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New package launched to assist prospective US citizens

July 10, 2015 America

Officials in the United States have launched new free tools to help prospective citizens prepare for taking the important step of changing their nationality. It is part of a campaign intended to raise awareness about the rights, responsibilities and importance of US citizenship and provide information on the naturalisation process. The information is available at […]

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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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Conference Hears Demand for International Education will Rise

April 28, 2015 America

Opportunities for young people to study at universities around the world are set to rise with an increasing demand for the globalisation of education, it is claimed. An internationalisation the world’s universities is needed to properly equip today’s students for today’s globalised world, according to New Zealand Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce. […]

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World Bank Report Reveals the Globe’s Top Locations for Expats

April 23, 2015 America

The United States, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Russia and the United Arab Emirates are the most popular locations for expat workers, according to a new report by the World Bank. It’s Migration and Development Brief shows that the top five remittance recipient countries, in terms of value of remittances, are India, China, Philippines, Mexico and Nigeria. […]

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Working Abroad Increases Creativity and Innovation

April 20, 2015 America

Professional work experiences abroad can be a critical aid to creativity and innovation, according to a new study from management researchers in the United States. Researchers at INSEAD and the Columbia Business School analysed 11 years of fashion collections from 270 of the world’s top fashion houses to determine the effect of creative directors’ foreign […]

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Average Expat in US Has a High Salary But Has Difficulty Coping with Paperwork

April 15, 2015 America

The average expat in the United States has an income 60 % higher than the average American, according to a new study, but they find paperwork hard at the start. It is estimated that every year around three million foreigners from around the world enter the United States on H-1B, L1, L2, J1, and A2 […]

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Accidental US Citizens Urged to Get Advice Over Tax Situation

March 25, 2015 America

A tax service firm that specialises in advising American expats has issued a warning about so called accidental Americans who do not realise they are liable for tax in the US. According to Greenback Expat Tax Services there are many US citizens who has always lived and worked in another country who do not know […]

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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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Next Round of Sought After H-1B Visa Programme in the US set for April

March 17, 2015 America

From April the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting visa petitions for the H-1B programme which is for foreign workers in highly skilled jobs. This visa stream is particularly used for specialists in in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming and there is a cap on H-1B visas for 2016 […]

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US expands list of countries eligible for certain visa programmes

January 14, 2015 America

The Czech Republic, Denmark, Madagascar, Portugal, and Sweden have been added to the United States list of countries whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B Visa programmes for 2015. This means that a total of 68 countries are now eligible for the visa programmes that allow US employers to bring foreign […]

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US expats urged to prepare for the most complicated tax return season ever

December 29, 2014 Expat Banking and Finance

The 2015 tax filing season for US citizens may be one of the most complex ever and expats are being urged to plan ahead. The American Citizens Abroad group has launched a Tax Return Preparer Directory specifically aimed at helping Americans living overseas navigate the complicated system and ensure tax compliance. For them, filing a […]

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More international students study in the US than any other country

December 24, 2014 America

The number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by 8% to a record high of 886,052 in the 2013/2014 academic year, a new report shows. It confirms that the US is one of the most popular countries in the world for international study and has seen a growth in […]

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Job seekers in the US urged to use new online service to verify their status

November 18, 2014 America

Workers and job seekers in the United States can now use an online verification process to confirm their employment eligibility. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made the myE-Verify process available to anyone in the states of Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Mississippi, Virginia and Washington, DC, with further states to be added over […]

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