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Visa overstayer numbers in New Zealand drop dramatically

January 8, 2015 New Zealand

The number of people overstaying their visa arrangements in New Zealand is at its lowest level since 2000, the latest data shows. Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse said it is a sign that immigration officials and border controls are working well. The most up to date figures show that in October 2014, the number of overstayers [...]

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Warning over fraudulent firm offering jobs in Canada

January 7, 2015 Canada

People from the Philippines looking for jobs in Canada are being warned about the activities of an immigration consultancy firm offering employment. The alleged activities of the consultancy GoWest Jobs are being investigated after an immigration official in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan reported it to the Philippine authorities. Eric Johansen, director of immigration services [...]

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Exchange rates means Caracas is the most expensive and cheapest city for expats

January 6, 2015 Cost Of Living Guides

Caracas in Venezuela is both the world’s most expensive and the cheapest city for expats and it all depends on exchange rates, according to research. The latest findings from the Cost of Living survey by ECA International, a leading provider of knowledge, information and technology for the management and assignment of employees around the world [...]

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UK university deadlines approaching for overseas student applications

January 5, 2015 Education

Most applications for British universities from overseas students need to be in place next week for those wishing to start studying in October 2015. For undergraduate courses starting this autumn, the main application deadline is 15 January 2015 but there are some exceptions, most notably those applying to the University of Oxford or the University [...]

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New index helps international students find best education at affordable price

January 2, 2015 Education

A new index offers students looking to study abroad information on the best cities in terms of high quality education and a rich social life on a budget. Each city on the QS ‘Top 10 Most Affordable Cities for Students in 2015’ has been ranked according to the combined costs of tuition fees and general [...]

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Oslo is the most expensive city in Europe for expats

January 1, 2015 Cost Of Living Guides

Oslo tops the list of Europe’s most expensive locations for expats, followed by Stavanger and Zurich, the latest cost of living survey shows. But in Sweden, where the Krona currency has weakened, there are no longer any locations in the top 30 of the list compiled by ECA International, a provider of knowledge, information and [...]

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British expats advised to check out new pension rules

December 31, 2014 Britain

British expats could be affected by new rules which mean workers must pay National Insurance for more years to get a full state pension from April 2016, experts have claimed. Rather than needing 30 years of National Insurance (NI) payments to qualify for a full state pension, as is currently the case, retirees under the [...]

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Canadian citizenship reached an all-time high in 2014

December 30, 2014 Canada

More than 260,000 people became new Canadians in 2014, with the backlog on track to be eliminated, the government has announced. Immigration minister Chris Alexander said it is a sign that improvements to the citizenship programme and recent reforms to the Citizenship Act are having an effect. He confirmed that the numbers show there have [...]

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US expats urged to prepare for the most complicated tax return season ever

December 29, 2014 Expat Banking and Finance

The 2015 tax filing season for US citizens may be one of the most complex ever and expats are being urged to plan ahead. The American Citizens Abroad group has launched a Tax Return Preparer Directory specifically aimed at helping Americans living overseas navigate the complicated system and ensure tax compliance. For them, filing a [...]

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Seoul becomes most expensive location in Asia for expats

December 26, 2014 Asia

Seoul has overtaken Tokyo to become the region’s most expensive location for expats, with the Japanese city now 12th in the global rankings. The South Korean capital is in tenth position globally, up from 22nd place a year ago, according to the latest cost of living survey by ECA International, which advises companies on managing [...]

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Pet travel rules in Europe change at end of December, expats reminded

December 25, 2014 Europe

Expats living in Europe who travel with their pets need to be aware of changes to the European Union pet travel regulations from the end of this month. Changes will come into effect on 29 December 2014 and are mainly designed to strengthen enforcement across the EU, increase levels of compliance and improve the security [...]

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Expats can find good careers in finance and banking in Asia, according to new guide

December 25, 2014 Asia

Expats looking for a career in finance and banking can still find jobs in Asia but some roles are being cut back, it is claimed. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for example, there is a genuine expansion in the banking sector with expats most likely to find opportunities in product development jobs or managerial roles. According [...]

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More international students study in the US than any other country

December 24, 2014 America

The number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by 8% to a record high of 886,052 in the 2013/2014 academic year, a new report shows. It confirms that the US is one of the most popular countries in the world for international study and has seen a growth in [...]

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