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Skilled Stream Accounted For Most Migration To Australia in 2013-14

Skilled Stream Accounted For Most Migration To Australia in 2013-14

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

Australia's Immigration Minister, Scott Morrison, has highlighted the central place of visas granted through the country's stream for skilled workers in achieving the Government's immigration target for the latest fiscal year.
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Tags: Australia | Expats | Immigration | Immigration

 

 

London Firms Seek Visas For Talented Foreigners

London Firms Seek Visas For Talented Foreigners

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 16 September, 2014

Almost half of London-based businesses are concerned about a shortage of skilled workers and have called on the Government to reform the visa system to remove barriers to hiring skilled individuals from overseas.
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Tags: individuals | business | employees | United Kingdom | Expats

 

 

Western Union Launches Digital Money Transfers For Europe

Western Union Launches Digital Money Transfers For Europe

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

Expats living in Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, or the UK are now able to use their bank accounts online to fund Western Union money transfers.
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Tags: Belgium | Netherlands | banking | United Kingdom | Austria | Germany | retail | services | Expats | Money Transfers | Lifestyle | Lifestyle

 

 

Canada Seeks To Support Francophone Expats

Canada Seeks To Support Francophone Expats

By by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington - 12 September, 2014

Canada's Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, has held meetings with stakeholders from the French-speaking community and outreach groups in Winnipeg to discuss how the Government can support Francophone immigration to Canada.
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Tags: Citizenship | Canada | Expats | Immigration | Welfare | Lifestyle | Immigration | Lifestyle

 

 

ABC, Sky News Plan TV Services For Aussie Expats

ABC, Sky News Plan TV Services For Aussie Expats

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 11 September, 2014

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and its rival Sky News are planning new online television services aimed at expats, after ABC announced plans to shut down its international broadcasting service for the Asia-Pacific region from September 29.
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Tags: Australia | Expats | Asia-Pacific | Lifestyle | Lifestyle

 

 

British Diplomat Marries Same-Sex Partner In China

British Diplomat Marries Same-Sex Partner In China

By Haruna Kobayashi, for ExpatBriefing.com - 10 September, 2014

Britain's Consul General in Shanghai, Brian Davidson, has married his same-sex partner at the official Beijing residence of the UK Ambassador, highlighting an option available to other British expats in the country.
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Tags: China | United Kingdom | Hong Kong | Expats | Lifestyle | Lifestyle

 

 

NZ, Australia Agree 2015 Cricket World Cup Visa

NZ, Australia Agree 2015 Cricket World Cup Visa

By Dex Tennyson, for ExpatBriefing.com - 09 September, 2014

New Zealand has agreed to provide a three-month visitor visa to travellers holding most types of Australian visa during a ten-week period around the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
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Tags: Australia | New Zealand | Expats | Visas and Passports | Sports

 

 

Index Charts Affordability Of Housing Worldwide

Index Charts Affordability Of Housing Worldwide

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 08 September, 2014

New figures show that Australian property was overpriced by 33 percent in the first quarter of 2014 when measured against average net incomes. Canada, New Zealand, and France were close behind.
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Tags: Australia | China | Canada | France | Germany | Hong Kong | New Zealand | Spain | Japan | Expats | Investment | Property Investment | Invest | Investment

 

 

Spanish House Prices Beginning To Recover

Spanish House Prices Beginning To Recover

By Fiona Moore, for ExpatBriefing.com - 05 September, 2014

Spain's Association of Registrars has announced that property prices increased for the first time in six years during the second quarter. The percentage of sales to foreigners was at a record high.
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Tags: Spain | Expats | Investment | Property Investment | Invest | Investment

 

 

Cost Of Renouncing US Citizenship Increases Fourfold

Cost Of Renouncing US Citizenship Increases Fourfold

By Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington - 05 September, 2014

At a time when a record number of United States citizens living abroad are handing in their passports or their green cards, the State Department has – without any fanfare – hiked the fees payable for processing expatriation applications by 422 percent with effect from September 12, 2014.
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Tags: individuals | expatriates | compliance | Citizenship | tax | tax compliance | FATCA | fees | United States | services | Compliance | Expats | Working Abroad | Work | Working Abroad | Tax | Working Abroad

 

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