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Expat parents hit out at change in bilingual school acceptance in Paris

June 12, 2015 Education

Expat parents living in the suburbs of Paris are considering legal action against the city’s education department after a change in rules could prevent their children getting places at bilingual state schools. Many expat parents like their children to go to bilingual schools where key subjects such as English literature, history and maths are taught [...]

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Maltese government pleased with demand for new investor citizenship programme

June 11, 2015 Malta

Malta’s individual investor citizenship programme (IIP) has received hundreds of applications from more than 40 nations and demand is set to remain strong in 2015, according to advisors and agents. The IIP citizenship programme has already attracted more than €450 million in Foreign Direct Investment since its launch in early 2014 and the country is [...]

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New book launched to help expat parents with children studying abroad

June 10, 2015 Education

Children of expat parents are more likely to study in a variety of countries but finding information about different education system can be time consuming. A new book, A Parent’s Guide to Study Abroad, aims to arm parents with the knowledge they and their children need to make an informed choice with practical information written [...]

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Changes to Canada’s citizenship rules take effect this week

June 9, 2015 Canada

A final round of reforms to strengthen and modernize Canada’s citizenship laws will be fully in force later this week, it has been confirmed. The changes, part of a package of measures approved by Parliament last year, ensure new citizens can fully and quickly participate in Canada’s economy and Canadian society. The first set of [...]

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Foreign tax rules may be unfairly targeting US expats

June 8, 2015 America

An organisation that represents American expats has called on the United States Treasury to amend tax regulations to exempt those living abroad from the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). FACTA was introduced in 2010 to tackle what was seen as a growing number of wealthy US citizens living abroad failing to disclose their income, [...]

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More New Zealanders identify with ethnic roots, new study shows

June 5, 2015 New Zealand

An increasing proportion of New Zealanders identify with Māori, Asian, and Pacific ethnicities according to a new ethnic population study. The proportion identifying as Māori is projected to grow from 16% in 2013 to 17% in the mid-2020s, and to nearly 20% in 2038, while those identifying with an Asian ethnicity will grow from 12% in [...]

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Long-term British expats set to get vote, but not for EU referendum

June 4, 2015 Britain

British expats who have lived abroad for 15 years or more look set to get a vote in UK elections and it is estimated this could see an extra million people able to take part. Currently, British expats lose the right to vote after 15 years, but various groups have campaigned for decades for this [...]

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More UK students want to study abroad, many as undergraduates

June 3, 2015 Education

Half of UK students who are considering studying overseas would like to do so at the undergraduate level, with more interested in overseas education in general, new research shows. Some 15,566 UK students spent up to a year with the 2013/2014 Erasmus programme, up 6.8% year-on-year and since it was launched in 2007 it has [...]

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New start-up visa programme in Canada hailed a success

June 2, 2015 Canada

Canada’s Start-up Visa Programme has been hailed a success with the announcement of more successful applicants who have been approved for permanent residence in recent months. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said that the programme is helping to spur entrepreneurialism and create economic growth across the country and in a variety of industries. Since [...]

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British expats face paying for health services on trips home

June 1, 2015 Britain

Millions of British expats face having to pay for hospital health care if they return home and others will only get free treatment if they can provide a health care card, it has been confirmed. Those living within the European Economic Area will have to show a European Health Insurance Card health card issued by [...]

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Next generation of expats getting taste for travel at an early age

May 29, 2015 General

Children are travelling abroad more than ever and many of them could be the next generation of expats-in-the-making, according to new research. Today’s under-18s are significantly more well-travelled than their parents’ generation, according to a study by Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance, with 69% of parents in Britain saying that their children have travelled overseas more often [...]

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Research reveals US expats’ thoughts on voting while abroad

May 28, 2015 America

Expat Americans have revealed they don’t feel well-represented by the US government, but many do not bother to vote in elections even if they can do so, research has found. There are an estimated 7.6 million Americans living abroad but a poll has found that only 58% of them voted in the last Presidential election [...]

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Canadian ‘Super Visa’ for parents and grandparents has become hugely popular

May 27, 2015 Canada

Over 50,000 parent and grandparent super visas have been issued in Canada since the visa programme was launched in December 2011, making it one of the most popular, it has been announced. The multiple entry visa lasts for up to 10 years and has proved to be exceptionally popular as it provides parents and grandparents [...]

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