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Start-up visa for entrepreneurs proving popular in Canada

May 11, 2016 Canada

More entrepreneurs from overseas are coming to Canada through the country’s start-up visa programme, the latest immigration figures show. As a result the benefits are spreading growth and opportunity to middle class families across the country, according to officials. At the beginning of May 2016 some 51 entrepreneurs had become permanent residents of Canada through […]

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Visa over stayers reach new low in New Zealand

May 10, 2016 New Zealand

The number of people who are overstaying their visa arrangements in New Zealand has reduced considerably and is now at its lowest since 2000. Latest estimates puts the number of over stayers at 10,848, a considerable decrease of more than 1,300 on the previous estimate of 12,162 in October 2014. The estimated rate of overstaying, […]

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South Americans increase their interest in moving to Florida

May 9, 2016 America

People from South America are increasingly looking to buy property in Florida, with Miami the most popular place with many deciding to move to the city. Colombia has now led the online rankings compiled by the Miami Association of Realtors for three months in a row with Venezuela and Brazil in second and third place. […]

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Committee believes rights of British expats will be in doubt if UK votes to leave EU

May 6, 2016 Britain

The rights of hundreds of thousands of British expats living in Europe would be thrown into doubt if the country votes to leave the European Union in the June referendum, according to a House of Lords Committee. A number of key issues affecting expats, including access to health care, social security, residence rights and employment […]

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Turkey could get visa free travel to European Union as early as June

May 5, 2016 Turkey

Turkish citizens should be able to travel to European Union countries, with the exception of the UK and Ireland, as early as June under a landmark new deal. The European Commission has backed visa free travel for Turkish citizens inside Europe’s passport free Schengen area after the Turkish government threatened to pull out of the […]

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Fewer Irish graduates moving overseas to find work

May 4, 2016 Ireland

Fewer graduates from Irish universities have moved abroad to work full time with the latest analysis report showing that 10% emigrated in 2014, down from 12% the previous year. The data contained in a report from the Higher Education Authority (HEA), also shows that the UK is the most popular destination for Irish graduates employed […]

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Scandinavia tops healthcare satisfaction ranking

May 3, 2016 Finland

Health care is an important issue for expats wherever they are in the world and it looks like they could be most satisfied if they live in Scandinavia. Sweden has topped a new ranking from customer satisfaction measurement consultants HappyOrNot, with Finland second and Norway third. Sweden scored a satisfaction rate of 92.37%, Finland 91.92% […]

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New Zealand launches new visa for global entrepreneurs

May 2, 2016 New Zealand

A new visa has been announced to attract entrepreneurs to New Zealand to establish their ventures and create new jobs. The Global Impact Visa (GIV) will be available as a four year pilot programme delivered by Immigration New Zealand and in partnership with the private sector. It will be limited to just 400 visas over […]

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British expats to continue with legal challenge over EU referendum vote

April 29, 2016 Britain

Lawyers acting for British citizens fighting a legal battle for the right to vote in the European Union referendum in June are to appeal to the UK’s Supreme Court after their arguments were rejected by two High Court judges. The case was taken to the High Court hearing on behalf of 94 year old Harry […]

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Number of East European expats in UK could be seriously underestimated

April 28, 2016 United Kingdom

It is well known that the UK is popular with expats from other European countries, especially Poland and Romania but new research suggest even more have migrated than previously thought. Indeed, net migration from the EU may have been significantly undercounted and could be 50,000 a year more than published figures, according to a new […]

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American students attracted to studying overseas by a wide range of options

April 27, 2016 America

More college students in the United States are pursuing a broader range of international educational activities as studying overseas becomes more popular, according to a new report. In particular, “non-credit” education abroad (NCEA) is rising despite the fact that the student do not receiving academic credit for them, says the study by the Institute of […]

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Poland and Romania are origin of highest number of expats in the UK

April 26, 2016 Europe

More people have moved to the UK from Poland, Romania, Spain, Italy, Hungary and Portugal than any other European Union countries, new research has found. Some 80% of people who have moved to the UK since 2011 have come from these six countries, according to a new analysis by the Migration Observatory at the University […]

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International students could get fast tracked visas to work in Canada

April 25, 2016 Canada

International students studying in Canada could find themselves fast tracked to residency if they want to work in the country after graduations. Immigration minister John McCallum confirmed that the government is looking at a number of options, including giving more points to students under the express entry programme which currently prioritises skilled workers. “I think […]

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