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New UK citizenship test announced

Posted on July 2, 2012 in Immigration Politics UK
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New UK citizenship test announced
Ministers have suggested changing the test immigrants are required to complete when applying to settle in the UK. Questions on the Human Rights Act and benefits claims will be left out in future and be replaced by questions concerning British culture. Potential immigrants will soon be required to know more about Florence Nightingale,...

Scottish emigrant wins Australian award

Scottish emigrant wins Australian award
Professor Ian Frazer, a Glasgow-born academic, is one of eight to be named Companion of the Order of Australia – the country’s most prestigious award – for his pioneering research which helped develop the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine against cervical cancer. Professor Frazer, who was also named 2006 Australian of the Year, attended...

UK emigrants to have crisis centre by month's end

Posted on June 4, 2012 in UK
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UK emigrants to have crisis centre by month's end
According to a top official, six million British expats living and working around the globe, among them 100,000 residing in the United Arab Emirate alone, will have more support with a new “crisis centre” which is due to officially launch at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office by month’s end. Last Thursday at the British on Dubai...

Expert says learn host language before moving overseas

Expert says learn host language before moving overseas
Those considering leaving the United Kingdom for a different land should try picking up at least some of the host country’s language before moving overseas in order to perform daily tasks and integrate more with the new surroundings, advises an expert.

 Lindsay de Feliz, who is marketing manager with Expat Focus, encourages to chose...

11 Indians with invalid immigration visas detained in UK

11 Indians with invalid immigration visas detained in UK
Eleven Indian nationals, accused of either overstaying their visas or entering the UK illegally, were arrested following an inspection of two overloaded vehicles in Lincolnshire. The eleven are being held in detention centres awaiting their deportation from the country. Official sources report that the inspection was conducted after...

Low annuity making emigrant retirees pull pensions out of UK

Low annuity making emigrant retirees pull pensions out of UK
As annuity rates hit an all-time low, more and more UK expatriates are seeking out Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pensions Schemes to secure their retirement income, according to personal finance experts. Currently, the majority of people approaching retirement age are still deciding to swap pension savings for annuities, which pay out...

UK minister promises extra Heathrow Immigration staff

UK minister promises extra Heathrow Immigration staff
As reported by Travel News, the infamous lengthy queues at Heathrow Airport’s immigration desks have convinced the government to allow for an increase in staff members. British immigration minister, Damian Green, has informed Parliament that the UK government’s initial proposal (which was to recruit 70 extra Border Force staff...

UK emigrant may take case for British expats voting in UK elections to UN

UK emigrant may take case for British expats voting in UK elections to UN
A 90-year-old UK national’s campaign to reverse legislation banning long-term British expats from voting in UK elections, is moving forward - and may reach the United Nations. In 2009, Harry Shindler took his campaign to the European Court of Human Rights; a decision is due to arrive within the next few months. However, if the WWII...

UK intelligence says expat Neil Heywood was not a spy

UK intelligence says expat Neil Heywood was not a spy
As reported by the BBC, the British foreign secretary is denying claims that Neil Heywood – a murder victim in China last November - may have been involved in British intelligence. Intelligence member William Hague stated that the victim was not a staff member of the UK government in any way. It is not typical for ministers to talk about...

BBC to film UK immigrant lifestyle in NZ

BBC to film UK immigrant lifestyle in NZ
As reported by Voxy, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) is ready to give New Zealand another burst of prime-time TV exposure to an audience of millions. The BBC will be spending five weeks filming in New Zealand for a long-running TV series called “Wanted DownUnder” – in which 'typical' UK families explore the prospect of beginning...