Expat India News
Latest 10 news items tagged India
7 Jul at 6 PM 2014
The complications of cross-border relationships involving expats’ love, marriage and even divorce issues have been revealed by a study of immigration assistance patterns.
Immigration assistance company Global Visa’s analysis of around 5,000 cases over the past few years has revealed the secrets of expat relationships and love lives. Apparently, almost 33 per cent of all visa applications are now rejected by immigration officers, with refusal numbers doubled since 2012 due to stricter rules in many countries.
24 Jun at 6 PM 2014
A new report has revealed that the traditional multi-millionaire haunts of London, Paris, New York and Geneva are losing their super-rich residents to exotic countries previously favoured by adventurous expats.
The survey, undertaken for Knight Frank’s Global Wealth Report, canvassed 23,000 ultra-high net worth multi-millionaires, and came up with some surprising changes. India
, Africa, the Middle East and Indonesia are steaming up the lists as the new, trendy places to settle when there’s no lack of capital to fund your...
9 Jun at 6 PM 2014
One of the most important decisions expats need to make when choosing an overseas destination for retirement or a new job is the availability of quality medical care.
Many private hospitals overseas are now attracting customers using rating systems , considered as the equivalent of the ‘star’ system for hotels. However, relying on ratings when deciding where to settle may be the wrong way to get a high standard of medical care.
Private hospitals overseas are purchasing ratings from a high number of organisations offering...
21 Apr at 6 PM 2014
Researchers have published a graph showing the migrant pattern between countries over the last 20 years.
Many believe the 21st century to be the century of migration, with surveys suggesting that more people than ever before are keen to try for a new life outside their country of birth. However, a new and innovative graph has demonstrated that .6 of the total world population migrated to another country every five years during the past two decades.
The authors of the graph, researchers Guy Abel and Nikola Sander of Vienna’s...
8 Apr at 6 PM 2014
As the 2014 Expat Explorer gets underway, results from the 2013 poll are showing that emerging economies give the best chance of a good expat quality of life on a more than decent wage.
Last year’s survey showed that expats in Asia are the highest-paid in the world, with those in India
, Indonesia, Vietnam and China receiving remuneration packages higher than the global average. China and Indonesia had the highest number of expats earning over $250,000.
The survey also showed that Europe was the worst place in the developed world...
1 Apr at 6 PM 2014
According to the latest Australian census, the country hasn’t lost its popularity as an expat destination for disenchanted UK citizens, as 5 per cent of Oz’s total population are Britons by birth.
A total of 1.1 million Brits are now living in Australia, according to the survey ,and outnumber New Zealanders, the second largest group, by more than double. The census also pinpoints immigration trends as regards location and marital status.
Melbourne and Sydney are the most popular destinations for migrants, home to almost half the...
28 Mar at 6 PM 2014
A recently-released social study has revealed that migrants recently arrived in Australia love their new lives but are experiencing racial discrimination.
The survey, carried out by Monarsh University in Melbourne, found that, although the vast majority of expats are happy to be in Australia, racism does exist in some communities. Discrimination was most felt amongst New Zealanders, with 26 per cent of those surveyed stating they had been victims of racially-motivated comments.
In general, migrants from Asian countries were the most...
25 Mar at 6 PM 2014
International schools across the world, started for the purpose of teaching expat children a British curriculum, are now being overrun by local students.
A recent study has revealed that some 80 per cent of places in overseas international schools are being grabbed by wealthy local people for their children. Expat families living and working overseas are gradually losing out on the chance to standardise their kids’ education in preparation for their return to UK schooling.
Increasing growth in the market is noted in the Middle...
6 Feb at 3 PM 2014
A devastating announcement by the Saudi government that all expat public contracts are to be frozen has sent shock waves across the kingdom’s foreign communities.
Abdul Rahman al-Barrak, the Saudi Minister for Civil Services, has announced a freeze on all expat posts until qualified Saudi staff can be found. Last year, almost 12,000 expat public sector employees either lost their contracts or had job applications refused.
Al-Barrak confirmed that the move was aimed at the Saudization of the workforce, saying that every...
28 Jan at 6 PM 2014
A recent survey has shown welcome support for expat pensioners overseas who are struggling to manage on their frozen pensions.
The study’s results revealed that state pensioners living in the UK would vote for a political party which promised to unfreeze overseas pensions. The OnePoll survey, conducted on behalf of the International Consortium of British Pensioners (ICBP), found that, out of the 1,000 respondents, 41 per cent would put their vote to the best use for their compatriots living in the 120 countries where UK state...