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Jobs outlook in New Zealand looking positive for 2017

February 1, 2017 New Zealand

The jobs outlook in New Zealand, including for those seeking to move to the country for a new life or dream job, is improving with a record number of people in employment. Employment has reached 2.5 million for the first time with the latest Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) showing a 0.8% increase in employment […]

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Expats facing confusion over US immigration and visa ban

January 30, 2017 America

Expats, particularly those with dual citizenship, have been thrown into confusion after the new American President Donald Trump announced a ban on people with certain passports entering the country and refugees from certain countries. Over the weekend valid visa holders and legal residents with green cards have been prevented from entering the United States after […]

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Trump and taxes pushing Americans to move abroad and renounce citizenship

January 29, 2017 America

The new American President Donald Trump has been ruffling feathers during his first few days in office and there have been concerns that his policies could lead to more Americans deciding to move abroad. But it will be what Trump does with taxes that could be the deciding factors for potential expats, many of whom […]

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Visitors to New Zealand spending more but last November’s earthquake had local impact

January 27, 2017 New Zealand

People visiting New Zealand are rising and they are spending more but it remains to be seen if earthquake last November will have an effect on numbers, official figures suggest. Overall, tourism spending continued to grow throughout most regions in the year to November 2016, providing a solid base ahead of the high summer season, […]

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Award scheme allows young people in New Zealand to study in Latin America

January 25, 2017 Latin America

A scholarship scheme is helping young people from New Zealand to spend time studying in Latin America at a time when connections with the region are being welcomed. The aim of the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America (PMSLA) is to introduce more young people to Latin American countries and cultures as well as build […]

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UK and US no longer as popular with foreign students due to Brexit and Trump effect

January 24, 2017 United Kingdom

European students no longer see the UK as the most attractive English speaking country to study with countries like Canada and Australia moving higher up the wish list, several new pieces of research suggests. Brexit could be to blame, according to a study from UK based Red Brick Research which found that Canada tops the […]

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Healthcare worries main concern of British expats in EU countries

January 23, 2017 European Union

Expats from around Europe have explained to a British parliamentary group their fears surrounding the decision by the country to leave the European Union, especially over healthcare. The representatives of expat groups in Spain, France, Belgium, Italy, Poland and Romania, voiced their concerns at a meeting last week of the House of Commons Brexit Select […]

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Young British people want international exchange schemes to continue after Brexit

January 20, 2017 United Kingdom

Young people in the UK want to see international educational exchange schemes such as Erasmus protected as the country sets about leaving the European Union, new research has found. Every year around 7,000 British language students benefit from a year abroad through Erasmus+, an EU programme managed in the UK by the British Council in […]

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US adds benefits to rules for foreign entrepreneurs and their families to stay

January 19, 2017 America

It could become easier for foreign entrepreneurs and their families to stay in the United States if they can demonstrate that they can provide significant economic and employment benefits to the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said it will use its authority to grant a period of authorised stay on a case by […]

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Manhattan is most expensive place in the Americas for expats

January 18, 2017 America

Manhattan is the most expensive place in the Americas and the 24th most expensive location in the world for expats, global research shows. Worldwide over the past five years US locations have climbed by 53 places on average in the cost of living rankings compiled by ECA International and even though Manhattan has fallen in […]

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France could see expats paying for health care if Le Pen wins Presidential election

January 17, 2017 France

Foreign citizens living and working in France could be asked to pay for their own health care for their first two years in the country under plans being drawn up by one of this year’s Presidential candidates. French people should get priority when it comes to benefits and health, according to Marine Le Pen, leader […]

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Enquiries for accommodation suggests EU students still want a British education

January 16, 2017 United Kingdom

The UK is still proving popular with overseas students despite the decision to leave the European Union with new research showing that enquiries for accommodation increased in the final quarter of 2016. Indeed, the number of European students seeking accommodation almost tripled during the fourth quarter of the year, suggesting that they are not put […]

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France introduces new rules for 2017 on minors travelling alone

January 13, 2017 France

People living in France face a number of new rules and regulations introduced at the beginning of 2017 and in the coming months. A number will affect expats with children and some changes apply to Paris which is setting up new rules to make the city more eco-friendly. One of the biggest is that children […]

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