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American and British universities dominate world top 10

September 15, 2017 America

Four American universities top the latest world rankings with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) the leading university for a record sixth year in a row. In second place is Stanford University, followed by Harvard and then the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the QS 2018 rankings, which cover 959 universities around the world. […]

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Majority of US expats feel neglected by American government, survey finds

September 5, 2017 America

The majority of American expats do not believe that their interest are fairly represented by the United States Government, a new poll has found, a rise of 5% compared with the same survey in 2016. Overall 88% say they are not represented and the research from expat tax firm Greenback, also found that many are […]

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Immigrants seeking to become permanent residents in US face personal interviews

August 29, 2017 America

The United States is introducing more personal interviews for certain immigrants seeking to work and become permanent residents, it has been announced. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said that it will begin expanding in-person interviews for certain immigration applicants from the beginning of October. The change is to comply with the recent executive […]

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Planned immigration changes in US favour high-earning English speakers

August 5, 2017 America

The United States administration has unveiled a new immigration plan based on programmes currently in place in Australia and Canada which has already been criticised as favouring professional people who can speak English well. A new Bill, called the Raise Act, sets out an immigration policy focussing on skilled professionals which would cut the overall […]

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More foreigners are buying homes in the US with Florida the most popular state

July 25, 2017 America

Despite concerns about immigration policy and other political uncertainty, the US is still a popular locations for people buying a holiday home, perhaps with a view to retiring the in the country. There has been a surge of foreign buyers compared to a year ago with Canadians in particular buying more homes with Florida the […]

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Los Angeles named as best city in the world for investment

July 3, 2017 America

Los Angeles has been named as the top global city for investment in the latest index, just beating London into second place with Boston third, Chicago fourth and New York fifth. American cities dominate the Schroders Global Cities 30 index, taking 18 places with Los Angeles up from sixth place to first, whilst Boston saw […]

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Revised visa ban for six, mainly Muslim, countries now in force in the US

June 30, 2017 America

A restricted version of visa bans that US President Donald Trump wanted to introduce soon after the start of his Presidency have now come into effect. The revised rules affect visa applications from citizens of six, mainly Muslim, countries who will only be able to get a visa if they have a close relationship with […]

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US authorities tighten clampdown on skilled foreign worker visa fraud

June 16, 2017 America

Authorities in the United States have announced multiple new measures to detect and deter visa fraud in connection with the programme used most frequently by companies to employ highly skilled overseas professionals. The H-1B visa stream allows firms to recruit highly skilled foreign nationals when there is a shortage of qualified workers in the country. […]

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US and UK dominate the top of the 2018 world university rankings

June 12, 2017 America

For students looking to study overseas and determined to find the very best place to do so, they need to the look to the United States or the UK, which dominate the 2018 university rankings. For the sixth year running, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) tops the QS World University Rankings, followed by Stanford, Harvard […]

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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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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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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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