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Changes for low skill visas introduced in New Zealand

April 13, 2016 Jobs

People from abroad who are not highly skilled professionals may find it harder to get a job in New Zealand due to changes in work visa rules. Employers will now have to make lower skilled employment opportunities available to New Zealanders before supporting a work visa to fill the vacancy. The changes mean that employers […]

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Saudi Arabia plans to introduce a US style green card system for expat workers

April 12, 2016 Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is set to introduce a permanent residency card system for expats, similar to the green card in the United States. Officials say that it will be a vast improvement on the sponsorship system currently in place and mean that expats will have the same benefits and services as Saudi citizens including when it […]

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British expats could know within days if they can vote in EU referendum

April 11, 2016 Britain

The UK’s High Court is expected to hear arguments in the legal challenge against the UK Government over its decision to exclude British expats from the referendum on the country’s position in the European Union this week. Lawyers will argue that up to two million British expats people living in the European Union are unjustly […]

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People who decide to move to another country are often healthier and live longer

April 8, 2016 America

People moving to the United States, Canada, and Australia tend to be healthier and live longer than non-immigrants in their host countries, new research has found. The study found that once adjustments have been made for income and education the future health of migrants was much better than those who stay in the country where […]

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South Oxfordshire named as top rural location in the UK

April 7, 2016 Britain

People moving to the UK often gravitate towards London and other big cities but it seems that South Oxfordshire is the place to live having just been voted as the top rural area in the country. People living in the area, which is not far from London, rate themselves as happy and content with a […]

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More Europeans want to work in the UK than British do in the EU

April 6, 2016 European Union

The percentage of Europeans seeking work in the UK significantly outstrips the percentage of Britons looking for jobs in mainland Europe, according to new research. The study of tens of millions of searches by European Union job seekers by global employment site Indeed found that among those looking for work in a foreign country the […]

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Canadian govt launches new app to ease stress of international arrivals

April 5, 2016 Canada

The Canadian government has launched a new app that is says will help people arriving and visiting the country get real time information and reduce stress at international airports. According to Ministers the Travel Smart app gives people easy access to information on entry and exit requirements, border waiting times, passport validity and more. They […]

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New York and Paris top for British travellers

April 4, 2016 America

Would be expats often fall in love with a country or location when they go on holiday and it seems that New York and Paris are the top favourites for visitors from the UK. Travellers from the UK were most likely to jet off to New York, followed by Paris, with Amsterdam, Dublin, Rome, Barcelona, […]

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Cities index reveals costliest places for living and working

April 1, 2016 City Guides

When companies post expats overseas they often take a variety of costs into account and now new research suggests it is more costly to set them up in London than anywhere else in the world. Multinationals have costs associated with setting up an office but also many expats have accommodation packages too and both such […]

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Migration to New Zealand remains steady, latest data shows

March 31, 2016 Australia

Newcomer numbers arriving in New Zealand have remained steady at the start of 2016 with the latest data showing there was a net gain of 6,100 migrants in February, unchanged from January. The figures from Statistics New Zealand also show that monthly net migration has remained relatively steady, fluctuating around the 6,000 mark since October […]

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British expats already feeling stressed over future of EU membership

March 30, 2016 Britain

Treaties would need to be put in place to recreate the current situation when it comes to tax, pensions, study and properties if the UK votes to leave the European Union in the upcoming referendum in June. There have been a variety of claims about what this would mean for British expats in Europe with […]

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New report gives insight into tax costs for expats investing in real estate

March 29, 2016 property

Expats investing in property around the world need to consider real estate taxes as well as currency exchange and the shifting fiscal environment, according to a new report. It analyses the costs for foreign individuals buying a property in 15 key cities around the world as well as the holding and selling costs over a […]

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New visa and nationality fees now in place for UK

March 28, 2016 United Kingdom

New fees for visas and immigration and nationality applications in the UK are now in force with a maximum amount set for the next four years. Visas linked most closely to economic growth, such as those offered to workers and students, have increased by 2% and a 2% increase also affects all visitor visas. There […]

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