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  1. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I made an application for UK Tier 2 general visa as I had a valid CoS and other documents as well. I failed to provide UK NARIC report for proof of English language. So, the decision was refusal for Entry Clearance (UNDER paragraph 245HB(e)). My CoS still has "ASSIGNED" status and not...
  2. Articles: Americas
    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...
  3. Articles: Asia
    China is a growing destination for expats but it can be a challenging environment with red tape often an issue cited by those who have moved there to work. The Chinese Government has now confirmed that it will make is simpler to obtain a visa and also launched a new long term multi-entry visa...
  4. Articles: Europe
    The British Government wants to attract more talented people to move to the UK and has announced that the number of visas for individuals who show promise in technology, science, art and creative industries is being doubled. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that the move is part of a realisation...
  5. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    The number of people moving to work in New Zealand is not sustainable, it is claimed, as the country recorded yet another year of record levels of arrivals. In the 12 months to March 2027 some 129,500 overseas workers moved to New Zealand, a new annual record according to the data from...
  6. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    Getting a skilled work visa for New Zealand is set to become tougher after the Government announced a package of changes to tighten access to the nation’s long term immigration. The changes will affect permanent and temporary visa streams and according to Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse...
  7. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hello All - Am an American whose been living and working in America, London and Prague the past several years ... However back in 2002-2006 I lived and worked in AKL, NZ - and am now giving serious thought to returning down under as there's just so many wonderful things that I miss about NZ, I...
  8. Articles: Americas
    People seeking visas for the United States and Americans seeking visas for European Union countries are set to face increased confusion. First of all American President Donald Trump is set to announce yet another executive order dealing with who can and cannot get a visa for the US later this...
  9. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    More people are making a new life in New Zealand than ever before with official figures showing that more than 70,600 people settled in the year to December 2016. The data from Statistics New Zealand shows that this beat the previous annual record set a month earlier with the increase coming...
  10. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello everyone, my plan is to live in the Barcelona area for a year. I realize I'm not exactly a real expat in that I do plan to return to the U.S. I have seen other posts about getting a visa. It's funny because the San Francisco Spanish consulate web site has a retiree visa but in NYC, where...
  11. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    A four-year pilot scheme for a new visa for innovation-based ventures in New Zealand will start in early 2017, it has been confirmed. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will partner with the Edmund Hillary Fellowship to launch the visa aimed at entrepreneurs, investors and start-ups to launch their...
  12. Articles: Europe
    New research suggests that when the UK leaves the European Union, an annual limit of 30,000 work permits for workers from EU countries should be sufficient to allow businesses access to the skills they needs. If the kind of policy mentioned in the study from Migration Watch UK is adopted, it...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello, I did my English test last year but it seems to be changed for this year. Do I have to do it again?... Regards
  14. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hello, I am writing today with 2 big dilemmas. My name is Jessica and I am writing today in regards to my husband Craig and my situation. Craig is in the process of getting a green card in the US (Already received his SS number and Work Authorization card). 1st Dilemma: Craig owns a house...
  15. Guides
    A new round of visa applications to sponsor parents and grandparents has just started in Canada and is expected to be popular, immigration officials have announced. A limit of 5,000 new and complete applications has been put on the visa stream by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada...
  16. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hello, My name is Jonathan and I have a couple questions about visa requirements. Short and sweet version of the story is, I met a girl traveling. We traveled Asia and Australia for 8 months together and now would like to settle in the United States. She has just finalised a divorce from a...
  17. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Basically, I've only been working for like a week, I've had carer's allowance for a while and I have my carer's certificate. It states I need 6 months of payslips from work, or will only 1 do?.... Fast reply appreciated Thank you!
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Basically, I've just started work 3 weeks ago, and I've also just started Carer's Allowance, ( Looking after my Mother. ) I earn £110 per week (Work), plus £62.10 per week (Carer's Allowance. ) Which is 172.10 per week total.. I got proof of where I work and what my yearly salary is and I will...
  19. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello! I'm in a weird situation and thought you guys might have some thoughts before I dive into the French bureaucracy machine. I'm the American spouse of a UK citizen. We've relocated to France, intending to stay here indefinitely. We entered the country on July 2 (I entered through Sweden)...
  20. Articles: Australasia & the Pacific Islands
    People applying for visas to work or visit New Zealand can now do so online, it has been announced, a move that will make application processing faster. Student visa applications for the country have been possible online since last August and now further development of a new ICT system means...
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