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Expats' parents and grandparents can now stay 5 years in Canada with the new Super Visa
Expats' parents and grandparents can now ...
CIC News, a leading website on immigration to Canada, reports that the country's new Super Visa for the parents and grandparents of permanent residents has come into effect on 4 July 2022. This new visa has increased the length of stay of parents and grandparents from two consecutive years to five, with the possibility of renewing for an additional two years, bringing the maximum length of stay to 7 years. 
Mass recruitment in Australia: what are the new visa conditions? 
Mass recruitment in Australia: what are the ...
Australia is a trendy expat destination considered one of the best places to live because of its high standard of living. Currently, the country faces a labor shortage as its skills crisis is worsening, with businesses struggling to fill nearly half a million jobs amid a mismatch between people's expertise and the work available. With that, the country is looking for work migration, and it's easing some Australian visa classes. 
Live tax-free for five years in Bali with its new digital nomad visa 
Live tax-free for five years in Bali with ...
Although it might sound like an ambitious promise, Indonesia proposes a remote working visa for freelancers across the globe with no taxes for five years, and that would apply to its islands as Bali. Also known as the “Land of the Gods”, Bali appeals through its sheer natural beauty, and it's usually a place for tourism and celebrations such as honeymoons. But how about working remotely from there?  
Why is Portugal refusing to end its Golden Visa program?
Why is Portugal refusing to end its Golden ...
Unlike other European countries that recently reviewed their controversial golden visa programs, Portugal stands firm. Severely affected by the pandemic, followed by the economic crisis, the war in Ukraine, and rising inflation (8% last month), the Portuguese economy heavily relies on foreign investment. This is probably why the government refuses to end its golden visa program despite warnings.
Europeans now need a visa for 3 month-stays in Japan
Europeans now need a visa for 3 month-stays ...
Since June 10, Japan has reopened its borders to tourist groups. For the moment, the government doesn't want to take any risks, considering the rising number of Covid cases abroad. Its latest measure was making visas compulsory for travelers from the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), even for short stays. So it seems that the total reopening, which should include expats, will not be anytime soon.
Portugal introduces new work visa to attract more expats
Portugal introduces new work visa to attract ...
Last Wednesday, the Portuguese government launched a new visa for job seekers. This is one of Portugal's latest measures to attract foreign workers as the Portuguese labor market gradually recovers from the consequences of Covid. However, rising inflation (more than 8%) and labor shortage remain major issues.
Reforms in New Zealand immigration rules benefit high-skilled expats
Reforms in New Zealand immigration rules ...
In the process of reopening its borders, New Zealand faces a shortage of labor. Although the country will permit international travelers only on July 31 and visas in October this year, it has announced major reforms to immigration settings, 'the green list', to "increase the available pool of labor, while also speeding up our tourism recovery", said the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern earlier this month. 
How do Golden Visas affect countries and their economies?
How do Golden Visas affect countries and ...
Launched to attract investors and revive economies, Golden Visas are residence visas granted to wealthy foreigners who are keen on investing in real estate. Still, the type of property, the minimum investment amount and the conditions vary from one country to another.
The UK introduces new visa for high-level international graduates
The UK introduces new visa for high-level ...
The United Kingdom, a dreamland for many international students, is introducing a new visa to bring talented graduates to the country. On the other hand, the new policy targets mostly expats from high-level universities in the north of the globe. 
Ireland improves conditions for multiple-entry visas
Ireland improves conditions for ...
Ireland is very international as it has 650,000 foreigners in a country of 5 million people. In general, expats going to Irish lands are looking for good quality of life and job opportunities and are attracted by its open culture to immigrants. That has been highlighted recently after the Covid-19 recovery as the country has expanded eligibility criteria for multiple-entry visas. 
How can expats benefit from Italy's new digital nomad visa?
How can expats benefit from Italy's new ...
After two years of crisis and uncertainty, many countries have reopened their borders and started welcoming visitors and expatriates. Since remote working has become the new norm in pandemic times, governments are considering making entry more flexible for digital nomads. Italy has also announced the introduction of a digital nomad visa to attract foreigners. 
How hard is it to get a work visa as an expat in Europe?
How hard is it to get a work visa as an ...
Students and workers as expats are constantly searching for working visa information online, with experts and in social media groups to try to connect with others with common experiences. But, the working visa process that was already complicated during the pandemic has been worsened. 
Why Saudi Arabia prefers selective immigration
Why Saudi Arabia prefers selective ...
In 2021, the expat population in Saudi Arabia is 13.49 million and is very diverse, with various ethnic and linguistic groups from Asia, Europe, and America. Yet, while trying to retain the highest talents, the country remains very selective when it comes to immigration.
Oman grants investors a 10 years visa and extends long stay permissions
Oman grants investors a 10 years visa and ...
Oman, an Asian country in the Arabic Peninsula, rich for its unique heritage, ancient history and culture, has been drawing attention lately for its easy immigrant regulations, as the Sultanate government grants special residency to expat investors and their families.
What's changing in immigration to the UK
What's changing in immigration to the UK
Everything has changed since January 1, 2021, when Brexit came into effect. While some have simply given up their plans of relocating to the UK, others were cooled off by the new administrative procedure. Yet, others are still keen on moving to the UK. So how do you go about it from now on? 
Citizenship by investment : A rising trend in COVID-19 times
Citizenship by investment : A rising trend ...
Expats choose a second citizenship for several reasons, including better opportunities for themselves and their families, stronger passports for travel freedom, and even as an alternative plan. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the situations for many expats, making their futures uncertain, and some with financial means may look to obtain another citizenship.
What makes citizenship by investment a good option in the COVID-19 era
What makes citizenship by investment a good ...
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, recently introduced citizenship by investment program to attract wealthy expats. And this is great news for those who would like to reap the long term benefits of living in this Middle East country. But the United Arab Emirates is not the only country to boost investment initiatives in the COVID-19 era.
Canada launches six new immigration programs to retain expats
Canada launches six new immigration programs ...
Canada recently launched six new immigration programs that are paving the way to permanent residency. These programs are mainly intended for essential workers, international students and French-speaking expats who are already on its territory.