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7 Compelling Reasons To Make Canada Your Second Home

  Canada is known for its welcoming immigration policy and as a wonderful place to live. But did you know that it also offers a Canada residency by investment opportunity? This allows overseas investors to make the country their second home and offers a plethora of personal and business benefits.       Read on to find out more a ...

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7 Countries Where You Can Live Tax Free

Why establish tax residency? With most Western countries around the world having marginal tax rates upwards of 30-40%, it is not surprising that second residencies and passports are on the rise as people begin looking for low tax alternatives.   Written exclusively for Expat Network by Mark John of Offshore Protection   Thanks in large part to the clampdown of offshore tax havens and the ...

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Can Brits Still Afford To Move Or Retire To The Sun?

  Now the UK has left the EU, work permits in Spain are more difficult to obtain and if you plan to retire to Spain you have to get a visa and demonstrate that you can financially support yourself.  These more onerous requirements have ended the dreams of those who had planned to move or retire to the sun in Spain and live on their state pension.  Some may need to look at Portugal or France w ...

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CanadianVisa.org Review: Simplify Your Canadian Immigration

CanadianVisa.org is a certified Canadian visa agency that provides professional services to international clients who want to apply for their Canadian visas to work, study or immigrate to Canada.    Canada isn’t simply another immigration destination. For thousands of people around the world, pursuing Canadian immigration means better job and economic opportunities, free access to excellent ...

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Citizenship And Residency By Investment

Internationally mobile investors and entrepreneurs are often keen to gain the advantages of permanent residence or citizenship in a second country.  Investor Visas or Golden Visas as they are commonly known can facilitate residence or citizenship if you meet the requirements for that country. Residence through investment There are a number of countries around the world where an investment in the c ...

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Dual Citizenship In 2022: Everything You Need To Know

  Dual citizenship offers a lot of benefits. You can do a lot of things if you have two passports. Probably, the first thing on the list would be to travel without having to worry about obtaining a visa. You can work in another country and be protected by the laws in both countries you are a citizen of.         Some countries offer citizenship by investment, and among thos ...

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How Can You Get Citizenship Of A Different Country?

  Are you interested in moving to a warm, sunny European country? Did you know that there are several benefits of gaining citizenship in an EU country, including the right to live, study and work in any EU country?         If you are looking for a way to make this dream a reality, you should look into the Portugal Golden Visa scheme. In a nutshell, this is the opportunity ...

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Life As A Digital Nomad – A Personal Perspective

Becoming a digital nomad is an increasingly popular option and the pandemic has made many people digital nomads as they work from home even if they are unfamiliar with the term.  Here I share my experience of moving to Spain to take advantage of my ability to live as a digital nomad. Written by Nigel Ayres, CEO of Expat Network   Digital nomads are people who are location-independent and use ...

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Live In A Country In EU Or Other Continents With A Working Holiday Visa

  Have you ever heard about the Working Holiday Visa? If you haven’t, from now on it will be the only thing you can think about. This Visa is the main reason behind all the gap years taken. But… what is it?       A Working Holiday Visa (WHV) is a visa that allows you to work and travel in a foreign country. And, trust me, there’s no better way of getting to know a country than ...

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New Digital Nomad Visa Planned In Spain

  Spain’s Digital Nomad Visa is expected to become law potentially in January 2023. Countries are increasingly attracted to this growing trend for people to work remotely and to use that to travel to different countries.  Spain is an obvious target destination for digital nomads with its climate, lifestyle, easy access from the UK and with high speed internet connection generally availa ...

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New TSS Labour Market Testing Requirements

The new legislation governing the Labour Market Testing (LMT) and advertising requirements to be undertaken before sponsoring a Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Subclass 482 Visa holder came into effect on Sunday. The below legislative changes apply to nominations made on or after 12 August 2018. Written by Sheila Woods of Interstaff 14 August, 2018   Labour Market Testing Requirements  At lea ...

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Skilling Australia Fund Levy Comes Into Effect

On 12 August the Skilling Australia Fund levy commenced. The SAF levy is a levy payable by employers nominating overseas skilled workers for Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482), Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (subclass 186) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) (subclass 187).  The SAF levy replaces the Training Benchmarks, which required visa sponsors to show that they had sp ...

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Spain And Portugal Golden Visas –  Which Is Right For You?

  Spain and Portugal Golden Visas offer the opportunity to gain the right to residence in an EU country with visa free travel to the rest of the EU.  The most popular option is investment in real estate.  The rules in Portugal changed in January 2022 so which is the most attractive option and are there other options to gain residence in Spain or Portugal?     As is so often the case ...

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Trend In Dependent Visas Generally Positive But Not In All Markets

Dependent visas allow spouses and family members to travel for the purpose of accompanying a family member with a corresponding visa type. Fragomen’s research shows a generally positive trend in many countries but sees a constriction in some countries.   Fragomen, the leading immigration law firm, has published research on the workings of immigration systems across 113 countries.   The research in ...

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UAE’s New Income-Based Family Sponsorship Law

New rules in the UAE allows foreign nationals to sponsor their families to join them in the country.  The new rule makes income, not profession the sole criteria for men and women to sponsor family members.   The new rule allows any UAE resident, male or female, to sponsor family members (spouse, under-18 sons and unmarried daughters), provided he/she earns a monthly salary of at least Dh4,000 (38 ...

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Understanding Immigration

When travelling abroad to live, work, invest or for any other reason it is important to understand the immigration processes. If you are staying for more than a few months or if you are travelling regularly to the same country ensure that you have taken appropriate professional advice and complied with all relevant laws.  Different countries have different requirements for receiving a visa. These ...

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What The Revised EB-5 Rules Mean For Expat Investors?

  Since the early-90s, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has been the mode of choice for wealthy individuals and their families the world over to experience the sweet taste of American freedom and prosperity. Early this year, the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act once again reaffirmed the United State’s commitment to attracting foreign capital, along with investors and entrepreneurs to its mass ...

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When And How Do I Apply For A Schengen Visa?

  Non-EU citizens who have not been granted residence in an EU country, who are planning to enter the EU (and other member countries) for a short visit will need a Schengen Visa.  What are the options available and how do you apply?       A Schengen visa allows you to enter any of the Schengen Area member countries and gives free movement to its holder within the whole Schengen ...

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