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Lower mobile phone roaming charges for expats from end of 2015

April 8, 2014 European Union

Expats living and working in Europe often travel and make frequent trips between countries as well as travelling to their home country and can face paying high roaming charges for their mobile phones. Now that is about to change as the European Parliament has voted to end roaming charges by Christmas 2015, as part of [...]

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Expat mothers at greater risk of post natal depression

April 7, 2014 Dubai

Expat mothers are at a greater risk of suffering some form of post natal depression as they may not get the same support, especially from close family members, it is claimed. They are advised not to be shy of discussing any concerns they may have with their doctor and also to check that their health [...]

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Authorities clarify tax position of expats from New Zealand

April 4, 2014 General

Tax authorities have announced that New Zealand expats will not be regarded as a tax payer in their home country if they rent out their home when they are living and working abroad. The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has issued an interpretation of New Zealand residency rules last year which implied that expats would be [...]

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Expats offered wage premium to compensate for air pollution

April 3, 2014 Britain

Air pollution is often associated with crowded Chinese cities and expat workers in particular can find it hard to cope and be concerned about health implications. But recent air pollutions warnings in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and London show that even apparently cleaner cities can experience the same kind of health risks. One global firm, Japanese [...]

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Fewer people dream of moving abroad permanently, new poll reveals

April 2, 2014 America

People’s desire globally to migrate permanently to other countries has cooled to 13%, but populations are still growing in Europe, the Middle East and North America, a new poll shows. The latest Potential Net Migration Index (PNMI) from Gallup shows populations would still grow in these areas if everyone who wanted to move actually moved [...]

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CIC warns visa applicants against marriage of convenience

April 1, 2014 Canada

Officials in Canada are warning that marrying a Canadian citizen to get access to living in the country is fraud and those involved are committing a crime. Some people think marriage to a Canadian citizen will be their ticket to Canada but it is a criminal offence for a foreign national to marry a Canadian [...]

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People in Denmark have highest life satisfaction

March 31, 2014 European Union

Europeans tend to be quite satisfied with life in general but there are clear regional differences with people living in Nordic countries and western and southern Europe happier than those living in the Baltics, central Europe and the Balkans. The research by the European Commission measures life satisfaction on a scale from one which is [...]

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Higher UK taxes could tempt people to move abroad, it is claimed

March 28, 2014 Britain

Higher taxes could encourage more British people to leave and seek a life as an expat abroad, according to one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. Changes to the higher rate tax threshold could tempt not just high flyers but middle of the road tax payers to look for jobs in more flexible [...]

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Expats love Australia but report discrimination in new social study

March 27, 2014 Australia

Although the majority of expats love their new life in Australia, research by Monash University in Melbourne found that racism does exist in some Australian communities. A study found that expats in Australia tend to embrace multiple identities with six out of 10 considering themselves as world citizens but still identifying themselves with their country [...]

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Cost of passports for expat Brits set to fall

March 26, 2014 Britain

The cost of a new passport for British expats is set to fall 35% from April but applicants will have to send their documents to the UK rather than their nearest Consulate. Immigration and security minister James Brokenshire has announced that, from 07 April the fee for customers applying for a UK passport from overseas [...]

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New business visa for New Zealand as net migration increases

March 25, 2014 General

New Zealand’s new business visa will encourage migrants to set up high quality businesses and create new jobs, it is claimed. According to Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse the new Entrepreneur Work Visa will help New Zealand attract talented, well connected business people to invest and grow businesses in the country. ‘The Entrepreneur Work Visa operates [...]

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Potential immigrants to Canada can get help before they arrive

March 24, 2014 Canada

Graduates of a special immigration integration programme in Canada have spoken about their achievements and how their experience will help them to find jobs. The Canadian Immigration Integration Programme (CIIP) was introduced with the aim of helping newcomers in Canada achieve success. A recent survey found that 72% of CIIP graduates who responded to the [...]

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British people make up largest group of expats in Australia

March 21, 2014 Australia

The latest figures show that the UK is the largest contributor to Australia’s migrant population with one in every 20 Australian residents being born in the UK. In the 2011 Census, 1.1 million UK born migrants lived in Australia with expats from New Zealand being the next highest group at 483,000 people. Australia also has [...]

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