Expat Immigration News
Latest 10 news items tagged Immigration
12 Mar at 6 PM 2018
The result of last week’s House of Commons parliamentary debate on EU citizenship along with news of a European parliament draft resolution could be a lifeline for UK expats in Europe.
Last week, the British House of Commons passed a motion urging the government to ensure Britons could keep their EU citizenship post-Brexit. The proposal, submitted by Welsh MP Hywel Williams, also urged the UK government to allow Britain to stay in the EU single market. Although the result of the debate isn’t legally binding on government it does...
7 Mar at 6 PM 2018
Kuwait is considering creating some 17,000 private sector jobs exclusively for Kuwaiti nationals.
Meetings begun last month are progressing with the plan to create around 17,000 new private sector jobs aimed at Kuwaiti nationals. The Kuwaiti government is in conference with major trade unions to facilitate the replacement of expatriate workers with Kuwaitis on a permanent basis by making the private sector more attractive to locals. According to a spokesperson, the plan is part of the ongoing adjustment of the emirate’s demographic...
1 Mar at 6 PM 2018
Official UK government figures show an increasing number of EU expats are leaving and far fewer are arriving.
New migration statistics are now giving credence to signs of a growing Brexodus as the balance between those arriving and those relocating to their home countries shifts. Office for National Statistics figures still show 90,000 more arrivals from EU member states than departures of EU expats, but this new migration figure was 75,000 lower than in the previous year. According to an ONS spokeswoman, Brexit is expected to be a...
7 Feb at 6 PM 2018
Newly released data shows immigrants in Canada have high aspirations for their children’s academic success.
Recently released statistical data has shown immigrants have been a strong force behind Canada’s status as one of the world’s most educated countries. It seems the vast majority of new arrivals have a degree or its equivalent in order to comply with strict immigration
requirements, but immigrant-born students are far more likely to gain university education than Canadian-born young people.
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2 Feb at 6 PM 2018
In spite of Thailand’s political instability, it’s still a popular destination for expat retirees from Europe and the USA.
According to local forums, many long-term expats who chose Thailand as their favoured overseas location believe the country’s changed out of all recognition since their arrival a decade or two ago. Everyday tasks, they say, are far more tricky and immigration
procedures get worse year by year. Even so, although a few have left for other Southeast Asian countries, a mass exodus hasn’t yet been seen.
24 Jan at 6 PM 2018
EU expats living in the UK can expect the UK’s fee for settled status application to be covered by Brussels.
Following a threat by the Home Office to charge EU nationals a £72 fee for their applications for settled status, the European Union appears to have decided it will pick up the tag. To qualify for indefinite leave to remain in the UK post-Brexit, EU citizens will need to have proof of five years’ residency as well as taking and passing a criminal record test.
EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has expressed...
19 Jan at 6 PM 2018
Figures from France’s ministry of the Interior have confirmed rumours of a huge increase in applications for citizenship from UK expats.
The French governmental department’s figures of around 3,173 British expats who’ve applied to become French citizens don’t come as a surprise, as the anecdotal evidence has been around for a good while. The numbers show an almost tenfold increase in applications over the figures for 2015, and confirm the anti-Brexit stance of British expats living and working in France. It’s expected a...
15 Jan at 6 PM 2018
A new scam targeting expat workers is doing the rounds in Dubai, with a good number of already losing money.
Posing as Dubai immigration
officers, the scammers are calling expats and telling them there’s a pending residency case against them which can only be resolved in their favour if a fine of between Dh 1,000 and Dh 4,000 is paid immediately. Dubai’s expat forums are crammed with posts describing the scam, with some who believed the call was genuine and have already paid saying they’re filing police cases against the...
11 Jan at 6 PM 2018
A recent report is showing a strong decline in the numbers of Britons being sent overseas by their employers.
The Brexit effect may well be the cause of a decline in the number of Britons being sent on secondment or assignment to worldwide destinations, according to a recent report. Just two years ago, 13 per cent of all overseas assignments were for British professionals working at UK-based companies, with the figure for 2017 falling to nine per cent. Another reason for the decline may well be the changed political climate and its...
28 Dec at 6 PM 2017
An OECD study is criticising the French government for not working harder to attract skilled expat professionals.
According to the report, France needs to improve and modernise its economic immigration
system in order to make it easier for skilled foreigners to emigrate to the country. Immigration
numbers of non-EU nationals are low in comparison with international standards, and are set at 16 per cent of the total number of foreign arrivals in the country.
At the present time, the United States tops the attractiveness league for...