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Agent admits creating biggest ever immigration fraud in Canada

December 9, 2015 Canada

An agent who helped wealthy Chinese people get citizenship or permanent residency in Canada has been jailed for what is described as the biggest immigration fraud in Canadian history. Xun Wang created a sophisticated and complex scheme and took millions of dollars from Chinese nationals for whom he forged documents, which led immigration authorities into […]

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UK announces beneficial changes for Chinese visa applicants

October 23, 2015 Belgium

The UK is making changes to visas for Chinese people, which will take effect from next year and will extend the validity of the documents and make them easier to apply for. From 2016, standard visitor visas for tourists from China will be extended from six months to two years with multiple entry and a […]

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Canada expands visa transit programme for Chinese

May 21, 2015 Canada

Canada is expanding its China Transit Programme which allows eligible Chinese travellers to fly to and transit through Canada visa-free when they are enroute to and from the United States. From 01 June, the programme will expand to three additional major transit hubs of Tokyo Narita, Tokyo Haneda, and Seoul Incheon, which are in addition […]

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Wealthy Chinese Snapping Up US Investor Visas

March 24, 2015 America

Wealthy Chinese people, especially those seeking an investment in real estate, make up the majority of applications for EB-5 visas in the US which are granted for those putting at least $500,000 into a business. They account for over 80% of people awaiting visas that bestow US citizenship in return for investment, according to research […]

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New Long Term Multiple Entry Visa for Canadians Visiting China

March 11, 2015 Canada

China has announced a new long term multiple entry visa for Canadian citizens which will be valid for up to 10 years. It has been introduced with the aim of making travel to Chine easier, reducing costs and cutting down on delays and time spent preparing for trips to the country. Canadian Citizenship and Immigration […]

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UK and China relax working and visiting visa arrangements

July 7, 2014 Britain

Both the UK and China have eased various visa arrangements for nationals as they work towards being able to do more business. Work visas in China are normally restricted to short-term placements and linked to a specific employer, with long-term residency green cards rarely granted and visa and work permits renewable annually. Now, there is […]

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Call for more British students and graduates to study in China

June 12, 2014 Britain

British Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, has urged business leaders to support Generation UK, the British Council’s flagship outward student mobility programme. Launched in June 2013, the programme aims to see 80,000 UK students participate in academic study or work experience programmes in China by 2020. In a letter to UK CEOs across […]

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Asian cities becoming among the most expensive for expat accommodation

April 17, 2014 China

Four of the top 10 cities with the most expensive rental accommodations for foreign expats are in Asia, an increasingly popular expat location, according to a new report. Asia is becoming increasingly popular with expats from Europe and the United States with many major firms setting up offices in Hong Kong, China, Japan and India, […]

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Expats offered wage premium to compensate for air pollution

April 3, 2014 Britain

Air pollution is often associated with crowded Chinese cities and expat workers in particular can find it hard to cope and be concerned about health implications. But recent air pollutions warnings in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and London show that even apparently cleaner cities can experience the same kind of health risks. One global firm, Japanese […]

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Expats in Shanghai can now renew residence permits more easily

March 13, 2014 China

Expats living in Shanghai, China, no longer need to give up their passports for a week when renewing their residence permits online, it has been confirmed. Before expats who have their applications approved online had to leave their passport at one of the offices of the Shanghai Exit-Entry Administration Bureau for seven days which meant […]

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New 48 hour fast track visa for Chinese visiting France

January 27, 2014 China

France has announced a new fast track visa system for applicants from China at the start of a year that marks 50 years of diplomatic links between the two countries. France is very popular with visitors and tourists from China who flock to see famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Mont Saint Michel and […]

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New index rates most dynamic global cities

January 24, 2014 America

When deciding where to move abroad many expats try to find out as much as they can about their potential new home country and now a report can help then choose the most dynamic cities. San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai and Wuhan are named as the most successful cities that have a combination of strong […]

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Chinese visa applications surge expected ahead of traditional New Year

January 6, 2014 Britain

Visa officials in London are warning that they are expecting a surge in applications from people in China wishing to visit the UK for the annual Chinese New Year celebrations and this could lead to delays. Thousands are expected to travel to London to welcome the year of the horse in spectacular style in 2014 […]

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