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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...

Australia ideal for expat integration

Australia ideal for expat integration
Australia has been named as the perfect place to integrate as an expat due to reasons such as likely benefits migrants can enjoy when settle in the country. According to recent data compiled by expat forum Interdean, Australia has more British expats than any other country in the world, with roughly 1.1 million UK-born people living there....

Sleepless night for expat Scots ends with overwhelming No vote

Sleepless night for expat Scots ends with overwhelming No vote
For the last several months, the topic of heated conversation in every expat Scottish community worldwide has focused on the national independence referendum. The historic referendum had been slated to end over 300 years of English rule over the northernmost region of Britain, but finally resulted in a larger than expected majority voting...

New Zealand jobs fairs in Australia plan to claw back skilled Kiwis

New Zealand jobs fairs in Australia plan to claw back skilled Kiwis
New Zealand’s National Party is planning to set up job fairs in major Australian cities aimed at enticing skilled expat New Zealanders back into the home country employment market. As the fight to form the next New Zealand government ramps up, a statement by the National Party promises that, if re-elected, it will organise jobs fairs in...

Malaysia joins fight for wealthy investors by offering five year visas

Malaysia joins fight for wealthy investors by offering five year visas
In a move aimed at Australian business visitors, financial managers and wealthy investors, Malaysia is offering multi-entry visas valid for a full five years. Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, Malaysia’s PM, announced the start date for the scheme as December 2014, saying that free mobility for skilled experts, business travellers and...

Is Chinese investment immigration the next big exodus

Is Chinese investment immigration the next big exodus
China is now the proud possessor of over a million millionaires but, if the trend towards investment immigration continues, the number may be set to fall dramatically. An increasing number of international migration destinations are encouraging Chinese investors by offering residency in exchange for considerable amounts of cash. Most...

Is migrating to Australia bad for expat health

Is migrating to Australia bad for expat health
Most immigrants fleeing to Oz to escape cold winters in their home country and enjoy a better lifestyle believe that their overall health will improve as a result, but recent research may suggest otherwise. A recently-released study by Deakin University Research Institute’s assistant professor Santosh Jatrana suggests that, at least for...

Retired Aussies head for Southeast Asian expat hotspots

Retired Aussies head for Southeast Asian expat hotspots
As Australia’s cost of living continues to soar, increasing numbers of retirees are packing up and heading for cheap expat havens in Southeast Asia. A new book by Australian couple Stephen and Colleen Wyatt reveals the diaspora and explains that Australian pensioners can save around 80 per cent of their living costs by making the move....

Is the dream fading for young Irish migrants in Australia

Is the dream fading for young Irish migrants in Australia
Many of the hundreds of thousands of young people who emigrated to Australia from Ireland following the 2008 economic crash are now facing lack of work, financial problems and isolation. The results of a recent survey conducted by University College Dublin’s Clinton Institute suggest that, of the rush of Irish immigrants to Australia...