Expat Usa News
Latest 10 news items tagged Usa
28 Mar at 11 AM 2015
From the year 2009 and 2015, the amount of Spanish people living abroad grew by 48 per cent. Recent figures show that as of the 1st January there were 2,183,043 Spaniards registered on consular lists compared with 1,471,691 six years ago.
The data, which was released by the National Institute of Statistics of Madrid, must not indicate that the main reason is the Iberian Peninsula’s mass exodus according to experts. It was found that the increase in the amount of Spanish people moving abroad was due to the search of a better...
25 Mar at 3 PM 2015
A minister from the government said that, from Monday 23rd March, expatriate Sri Lankans would be able gain dual citizenship due to a new administrative procedure. Those able to take advantage of the new procedure will be those who have emigrated to Canada, the UK, the USA
, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, France and Switzerland.
On Monday, John Amaratunga , the Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs, said there would be a Rs. 50,000 – 250,000 fee for the application procedure.
Those wanting to be...
8 Mar at 4 PM 2015
A recent survey carried out by InterNations has found one of the happiest place in the world for expats is Mexico, with 91 per cent of respondents saying they were content in their new lives.
Some 14,000 expats in 160 countries were questioned about their lives overseas, with factors such as family, work, personal finance and ease of settling in all considered.
When it came down to feeling at home, Mexico City ranked number one with expats, while the country as a whole came third in that particular list. Meanwhile, 91 per cent of...
5 Mar at 9 AM 2015
More and more people are looking to emigrate to Costa Rica after retiring with factors such as low cost of living and beautiful surroundings proving major draws among expats.
Four out of the top five destinations for retirement are in either South or Central America
, according to the International Living’s 2015 Retirement Index. This year Costa Rica has entered in at number five on the list, behind Ecuador, Panama, Mexico and Malaysia respectively.
The report described Costa Rica as a “nature-lover’s dream”, adding that the...
26 Feb at 4 PM 2015
Domestic helpers from Chile will now be allowed to apply for work in Saudi Arabia, announced the country’s Labour Ministry.
The workers from the South American country will have seven different roles to choose from – four for men and three for women. The jobs males will be able to apply for are drivers, nurses, housekeepers and helpers, while females can take on work as nurses, housekeepers and nannies.
Chile is the first country from Latin America
to be added to the 14-strong list, which includes seven from Asia (the...
26 Feb at 2 PM 2015
A French expat abducted in the Yemeni capital Sanaa was scheduled to leave the country just days later, revealed her employer.
Development worker Isabelle Prime, 30, had been working for Ayala Consulting in the Middle Eastern country on a World Bank-funded initiative advising the government on its social welfare programme.
The firm’s president, Francisco Ayala, said that all the other expat employees had left and Isabelle was the only one remaining but she was due to leave any day.
The French woman was kidnapped along with her...
16 Feb at 2 PM 2015
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said he wants to cut the number of domestic workers travelling overseas and instead provide employment for them at home.
President Widodo has told the Manpower Ministry to look into the current situation regarding domestic helpers and come up with ways of providing job opportunities for them in Indonesia rather than sending them abroad to work. However, such a move could develop into a problem for Malaysia, where 60 per cent of domestic workers are from Indonesia.
Nevertheless, the Malaysian...
12 Feb at 9 AM 2015
Bahraini officials are to launch a crackdown on what they believe is tens of thousands of illegal foreign workers in the Gulf country.
A key reason there are so many illegal foreign workers in Bahrain is because of visa rules that allow foreigners to buy two-year visas for around US$4,000 and enter the country without the guarantee of employment. Once in, they often accept whatever is offered to them, regardless of whether working visas are provided.
The latest crackdown is also set to involve officials targeting the firms that sell...
9 Feb at 4 PM 2015
Ecuador has been named the best place to live and work as an expat, according to a recent InterNations survey.
The report, The World Through Expat Eyes, quizzed more than 14,000 people on why they relocated, how life abroad was and how happy they were, and found that the South American country came out on top ahead of Luxembourg and Mexico respectively.
InterNations took 61 one popular countries among expats into account, rating them on a number of factors including ease of settling in, overall quality of life, how welcoming they...
8 Feb at 11 AM 2015
Hollywood actress Neve Campbell will star in four episodes of Greg Poehler’s Welcome to Sweden, a comedy about expats living in Sweden.
The actress will play Diane, an American who has been sent to the Scandinavian country’s capital, Stockholm, to take up a marketing management role at a bank.
Poehler described the news that Campbell, who shot to stardom after appearing in the 1990s hit thriller Scream, would appear in the show as “great”, saying that she had seen the script and was impressed by it.
The actor cum...