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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...

Student visa options for Santa?s elves up for renewal

Student visa options for Santa?s elves up for renewal
Although Santa himself is thoroughly familiar with the process for the visitor’s visa necessary for his all-night run across Australia, trainee elves on Oz student visas may need to check their options. The subclass 456 short-stay business visa applicable to non-ongoing, specialised work is suitable for Mr Claus’s requirements,...

Suspended sentence cut to allow migration to New Zealand

Suspended sentence cut to allow migration to New Zealand
Leicester Crown Court judges have cut an offender’s one year suspended sentence for fraud so that she can proceed with her plan to emigrate to New Zealand. Victoria Clayton was convicted of fraud over a five year period, involving the theft of £36,000 from Leicester City Council while doing education outreach work at De Montfort Hall....

Expected Increase in EB-5 Applications from China

Posted on December 6, 2012 in Immigration US Visas
STORY LINK Expected Increase in EB-5 Applications from China
Expected Increase in EB-5 Applications from China
The son of a Communist revolutionary general, Xi Jinping, has been named the General Secretary of the Communist party and therefore will take over as China’s president from March 2013. According to a recent NBC report, there is a general consensus of disappointment among Chinese citizens about the government changes. Many of the Chinese...

Australia eases visa rules for skilled migrants

Australia eases visa rules for skilled migrants
In a welcome reversal, the Australian government has relaxed long-stay requirement for skilled workers from overseas. Medical professionals, engineers, teachers, scientists and accountants working in the country are now able to stay indefinitely. New South Wales immigration officials recently gave out the good news that the skilled...

Oz tourist industry attacks working holiday visa price hike

Oz tourist industry attacks working holiday visa price hike
Australian tourist chiefs are fighting plans by the government to increase the price of its working holiday visa by as much as 30 per cent. The working holiday visa programme has proved very popular over the years with gap-year students and backpackers looking to fund their travels by working for up to the 12-month limit of the visa. The...