Expat India News
Latest 10 news items tagged India
4 Nov at 6 PM 2013
In order to breath new life into its ailing overseas student education sector, Australia is to announce measures simplifying the student visa process.
Immigration minister Scott Morrison along with education minister Christopher Pyne recently announced that the newly-elected coalition government is working to reverse the damage to the overseas student education sector caused by the previous Labour government. The higher education sector is worth billions of dollars, but has declined due to stringent student visa requirements and...
31 Oct at 6 PM 2013
Five Asian destinations swept the board to take top ratings for quality of expat life in the 2013 Expat Explorer survey.
The results of the 2013 version of HSBC International’s well-known Expat Explorer survey celebrated no less than five Asian destinations as tops for expat quality of life, integration and ease of setting up. Thailand ranked as number one, with China, Singapore, India
and Taiwan taking third, sixth, seventh and eighth positions in that order.
According to respondents resident in the Asian countries, it’s...
16 Oct at 6 PM 2013
Most children of expats working abroad are sent to local international schools, but boarding schools in overseas location may have their advantages.
Wherever in the world you’re living, expat life gives you a unique chance of becoming a true global citizen, but deciding on the best education system for your children can be a strain. Many expat workers on shorter-term contracts in exotic locations prefer to send their youngsters to boarding schools in their home countries, especially if the location is less than safe or very remote...
7 Oct at 6 PM 2013
Since Spain introduced its offer of a residency visa for non-EU citizens dependent on a property purchase of over €500,000, real estate professionals have seen a change in expat buying habits.
Buyers from the UK still make up a good proportion of property purchases in France, accounting for 20 per cent of real estate deals. Brittany, Normandy, Midi-Pyrenees and Aquitaine are favourites, with Italian buyers concentrating on Paris and Provence.
Real estate prices are still falling in France, giving a good choice of properties and...
3 Oct at 6 PM 2013
A new study has revealed that the gap between the higher salaries traditionally paid to Western expats and the pay scale of similarly qualified Asian expats is shrinking fast.
The survey, by Cost of Living Middle East, notes that long-standing rumours that expat professionals in the emirate are paid by skin colour rather than professional expertise has some basis in fact. The good news for Asian expats is that the pay gap is narrowing.
Head analyst at the company Rebecca Wilson also notes that more Asians are being seen in the...
18 Sep at 6 PM 2013
As the escalating trend in EU states of offering residency to expat purchasers of upscale properties takes hold, Saudi’s high-earning expats are taking notice. At present, around five per cent of the expat high-earning elete are buying expensive European apartments in order to obtain residency permits.
Talal Samarquandi of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce’s Real Estate Committee confirmed that the reason behind the purchases was to gain residency in a European country. The continuing weakness of the euro, he added, has also...
10 Sep at 6 PM 2013
doctor who was sentenced to 32 months in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a female patient has been seized by immigration officers and now awaits deportation..
Suhail Durani’s permanent residency was revoked after he was released from prison, and he has been fighting deportation ever since. He was convicted of the sexual assault of a 19-year old patient and the Perth hospital where he was employed, and had served his sentence in the city’s Casuarina prison.
After his release from prison last...
19 Jul at 6 PM 2013
Recently released figures from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office indicate that the number of Brits abroad asking for help from British consulates is on the decrease.
The FCO’s yearly British Behaviour Abroad report revealed that consular staff was called to assist over 19,000 UK citizens in far-flung destinations over the 2012/2013 period. The figures show an overall decrease of three per cent, but some countries saw increases in more serious cases.
The good news is that the number of Brits arrested for drug crime dropped to a...
17 Jul at 6 PM 2013
The delays in processing Canadian visa applications at present being experienced by would-be migrants in many world countries are likely to increase due to strike action by immigration officers.
Strike action is being taken by members of the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers at offices in Japan, China, the UK, Brazil, Hong Kong, Thailand, India
, the USA, Columbia and Indonesia. Immigration officers are advising applicants in these countries to anticipate further delays as a result.
All the offices concerned are...
12 Jul at 6 PM 2013
Auckland couple Balwinder Singh, 22, and Glyn Kessel, 59, are fighting for their marriage after New Zealand’s immigration office refused Mr Singh a work visa.
The couple met last year in Glenfield, fell in love and married two months later, after which Balwinder, an Indian
national, applied for a work visa in the partnership category. Immigration refused his application, implying that the marriage was not genuine due to the unusual age gap and would be unstable due to religious and cultural differences.
Mr Singh’s immigration...