Expat Immigration News
Latest 10 news items tagged Immigration
17 Jun at 6 PM 2013
The arrest and punishment of an innocent French family by immigration
officers at Thailand’s Phuket Airport is being explained away as a mistake by Phuket’s governor.
French holidaymakers Damien Della Libera, his partner Eloide Triche and their daughter Oxanna were arrested when they were honest enough to realise they and several other passengers had taken a wrong turn out of the airport and left without receiving their tourist visas. The arrest happened when they realised their mistake and returned to the airport to get their...
17 Jun at 6 PM 2013
The annual migration survey by the UK Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shows that migration has picked up after three years in decline, but notes immigrant unemployment figures are already at 50 per cent.
The OECD’s 2013 International Migration Outlook covers 34 countries and their social and economic conditions. The survey revealed that migration to OECD nations increased by 2 per cent to around four million in 2011, with indicators suggesting a similar rise in 2012.
The report also showed that high...
12 Jun at 6 PM 2013
authority’s worsening backlog of applications waiting to be heard will cause financial hardship for a Hamilton family for years to come.
Canadian citizen Carey McGregor met and married his wife Sylvia in 2007, before moving to Taiwan to take work. The couple lived in the Far East for several years, enjoying a satisfactory lifestyle including an attractive apartment and a car, and Sylvia gave birth to their first child.
However, the McGregors decided to return to Canada in order that their children might...
10 Jun at 6 PM 2013
As currency variations threatening expat lives across the continents and crackdowns on immigration
and work permits causing relocations, a new survey has identified the world’s 10 most expensive cities.
The ECA International Survey found that Tokyo, considered the world’s most expensive city for three years, has been toppled from its unenviable number one position by Oslo, the capital of Norway. Reasons given were the high cost of labour and production in the Norwegian city, which drove prices to new heights in 2013.
A beer in...
6 Jun at 10 AM 2013
Canada’s citizenship, immigration
and multiculturalism minister Jason Kenney hit the ground running in his much-publicised recent visit to Silicon Valley.
The new, innovative Start-Up Visa introduced recently with much fanfare is the first such in the world, and was presented by Kenney to the IT hub’s entrepreneur community. The minister stated that Canada is open for business and welcomes all skilled IT professionals having a tough time getting residence in the USA.
During his visit, Kenney met up with a swathe of influential...
4 Jun at 6 PM 2013
As the UK immigration
debate rages on across the country, a group of Conservative members of parliament have come up with what they beleive is the answer.
Visas to live and work in the UK, says the backbencher Free Enterprise Group, should be sold off to wealthy foreigners to the highest bidder at specialist visa auctions. This, they consider, would ensure that only those able to contribute significantly to the UK economy would be able to gain entry.
Their plan for a market-based immigration
system goes much further than the...
3 Jun at 6 PM 2013
Following the limitations on new migrant numbers introduced by the Swiss Government last month, the country’s booming house price index is expected to slow.
According to Zuercher Kantonalbank, as immigration
slows due to the reduction in permitted numbers, the pressure on the booming property market is expected to ease. High levels of immigration
and the availability of cheap credit have fuelled the sharpest surge in house prices in the last 20 years.
Strong economic growth coupled with a relaxation in immigration
30 May at 6 PM 2013
officials have rejected an Adelaide man’s pregnant Russian partner’s visa application, saying pregnancy is not a reason for a visa waiver.
Robert Pitt, 38, met Natasha Zaydenberg, 36, after she arrived in Adelaide to study English in order to improve her skills as the manageress of a restaurant chain in Moscow. Her visa stipulated ‘limited study’ and ‘no further stay’ as a condition of her entry.
Ms Zayderberg is a widow and Mr Pitt is divorced, with two young daughters. The pair fell in love and...
29 May at 6 PM 2013
The Australian visa gate has opened a little wider for expat graduates who’ve gained their degrees at Australian universities.
rules allowed graduating student sa further stay in Australia of up to eighteen months in order to give them time to consider a more permanent solution such as finding a sponsored job. The tweaked Graduate Skilled Visa scheme now allows four years for graduates to build up their work experience.
The new rules are part of a concerted push to attract the world’s brightest and best in...
27 May at 6 PM 2013
Special effects company Weta Digital, based in Wellington, New Zealand, has requested 526 work visas for overseas visual effects workers engaged in the Hobbit movie’s production.
Although Weta has only requested that New Zealand Immigration
give approval of the visas on principle, the Council of Trade Union’s head, Helen Kelly, is accusing the company of having no commitment to local industries. According to Kelly, the production company is refusing to hire local talent.
department has announced that it will...