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New parent and grandparent visa programme to launch in Canada before end of January

January 14, 2019 Canada

The much awaited parents and grandparents visa programme in Canada which heralds in a new and improved process, will be launched on Monday 28th January, it has been announced. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said that the Government of has listened to and addressed concerns from clients and stakeholders about the previous intake process, and has […]

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Concern raised about international education activities in UK schools after Brexit

January 11, 2019 United Kingdom

Britain has never been known for its affinity with other languages in schools and now concerns are growing about international education activities after Brexit. Almost half of state primary schools offer no international education activities and only a third of secondary schools offer international pupil exchanges which has prompted the British Council to call for […]

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Biometric requirement for visitor visas, study and work permits expanded Canada

January 7, 2019 Canada

More people applying for a visitor visa, for a study or work permit, or for permanent residence in Canada will need to provide biometric information from the 31st of December. Applicants from Europe, the Middle East and Africa already need to do so since July, and now the collection programme is being extended to those […]

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No guarantee for British expat pension growth after Brexit

December 24, 2018 United Kingdom

British expats living in the European Union will have no guarantee that their pensions will continue to be upgraded if the UK leaves in March 2019 with no Brexit deal. Guidance issued by the British Government says that a no deal Brexit should not affect entitlement to getting their UK state pension, but it cannot […]

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Chinese employers value graduates who have experience abroad

December 17, 2018 China

Studying abroad appears to give graduates an edge in the job market in China, particularly if overseas graduates have acquired soft skills, English proficiency and in-demand technical skills, says a new report. A survey of 350 employers who recruit overseas educated graduates by the British Council has found that those with overseas experience are regarded […]

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No deal will not affect rights of EU citizens in the UK, policy paper confirms

December 11, 2018 European Union

With experts predicting that the UK could leave the European Union in March 2019 without a deal, the British Government has confirmed that such a scenario will not affect EU citizens. The Home Office said that the EU Settlement Scheme will continue to be implemented, enabling EU citizens and their family members living in the […]

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Official figures show numbers moving to UK from the EU at lowest level since 2012

December 4, 2018 European Union

Fewer people from the European Union are moving to work in the UK, with official figures showing that net migration from the region is now at its lowest level since 2012. Experts believe that while the overall number of EU citizens moving to the UK continues to add to the population, this number is likely […]

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Canada increases immigration levels for next three years

November 28, 2018 Canada

While some nations are actively trying to reduce the number of immigrants, Canada has announced it wants more people to move to the country with more visas set to be made available. The number of permanent residents permitted is set to grow to 330,800 next year, then increase to 341,000 in 2020 and 350,000 in […]

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Japan has top passports for visa-free travel

November 21, 2018 Japan

Japanese citizens are holders of the world’s most powerful passports in terms of the number of countries they can enter without a visa or getting a visa on arrival, the latest global travel index shows. People with a Japanese passport can enter 190 countries without a visa or get a visa on arrival, taking the […]

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British expats face challenges buying a property ahead of move home

November 15, 2018 United Kingdom

Expats moving back to Britain face challenges if they need to find a home to buy with many surprised by the rise in prices in places like London. While many expats, who planned to only work abroad for a set time and rented out their property rather then selling up, there are others who return […]

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Canada announces opening of new visa application centres around the world

November 7, 2018 Canada

Canada is expanding its biometrics visa programme and new application centres will open in Europe, North and South America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, it has been confirmed. It means that as from the start of 2019, nationals from countries in Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas will need to give their biometrics, that is […]

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Poll finds most people who move to the UK find it exceeds expectations

November 2, 2018 United Kingdom

A survey of people who have moved to the UK in the last five years has found that life in Britain generally exceeds expectations and in some cases they are overwhelmed by their experience. More than 90% said the UK was friendlier than expected and more than half said the weather was better than they […]

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Number arriving in New Zealand on work visas up by 2.5%

October 23, 2018 New Zealand

More people are arriving in New Zealand to work, especially from the UK, but overall the country is seeing migration fall from record levels last year, official figures show. Annual net migration was 62,700 in the 12 months to September 2018, down 8,300 from the previous year, according to the figures published by Statistics New […]

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