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South Africa amongst Top 20 Best Countries to Raise a Family

Sunny skies, fresh air, a family orientated environment, pared with access to excellent schooling and affordable child and medical care, has contributed to the fact that the country ranks as the 18th best place in the world to raise a family. This is according to Expat Insider. The Expat Insider survey found the three most appealing destinations for worldwide expats to be…

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New Visa Regulations Make it Easier to Come to South Africa

According to the press statement issued by the Department, the law, as amended, will remain with adjustments to be made in the implementation thereof with the hopes of making it easier for visa applicants to comply with legislation. Applications by post The statement confirms that, “In terms of the decision, on the requirement for travellers to apply for visas in person,…

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Expats Love New Zealand, Canada and Australia

Best and worst career destinations Malta ranks first in the Expat Insider 2015 survey for overall job satisfaction, with seven in ten expats generally satisfied and 27 percent even completely satisfied, compared to a global average of only 16 percent. In terms of career prospects, only the USA and the United Kingdom rank higher. Other popular destinations for those in the…

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Packing for Canada? Read this.

Knowing what may go to Canada and what won’t make it past customs is sure to save you a lot of time, money and frustrations and it gives you the opportunity to prepare for the replacement of items that may not cross the border into Canadian territory. When relocating to Canada from another country, you may bring your personal and household goods with you without paying du…

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Australia Reports Significant Increase in Temporary Work Visa Applications

Not only has the number of applications increased, but figures released by the department indicate that the number of 457-visa granted to foreigners had also increased. In 1998 the Australian Department of Immigration processed 30,000 temporary work visas per annum. At the last audit, based on 2014’s figures, more than 120 000 visas had been processed that year. The 457 v…

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New Zealand Entrepreneur Work Visa

This visa is available to experienced businesspersons interested in being self-employed in their own business. But note, New Zealand does not consider self-employment as the involvement of a passive or speculative nature. According to the country’s visa porthole Newzealandnow.govt.nz most people start out on an Entrepreneur Work Visa, which allows you to move to New Zeala…

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What You Should Know about taking your Pets to Australia

Earlier this year Depp illegally brought his dogs into Australia aboard his private jet while he was filming the latest instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean. Depp soon found himself and his Yorkies in very hot water when Australian authorities threatened Depp with jail time and to euthanize of poor Pistol and Boo. Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce blasted the alleg…

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Portugal, You could qualify for huge Tax benefits

Foreigners bring necessary skills to fill gaps in the job market and they bring much needed capital into the country through property and other investments. Besides the fact that foreign nationals have access to the Golden Residency Visa which grants foreigners, who own property in Portugal, permanent residency in the country and access to various state funded benefits, n…

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Liberals Announce Plans to Keep Migrant Families Together Ahead of Canadian Elections

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau unveiled a number of measures to reform Canada's current immigration policies during a campaign stop in the Ontario riding of Brampton Centre, which is currently held by the Conservatives. The pledge was anchored by a pledge to make it easier for new Canadians to sponsor relatives living abroad for resettlement here. Trudeau said that if a Gr…

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When are you likely to qualify for an Australian Relatives’ Visa

When might you qualify for an Australian Relatives’ Visa? You could qualify if you are related to: • an Australian citizen, or• an Australian permanent resident, or• an eligible New Zealand citizen• and only if the person you are related to is 18 years of age or older But the Australian Department of Border Protection and Immigration warns that not many people are eligi…

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New visa regulations for children a success says judge

"Ever since the visa regulations have come into force, the numbers of 'Hague abductions' have decreased," said KwaZulu-Natal High Court judge Kantharuby 'Kate' Pillay during her interview for the job of deputy judge president in the province on Thursday. She explained that her role is to work with the family advocate to co-ordinate and expedite disputes relating to childr…

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Expat entrepreneurs agree Australia provides perfect business start up environment

The data revealed that as many as 47 per cent of foreign entrepreneurs view Australia as the ideal setting to start a business and this could be racked up to the fact that Australia enjoys a stable political environment, sound legal framework and strong financial trade with Asia – amongst other countries. Speaking to the Australian Financial Review HSBC Australia head of …

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Canadian Parent And Grandparent Program for Canadian Immigration set to reopen in 2016

The immensely popular Canadian Parent and Grandparent Program (PGP) is expected to reopen in January, 2016, with sponsors and candidates already preparing for what is expected to be a very short application intake period. This family sponsorship program allows Canadian citizens and permanent residents to bring their foreign parents and grandparents to Canada as Canadian p…

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Falling Australian dollar means more expats are buying homes Down Under

Expats are targeting blue chip areas like Palm Beach, Manly, Terrey Hills and Seaforth on Sydney’s northern beaches; Bronte, Bellevue Hill, Vaucluse, Paddington, Woollahra and Bondi in the eastern suburbs; and Naremburn and Chatswood on the north shore claims the report. David Edwards, said a large selection of quality homes that would suit expats are coming to market in …

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Canada’s New Democrats promises to lift immigration cap for parents, grandparents

The NDP is promising to get rid of the cap on the number of parents and grandparents who can apply to immigrate to Canada to be reunited with their families, the Star (Canada) reported on Monday. “The NDP believes in an immigration and refugee system that is fast, fair and compassionate,” said Olivia Chow, the NDP candidate in the downtown Toronto riding of Spadina-Fort Y…

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The Western Australian skilled migration occupation list 2014 - 2015

Occupations in demand in Western Australia To determine your eligibility to apply, consult a specialist immigration consultant at New World Immigration who will, in consultation with you, determine if you meet the criteria for this state nomination program. As Australian law dictates state nomination applicants will have to compete with all potential employees in the Wes…

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Canada Votes: What the three major political parties are promising around immigration

Immigration legislation promises made by Canadian federal parties could have a huge impact on those planning their immigration.  The Toronto Sun asked, “The U.S. is currently proposing an amnesty program for some illegal immigrants. Would your government consider that, and if not, what does it plan to do about the issue?”Conservative Party of Canada: “We do not have a com…

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Australia wants to lure smartest minds on the planet with Entrepreneurs Visa

Another 2,000 places will be offered to lure entrepreneurs from overseas to set up shop in Australia. "We need to be in the global competition for the smartest minds on the planet," Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "There's lot of good reasons to come and live in Australia, we have a great lifestyle, a grea…

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South Africa says Visa regulations are not the only reason for dwindling tourism figures

Gigaba instead criticised the local tourism sector for not doing enough to sell South Africa as a destination for visitors, adding that other factors, including a constrained global economy, had also contributed to the decline of tourism numbers. The outspoken Minister, who had stuck by his guns on the country’s controversial visa reforms, stopped short of outright critici…

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Lesotho and South Africa to enter into special visa agreement

Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, announced on 22 September South Africa’s undertaking to enter into a Lesotho special dispensation agreement after the conclusion of two days of talks with his Lesotho counterpart, Lekhetho Rakuoane. The reciprocal visit had the backing from President Jacob Zuma and Minister Gigaba paid a courtesy call on Lesotho Prime Minister, Pakali…

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