Expat Immigration News

Latest 10 news items tagged Immigration

24 May at 6 PM 2017

Survey shows favourite countries for expat professionals

Uncertainly about where to relocate is beginning to haunt expats’ lives, but some countries are still attractive for professionals determined to make the move. Immigration issues are causing uncertainty in many former expat hubs including the USA and UK, but determined expat professionals can still find a home for their talents and aspirations. A recent InterNations study identifies those countries which still welcome the best and the brightest by offering them great salaries and benefits as well as comfortable, well-balanced...
19 May at 6 PM 2017

Buying your expat dream home in Canada

Canada is a popular choice for expats from across the world, with many deciding to buy a home rather than rent. For new expat arrivals in Canada, buying a home is a long-term, cost effective option to renting. The purchase programme is reasonably straightforward, and there’s a great choice of varying locations with properties costing less than might be imagined. Non-residents as well as expatriates are allowed to purchase homes, making planning for retirement easier than in many other countries. Even so, house purchase doesn’t...
27 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Panama tightens immigration rules for expats

The popular retirement destination of Panama may not be so welcoming in the future, as its government has tightened immigration rules in order to control foreign access to the country. According to local media reports, the Panamanian immigration authority is tightening a number of rules and bringing in new laws relating to foreigners who are not legal residents in the country. According to the Servicio Nacional de Migracion (SNM), foreigners on tourist visas have been abusing the privilege by leaving the country for a few days and...
26 Apr at 6 PM 2017

British Home Office tells EU expatriates not to apply for permanent residence

EU citizens desperate to retain a legal foothold in post-Brexit Britain have been told by the Home Office to forget about trying for permanent residency as it’s been ‘overwhelmed' by the number of applications received to date. The huge number of applications made by EU nationals wanting to continue working and living in the UK has caused chaos at the Home Office, resulting in a plea to would-be applicants not to bother, as they’ll be kept informed by email news alerts about any action they should take in the future. Basically,...
18 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Shanghai still tops for Western expats

For the fifth year in a row, the Chinese city of Shanghai has been voted the best place in the vast country for foreigners. Results of the annual study were released by the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs during a Shenzhen-based conference on the international exchange of professions. For the fifth year running, Shanghai was awarded the number one spot in a list of 10 Chinese cities with expat communities.According to the Global Times, an expert from the Institute for Urban and Environmental Studies rated the city highly...
6 Apr at 6 PM 2017

Danish Immigration to deport US expat retiree after 32 year residency in the country

An American expat pensioner who’s lived and worked for more than half her life in Denmark is now facing deportation by the Danish immigration authority. US citizen Mary Stuart Burgher arrived in Denmark in 1985 to work for the World Health Organisation in Copenhagen. Due to exemptions given by the Danish immigration service to international organisations such as the WHO, she was allowed to live and work in the country under a special permit. On her retirement in 2015, she applied for residency as the special permit no longer...
14 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Favourite expat hubs for nursing professionals

Nursing is a specialisation always in demand, as qualified nursing professionals can work anywhere in the world they wish provided they’ve obtained the relevant certifications in their chosen country. Mobility as a qualified, experienced nurse is normally far more straightforward than in many other professions, meaning the world is wide open for heathcare professionals seeking a change of lifestyle. Five countries stand out as best for salary levels, ease of finding a suitable position and comparative ease of obtaining permission...
8 Mar at 6 PM 2017

NHS under threat due to mass exodus of EU expat doctors

Surveys by the GMC and BMA show huge numbers of EU medical professionals planning to leave the UK Rising insecurity in the ranks of EU doctors caused by a lack of information about EU expats' post-Brexit rights has resulted in a survey showing 60 per cent of respondents are considering leaving the UK. A survey of EU doctors working in the UK revealed 60 per cent of respondents are intending to leave the UK’s national health services, with Brexit the reason given by 91 per cent of respondents. The study was undertaken by the UK’s...
3 Mar at 6 PM 2017

More confusion over the fate of EU expats working in Britain

As the triggering of Article 50 draws nearer and hard information on the plight of EU citizens in the UK becomes even more difficult to obtain, one British media outlet is saying multi-year visas will be issued post-Brexit. However tempting the prospect of multi-year visas for EU citizens working in the UK might be, the present-day fact is that the cut-off date for the EU immigrant community may be just weeks away or it may take place any time later. Exact information is crucial, as the cut-off refers to the date after which no EU...
15 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Portugal named top of world retirement hubs

Already a favourite holiday and relocation destination for the British, Portugal has been named as the top retirement hub on the planet for three years running. Well-known expat relocation website Live and Invest Overseas considers the attractions of the country to be the perfect draw for retirees, especially single women. The Algarve is favourite for its large, long-established and welcoming expat community, and the country as a whole is the safest in Europe and one of the least dangerous in the entire world. In centuries...