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  1. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    A new visa scheme in New Zealand aimed at professional people aged 20 to 35 has proved so popular that this year's allocation was snapped up in a matter of minutes. The New Zealand Silver Fern Visa was launched at 10am New Zealand time on 27 April and 30 minutes later all 300 places on the...
  2. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Moving to New Zealand? Your guide to expatriate banking services in New Zealand New Zealand lies in the South Pacific Ocean, about 1,900 kilometres east of Australia, and the official languages are English and Maori. New Zealand’s economy fell into recession before the global financial...
  3. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    British nationals hoping to spend some or all of their retirement in New Zealand will able to apply for residency under a new retirement visa from today, April 01. The visas though come at a price and require considerable incomes and investment qualifications for those wishing to apply and are...
  4. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    A new visa aimed at luring highly skilled young people to move to New Zealand and look for well paid jobs will be available from next month. The new Silver Fern Visa is being introduced to give young people the opportunity to search for work in the country and even undertake temporary work then...
  5. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Annual immigration growth in New Zealand has increased to its highest level in more than five years, new figures show. The number of permanent migrant arrivals exceeded departures by 22,588 in the 12 months ending in January, according to data from Statistics New Zealand. It is up from 21,253...
  6. Articles: Europe
    As more people move and retire abroad there is an increasing demand from expats wanting to transfer their UK pensions overseas, it is claimed. According to the de Vere Group, one of the leading players in the Qualifying Registered Offshore Retirement Schemes sector, moving pensions abroad gives...
  7. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I have applied for my 461 Visa on the 10th of Feb.I received an email acknowledgement of valid application.It also says they started the process of the application.Further it says my application has been allocated to a case officer and is undergoing further assessment. When i applied at...
  8. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    New Zealand's annual immigration growth accelerated to the highest level in more than five years in December, adding to signs consumer spending and demand for property may speed the economy's recovery from a recession. The number of permanent migrant arrivals exceeded departures by 21,253 in...
  9. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    New Zealand saw the biggest jump in immigrants in 2009 for six years due to a strategy aimed at boosting its skilled workforce, according to the latest published figures. During last year some 20,000 permanent and long term migrants arrived in the country, the figures from Statistics New...
  10. Articles: Europe
    For the fifth year running France has been voted the best country in the world to live in for its outstanding quality of life and the best health care. It may have tiresome bureaucracy and high taxes, but its cultural life, cuisine, café society and laid back attitude makes it the best place for...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    hello everyone - after endless research on internet, i was lucky to find this useful site! so Horray!! ok, me and my partner, we are currently got civil union in NZ. we are both NZ citizen and my partner is British/NZer. oh and we are same-sex couple. we are hoping to relocate to London by...
  12. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Gidday, any Kiwis out there who are about to return home from UAE for financial reasons, or have recently done so? Please get in touch with me for an article I am preparing for the Herald on Sunday in New Zealand. You can email me at jonathan.milne (AT) heraldonsunday.co.nz, or phone me on...
  13. Guides
    The Expat Forum has sourced out some of the best deals for making cheap calls to New Zealand from any landline in the UK. The way in which you take advantage of these discounted international call deals to New Zealand is quite straightforward and can be done in 2 easy steps. The following deal...
  14. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Wow, there are so many Brits here it is like Spain here. Most amazingly of all, some of these expats don't like it. We moved here in November and we love it. I'm writing a blog about our experiences. (Snip Duplicate of other post)
  15. Introductions
    I've visited about 40 countries in the last 20 years. Since having my kids, now aged 10, 7 and 4, I've slowed down a bit but never given traveling up. After emmigrating from the UK and spending ten years living and breeding on a beautiful island in New Zealand, we packed it all in and, much to...
  16. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Auckland, or Ākarana, is the largest metropolitan area in New Zealand.  It is located in the northern part of the North Island with the Hauraki Gulf bordering it to the east, the Hunua Ranges to the southeast, the Manukau Harbor to the southwest, and the Waitakere Ranges to the west.  The city...
  17. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Wellington is the capital of New Zealand located near the geographical center of the country.  It is part of the conurbation of cities of Greater Wellington situated at the southwestern tip of the Northern Island on Cook Strait.  Wellington is the administrative and political center of the...
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