Expat Immigration News
Latest 10 news items tagged Immigration
25 Nov at 6 PM 2013
The Thai widow of a deceased Danish man who was deported with her daughter after his death will now be able to return due to a changed law created jointly by the country’s political parties.
Suthida and Im Nielsen were deported back to Thailand by the Danish Immigration
Services on the pretext that they had more ties there than in Denmark. The child and her mother had arrived with Danish husband and stepfather Johnny Nielsen and had settled in for four years.
When the news of the imminent deportation broke following Mr Neilsen’s...
20 Nov at 6 PM 2013
It seems as though it’s open season for expats with property in the UK, whether it’s a second home or an investment in buy-to-let property.
Earlier this summer, the government announced consultations on a scheme involving letting agents and landlords being forced to check tenants’ immigration
status should the proposed tenancy last for over three months. The scheme brought immediate protests from letting agents and landlords both in the UK overseas, all of whom resented doing the UK Border Agency’s job as well as their...
14 Nov at 6 PM 2013
The crackdown on undocumented expats in Saudi is spooking the regularised expat community into panic at the thought of another Saudization drive, but does the country need more expat-friendly policies?
To many analysts and long-term expat residents, the Saudization scheme seems to be totally unrealistic given the vast size of the kingdom and its massive natural resources, tapped and untapped. Oddly, there seems to be a push to emulate the UAE countries, Oman and Bahrain with their fewer resources and much smaller size.
12 Nov at 6 PM 2013
Expat forums across the third world are crammed with posts detailing mistakes made by immigration
officials, but this stunner by the already controversial UK Border Agency surely tops the 2013 list of embarrassing incidents.
Acting on a tip from Camden council, not the smartest knife in the drawer according to many local business owners, UK Border Agency immigration
police crashed the legitimate wedding of two Harrods employees. Believing the marriage to be bogus, the two border police stormed in and halted the proceedings,...
8 Nov at 6 PM 2013
In a victory for common sense and fair treatment, the Ottawa federal government has waived immigration’s demand for full repayment of the Benhmuda family’s deportation charges and is issuing visas for their return.
Adel Benhmuda and his family were rejected as refugees after fleeing persecution in Libya in 2000 and arriving in Mississuaga where they began their new life. In 2008, their claim for refugee status was rejected by immigration
and they were deported back to Libya, where Adel was arrested and tortured by the police for...
6 Nov at 6 PM 2013
With the House in chaos over the unresolved budget crisis issue and the row over the Affordable Healthcare Act lingering on, women are now taking up the cause in support of the Immigration
Advocates of the bill are lobbying for comprehensive reform policies inclusive of women’s issues, and are stressing the need to regain lost momentum. Over four million women make up almost half of undocumented persons in the USA, leading co-chair of the We Belong Together campaign Pramilla Jayapal to state that those who are against...
4 Nov at 6 PM 2013
In order to breath new life into its ailing overseas student education sector, Australia is to announce measures simplifying the student visa process.
minister Scott Morrison along with education minister Christopher Pyne recently announced that the newly-elected coalition government is working to reverse the damage to the overseas student education sector caused by the previous Labour government. The higher education sector is worth billions of dollars, but has declined due to stringent student visa requirements and...
18 Oct at 6 PM 2013
Whilst many other world countries are bemoaning the brain-drain effect of migration, New Zealand is celebrating the fact that, for every resident who leaves permanently or dies, more migrants are arriving, thus keeping its population stable.
The changing face of a nation as a result of immigration
may not be regarded as a positive development by many states nowadays, but census number-crunching in New Zealand has revealed that, for every citizen who dies or relocates permanently, a migrant arrives to contribute to his or her new land....
15 Oct at 6 PM 2013
Visa for irrigation professionals are now being fast-tracked by New Zealand’s Immigration
Department, following a severe storm last month which wrecked irrigators in South Island’s rural areas.
The deadly nor’wester hit hard across South Island’s farming region, causing millions of NZ$’s-worth of damage including rendering around 800 irrigation systems inoperable. Dairy farmers fear that, if the typical dry spring and summer follows, milk production will be severely reduced and less revenue will be brought into the isolated...
15 Oct at 6 PM 2013
A British Columbia expat who has lived in the province for 48 years has gone public over his difficulties in obtaining Canadian citizenship and a passport.
Former bank manager Gerd Nitzek, now retired, was born in Germany and now wants to travel as part of his retirement plans, but is still not able to get his wish to become a Canadian citizen due to bureaucratic red tape. His application as a permanent resident is caught up in a massive backlog of applications for citizenship.
Nitzek worked at the Vancouver branch of the Bank of...