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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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UK taxman using digital specialists to protect expat investors

March 20, 2014 Britain

HMRC, the UK’s tax gathering body, is using digital specialists to help protect expat investors by monitoring products and services. The decision comes after a high profile case where a British expat living in Spain saw his pension fall from £89,000 to just £20,000 due to inappropriate financial advice. The retiree, who has not been [...]

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Thousands of expats standing in local elections in France this weekend

March 19, 2014 France

Expats all over France are not only preparing to vote in this weekend’s first round of local elections but also stand to represent their communes. Thousands of expats from all over Europe are eligible to stand in the election and are putting themselves forward as candidates. According to figures released by the Ministry of the [...]

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Expat employees lacking support for their move abroad

March 18, 2014 Britain

Being prepared is a key component of a successful life as an expat but getting help is not always easy. If your employer is moving you to an overseas position you may get help every step of the way, but not all employers do so. And if you are going solo you are less likely [...]

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Visa applicants warned over fraudulent immigration agents in Canada

March 17, 2014 Canada

People seeking to move to Canada are being urged by government ministers to use authorised immigration representatives to avoid becoming victims of fraud. Speaking at the launch of a fraud prevention campaign, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said that visa applicants need to be aware that they can go to the Citizenship and Immigration [...]

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UK visa rule changes aim to boost UK economy

March 14, 2014 Britain

Changes to immigration rules in the UK will allow businesses to employ skilled international workers as well as supporting the government’s long term economic plan to build a stronger, more competitive economy, it is claimed. These changes include opening up the exceptional talent visa programme to world leading individuals in the digital technology sector, a [...]

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