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Second stage of UK Brexit immigration status plan rolled out

October 17, 2018 European Union

The second testing phase of the online system for European Union citizens and their families to obtain the British immigration status they need for staying on after Brexit, will begin to be rolled out from November. It follows the first pilot involving 12 NHS trusts and three universities in the North West of England which […]

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More people becoming Canadian citizens and faster

October 9, 2018 Canada

One year on from the citizenship process being made faster, officials in Canada want this year’s citizenship week to encourage others who move to the country to make it permanent. Since October last year people wanting to become Canadian citizens have seen greater flexibility in terms of meeting the necessary requirements. In particular, the changes […]

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No deal Brexit could hit expat finances, banking and pensions

October 2, 2018 European Union

British expats living in the European Union are being urged to review their personal finances, pensions and investments in case the UK leaves without a Brexit Deal. In recent days the idea that there will be no deal in place when Britain is due to leave the EU in just six months’ time has been […]

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Annual migration falls in New Zealand due to more people leaving

September 24, 2018 New Zealand

More people are leaving New Zealand, with the latest official figures showing that annual net migration was down 8,800 to 63,300 in the 12 months to August 2018, the lowest for the month since 2015. Net migration is continuing to ease from the record high of 72,400 in the year ended July 2017 and August’s […]

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Number of EU citizens moving to the UK at lowest level since 2012

September 17, 2018 European Union

The number of people moving to live and work in the UK has fallen to the lowest level since 2012, official statistics show. But there were still 90,000 more EU citizens arriving than leaving in the 12 months to March 2018, the data from the Office for National Statistics also shows. Overall, the number of […]

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More opportunities to be created in Canada for parents and grandparent visas

September 13, 2018 Canada

Canada has pledged to increase the number of visas available for parents and grandparents wishing to move to the country to live with their families. A cap of 5,000 was set but now that is to be increased fourfold to 20,000 applications for the sponsorship of parents and grandparents visa programme in 2019. The decision […]

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How to prepare your finances for expat life

September 10, 2018 Cost Of Living Guides

Before you move abroad, it can be valuable to spend some time thinking about your finances. By doing your research and making some preparations before you leave, you could find that you can reduce stress and potentially save some money, helping you to make the most of your new life in your new country straight […]

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Golden visa programme in Portugal set to become faster and simpler

September 7, 2018 Portugal

The golden visa programme in Portugal, which has attracted a large number of Non-Europeans to move to the country, looks set to become even more attractive with a shorter and more simplified application process. There are several ways to access the golden visa programme, but it is the real estate scheme that has proved most […]

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Global research reveals the cost of a university education in different countries

August 28, 2018 Education

The United States, Australia, the UK and Canada have some of the biggest gaps in terms of the cost of a university education and the amount of money the parents of students can provide, new international research has found. Based on international averages, a parent supporting a child’s university education contributes around US$16,000 over the […]

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Immigration continues to boost the size of New Zealand’s population

August 22, 2018 New Zealand

People moving to New Zealand to work and live continue to be the main driver behind the nation’s rising population, edging towards five million, the latest official figures show. As of the end of June 2018 the country’s population was 4,885,300, which is the equivalent of adding the population of the Waikato region since 2013, […]

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Younger British people tend to use their phone to translate while abroad, new poll shows

August 13, 2018 United Kingdom

Young British people heading abroad are ditching the traditional phrasebook and are more likely to pick up their phones to translate the local language, a new survey has found. Over 60% of 16 to 34 year-olds say they’ve used their smartphones and apps like Google Translate to help understand the local language, with just 39% […]

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Biometrics now needed for many visa applications for Canada

August 8, 2018 Canada

Citizens from countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East are now required to provide fingerprints and a photo if they are applying for a Canadian visitor visa, a work or study permit, or permanent residence. Since the beginning of August the application system asks for biometric details as such screening is regarded as an […]

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Clarification announced for EU students applying to study in UK from 2019

July 31, 2018 European Union

Students from the European Union starting university and college courses in England next year will still be eligible for Government backed loans to cover tuition fees until they graduate, it has been confirmed. With a lot of certainty still existing over the impact of Brexit on students, the Department of Education has confirmed that the […]

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