Expat Immigration News

Latest 10 news items tagged Immigration

9 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Telling it like it is for post-Brexit Brits in Spain

Expert advice is laying out the post-Brexit situation for British expats living and working in Spain. Of all the concerns felt by British business-owners and expat employees in Spain, taxation post-Brexit is a major issue. On the positive side, the UK’s geo-political position on the continent itself is very unlikely to change, meaning businesses including the tourism sector will continue as usual after the end of this month. The one difference is that the UK is about to become a ‘third country’ as regards customs, imports and...
6 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Japanese managers stressing out over expat professionals

If you’re working as an expat in Japan, you may be stressing out your Japanese manager. Over the past several decades, the numbers of Western expat professionals working in Japan for local companies have seen a significant increase.Japan’s relaxation of its formerly strict visa rules for skilled foreign professionals was originally aimed at combating the country’s falling birth rate and resulting shortages of labour. However, it seems encouraging Western immigration is having a less than positive effect on the Asian tiger’s...
26 Dec at 6 PM 2019

UAE wins praise for its flexible immigration and residency rules

A recent report is claiming the UAE has the world’s most flexible immigration rules. According to a report by the International Institute for Management Development, the UAE ranks at global number one for the flexibility of its residency rules. The World Competitiveness Report measures the willingness of over 60 world countries to use digital technology as their motivation for essential economic transformation both in government, society and commercial enterprises. Head of the emirates’ Directorate of Residency and...
13 Dec at 6 PM 2019

British expats in Spain crushed by shock general election result

British expats living all across Spain as well as the leader of the Bremain in Spain campaign are calling out today’s General Election result as ‘mass suicide’. Sue Wilson, leader of the Bremain in Spain group, told the English language media Johnson’s victory was a shock, saying she can’t believe what the electorate have done and comparing it to mass suicide. The Labour Party hasn’t had such a devastating election result since the 1980s, with leaders of Europe’s British expat communities and campaign groups now in a...
26 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Expat pensioners in Thailand facing triple whammy of high baht, falling property prices and soaring inflation

Expats forced to leave Thailand are finding themselves caught in a property sale trap. For an increasing number of expatriates in Thailand looking to leave for a less restrictive alternative or even returning to the home country, the property market slump is seriously bad timing. Many long-stay Western expat retirees who sold their homes and used the cash to buy a Thai condo or villa are now unable to keep up with immigration’s ever-increasing financial demands and are looking to sell or rent before giving up and trying somewhere...
21 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Mexico threatened with deportation over incomplete documents

American expats are now facing deportations similar to those being experienced in Thailand. It seems the world is now regressing as regards its overall treatments of expats, many of whom in various popular worldwide destinations are now facing deportation for simple and easily remedied mistakes in documentation. For some while, Western expats in Thailand have been the targets of official harassment over minor bureaucratic errors and the re-hashing of old laws, with US expats in Mexico now posting similar shock-horror stories. The...
14 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Unreleased Brit government paper poses huge risks to British expats’ rights in Europe

A report on the UK government’s threat to deport EU expats who fail to register in time for post-Brexit immigration status may result in devastating retaliatory treatment of UK expats in Europe. The majority of European expatriates at present living in the UK will need prior permission to stay post-Brexit, thus cancelling the priority given to EU citizens over immigrants from other world countries. The recent report stresses as yet unreported guidelines for new immigration status registration, with exemptions only granted to those...
12 Nov at 6 PM 2019

New Saudi residency scheme proving popular with wealthy expats

Saudi Arabia is now rolling out its premium residency scheme for expats who meet the visa’s criteria. After the news broke that a premium residency visa was to be introduced in the Kingdom, its immigration department received literally thousands of applications for the promised premium residency. The first batch of those lucky and rich enough to receive the visa contains the details of expats already in residence and well as those of professionals living overseas and comprises 73 successful applicants from 19 world countries. A wide...
28 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Bad Brexit news for British expats in Eindhoven

Whilst Europe watches the Brexit fiasco tottering towards some kind of conclusion benefiting no-one ,British expats in Eindhoven attended yet another British embassy meet-up. Held at Eindhoven’s Hub expat centre, both representatives from the British Embassy and the Netherlands Immigration and Naturalisation Service were present, ready and willing to interpret the bad news for around 50 UK citizens ranging from retirees to students. A number of retirees had been denied the referendum vote as they’d been living overseas for more...
25 Oct at 6 PM 2019

China announces new digital ID platform for expatriate details

China’s new digital ID platform is expected to provide easy expat access to public services. The new digital identity verification site is expected to allow far easier access to China’s public services than exists at present. The system will hold names and passport details of every foreigner arriving in the vast country, sharing the info with a nationwide authentication platform. Expat access will be given to 35 specific public services including finance, accommodation, healthcare and education, with the listings expanded to cover...