage of scared people trying to avoid deportation until the reforms are voted...

New Zealand to field two new entrepreneur visa programmes

New Zealand to field two new entrepreneur visa programmes
The New Zealand government is to introduce two new entrepreneur visa categories as a replacement for the current Long Term Business Visa programme. The new categories are to be introduced in March 2014, and will use a points-based system focusing on business experience, innovation, job creation, export potential, age and a business plan...

Canadian government to reopen family sponsorships next month

Canadian government to reopen family sponsorships next month
From the beginning of January, the Canadian immigration office will begin accepting new applications for parent and grandparent family sponsorship visas. According to Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, the massive eight year backlog which caused the suspension of the programme has been reduced to half its size over the last two years by...

Irish emigrant group campaigns for migrants right to vote

Irish emigrant group campaigns for migrants right to vote
A recently-launched young Irish emigrant group is campaigning for the right to vote in the 2018 Presidential election to be extended to all Irish migrants living overseas. The group, named ‘We’re Coming Back’, is urging all Irish citizens across the world to raise a glass and toast the cause of emigrant voting. ‘We’re Coming...

US warns prospective migrants over immigration reform measures

US warns prospective migrants over immigration reform measures
In a statement mainly aimed at cross-border immigration in the south, US official have warned would-be migrants that any immigration reform measures will not apply to them. The bill passed by the US Senate and yet to be cleared by the House of Representatives stated that its proposed path to citizenship would only apply to illegals who...

How to avoid being ripped off when buying your retirement home overseas

How to avoid being ripped off when buying your retirement home overseas
As the UK hunkers down for one of the worst winters on record after one of the worst summers, retirees’ thoughts turn to havens in the sun and a new life. If you’re planning to emigrate and buy a home in cheaper, sunnier climes, it pays to keep common sense to the fore and investigate all the tiny details which may trap you into making...

Archbishop condemns UK immigration rules for separating British families

Archbishop condemns UK immigration rules for separating British families
The most senior UK Catholic cleric is accusing the new immigration rules of splitting up British families and forcing children to live with a single parent. Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols stated, during an extraordinary political intervention, that immigration’s financial requirements for UK citizens with non-EU spouses were...

Brisbane immigrant family fights deportation due to autistic son

Brisbane immigrant family fights deportation due to autistic son
A professional immigrant family living in Brisbane are fighting against a deportation order given because their son has autism. Enamul Kabir and his wife Siuly migrated to Australia from Bangladesh with their son Srijon for a better life, arriving five years ago. Enamul, a doctor of mathematics and his wife, a doctor in biomedical...

Emigrating not all it seems for multinational company employees

Emigrating not all it seems for multinational company employees
Expat employees working overseas for multinational companies are finding the promised good life is a myth, with employers not caring about their wellbeing. Recently published research indicated that, whilst the overseas arms of multinational companies invest heavily in their workplace environment, personal issues and the complications of...

Saudi Arabia to recruit 3500 foreign health professionals

Saudi Arabia to recruit 3500 foreign health professionals
The Saudi Arabia heathcare authority is planning to hire 3,500 doctors and nurses, primarily from countries such as Egypt, Pakistan and India. The move comes as Saudi continues its purge of expat workers in other sectors, and is expected to fill vacancies at hospitals all over the kingdom. According to Arab News, Saudi officials have...

Millionaire migrant investors in Quebec soon move elsewhere

Millionaire migrant investors in Quebec soon move elsewhere
Cracks are beginning to show in Quebec’s millionaire immigrant programme as report sshow investors are moving out of the province. Figures obtained from Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration department by an immigration lawyer indicate that, although the original CA$800,000 investments have remained in Quebec, 90 per cent of the wealthy...

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...

Danish former justice minister calls for grouping of immigrants

Danish former justice minister calls for grouping of immigrants
Whilst Denmark isn’t exactly at the top of the list for would-be migrants, it seems to have similar problems about attracting the right type of expat as many other first world countries. The former Danish justice minister, Brian Mikkelsen, has put forward a suggestion that prospective immigrants should be divided into two groups, the bad...

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...

New Zealand Immigration Adviser Act review to improve quality

New Zealand Immigration Adviser Act review to improve quality
The Kiwi Immigration Advisers Licensing Act is to undergo a full review to eliminate questionable conduct and bad faith amongst immigrant advisors. The review was announced by New Zealand’s Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse earlier this week and is intended to root out advisors acting in a manner likely to harm their clients and...

New survey puts France at top of desirable emigration havens

New survey puts France at top of desirable emigration havens
France has won top place in a recent survey for its unlimited attractions as an emigration destination. Although would-be migrants could be forgiven for being confused over the vastly conflicting results of such surveys, real estate giants Rightmove Overseas rank France at the top of the long-term expat tree. The poll, published late last...

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