Expat Immigration News
Latest 10 news items tagged Immigration
11 Apr at 9 AM 2015
Yesterday, Thai Immigration
said that an Australian man and British man on the popular holiday island of Phuket worked together in order to skim cash from ATMs.
At the immigration
media conference, it was reported that Jamie Steven McKee, aged 31 and from the UK planned with his Australian friend, Darrin John Williams, 48, to defraud bank customers in Phuket.
There have been multiple skimming attacks on ATMs by expats in Phuket and Thai banks are now improving the security of the machines.
On Wednesday, the pair were arrested...
27 Mar at 11 AM 2015
On Thursday, the Immigration
Department in the Maldives said that expats who came to the country for specific jobs, which were then being illegally transferred for other work, would be penalized. This would also include terminating the permits of employers to bring in expats in the future.
A statement released by the Immigration
Department said that issues arose when expats were moved illegally to work in other posts and they had been receiving numerous complaints regarding the problem. Such problems included employers not taking...
23 Mar at 4 PM 2015
Last week, 37 Cuban migrants were moved to the Immigration
Detention Centre after arriving in Cayman Brac.
The migrants’ arrival with no food supplies and a damaged engine sparked an online debate in which the Brac MLA Hon. and House speaker, Juliana O’Connor Connolly, joined the conversation.
Franz Manderson, the Deputy Governor, also commented on Facebook about the issue. He said illegal immigration
could be encouraged by offering help to those trying to enter the country in unsafe boats and would be contradictory to the...
23 Mar at 4 PM 2015
With the support of the Government, a successful immigration
fair was hosted in Luxembourg by the Comité de liason des association d’étrangers (CLAE).
Integration was the main theme at this year’s event and the Minister for Family and Integration, Corrinne Cahen, supported the aims of the fair. She said that better integration should be the responsibility of all who reside in Luxembourg, where foreigners make up 45 per cent of the population. She also highlighted the importance of the work done by CLAE and organizations with...
8 Mar at 3 PM 2015
Thirty-five per cent of migrant wives from Southeast Asia and China living in South Korea have admitted that they eventually plan to return to their home countries.
The Korean Women’s Development Institute surveyed a total of 534 migrant wives from China, Vietnam and the Philippines last year and found that 34.5 per cent said they had thought about returning home. Some 45 per cent of wives from the Philippines said that they had considered moving home – the highest proportion among the women.
Around 33 per cent who have thought...
29 Jan at 9 AM 2015
Myanmar is due to release a census of the number of citizens living abroad in March, announced the Ministry of Immigration
and Population’s Myint Kyaing.
Kyaing, the director-general of the ministry’s Population Department, revealed that they had completed the census in Myanmar and were now carrying out a study on the number of citizens living outside the country. He added that after that was finished, they would do a census on the areas they had not covered including Kayin, Rakhine and Kachin states.
20 Jan at 3 PM 2015
Bangkok’s main international airport has banned a taxi driver from picking up passengers and revoked his registration with the facility after he admitted flat-charging a Japanese expatriate.
The cabbie, Chaiyan Charoensopha, was told he would no longer be allowed to operate at Suvarnabhumi Airport after he refused to turn on his meter and instead offered Japanese educational volunteer Koki Aki a fare of 700 baht to be taken to the Thai capital’s Saphan Khwai area on Saturday evening.
However, Mr Aki, who has been in Thailand for...
15 Dec at 9 AM 2014
Three thousand expat professors in Saudi Arabian universities are trying to find work in Western countries, revealed an official at an international immigration
The figures come after Saudi’s Ministry of Higher Education recently told universities across the country that they should not renew expatriate workers’ contracts if they were older than 60.
Lebanese lawyer Nader Eyad confirmed that 3,000 expat professors had already filed applications for working visas in Western countries. He added that the professors in...
15 Oct at 11 AM 2014
Senior citizens in first world countries such as the UK and USA are being offered a variety of retirement incentives such as tax breaks and easy visa options by an increasing number of states worldwide.
The value of would-be expat pensioners to second and third world economies seems at last to be obvious to a good number of far-flung yet attractive destinations’ governments. American expats started the trend with an exodus across the country’s southern border to Mexico, with Ecuador now a favourite for its cheaper expat mortgages,...
22 Sep at 6 PM 2014
For decades, Thailand has been a favourite expat destination for Westerners due to its relaxed immigration
rules, great weather and exotic culture, but the dream may be about to end.
laws were interpreted loosely, allowing long-term stays on short-term tourist visas for those not married to Thais or ineligible for retirement visas. Since the military took over the running of the country last May, long-forgotten rules have been brought out, dusted down and applied with rigorous intent by immigration