Expat Immigration News
Latest 10 news items tagged Immigration
26 Oct at 6 PM 2016
British expats in Asia may believe they’re safe from the devastating future effects of Brexit, but its tentacles are due to reach across the world as regards finance.
The Asian powerhouse cities are thousands of miles from the British Isles, but UK expats’ finances will still be hit hard by Brexit. At present, the political stance in the UK is that a ‘hard Brexit’ will be the result of the referendum, due to the government’s insistence on total control of immigration
This will lead to no free trade and no single market...
10 Oct at 6 PM 2016
The British Home Office has calculated five out of every six EU citizens now living in the UK would not be able to be deported.
It seems over 80 per cent of EU nationals in the UK will be entitled to rights of residency by the time the Brexit negotiations are finished and the UK officially quits the EU. The report by the Home Office includes the fact that the remaining 600,000 would likely be offered an amnesty, making nonsense of Theresa May’s stance that the status of EU expats in the UK would depend on how the 1.2 million UK...
5 Oct at 6 PM 2016
Cambodia is now in the process of creating its first dedicated retirement visa for expat pensioners, but its lack of first-world heathcare may result in a diminished takeup of the new initiative.
Cambodia is attracting increasing amounts of interest from expat retirees, many of whom are considering transferring from neighbouring Thailand. The country’s government is eager to provide an easy ride for older expats and has announced a new retirement visa aimed at retirees with pensions or adequate amounts in savings.
With its eye...
3 Oct at 6 PM 2016
Expats living in Thailand are becoming concerned about escalating attempts by the country’s authorities to garner personal information outside the existing immigration
The latest in several new requirements by Thai authorities involves yet another form giving information about expats’ private lives, this time distributed by Thai plain-clothes police in Chiang Mai. Police are visiting expat homes without notice, and handing out the forms with a 24 hour deadline for filling them in.
Requirements by Thailand’s...
20 Sep at 6 PM 2016
The Expat 2016 fair is due to take place in Bangkok on October 1 and 2, aimed at attracting more expats as well as wealthy tourists.
The Tourist Authority of Thailand, (TAT), better known for its imaginative predictions of massive increases in tourist numbers, is holding a two-day event in Bangkok aimed at attracting more long-stay expats as well as more wealthy tourists. The event, known as Expat 2016, is the first such to be held within the country and will also target foreign workers considering jobs in the Kingdom.
16 Sep at 6 PM 2016
For UK would-be expats with post-Brexit worries about settling in EU states, Canada is the perfect answer, especially if snow as well as sun is a requirement.
The vast expanses of Canada are no strangers to Britons, as the first UK citizens arrived in the 15th century and have been arriving ever since. Nowadays, ultra-modern cities nestle amongst some of the world’s most dramatic scenery, making the country the perfect place for those looking for an outdoor lifestyle year-round.
Canada is a country of contrasts, with Vancouver...
15 Sep at 6 PM 2016
One British couple were so incensed by the Leave victory in the Brexit referendum they immediately sold up, left the UK and are now permanently settled in Malta.
Like many millions in the UK, Nigel Lippard and his Hong Kong-born wife Linda didn’t believe the Leave campaign had even half a chance of winning the June 23 Brexit referendum. However, as the date approached and polls saw the gap between Remain and Leave narrowing, they became increasingly concerned.
Having woken up to their worst nightmare on June 24, the couple...
5 Sep at 6 PM 2016
As part of Kuwait’s new expat-related restrictions, the emirate’s parliament health committee is considering bringing in a compulsory private health insurance requirement for visitors.
The latest in a series of xenophobic new rules, the health insurance requirement is to be fast-tracked through government procedures. Reasons given include a statement from officials that the high numbers of health tourists arriving for check-ups are causing Kuwaiti nationals to wait longer before being examined and treated.
Another clampdown at...
26 Aug at 6 PM 2016
British expats living in Cyprus are being urged to register with the island’s Immigration
Department in order to ensure the best chance of being able to stay after Britain leaves the EU.
The advice is being offered to all British nationals living, working or owning businesses in Cyprus, pending an online information campaign being run locally to keep expats up to date with developments. The online notification site was started to keep worried expats in the loop as regards Brexit negotiations concerning expats’ status on the...
23 Aug at 6 PM 2016
Since Brexit, the New Zealand media ihas been awash with warnings of a ‘British invasion’, following a huge spike in the number of British applicants.
In an average month, New Zealand’s immigration
department gets around 3,000 registrations for information on investing, working in and relocating to its spectacularly beautiful islands. On the day the Brexit result was announced, almost 1000 would-be migrants applied and are now being sent detailed information and updates on immigration
By the 50th day after...