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Australia To Tighten Investment Criteria For Investor Visas

Australia To Tighten Investment Criteria For Investor Visas

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 24 October, 2014

Australia's Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, has said that users of the country's Significant Investor Visa scheme and the new Premium Investor Visa scheme should have to make riskier investments in return for residency. Investment in residential real estate will no longer qualify.
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Tags: investment | business | investment funds | Australia | venture capital | Expats | Investment | Property Investment | Visas and Passports | business investment | Invest | Investment

 

 

HSBC Publishes Expat Quality Of Life Report

HSBC Publishes Expat Quality Of Life Report

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 23 October, 2014

HSBC's Expat Explorer survey for 2014 has identified Switzerland, Singapore, and China as the best locations for living abroad, taking account quality of life, financial well-being, and ease of raising a family.
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Tags: individuals | Finance | Bahrain | China | Singapore | education | Hong Kong | New Zealand | Switzerland | Education | Employment | Expats | Personal Finance | Working Abroad | Welfare | Work | Working Abroad | Middle East | Education | Working Abroad

 

 

Canada Processing Citizenship Applications Faster

Canada Processing Citizenship Applications Faster

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 22 October, 2014

Canada's Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, has said that recent reforms are responsible for quicker citizenship processing times and a reduction in the country's citizenship application backlog.
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Tags: Citizenship | Canada | Expats | Immigration | Visas and Passports | Immigration

 

 

UK Reviews Investment Visa Eligibility Terms

UK Reviews Investment Visa Eligibility Terms

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 21 October, 2014

The UK has announced changes to its Tier 1 (Investor) visa from next month, including a doubling of the required investment sum.
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Tags: investment | law | investment funds | United Kingdom | Expats | Immigration | Investment | Visas and Passports | Invest | Immigration | Investment

 

 

Brazil Tasks Google To Speed Up Nation's Internet

Brazil Tasks Google To Speed Up Nation's Internet

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 20 October, 2014

Brazil is to work with Google to improve the quality of the Internet available in the Latin American nation, with plans for a new underwater fiber-optic cable linking the country to the USA.
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Tags: internet | Brazil | Expats | Lifestyle | Lifestyle

 

 

Citi Scales Back International Consumer Banking

Citi Scales Back International Consumer Banking

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 17 October, 2014

Citigroup has announced plans to leave consumer banking in 11 markets, including Japan, to focus on locations with greater growth potential.
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Tags: Finance | business | Hungary | Nicaragua | Business Groups | banking | Czech Republic | Egypt | Guatemala | Peru | El Salvador | Guam | Japan | Panama | Expats | Personal Finance | Europe | Banking

 

 

Canada Highlights Fast-Track Citizenship For Military Personnel

Canada Highlights Fast-Track Citizenship For Military Personnel

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 16 October, 2014

Canada's Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, has highlighted a new fast-track to citizenship for permanent residents and foreign nationals who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces.
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Tags: individuals | Citizenship | Canada | Expats | Immigration | Visas and Passports | Immigration

 

 

New Visa For Investors Announced In Australia

New Visa For Investors Announced In Australia

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 15 October, 2014

Australia has announced a new Premium Investor Visa for those willing to invest at least AUD15m (USD13m) in the country, along with reforms to the Significant Investor Visa and 457 Temporary Work Visa programs.
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Tags: expatriates | investment | business | Australia | Immigration | Investment | Travel | Visas and Passports | Working Abroad | business investment | Work | Invest | Working Abroad | Immigration | Investment | Working Abroad

 

 

Survey Highlights Challenges For Expats To Canada

Survey Highlights Challenges For Expats To Canada

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 14 October, 2014

Forty-six percent of new immigrants to Canada said that they found it challenging to initially find adequate employment.
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Tags: Wealth | Finance | retirement | education | Canada | Education | Employment | Expats | Investment | Personal Finance | Welfare | Invest | Education | Investment

 

 

UK Expats In Spain Warned On Healthcare Registration

UK Expats In Spain Warned On Healthcare Registration

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 13 October, 2014

Britain's Department of Health is warning UK expats in Spain that they must register properly with Spanish authorities to ensure that they are fully protected by the country's state health system, and that the process can take several weeks.
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Tags: Insurance | Spain | Expats | Health Insurance | Healthcare | Welfare | Healthcare

 

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