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San Francisco, London and Hong Kong most expensive for renting an apartment

March 13, 2017 America

San Francisco, London and Hong Kong are the most expensive places in the world to rent an apartment with Prague and Cape Town the most cost effective in a ranking of 20 cities popular with expats. Also expensive are Tokyo and New York City, according to the research from Barratt London which ranks the cities […]

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Call for immigration tax in New Zealand

March 10, 2017 New Zealand

A new tax should be introduced in New Zealand for people who have moved from abroad to help fund the extra cost of public services and infrastructure which are needed to cope with the country’s immigrant boom, it is claimed. Tax expert Mark Keating, a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland Business School, said […]

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Research reveals most cost effective living when moving to the US

March 9, 2017 America

When moving to a new country finding the right home is a major consideration and a new piece of research has found that if you are moving to the United States, living outside city centres is much cheaper. Buying a home in most major cities comes with a premium, especially for families with kids. Nationally, […]

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New immigration ban in US will take effect from 16 March

March 8, 2017 America

The head of the Department of Homeland Security in the United States has issued a statement aimed at clarifying the new executive order relating to visas. The new order applies to foreign citizens outside of the US who do not have a current valid visa to enter the country and will take effect from 16 […]

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Record number of EU workers arrived in the UK in the run up to the Brexit vote

March 8, 2017 United Kingdom

There have been concerns raised about the status of European Union citizens in the UK after the Brexit process is complete with the Government refusing to give an indication of what it will be. But the referendum announcement a year ago did not stop people moving to Britain from the EU with the latest official […]

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More confusion likely over US visas this week

March 6, 2017 America

People seeking visas for the United States and Americans seeking visas for European Union countries are set to face increased confusion. First of all American President Donald Trump is set to announce yet another executive order dealing with who can and cannot get a visa for the US later this week and secondly the European […]

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Brexit means London is much cheaper for companies relocating expat employees

March 3, 2017 United Kingdom

London is now cheaper for businesses locating their employees from overseas due to Brexit, offering significantly better value than New York and Hong Kong, new research has found. It means that the gap between the UK capital and a second tier of cheaper cities including Paris, Tokyo and San Francisco is far less pronounced, according […]

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Small town named as the most desirable place to live in the UK

March 2, 2017 United Kingdom

People considering moving to the UK have probably never heard of it, but a small town near Liverpool in the north west of the country has the best quality of life in the country. Indeed, many people in the UK have probably never heard of Bebington either but the town, which is five miles south […]

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Numbers moving to New Zealand break annual and monthly records

March 1, 2017 New Zealand

For the first time net immigration for New Zealand has exceeded 71,000 with the country continuing to see record numbers moving rather than leaving to work overseas. The latest figures from Statistics New Zealand show that in the 12 months to the end of January 2017 there was a net migration gain of 71,300. There […]

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More millionaires move to Australia than any other country in the world

February 28, 2017 Australia

Australia is the top country in the world for attracting millionaires with more moving from overseas than other popular locations such as the United States and the UK. Overall 82,000 millionaires moved to another country in 2016, up from 64,000 in 2015 and a rise of 28%, according to the latest study from market research […]

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Database set up for British expats worried about Brexit to combat rumour and fake news

February 27, 2017 European Union

A database is being set up for British expats living in the European Union who are worried about how they will be affected by Brexit to give them reliable information for making informed decisions. There are concerns that expats who do not have the most reliable information could end up making life changing decisions, such […]

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New Zealand clampdown on employers who breach immigration law

February 24, 2017 New Zealand

New measures have been announced in New Zealand to stop rogue employers from recruiting people from overseas to work for them. Employers who breach immigration and employment law will be prevented from giving jobs to workers from abroad under the changes which will come into operation on 01 April 2017. ‘Migrant workers make a valuable […]

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Presidential candidate urges French expats to leave London

February 23, 2017 General

French expats living in London have been told by one of the candidates in the Presidential election to move back to France. The Centre pro Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron had a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May and then told a meeting of 2,000 French citizens that they should see Brexit as an opportunity […]

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