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New Zealand student applications moving online

June 10, 2017 Education

Student visa applications for New Zealand are changing over to online processing with paper applications being phased out, it has been confirmed. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is encouraging students to start using the online system from now on. They can do this via INZ or on campus if they are reapplying for a visa through […]

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Trump’s tax changes could benefit US expats in the UK

June 9, 2017 America

While many expats from Europe may be considering leaving the UK due to Brexit, Americans could be set to find living in Britain is more tax effective. London already has a large number of wealthier American expats and tax plans by US President Donald Trump is set to end the practice of having to pay […]

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More grants announced for young Americans to study in New Zealand

June 8, 2017 America

More young people from the United States are to be given the opportunity to study in New Zealand with additional grants being offered from both nations. Education New Zealand, which raises awareness of the country as a study destination is providing US $50,000 over the next two years to support the Benjamin A. Gilman International […]

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Changes to Canada’s Express Entry programme announced

June 6, 2017 Canada

Improvements to the Express Entry programme in Canada have been announced with immediate effect which will allow newcomers to build more points if they have the right requirements. New points will now be awarded to candidates with siblings in Canada and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said this comes as studies have shown that as newcomers […]

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Immigrants have stronger work ethic in UK, but it only lasts a couple of years

June 6, 2017 United Kingdom

A perceived view that migrant workers have a stronger work ethic than British born people has been proven for the first time in a new study of Central and East European workers who have moved to the UK. The research from the University of Bath and the University of Leicester shows that migrant workers are […]

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Tens of thousands British expats in EU would return if they don’t get healthcare post Brexit

June 2, 2017 European Union

The Brexit deal between the UK and the European Union should include an arrangement with all members that British expats should continue to receive health care in the country where they live, according to a new report. Failing to do so could result in tens of thousands of pensioners moving back to the UK because […]

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ICT remains top sector for new jobs in New Zealand

June 1, 2017 New Zealand

The number of jobs available in IT and communications in New Zealand continues to grow with the industry topping the number of new adverts in April. There are also numerous jobs available in the trades and services sector and in manufacturing, transport and logistics, according to the latest data from SEEK. Overall there was a […]

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Research reveals US expats don’t like tax rules for those working overseas

May 31, 2017 America

The vast majority of US expats do not feel that their interests are fairly represented by the US Government, according to an annual survey, and they also dislike the tax regime. Overall 88% are unhappy and tax is a major issue with 66% saying that they do not feel they should be required to file […]

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Fewer people moving to live and work in the UK since Brexit vote

May 30, 2017 United Kingdom

Fewer people are moving to the UK to work with the most up to date figures showing that 275,000 did so in 2016, down 33,000 from the previous year. The data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) also shows that the majority, some 180,000 people, had a definite job, similar to 2015, but fewer […]

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Expat job seekers put off the UK and the US due to political and economic uncertainty

May 30, 2017 America

Expat job seekers are shunning the UK and the United States and looking to Australia, Canada and Asia, probably due to political and economic uncertainty, new research suggests. With the UK in the process of leaving the European Union and no clear indication yet on what this will mean for the rights of expats, fewer […]

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UK urged to continue to welcome students from EU and worldwide post Brexit

May 26, 2017 United Kingdom

The Brexit settlement that the UK reaches with the European Union over the next two years should be one that continues to welcome overseas students, according to the universities sector. There is concern that the number of EU students applying to study in the UK is falling as they are concerned about what their status […]

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Cost of sending expats to the UK falls for foreign companies

May 25, 2017 United Kingdom

The UK is the most expensive place among the world’s tip 40 financial hub companies for companies to send personnel but the cost has fallen due to the Pound’s value decreasing. Other locations in Europe are also becoming more cost effective in terms of expat packages in US dollar terms, according to the latest research […]

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British people want to remain in the EU single market after Brexit

May 23, 2017 European Union

The decision by the UK to leave the European Union is still causing divisions with the Brexit process creating anxiety and resentment, according to new research. People want Britain to remain part of the single European market and believe that if skilled people from EU countries have a job then they should be allowed to […]

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