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Canada to launch new entrepreneur start up visa scheme

Canada to launch new entrepreneur start up visa scheme
As part of its far-reaching immigration procedure shake-up, Canada has announced a new immigration visa programme aimed at start-up entrepreneurs. Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism minister Jason Kenney announced yesterday that the new visa programme is expected to create new jobs and stimulate economic growth by allowing...

Proposed US immigration reform will attract tech talent

Proposed US immigration reform will attract tech talent
During a gathering of academics which took place at Washington’s Chamber of Commerce, Senator Marco Rubio stated that immigration reform will attract and keep top tech jobs and talent in the USA. America’s high-technology companies are concerned they cannot fill tens of thousands of vacant positions because immigration law restricts...

Victim of OZ immigration review fights for migrants rights

Victim of OZ immigration review fights for migrants rights
A New Zealand man who arrived in OZ with his parents 30 years ago but was stripped of his rights by new immigration laws in 2001 is fighting for the rights of other Kiwi migrants in similar situations. David Faulkner was six year old when he arrived in Australia, and was educated there, married an Australian wife and worked for Australian...

UK expat trapped in Thailand due to legal chaos

Posted on January 16, 2013 in Legal Visas
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UK expat trapped in Thailand due to legal chaos
After a three-year legal battle was resolved in his favour, British expat Lee Chestnutt has been prevented from leaving Thailand due to his accuser’s lodging of an appeal. Originally, Lee Chestnutt was accused by his Bangkok landlord of criminal damage and theft of furniture from his rented apartment. Although all charges against him...

China relaxes rules for expat permanent residents

China relaxes rules for expat permanent residents
The Chinese government is relaxing registration and investment procedures for expat residents as well as making it easier to purchase property, get health insurance and educate their children in local schools. The surprise move is thought to be the result of new Chinese governmental awareness that global talent needs to be attracted to...

Ecuador simplifies residence visa regulations for expat retirees

Ecuador simplifies residence visa regulations for expat retirees
Would-be expat pensioners looking for less visa hassle are likely to welcome Ecuador’s easing of residential visa requirements for retirees. Huge strides have been made in simplifying the paperwork required, and new immigration offices with bilingual staff have been opened in Quito and Guayaquil. A recent surge in pensioners wishing to...

Australia reverses immigration ban on autistic daughter

Australia reverses immigration ban on autistic daughter
After being refused visas last year for the family, including their severely autistic daughter, Adrian Scott and his wife Julie mounted a vigorous campaign to force the immigration authorities to change their minds. In 2011, Australian immigration officials denied visas to 13-year old autism victim Niamh Scott, her brother and her...

Southeast Asia now a hub for British retirees

Southeast Asia now a hub for British retirees
Drawn by the cheaper cost of living, the year-round warm weather and the ease of acquiring visas, older Britons are flocking to Southeast Asia in their thousands. The Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand are favourite destinations for pensioners looking for a more enticing quality of life than in the UK along with the security of established...

New Zealand immigration advisor loses license after professional misconduct

New Zealand immigration advisor loses license after professional misconduct
An Auckland-based immigration advisor has been judged guilty of professional misconduct for demanding fees he was not owed and refusing to return a client’s passport. Richard Uday Prakash was stripped of his license by the Immigration Advisors Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal, fined the sum of NZ$2,500 and disallowed from reapplying...

Newlywed US astrophysics graduate falls foul of Scottish immigration laws

Newlywed US astrophysics graduate falls foul of Scottish immigration laws
A newly-married couple who met and fell in love at prestigious St Andrew’s University are being forced to leave the UK against their wishes due to Scotland’s harsh immigration laws. American Daniel Whitely is an astrophysics graduate from St Andrews, with his new wife, UK citizen Jenny, a graduate in management studies. The pair were...