Expat Immigration News

Latest 10 news items tagged Immigration

14 Mar at 6 PM 2017

Favourite expat hubs for nursing professionals

Nursing is a specialisation always in demand, as qualified nursing professionals can work anywhere in the world they wish provided they’ve obtained the relevant certifications in their chosen country. Mobility as a qualified, experienced nurse is normally far more straightforward than in many other professions, meaning the world is wide open for heathcare professionals seeking a change of lifestyle. Five countries stand out as best for salary levels, ease of finding a suitable position and comparative ease of obtaining permission...
8 Mar at 6 PM 2017

NHS under threat due to mass exodus of EU expat doctors

Surveys by the GMC and BMA show huge numbers of EU medical professionals planning to leave the UK Rising insecurity in the ranks of EU doctors caused by a lack of information about EU expats' post-Brexit rights has resulted in a survey showing 60 per cent of respondents are considering leaving the UK. A survey of EU doctors working in the UK revealed 60 per cent of respondents are intending to leave the UK’s national health services, with Brexit the reason given by 91 per cent of respondents. The study was undertaken by the UK’s...
3 Mar at 6 PM 2017

More confusion over the fate of EU expats working in Britain

As the triggering of Article 50 draws nearer and hard information on the plight of EU citizens in the UK becomes even more difficult to obtain, one British media outlet is saying multi-year visas will be issued post-Brexit. However tempting the prospect of multi-year visas for EU citizens working in the UK might be, the present-day fact is that the cut-off date for the EU immigrant community may be just weeks away or it may take place any time later. Exact information is crucial, as the cut-off refers to the date after which no EU...
15 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Portugal named top of world retirement hubs

Already a favourite holiday and relocation destination for the British, Portugal has been named as the top retirement hub on the planet for three years running. Well-known expat relocation website Live and Invest Overseas considers the attractions of the country to be the perfect draw for retirees, especially single women. The Algarve is favourite for its large, long-established and welcoming expat community, and the country as a whole is the safest in Europe and one of the least dangerous in the entire world. In centuries...
7 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Scottish government fights for rights of EU expat workers

A study on the economic benefits of migration undertaken by a Scottish parliamentary cross-party committee has determined young migrants are essential for expanding both Scotland’s work force and its population. The committee’s report has backed Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s stance on immigration, which contrasts with the UK government’s anti-immigration position as part of Brexit. In the referendum, Scots voted overwhelmingly to remain in the European Union, citing the fact that EU membership has been an important...
3 Feb at 6 PM 2017

Kuwait issues visa ban on five Muslim countries

As part of a plan to tighten immigration restrictions, Kuwait has announced a ban on visas for five Muslim majority states. A week after The Donald announced a travel ban on a number of Muslim majority countries, Kuwait has announced a similar crack-down on the issuing of visas to nationals of Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Described as a blanket ban, it advises citizens of the named countries not to apply for tourist, trade or work visas as they will be refused. According to local media, Kuwaiti sources said the ban...
30 Jan at 6 PM 2017

New Zealand is favourite for footloose US citizens

New Zealand’s spectacular natural beauty is tempting would-be expatriates to leave the USA and change their lives. Spurred on by Silicone Valley billionaire Peter Thiel’s decision to become a Kiwi citizen after purchasing a magnificent lakeside estate, Americans who dislike the way their country seems to be heading are upping sticks and journeying to the other side of the world. The World Bank rating of New Zealand above Singapore as regards ease of doing business is another reason for the increase in enquiries, and Transparency...
30 Jan at 6 PM 2017

US expats in Mexico at risk from Trump policies

American expats living in Mexico could be caught in retaliatory action by the Mexican government should Trump tax imports and remittances to pay for his wall. Three members of Mexico’s parliamentary Congress are putting forward a scheme which would result in US expat properties being confiscated or made subject to liens should Trump's tax be implemented. In an announcement on Saturday, one congressman told reporters retaliatory legislation could also be brought in if Mexicans living in the USA are harmed by new immigration policies....
27 Jan at 6 PM 2017

Myanmar draft laws covering foreigners cause concern for expats

Two new draft laws affecting foreigners living and working in Myanmar are causing fear and trepidation in the country’s growing expat community. The laws are expected to be presented as priorities by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population and the Factory and General Labour Law Department once Myanmar’s upcoming parliamentary session opens next Monday. Both the Law Concerning Foreigners and the Foreign Worker Law are being slammed by analysts and lawyers for, at best, muddying still further the country’s bureaucratic...
24 Jan at 6 PM 2017

Expat startup in China wins prize in Startup Leadership Programme contest

A new online initiative by expats in China hopes to provide classified advertisement services to the entire foreign community. Foreign startups in China are not new, neither is the increasing number of expatriates heading for the country’s untapped opportunities. Focusing on the present expat population of around 600,000 is a smart move for non-Chinese entrepreneurs, as evidenced by China Classified’s second prize in the recent Startup Leadership Programme demo last Saturday. The expat-founded, Shanghai based startup’s...