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US immigration shakeup to benefit unregistered spouses

US immigration shakeup to benefit unregistered spouses
Millions of US couples are banking on the new immigration rules finalised in January to legalise their undocumented spouses and children without having to be separated for years. From March 4, the pathway for undocumented children and spouses of US citizens will be improved by the introduction of a temporary permission to stay prior to a...

Massive fall in Ireland to Australia working holiday visas

Massive fall in Ireland to Australia working holiday visas
Recently published figures for 2012 show a huge fall in the number of Irish citizens applying for Australian working holiday one-year visas. The report, issued by the Australian Immigration and Citizenship Department, shows a fall of over 28 per cent in the number of Irish people seeking experience of life in Australia via the previously...

Canadian immigration authority introduces International Experience Class visa

Canadian immigration authority introduces International Experience Class visa
Two previous visa categories aimed at young people, the International Youth Programme and the International Exchange Programme, have been merged into the new International Experience Class (IEC). The new programme allows young people to visit Canada and support themselves by working whilst they get to grips with the country. The scheme is...

Irish Canadian Immigration Centre?s first year an unqualified success

Irish Canadian Immigration Centre?s first year an unqualified success
The Toronto-based Irish Canadian Immigration Centre is now a year old, and has offered assistance to with everything from visas through jobs to health advice to thousands of Irish immigrants. The dedicated outreach centre is filling a much-needed gap in the immigration process for the many thousands of Irish immigrants attracted to a new...

Financial advisors flock to Cayman Islands after visa concessions

Financial advisors flock to Cayman Islands after visa concessions
New visa concessions which came into law in September last year have resulted in a rush by financial advisers to take up residence in the Caymans. Up to 1,000 more FAs have arrived in the Caymans than arrived during the same period last year, due to new visa offerings guaranteeing 10-year work permits for managers and executives working...

Russia introduces raft of relaxed immigration laws for expats

Russia introduces raft of relaxed immigration laws for expats
The recently-introduces new laws are aimed at making it easier for investors and expat workers to relocate to Russia, a process which, in the past, has been extremely complicated. The major changes announced by the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) are aimed at investors with the introduction of the Investment Visitor Visa. The visa...

Romania strikes back over stereotyped misrepresentation of migrants

Romania strikes back over stereotyped misrepresentation of migrants
As the debate over immigration rumbles on in the UK, Romania is hitting back over accusations of scroungers, scam artists and other undesirables queuing to get into Britain at the first opportunity. In an aggrieved response to what it sees as scaremongering in the UK Media over the possible increase in Romanian migrants after the lifting...

UK Tech industry hopes immigration reform includes entrepreneur visas

UK Tech industry hopes immigration reform includes entrepreneur visas
As the push for immigration reform in the USA clears the starting gate, many in the technology industry are hoping that start-ups aren’t left at the back of the field. After initial euphoria over the Senate’s Immigration Innovation Act, aimed at addressing the workforce needs of major IT companies, died down, the industry noticed that...

Canadian immigration sued by Chinese migrants over processing delays

Canadian immigration sued by Chinese migrants over processing delays
Lawyer Timothy Leahy is acting on behalf of a class action by 46 Chinese applicants under the investor immigrant programme, citing the ‘warehousing’ of their applications. Leahy is claiming that, between 2004 and 2008, Canada’s Citizen and Immigration department accepted a huge number of applicants for its skilled worker programme,...

Glamorous Monaco sheds its overpriced image for expats

Glamorous Monaco sheds its overpriced image for expats
The tiny tax haven of Monaco has long held a reputation as one of the more expensive destinations along the Mediterranean, especially for expats without money to burn. Its Princess Grace Avenue holds some of the world’s most expensive real estate, and the principality is famous as a hub for the movie stars and millionaires who frequent...